My name is Francis Wolokoff, my partner is Connor Drader, and together we dreamed The Medicine Garden Wellness Centre into existence. Our common values and dreams not only made us ideal business partners, we are also partners in Life. With joy we opened our doors in November 2009 in the quaint hillside Town of Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. A town rich with history, natural beauty and buzzing with activity. We began by fully renovating the entire building and outdoor space. We have created a tranquil healing atmosphere with our colours, natural finishes and edible and medicinal garden in the back. We used eco friendly products, recycled materials, refinished as much existing material as we could and up-cycled to reach our finished state. During this time we also added several practitioners to our team and new modalities such as acupuncture and massage. We also began teaching classes. In late 2011 we feel we had come to a place of success and abundance. Connor and I were both busy with clients, as were all our practitioners. We had become a hub of wellness for our little town and all Vancouver Island. Then out of the blue, something amazing and life changing happened. We discovered we were expecting child! Well, this changed everything.
Thanks to the arrival of our beautiful Son Hunter Sage, we have opened even more space in our hearts and lives to creating wellness in the world. Starting with our family, and extending out into the community. The next step in this re-invisioning and heart space is to become even closer to Mother Earth, and provide healing products and services locally, naturally and sustainably. This to us means moving to a rural property in the area. We have yet to find the perfect spot, but rest assured it will be close by. This will allow us as a family to live authentically and holistically and spend these precious first years being the primary care giver to our child while still following our passions in business and health. This new space will also allow us to grow more of our ingredients (herbs) that go into our product line, as well as expanding it. It will also give us “room to grow” in the future. We have plans to include retreats, overnight stays, classes, workshops and many other wonderful things that our current space could not allow, while keeping all the great products and services you’ve come to love.
March 2016, we sold our Ladysmith location, and are currently mobile. We are on the hunt for our new spot but until then we can deliver product to you, and our services are available in your home, or we have space in Chemainus and Nanaimo.
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