The future - with its uncertainties, and also its possibilities - demands us to reach for the very best of ourselves; to work hard, and play hard - and strive to connect with each other even more, especially in this digital age. With our focus on the wellbeing of our community at Lemkus, and the endless possibilities we find within our Exchange Building; we are excited to announce a new concept, Ceremonial Saturday’s. Ceremony is a wellness & lifestyle brand founded by Mikayla McClean - described as ‘A Modern Wellness Concept’ as her own response to struggles with mental health, like many of us, and the deep support she has found in the ancient practice of yoga, alongside rituals such as matcha tea preparation; a profound export from Japan, known to promote longevity and a myriad of health benefits.
“I was living in New York, and have really seen how mental health has become the focus of people’s lives. Mental health is the main pillar that I want to speak about, and so the brand is a way to ignite a community that is open about our struggles and joys, too. I know I’m not alone in the struggle to reach out or to be heard, so Ceremony is a brand that will also function as a space where people can connect and feel safe, particularly around emotional, mental and physical wellbeing.”
Not everyone wants to explore them because they do seem ‘hippy’ - so we will be adapting wellness practices and finding ways to invite people to experience the benefit of stretching and moving. Classes will be done with R&B and hip hop - and reinterpreted for people to feel their interests reflected in the space.”
“Matcha is an incredible, refined experience of green tea that is sacred to Japanese culture; so I think people’s first introduction to it as just another drink at café is missing out on what it means to prepare and enjoy it properly. The quality that we are bringing in is so incredible, that it doesn’t require any sweet component added. I’m excited to bring this wave of calmness and thoughtfulness to the Lemkus space and community.” We are excited to bring a new element of reflection and connection to space - as always, we are in this together.
The first drop of rubber yoga mats sourced from Japan will be available online on lemkus.com - Friday, 30th September '22.