View all newsletters
Latest in Luxury - Sign up to our weekly newsletter
  1. Style
May 5, 2017updated Dec 20, 2023

Travel Wellness Tips from Inscape Founder Khajak Keledjian

By Lauren Jade Hill

To help minimize the impact travel has on your wellbeing, we speak to Khajak Keledjian, the founder of New York-based meditation studio Inscape and its successful app to get his expert tips on on how to travel well.

How do you prepare for a long-haul trip to minimize jetlag?

With all the traveling I’ve done – over 40 countries and too many states across the US to count – I created a system to prepare for new time zones. Jet lag can be debilitating… if you only have a short time in a new place, why lose a day sleeping it off? I use a sleep plan that starts a few days before my departure. I take the time difference, cut it in half, and each night I go to bed incrementally earlier so that I’m closer to the time zone to which I’m headed. And, my meditation practice changed the way I sleep – I generally get a deeper, more restful sleep.

What travel accessories do you most recommend packing for travel wellness? What techniques do you have for getting through the flight?

The INSCAPE app provides on-the-go guided meditations to boost rest or energy, depending on which session you play. On long flights, in addition to a meditation or a relaxation session to help you drift into sleep, noise-cancelling headphones are key. These help me stay focused and less distracted by external noise.

Do you have any wellness rituals? What do you pack for your arrival in a destination?

As soon as I land, I book a massage. I also take a detoxing bath right way. I usually ship Pursoma specialty salts to my hotel so that they’re there when I arrive. After my massage, I do yoga or light stretching.

Content from our partners
Nightcap: Enjoy Live Music All Summer at Nemacolin Resort
How to Enjoy America’s Cup 2024 in Barcelona
From Mexico to Manhattan: Clase Azul’s Latest Tequila Captures NYC

How can people retain the same sense of wellbeing they have on vacation when they’re back home?

People tend to take care of themselves more on vacation than in their daily lives. But, if you’re only on vacation for one or two weeks a year, what happens the rest of the year? I see self-care as the new dimension of luxury. A vacation is an experience that serves as an escape from the routine. That’s the feeling to capture. To reduce stress and to find clarity, people are turning to meditation. As we continue to see over-stimulation rise, finding time for yourself is important. People are looking for ways to focus inward, investing their time and energy on the internal now, as they’ve already focused on the external. Focusing inward – even just one percent of your day – leads to reduced stress, improved sleep, sharper awareness, lower heart rate and heightened emotional intelligence. And, with it being such a small percentage of the day, it’s not indulgent, it makes you connect better with yourself and everything and everyone around you.

Images courtesy of Christian Harder

Select and enter your email address Be the first to know about the latest in luxury lifestyle. Get the latest news on hotel openings and in-depth travel guides. Get insider access to exclusive promotions and special offers from our luxury partners.
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thank you for subscribing to Elite Traveler.

Websites in our network