Amazon to Install Small “ZenBooth” Meditation Areas in its Warehouse


Amazon has announced it will be installing kiosks for overworked employees to destress in its warehouse.

Vice has reported that the kiosks will be a small room for employees to use as a meditation booth. They’ll be able to watch videos about mindfulness while a small fan moves the air around.

The “ZenBooth,” or “Mindful Practice Room,” is part of the WorkingWell program that was announced by Amazon on May 17. In Amazon’s press release, it says WorkingWell is a mix of “physical and mental activities, wellness exercises, and healthy eating support” meant to “help [employees] recharge and reenergize.” Its aim by installing the tiny booths is to allow overworked warehouse employees to have a momentary escape from the job.

Leila Brown, the Amazon employee who invented the booth, says in a video on Amazon’s Twitter account, “With AmaZen I wanted to create a space that’s quiet, that people could go and focus on their mental and emotional well-being.” According to Brown, the booth will be an interactive kiosk “where you can navigate through a library of mental health and mindful practices to recharge the internal battery.”

Watch the video below showing a preview of how the “Mindful Practice Room” will look.


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