Support Local Black-Owned Businesses
Jun 30, 2020 09:40AM
By Taneasha White
Offering Natural Health and Wellness Products and Services
Natural Awakenings magazine believes that everyone can lead a more healthy and balanced life, and we aim to provide resources to aid in that journey. Our mission is to provide insights and improve the lives of our readers mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. However, we realized that we have not been doing our part in making our efforts as inclusive as they should be. How can we consistently push out new content and keep up-to-date with the wellness community without addressing the on-going infringement upon the holistic wellness of those in our neighborhoods?
Though the harsh reality of our Black community members is not new, it is our responsibility to uplift the ways that George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and others have sparked action across our country. Both the loss of these lives and the subsequent lack of compassion that followed have shaken us and our city, very plainly showcasing how much work is left to be done.
Richmond is a beautiful city with a complicated history. Though the events of the past couple months did not start here, Natural Awakenings is stepping up in our role of active allyship. Because of our focus on the healthy lives of all of our readers and community members, we are highlighting some of the local Black-owned businesses that we love. Though this is a small effort, we are committed to doing our part.
We want our readership and partnerships to more closely resemble the fullness and beauty of the communities we live in, and we hope that you will support these businesses listed to make that a reality.
Are we missing anyone? Feel free to have them reach out to [email protected] to be included.
Taneasha White is a lover of words, inquisition and community and has used her role within literary and organizational spaces to make room for folks who are often cast aside.
ADIVA NATURALS, LLC
1802 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA
Adiva Naturals Skin and Hair is a luxury personal care brand for multicultural skin types and hair of various textures. Today’s market is saturated with products that have harmful and synthetic additives … Adiva offers toxic-free, handmade alternatives with fragrant, high-quality ingredients—straight from the Earth. Our mission is to naturally nourish your skin and hair!
AMBROSIA FOOD FOR THOUGHT
We focus on having a thorough understanding of your personal goals, needs, likes and dislikes, support networks and lifestyle in order to create a food and lifestyle approach that suits YOU. If your hormones are out of balance, chances are you will not be looking, feeling or performing at your best.
ATTEVLE´ MASSAGE THERAPY, LLC
Pocoshock Place, Ste 203
N. Chesterfield, VA 23235
We all serve others in some capacity. Attevlé Massage looks forward to being part of your wellness plan.
BareSOUL Yoga & Wellness
Bridging yoga and mindfulness classes, education opportunities and community resources to create diverse, accessible experiences to improve individual awareness and collective well-being. Our curriculum-based program, Mindfulness and Movement RVA, focuses on using culturally relevant and trauma-informed practices to create a culture of consciousness, compassion and equity.
BECOMING YOU LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT
Serving individuals in their quest to create wholeness using cultural, ancient and modern practices. Unique offerings consist of hands-on Ayurvedic therapy treatments that relieve depression, ADHD and ADD, restore internal balances through detoxification, vegan and Ital meal plans, yoga, guided meditation. seminars and more.
BIRTH IN COLOR RVA
Birth in Color RVA is a birth, policy and advocacy nonprofit focused on raising awareness and providing services for birthing black women. We want to change the narrative of black maternal health. We provide culturally centered support to pregnant people, their families and birthing communities to ensure a safe delivery and make better decisions for children.
BREATHE YOGA STUDIO
3040 South Crater Rd., Ste. E
Petersburg, VA 23805
Boutique-style studio dedicated to inspiring wellness in a community that’s been forgotten.
FIT BY BENNS, LLC
804-938-5350 • Facebook.com/FitByBenns
A mobile fitness husband-and-wife team providing personal training, group fitness and yoga services to promote an active lifestyle and reach fitness goals. Half the battle with weight loss and being healthy is that we are what we eat, so we also provide meal planning and nutrition consultation.
804-789-4333 • Go4Fit2Day.com
Go”4”Fit is an online shop that sells fitness and activewear apparel for all of your workout needs.
GYPSY YOGA MAMA BRAND
Lifestyle brand that inspires finding magic in everyday lyfe. We offer online home decor, spirit work, wellness products, as well as in home design & decor. We host events that are dedicated to BLACK WELLNESS. Basically GYM is your magical homegirl. We cook, practice, chant, hoop, create, garden and more.
THE HEALING COLLABORATIVE, PLLC
Charlie Pleasant, LCSW, MLS
Owner and Primary Clinician
Local mental health practice providing mental health/emotional care, corporate consulting and clinical supervision services.
THE HEALING HUB
916 N Arthur Ashe Blvd. • MenToHeal.com
Led by James Harris, founder of Men to Heal and author of Man Just Express Yourself, The HEALing Hub provides outpatient therapy, offers yoga, Zumba and massages, feeds the less fortunate and conducts classes on financial literacy, first-time home buying, voter registration, restoration of rights and more.
HEALING WELL THERAPY
Denisha Smith, LPC
2801 McRae Rd, Suite 2-C
804-878-5810 • HealingWellTherapy.com
Healing for your Mind, Body & Spirit.
HOUSE OF BHAGAT
House of Bhagat is an enterprise of wellness solutions and products that focus on the psychological wholeness of black and brown bodies through Yoga, Agriculture, Mindfulness and Self-Justice. We offer sustainable wellness products from skincare to haircare.
I AM DIVINE HAIR CARE, LLC
804-251-0601 • IAmDivineHairCare.com
All natural hair care products designed to treat thinning hair, bald spots, alopecia (including traction alopecia) in people of color. The products have no additives or preservatives and when used as directed, will stimulate growth in problem areas.
JUICEBAR PLANT-BASED HEALTH
2437 Old Brick Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060
804-799-2466 • JuiceBarPBH.com
JuiceBar Plant-Based Health is a 100% all-natural juice bar, providing cold pressed juice, detoxes, wellness shots, alkaline water, smoothies and more. The juices are made from raw fruits and vegetables, no preservatives or additives, and cold pressed to maximize its nutritional benefits.
KEY FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS
Financial Coach & Consultant
804-381-7790 • KeyFinancialSolution.com
THOUGHTS + FEELINGS = BEHAVIORS. Let’s explore Your core beliefs about money.
LADY ROSE SPECIALTY TEAS
An herbal lifestyle brand dedicated to empowering people to embrace self-care and holistic wellness with our various customized herbal tea blends, that include herbal teas for drinking, herbal tinctures, yoni steams, herbal hair care, and herbal bath teas. Herbal consultations are available at the Garden of Eden Health Center in Richmond, VA, for an in-depth wellness plan.
300 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219
804-592-0747 • LucidLivingRVA.com
Holistic wellness center offering individual healing services including Thai Bodywork, Reiki Healing, Aromatouch, Yoni Steaming, Sound Healing & Spiritual Grounding sessions. Also offering weekly, group Sound Meditation Concerts (virtually).
MADAM J COMPANY, LLC
Richmond, VA • MadamJCompany.com
Specializing in eye-catching statement jewelry and sustainable, clean beauty products that enhance the beauty already within women, making them feel more confident in themselves.
MAIN STREET SPA & WELLNESS CENTER, INC.
3037 West Cary Street, Ste A, Richmond
804-644-1084 • MainStreetSpa.org
We are a proud black-owned business! Locally operated and diligently servicing the RVA community since 2002. Our trained and educated staff provide total body wellness therapies for the mind, body & Spirit!
MARLENE WRIGHT PSYCHOTHERAPY AND WELLNESS
1905 Huguenot Rd., Ste. 303C
804-298-7402 • Tinyurl.com/yapljsg9
A Licensed Psychotherapist, Clinical Trauma Specialist and Certified Holistic Health Coach specializing in nutrition, anxiety and trauma’s effects on the mind/body connection.
A community-based organization offering a safe space for anyone desiring to know more about wellness, self discovery and spiritual enlightenment. Created to bring people together, build and strengthen communities, celebrate consciousness, connect with the universe and nature and promote holistic health through meditation, movement, yoga inspired practices, community engagement events and initiatives and mental health advocacy.
MY FITNESS MATTERS
10320 Memory Ln., #B
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Your source for Health Coaching, Diabetes Prevention Yoga and Pilates. Our sustained mission is to promote Wellness as a lifestyle.
PURE WELLNESS & COACHING
10431 Patterson Ave Suite C-29
Henrico, VA, 23238
Certified Health Coach, Yoga Instructor & Mindfulness Expert providing health & stress management solutions to corporations and hard-working women at home and in the workplace.
5727 Charles City Circle
Henrico, VA 23231
804-822-1769 • RawAffects.net
Fitness and Wellness Expert - One Body, One Life, One Chance.
The intention behind Roots Holistic is to build community around holistic & mindful living. Whether it’s through Roots Tea Blends, or through instructional mindfulness, meditation & movement classes.
THE SOULCARE COACH
Sheila E. Battle, MHS
804-330-3308 • SheilaBattle.com
Sheila, a Certified Executive Leadership Coach, offers an invitation to explore and develop emotional wellness strategies for individuals, groups and organizations. *Certified Executive Leadership Coach
THE WRIGHT TOUCH, LLC
Karen Wright Henderson, BCTMB
A trauma-sensitive holistic wellness practice. Karen integrates Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Clinical Herbalism and other modalities to help release trauma from the body, thus supporting balance and wholeness.
THORNS AND THISTLES
Thorns and Thistles is more than the natural products that we create and market. We are passionate about health and wellness. We nurture the whole person, spirit first and mind and body to follow.
YOUR PATH TO LIVING WELL
700 S. Sycamore St., Ste. 5
Petersburg, VA 23803
Where we support your health journey holistically, inside and outside. Offering herbs, essential oils, massage, energy work and Ion Foot Baths.