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Replenish Reopens and Celebrates 10 Years

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Replenish Reopens and Celebrates 10 YearsFamily and black-owned, Replenish Yoga Spa, is celebrating their 10th year in business. Photo by Nancy Alkire.
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“We carry the weight, lessons, ancestral knowledge and joys from the lineage of Black people,” says Deja Redman, co-founder of Replenish. “We stand strongly for equity and justice, and unapologetically center our voice and truth in an industry that often erases our faces and stories.”

Monique McCrystal, partner at Replenish Yoga & Spa Co-op agrees. “We believe in beauty with a higher purpose. Beauty that is real, flawed and imperfect, just like us.”

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The yoga space at Replenish is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Photo by Nancy Alkire.

“I can’t believe it’s going on ten years,” says Redman.

Replenish was founded by sisters Chanelle and Deja Redman and their mother Wauvette Duncan. Spa services reopened on June 8, 2020 and the team continues the mission of providing community services to help others cope with these stressful times.

“We upgraded beyond the Restart Ohio requirements,” notes Redman. Spa guests will have a safety-oriented experience, but still receive thoughtful and caring attention.

“This is very much heart work,” said McCrystal. McCrystal is also the co-founder of the Yoga Carriage in the space, which is closed for the time being.

Replenish, a black-owned business, celebrates its 10th year providing wellness and teaching mindfulness.  Photo y Rachel Barehl.

There are hopes that yoga at the art museum will be a go soon, although it might be an online program. The Wexner Center’s program meditation program, On Pause, is restarting regularly on Wednesdays. Replenish is also using its website to help promote yoga teachers, such as Monica Lewis, with their online programs.

For years, Replenish has been committed to inner wellness as well as providing top-quality facials, nails and other services. They have regularly scheduled private or group meditation sessions. Their yoga classes have always been donation-based. Replenish has multiple active partnerships with the Columbus Museum of Art, the White Castle Foundation, and many other corporations in central Ohio to provide mindfulness activities.

“We help companies give back to their employees,” says Redman.

“The things we do can help to re-wire … and release!” adds McCrystal.

For more information, visit the Replenish Yoga & Spa Co-op at replenishwith.us.

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