New Wellness Center Aims to Empower Families

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The exterior of the Westcliff building where Mainspring Family Wellness will be located.
— Photo courtesy Mainspring Family Wellness ©

A new wellness center focusing on empowering families to pursue optimal wellness through education, collaboration, and discussion, will open its doors in the Westcliff neighborhood next week.

The goal is to “foster an inclusive and supportive environment for all families while encouraging personal growth” and impacting the local community in a meaningful way.

Classes start Monday for Mainspring Family Wellness, located at 501 Westcliff Dr., Suite 310. There will be classes for parents, moms, children and tweens.

A sampling of the classes taught by local experts, including Dr. Jenna Flowers, a licensed marriage and family therapist, author, speaker, and mother of three. The sampling will include a six-week Conscious Mothering class, Tween Anxiety Coping Skills, Mommy & Me Yoga, and more.

“We selected the classes based on surveying the needs and the lack of courses offered in the Orange County community,” Flowers said in a prepared statement. “This is only the beginning – we have so many more classes we plan to offer in the very near future.”

Dr. Jenna Flowers and Kristen Perlmutter, founders of Mainspring Family Wellness, a center opening in Newport Beach next week.
— Photo by Catherine Little ©

The center was founded by Flowers and Kristen Perlmutter, an educator, philanthropist, and also a mother of three. These two women have created Mainspring Family Wellness to offer local Orange County families a place to find support, belonging, and resources for parenting, and the social and emotional development of children.

“We know first-hand this is a challenging time in our lives raising children, while still juggling careers, marriages, and other life curve balls,” Perlmutter said in the press release. “We wanted to create a safe place of realness and support for parents in Orange County. We are all in this together — and want to provide families with the right tools to navigate this time in our lives.”

Flowers and Perlmutter met about seven years ago at one of Flowers’ Conscious Mothering classes. From there, the two stayed in touch and found a need in the community to “find deeper connections and information in a non-judgmental environment.” They wanted to create a place where parents could be authentic and vulnerable, but honest and comforted as well.

Prior to opening the center, Flowers and Perlmutter started the Mainspring Family Wellness podcast in June 2019 that has grown its audience base across Orange County and beyond. People are listening in to hear topics ranging from conscious co-parenting to teaching children respect and gratitude.

“We are not afraid to address topics that are potentially uncomfortable. We really want to educate parents so they can make informed choices,” Perlmutter noted.

In addition to the podcast and resource collective, Mainspring Family Wellness will offer mini at-home retreats, where hosts can invite their family and friends over and enjoy a sampling of Mainspring’s services, classes, and experiences.

 For more information, mainspringfamilywellness.com.

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