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The Banyan Tree focuses on spiritual, holistic health

1/10/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

The Banyan Tree Creative Wellness Studio & Shop uses this banyan tree to symbolize what it does.
Photo courtesy of The Banyan Tree Creative Wellness Studio & Shop
BATH — The Banyan Tree Creative Wellness Studio & Shop is an alternative holistic health center, according to owner Barbe Beaty.

Beaty describes herself as a creative channeler with experience in expressive and healing arts, using clay and metal art for therapy and helping participants create affirmation symbols.

Beaty explained her childhood experiences of being an African-American child adopted by a Caucasian minister and his wife led her to her career path.

“I want to help people connect with who they are and empower them to realize their abilities, ” she said. “I can also guide people through life and to area resources that can improve their wellness.”

Beaty said she chose the banyan tree as a symbol for her business because it represents what she is trying to do. She explained the banyan tree is a spiritual tree in certain countries and a symbol of sanctuary where one finds peace of mind and internal harmony. The tree spreads its shelter up to 1,000 feet in diameter, and Beaty said the tree is similar to her business in that the knowledge and experience of one can spread to those nearby and his or her environment.

“We offer creative solutions for navigating life,” said Beaty. “Our purpose is to provide a space to calm, create and connect, help others to embrace their true voice and share their vision with the world, and live to be who they were created to be.”

Beaty said The Banyan Tree offers sessions in expressive and healing arts led by herself and Carol Kushkin, an energy healer and Reiki master, and Pamela Neitenbach, a holistic health practitioner who offers relaxation therapies through massages and homegrown herbs. Others participate during special events organized by The Banyan Tree.

The Banyan Tree also has a shop that sells eco-friendly and handmade products, such as coffees, green tea pearls, pottery, soy candle holders, organic incense, soaps, tinctures, salves and silver jewelry. The shop is open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Banyan Tree Creative Wellness Studio hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. by appointment only. Special events also are presented at various times. The business is located at 3850 Granger Road.

For additional information, call 330-203-1778 or visit www.facebook.com/theban yantreestudio.

 

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