our story

5 lessons to help you navigate big change (aka things we’ve learned while making big change).

Since we opened our doors in April 2015 you’ve known us to be full of fun and wise with wellness tips. Most importantly though, you know us as regular humans who drink milkshakes, swear and also mediate, and who have just as much real life to handle as anyone else. As wellness people who also happen to be business people, you’d think we might be exempt from stress and tough decisions because we can be … Read More

5 big lessons in entrepreneurship (aka what we learned during our first year in business)

    It’s April 2016 and we are officially celebrating an entire year of Third Space Wellness having an open location. For a few years we searched the 20910 high and low, we had late night meetings around a kitchen table, we taught classes on the go, and saw clients in a one-room office. Then it happened, the stars aligned and everything fell into place. We opened the doors to a beautiful center. It hasn’t … Read More

Building communities one yoga class at a time

Communities take time to build. And sometimes it organically starts when two people with similar interests come together. When Joy Andrews walked into my new yoga class at the Gold’s Gym in downtown Silver Spring she did not know that it was my first class. EVER. She did not know that I was fresh off of yoga teacher training. She did not know that I was terrified. That first class was the longest 60 minutes … Read More

Another look at thankful

On Tuesday nights, before our standing meeting here at Third Space, I often attend a yoga class. I’ve learned that when I do yoga I am better – in life. I breathe better, I stand taller, my blood moves and I feel easier. But this post isn’t about why people should do yoga – it’s about what I discovered on Tuesday night because I was doing yoga. I almost didn’t go, I mean – really. … Read More

Joy’s story: the journey to acupuncture

The word coincidence is such a mysterious word, alluding to a collection of seemingly random events that lead us to drum up a dizzying amount of possible meanings. The term didn’t used to be so magical; it originated as a scientific math term to describe when two right angles fit together, or coincide. Here I will unfold a few specific events in my life that that fit together perfectly and led me to become an … Read More

Working Together

I recite this quotation to patients and loved ones almost once a week. Whenever I hear in someone’s speaking that they are not fully expressing themselves. Whenever I hear that because of a fear they have shied away from showing their true nature. Whenever I hear the pain and anguish that comes as a result of NOT being their fullest selves. Whenever this happens I read this to them, with love and with fierceness, because … Read More

What’s in a name?

We polled a sample of bright minds to help us land on a name for our future wellness center. And the survey said….Third Space Wellness! So what’s the meaning of Third Space? When the inklings of this wellness center began to bubble up in our imaginations, we envisioned it as a vibrant, inviting space – less like a spa, more like a coffee-shop-meets-Apple-store feeling. We imagined a quality of liveliness – of people coming to … Read More