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Kaleidoscope Angels harmonizes with community

By Emily Thiel, News editor

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Positive vibes are coming from Douglassville thanks to the debut of a new shop and wellness center.
Kaleidoscope Angels celebrated on Nov. 1 with a grand opening of their new location. Tess Jensen opened Kaleidoscope Angels in Gilbertsville October 2009, and moved to Douglassville this year.
After the detox of negative energies, Jensen and her staff were ready to open. (Construction of the front of the house dates back to the early 1700s.)
At the new location 1056 Old Swede Road, Douglassville, the store is paired with A Center for Well-Being.
Originally, the gift shop in Gilbertsville solely offered angelic merchandise to customers -- but with the move to Douglassville came an expansion long in the works.
“We wanted to offer the services, but didn’t have the space to do it at the other location,” Jensen said.
She stated that there is a need for the services the shop and A Center for Well-Being were destined to fill. “I was guided to be here,” Jensen said.
A Center for Well-Being offers lifestyle and wellness coaching, therapeutic massage, reiki, reflexology, natural skincare, and energetic healing. Group classes and workshops are also available, including weekly yoga and meditation classes.
There are six permanent resident wellness practitioners: John Chernesky, Maria Killgore, Diane Lauer, LMT, Leslie Sacks, LMT, Marcy Stone, and Dawn Strouse.
“I live a happier, healthier, and a much more balanced life today,” Diane Lauer, LMT, said. Lauer shared her personal story with Crohn’s disease and how practicing a holistic lifestyle completed changed her life for the better.
“It’s important for people to know they have the power to heal. Their choices impact their personal development,” Lauer explained. “You don’t have to rely on external services if you’re educated and informed.”
“Locals have come in and said ‘we need you here,’” Jensen stated.
According to the owner, people are looking for something that she can offer -- even if they don’t know what that is yet.
Jensen said they don’t have all the answers. If a customer is looking for a particular service, Jensen and the staff will find it for you.
Kaleidoscope Angels is building partnerships with other local businesses like iCreate Cafe, Pottstown and Friendship Farms, Douglassville, who promote the same life philosophy.
The fourth Sunday of every month will be a “Well-Being Day” at the shop.
Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Kaleidoscope Angels and A Center for Well-being will host a Holiday Open House on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will have live entertainment, a sampling of services, and specials in the retail store.
Yoga Schedule:
Sunday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Monday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Monday 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Thursday 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.