By Ciara Glynn
Leelanau County attracts millions of visitors each year primarily due to the county’s quaint villages, vineyards, cherry orchards, rolling hills, and seemingly endless beaches. In fact, the name Leelanau is said to have derived from the Chippewa phrase “delight of life” - a description that summarizes the natural beauty of the area. However, we feel it is the collective passion and beauty of the Leelanau County community that best reflects the “delight for life” style.
Here at the Leelanau Wellness Collective (LWC), we understand the importance of nurturing the body, mind, and spirit that are parts of all of us and we encourage both locals and visitors alike to pursue and enjoy all the wellness opportunities that our area has to offer.
The main purpose and passion of the LWC is to connect Leelanau County residents and visitors with the county’s wellness professionals, and to boost awareness about the numerous wellness opportunities right outside their door!
In 2020, Yoga4, a prominent yoga and fitness studio in the heart of Leelanau County closed, leaving a void that the local wellness professionals were determined to fill. Through the efforts and determination of the area’s wellness professionals, the Leelanau Wellness Collective was initiated.
The collective houses over a dozen wellness professionals - each who bring to the collective different strengths and areas of expertise. Just to name a few, the collective offers:
Through the collective, residents and visitors in Leelanau County now have access to a hub of health and wellbeing classes and events, in addition to access to the extensive experience that the collective’s professionals have to share.