Rising stars come together to promote health and wellness in youth
Mandisa Morrison and Monetta Wilson believe that “Healthy Habits Start Young”. For that and other reasons they have decided to come together to offer wellness programmes tailored to meet the needs of children and families.
Monetta is the owner of Sayana Yoga, a company that provides yoga and fitness instruction across Saint Lucia. Mandisa is the owner of Shoe Rehab, a shoe repair company, and The Foot Spa, a spa focused on foot health and wellness. If these names sound familiar, it is because both ladies won the Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, Monetta in 2015 and Mandisa in 2016.
Together they will offer family yoga as well as family spa packages. The programme will be launched today (June 3) at the JQ Mall, Rodney Bay with a free family yoga session from 3pm, and a pop-up spa offering discounted foot treatments all day. It will continue every Saturday until July 8 at a different location: Gablewoods Mall, Sunny Acres.
Family yoga is open to children ages 4-11 and their family members. The goal of the weekly yoga class is to demonstrate that families can have fun together while developing a healthy lifestyle. The class will introduce participants to yoga postures, mindfulness, breathing and meditation while creating an atmosphere for connecting and emotional bonding. The spa treatments will introduce children to proper foot care as part of a healthy lifestyle and overall wellbeing.
“We want children to learn healthy habits early and hopefully these habits will stay with them the rest of their lives,” says Monetta. “If these habits are modelled by the adults in their lives then they’re more likely to stick with it in the long run.”
Mandisa believes that foot health, and feet in general, are often ignored until there is a problem and says most of these problems are preventable with proper foot care.
The ladies hope the public will take advantage of these offerings and help the children in their lives develop healthy habits. They will both be on hand to answer questions from interested persons. So take the family for an afternoon that promises to be fun and good for you too!
Monetta (left) and Mandisa will be joining forces to promote health and wellness on the island, starting this weekend.