Spring is finally here, which means it’s time for a reset. And while you spend your weekends decluttering your closet (wondering if you’ve really had that top since high school) and deep cleaning your bathroom, don’t forget to take some time for yourself, too. We’ve rounded three local spots all about wellness that are sure to do the trick.
Part wellness studio, part social club, Le Sol House in Oak Cliff offers classes and events with an emphasis on togetherness. Founder Taylor Madison credits the studio’s inception inception to a Full Moon party—full of music, sage, and wine—she hosted in 2019 at her home, which is now where Le Sol is housed. “It’s an interesting concept because it’s been ever evolving,” she says. Madison’s events grew in popularity, even catching the attention of Leon Bridges.
Madison was at the peak of her event season when the pandemic hit in 2020, and all gatherings were put to a hard stop. However, in January 2021, Madison recognized the need for companionship and interaction in her community. She put out feelers and talked to friends to see what exactly they were interested in. Thus, the shift towards wellness. What started out as Madison inviting people into her home, has now grown into a slew of wellness-centered events, including weekly yoga classes, moon circles, rising rituals, and sound baths. “You can find community in a lot of places, but at Le Sol, we want to offer a place to hold your authentic self … just to be fully you in a beautiful way,” says Madison. —Lydia Brooks
For acupuncturist Amy Adams, acupuncture is a way to look at wellness through a different lens. “Essentially it’s the idea behind addressing energetic, or Qi, imbalances, which often presents itself as a heightened stress response,” she says. Acupuncture can address any number of maladies, from anxiety and allergies to digestive disorders and even physical pain. Clients range all ages, and anyone can come in for a consultation, Adams notes. “At the very least, we’re going to try to help you relax, like you would go for a massage,” she says. “In most cases, it can help a lot.” —LB
At My Chakra Center, owner and practitioner Lorraine Gachelin uses several holistic techniques, including vibrational sound therapy and reiki, to balance the body’s energy, reducing stress and boosting overall wellness as a result. “We begin work by identifying bottled up emotions that act as triggers in the present moment,” she says. “Once these emotions are deactivated in the electro-magnetic field, they lose their power, thus the client begins to gain their self-empowerment back.” —Emma McCrae