Your peak potential is our mission.
Unplug. Breakthrough. Transcend. Heal. Explore.
Are all of these things achievable by floating? We think so.
We’re avid floaters, so we have huge respect for its many diverse benefits. But when you get down to it, what really motivates us is the notion of helping people be their best.
When we get in touch with our best selves, we feel and think better. We create and perform better. We’re better dads and sisters and neighbors and friends. The world is, we dare say, better! And that’s an idea we wanted to get behind.
Jonathan Murray, Founder
I discovered the modality of floating while living in Portland, Oregon. Before this discovery, I had experienced different careers such as selling motorcycles, working as a pilot, waiting tables, and bartending. I knew that deep down I wanted to help my fellow man but wasn’t sure how best to accomplish this. I firmly believe that people can only change themselves from the inside out, through their own rigorous journey of self-discovery. Floating enables a person to embark on a true voyage of the mind, as well as providing the body an ideal environment for rest and healing. Needless to say, my first float turned me instantly into an evangelist. I had stumbled upon a practice that could aid my fellow humans into becoming the best versions of ourselves.
Sarah Maynard-Murray, Float Chief
I hold an M.ED and have spent several years working in the non profit sector with students with disabilities. Currently, I am a Certified iRest® Yoga Nidra Instructor and hold a 200 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) certification with the Yoga Alliance. Introduced to floating by my husband, I quickly became a fan! Floating paired with a daily practice of Integrative Restoration (iRest) provided me with the tools I needed to manage my struggle with postpartum depression, anxiety and symptoms of PTSD. iRest made such a significant improvement in my life that I decided that I wanted to share this passion with others. As a Veteran, I understand the challenges that lie before our men and women who have and are serving our military. iRest provides a path to help those who are suffering find the happiness they deserve. I look forward to sharing the gifts of floating and iRest with anyone who is seeking comfort, clarity and peace.
Ryan Burr, Float Tech
Ryan joins the Uncharted Waters cohort as our newest Float Tech. Having volunteered for our organization before, we knew his easy going demeanor and hard working mentality would make him a great asset to the team. A musician with a knack for IT, his passion for holistic wellness has made him an integral part of our crew. When he’s not working, Ryan can be found jamming with friends, attending live shows, and eating his weight in pizza with toppings as eclectic and unique as he is.
I’m a Yellow Labrador/Sharpei mix, a rescue and certified therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International. Having kids read to me at the Puyallup Library and helping Pacific Lutheran University students relax during exam week are some of my favorite activities. I also enjoy yummy treats, Chuck-It, and a good belly scratch.
Why Uncharted Waters?
To us, the name conveys the idea of tapping into your own highest potential. By unlocking unhelpful physical and mental patterns, floating helps us get out of our own way. It opens us to a world we may have never seen.
From Portland to Tacoma with love, we invite the citizens of Puget Sound to unplug from their smart phones, breakthrough mental barriers, transcend old habits, heal mental and physical trauma, and explore their own personal uncharted waters.