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Barnet Tradepost Wellness Center

lj stewart, barnet tradepost wellness centerThe Tradepost has been a part of Barnet Village life for many years. Built in the early 1800's, the Tradepost originally served as the Post Office and trading post for all of Barnet. Then used as a thrift shop by the Ladies Society, the Tradepost closed its doors in 2000. Several years later, Laurajean "Lj" Stewart saw the Tradepost as an ideal home for the wellness clinic she first envisioned in 1980 thanks to the encouragement of her teacher, Sri Chinmoy. Some fundamentals of Sri Chinmoy’s philosophy include inner peace through physical fitness, health and wellbeing, and the importance of selfless service to one’s community. Although the Tradepost building itself proved to be beyond saving, Lj forged ahead. The building was razed and rebuilt in the footprint of the original Tradepost just across from the Post Office and Barnet Village Store.

In early 2006, the Barnet Tradepost Wellness Center opened for business. The clinic includes facilities for several individual complementary health care practitioners to offer their services. Currently, the practitioners include massage & manual therapists, a chiropractor and a breath coach. BTWC houses several original pieces of “Jharna Kala’ (Fountain Art) by artist, poet, musician, Meditation Master Sri Chinmoy.

In 2008, an existing barn was renovated and became the Tradepost Workshop Annex. Located to the rear of the Wellness Center, the Annex offers a large rental space for lessons in Tai Chi, Kyudo, Swordplay, Yoga and related practices.

In 2009, additional space was created in an adjacent building, the Tradepost Extension, allowing for additional treatment rooms, a reception area and space for Fine Arts classes, meetings and storage.

The Barnet Tradepost Wellness Center is open to all and our website is meant as a resource for the entire community. You are encouraged to contact the center or one of its practitioners for more information or to schedule an appointment.

The Barnet Tradepost Wellness Center features the art of Sri Chinmoy.

Click here to visit a gallery and learn more about "Jharna-Kala" or "fountain art".