Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Inspired by the many forms of Eastern spirituality, Uma Sarasvati strives to create an oasis of calm in her clients' otherwise busy lives. During private sessions, corporate workshops, and drop-in classes, she weaves together three disciplines—reiki, yoga, and mediation—to help promote healing and rejuvenation. By helping to quiet and focus the mind, meditation sessions can help boost creativity and lower stress levels. Yoga—which Uma has taught professionally since 2008—helps restore balance, increase flexibility, and promote longevity. And reiki treatments aim to rebalance life force in the body through energy transfer and a laying-on of hands. All of Uma's services are intended to foster a deep sense of health and well-being that her clients can carry back with them to everyday life.