Sixth House Wellness Studio Hosts Summer Speaker Series

Downtown Little Rock is getting an extra dose of health this season thanks to Sixth House Wellness Studio‘s new summer speaker series. 

Set for Thursday evenings throughout June and July, the series puts the spotlight on local specialists in everything from prenatal fitness to chronic disease. Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A session with speakers and enjoy a plant-based menu from Flora Jean’s.

Sixth House was purchased last year by Helen Grace King, Leila King and Kamiya Merrick, the trio behind nearby restaurants At the Corner and Flora Jean’s. It offers intimate yoga classes and wellness workshops, and is the latest element in their mission “to connect food as medicine to movement and mindfulness for whole body wellness and education.”

“Wellness is a huge part of our story,” Helen Grace says. “In 2020, we sought food as medicine to heal our bodies from the physical, mental and spiritual stress of COVID. We found healing through the power of plants and created an entire restaurant, Flora Jean’s, around our healing journey in hopes to create a healthier, happier and sexier world.

“Our hopes and goals with each speaker [in the summer series] is to create a warm, welcoming, educational environment for our community.”

The series kicked off last week with a conversation on functional medicine with Christie Brooks. The rest of the series includes:

June 13: “Aging Gracefully” with Cassandra Benning, owner of The Floating Lotus Day Spa and Yoga Studio

June 20: “Roots: Digging Deep Into Our Farming Community” with Ekko Barnhill of Barnhill Orchards, Cory Babb of Firelight Farm, Brian Gardner of Driftwood Farms and Helen Grace King

June 27: “The Brain in Pain: Neuromuscular Re-Education and Harnessing the Powers of the Nervous System to Heal and Adapt” with JP Francoeur, personal trainer, licensed massage therapist, rehabilitation specialist and owner of JP Fitness & Recovery 

July 11: “Tackling Chronic Disease With Plants” with Stephanie Spencer, RN, BSN, DipACLM and Certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner

July 18: “Stop the Spin Cycle of Stress: Creating Space for Flourishing in Work and Life” with Brigette Serfaty, MS, PharmD, BCNP, Dip-ACLM, NBC-HWC

July 25: “Pre- and Postnatal Fitness Journey to Healing, Recovery and Growth Beyond” with Devon Laine Baxter of Devon Laine Fit, CPT, SFN, CES, PAS, CPPC

The sessions begin at 6:15 each night. Visit the Sixth House Wellness Studio website for more information and to purchase tickets, and follow along on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

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