Lions Gate Spiritual and Wellness Center opens its gates


Lions Gate Spiritual and Wellness Center opens its gates
Genevieve Hackett, left, and Wendy Rieder cut the ribbon in front of their shop, Lions Gate Spiritual and Wellness Center, on March 21. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

WESTBOROUGH – Seven months after it opened, Lions Gate Spiritual and Wellness Center held a formal ribbon cutting and open house on March 22.

Taking advantage of the warmth of the first full day of spring, about two dozen supporters stepped just outside the shop on East Main Street for the ribbon cutting, then stepped inside for the open house.

“It is with immense joy and gratitude that we are open,” said Genevieve Hackett, director of metaphysical relations. “We’ve accomplished more that we planned for … we’re humbled by what we’ve achieved.”

The ceremony was coordinated by members of the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce.

“We welcome you to MetroWest, and to Westborough,” said Towma Rastad, a co-director of the chamber and Westborough resident.

The shop’s founder and chief spiritual officer, Wendy Rieder, explained the origin of the store’s name. The Lions Gate is a spiritual portal that occurs every Aug. 8, when the star Sirius rises above the eastern horizon.

The shop offers a variety of items, programs and services, including spiritual counseling, Tarot cards, meditation, energy healing, Reiki and psychic readings.

Lions Gate also offers its space for local artists and practitioners, and plans a speaker series in the near future.

“We are more than excited to welcome Lions Gate to town,” said Zach Boughner, the town’s economic development coordinator.

The center will host a Spring Psychic Fair and Marketplace on Saturday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Lions Gate Spiritual and Wellness Center brings joy, light, and peace to the community

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