Self-care is Self-love
This Fempire 614 features a tribe of women putting their creative twist on a traditional spa experience. Replenish Spa + Yoga is the vision of a mother and two daughters who have brought their passions together to create a sacred space for self-care, right here in the middle of the city.
Deja, Chanelle and their mother Wauvette started Replenish 6 years ago with the mission of awakening the community to themselves. I had the honor of sitting down with sisters, Deja and Chanelle as well as their resident Bridge Builder, Monique, and can I just say being in their presence is so inspiring!? Here’s their story.
Tell us about your business, Replenish.
We are a yoga-spa revolution in the midst of city life, here to awaken the community to live more connected and beautiful lives.
As a business, we operate how we were raised. We listen to people’s stories, they are allowed to feel safe and vulnerable here. The energy in our space is very sacred to us. We started by taking a leap of faith, together. We simply followed our intuition, something that women stand for and naturally embody. We strongly believe in honoring feelings. Having a family business is like fast-paced therapy. We are successful because we all show up and arrive in our strengths.
Our business is a mirror into ourselves. Trust your path when trying to find yourself. Recreate a perspective.
What makes Replenish different?
We seek to always be building people up through self-love. As a team, our biggest strength is giving. It is so rewarding, but often leaves us feeling depleted. That is where the name Replenish came from. We are here to replenish our souls and to learn about ourselves just as much as we are here to give to others.
We believe that beauty is our birthright and this resonates through our individuality as people. If we start with ourselves and build ourselves up from within, it comes out and can be spread to others.
There is a very comforting and ‘at home’ energy here, what fuels that?
Replenish is a refuge, it is a safe space for women to be women. In our spaces, you will see that we tie in elements of the home. Aprons, cozy furniture and tea pots are all intentionally a part of our space. We want people to feel like beauty is tangible, even in their own spaces. We encourage everyone to find their own home.
We will let you in on a little secret, HOME IS YOU.
What truth can Replenish share with the babes community?
So, our five core values are:
If you can unlock these five things, the result is complete freedom. Self-love is a refuge. We all have treasures inside of ourselves waiting to be found.
What does being creative mean to you?
Beauty IS creativity, you make it your own and it is attainable for all of us. And as we say, beauty is a birthright.
Beauty is an alchemy between what is inside, manifested on the out. It starts with a healthy conversation. We begin every session by asking, “how are you feeling today?”. We are intentional and creative with the dialogue and language that we use, such as, “what would you like to see from this experience?” as a way to open the conversation and begin the process of self-love and self-awakening.
The yoga aspect of our business has the same philosophy behind it. We aim to be teachers of slowing down and checking in with yourself. This is always why we start with deep breath in and out.
We also offer our own tribe trainings on intuition. We abide by, “trust your intuition, create magic.”
Replenish has two Columbus locations, one in the heart of the Discovery District and one tucked away in Clintonville. They offer exceptional services, affordable yoga classes and even childcare to their clients! Just being in the presence of these women is magical, and their business is nothing short of an extension of that.