Home & Soul
Past, Present and Future
By Theresa Favro



Ten years ago I had a small candle shop in El Cajon. I loved my  business but knew the customers were needing something more. My vision was a place where people could relax and have a cup of tea while they were picking out gifts for their homes and souls. I also wanted a day spa that felt like a cozy home. There had to be a way to successfully  combine the two. Clients needed to get away from the stresses of everyday life, network with others, or simply sit on a couch and read for awhile.

In 2001 we came across a building in downtown El Cajon where a revitalization plan had begun, and I was excited to jump in. After much help from family and friends volunteering their time and positive energy, Home & Soul became a reality.

Now five years later I have enjoyed being involved in the Downtown El Cajon effort. I have watched new businesses open and the energy of the area change for the better. The neighborhood  now has special events such as free outdoor Concerts, The Cajon Classic Car Cruise and an annual wine tasting event called A Toast to Music. Home & Soul - El Cajon is located at 229 E. Main St., across from the Performing Arts Center and in the middle of all the action. (619) 440-4504.

I believe in letting the customers lead Home & Soul in the right direction. I ask them to email or call with ideas, inventory requests and customer service suggestions. There is always room for growth and positive change. Home & Soul was created with love and gratitude. We are all on our own spiritual journeys and need healing, This is an eclectic place we can be ourselves.

Last year we were blessed to open a second center in La Mesa, and a small third store in Alpine. Although each store shares the Home & Soul name, they are unique to each other. We find customers enjoy visiting all three.

Home & Soul - El Cajon has five massage therapists, skin care, reiki, chiropractic, spiritual and astrological counseling, and a peaceful gift shop full of treasures. Truly a place to be at home. Help yourself to some tea and stay a while.

In La Mesa we took  over a center formerly called Myztic Isle. They had been there for years with a loving new age, metaphysical following. The atmosphere is welcoming and energetic. We offer a big selection of spiritual home décor and crystals, healing arts supplies, massage, acupuncture, reiki, readings seven days a week, and multiple classes, lectures and yoga.

This location  has a ‘Soul Gathering’ every last Saturday of the month. The event  involves readings, henna art, aura photography and book signings.

One weekend a month we welcome Medium Michael Perry and Spiritart artist Marti Baker. Learn more about this lovely couple at  spiritart.com  They offer private and public sessions. Home & Soul - La Mesa is at 8036 La Mesa Blvd. in the Vons shopping center. (619) 465-3100.

Our Alpine store is tiny but  fast becoming a favorite spot for locals. Next year we will be looking for a larger location to offer more spiritual and relaxing services. Home & Soul - Alpine is at 2175 Arnold Way. (619) 445-1336

If you would like to be on our private email list to learn of  upcoming events, please write to me at tfavro@sbcglobal.net   I will look forward to meeting you!

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