Wellness center brings good vibrations to Como Avenue

Healing Elements assistant manager Lydia Zinn and customer Brandi Copper discuss the bulk herb selection available at the center. Photo by Lori Hamilton

Healing Elements assistant manager Lydia Zinn and customer Brandi Copper discuss the bulk herb selection available at the center. Photo by Lori Hamilton

Como Avenue just got a little more Zen. Healing Elements, a wellness center with a holistic approach to healing, opened in April in the former Peapods/Mischief spot at 2290 Como Ave. The business was formerly located in northeast Minneapolis but moved to St. Anthony Park because they needed more space.

Healing Elements was opened in 2014 with the goal of accessible holistic healing, said owner Samantha Huet.

“We offer such a range of classes on our daily schedule, and we have unique therapists and professionals that all serve different types of people,” said Huet, who bought the business in January from the former owners. “The best part is that we are an independent, grassroots company. We value our collective and always try to give community members the space to bring forth their own healing qualities to the neighborhood, as each one of us has something special to share.”

The classes and services found at Healing Elements are varied and unique. There are seven types of yoga classes offered on weekdays and four on Saturday and Sunday. Other services offered include therapeutic massage, astrological and intuitive readings, and a large selection of herbs as well as other retail items, including clothing and jewelry.

A detail of some of the retail items at the store.  Photo by Lori Hamilton

A detail of some of the retail items at the store. Photo by Lori Hamilton

The move east has been good on many fronts, Huet said. It was a practical necessity because the Healing Elements group needed more space and so far, St. Paul has been welcoming.

“The response has been positive and we feel our center has been well received so far,” she said. “We’re hoping to continue serving more and more new people every day as we have the space for it. We have such an amazing clientele that followed us here to the [St. Anthony Park] neighborhood. It warms my heart each day to see our sustaining members and regular clients drop in for a class and choose Healing Elements to pick up a gift for their family.”

So what can folks who are curious about Healing Elements expect going in for the first time? Huet has this message: “The moment you walk into Healing Elements, your vibration will lift. If you’re looking for a community, help in making a commitment to yourself, unbiased guidance or a cup of really good tea, come see us!”

Marlee Leebrick-Stryker is a freelance writer who lives in Minneapolis.

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