THE SPRINGS : AN ORGANIC JUICE BAR, RAW VEGAN RESTAURANT & WINE BAR, YOGA STUDIO AND WELLNESS CENTER IN THE HEART OF THE LA ARTS DISTRICT.
We had the distinct pleasure of meeting two extraordinary wellness warriors today! The founders of THE SPRINGS, Jared Stein & Kimberly Helms, took us on a preview tour of their COMING SOON wellness mecca in downtown LA.
A dream, years in the making, has been put into action over the last two. As the couple left their careers and NYC to settle into the up and coming LA Arts District. Creating a space for community is front and center of the vision, with a large part of the center dedicated to areas for congregation, meeting and events. Jared said “We want to break the coffeehouse paradigm and give people another place to gather.” It does not look like much now, but just wait – the planters will be filled with green – lending a softness to the industrial feeling space.
The space as a whole will host a raw vegan restaurant and organic juice bar, pop up retail space, communal/event space, yoga studio and wellness center. Chef Ian Martin (Planet Raw, M.A.K.E.) will spearhead the raw vegan restaurant, which seats 92 and will include table service. Martin will focus on using 100% organic, seasonal produce and the ever-changing menu will reflect currently available foods. Organic beer and keg wine will be served as well.
Yoga is the heart of the centers programming in the studio space. They will offer a variety of styles of classes; kundalini, flow, hatha, restorative – as well as offering free and bi-lingual classes. The beautiful studio space & exterior murals have been painted by area artist Angelina Christina.
The Wellness Center will offer massage, reiki, accupuncture, colon hydrotherapy and infared sauna. The idea is to offer services that support the body and break down the barriers around preventative health. Stepping inside you get an immediate sense that the space will be more intimate and spa-like when complete. There will be a lounge space directly outside the treatment area.
The space will open from 7am to 11 pm daily and is slated to open early September! Other things to LOVE – parking will be available in both the front and back of the building for visitors. You can be one of the first to join THE SPRINGS as memberships are now on sale with early bird pricing ending August 30th!! Seriously, if you come for nothing else, come for a chance to meet two people as passionate about your wellbeing as their own!