After listening to Tamara Levitt’s tranquil voice, it’s not stunning that the Toronto-area lady is liable for the every day meditation follow of greater than two million individuals.
Downloaded over 50 million occasions, the Calm meditation app depends on Levitt to write down, produce and narrate its every day content material, together with guided meditations, respiration workout routines, and tales that lull customers to sleep.
“About five years ago, I was looking for a change in my life and I found out about Calm,” Levitt stated Wednesday on CTV’s Your Morning.
“I was really drawn to them because they have such a meaningful mission and I had been meditating for 25 years, so it sounded like a great fit.”
Levitt says she despatched a resume into the ether, not anticipating to listen to again from the San Francisco-based firm, and was shocked to search out herself on a name with the co-founder the subsequent day.
“It was divine timing,” she stated of her begin with the corporate.
Calm permits customers to entry audio content material that’s designed to “strengthen mental fitness” and assist them deal with psychological well being challenges together with stress, anxiousness, insomnia and melancholy.
The app’s hottest characteristic, “The Daily Calm,” walks customers via a 10-minute meditation primarily based on a every day theme.
Over two million subscribers even have entry to the app’s paid options, which embody a whole library of sleep tales, greater than 100 guided meditations, and Calm Masterclasses taught by world-renowned specialists.
Levitt leads the inventive improvement of the app’s content material. As soon as she comes up with an concept for the every day session, she writes a meditation follow and information her narration in a studio on Toronto’s widespread Queen Avenue West.
Based on her web site, Levitt found conscious meditation throughout an eight-week course at an consuming problems centre. Previous to that, she described herself as “an angry punk rocker” whose childhood “wasn’t an easy one.”
“I try and integrate mindfulness into my life as much as I can, but I do have to say that I am at the mercy of anxiety, just like many other people are—my mindfulness practice really helps me support that,” she stated on Your Morning.
“I notice when I’m not meditating.”