SWANSEA — Blending her business and spiritual sides, Jessica Kozak has been expanding Soul Purpose, a haven for the soul, for years in the Swansea area.
Yoga, starting on Jan. 6, is her newest offering to compliment a wide spanning spiritual menu that dabbles in everything from meditation to psychic development.
“It’s a holistic educational center, and a wellness center,” Kozak said. “We’re really excited.”
Her physical location at LaPointe Plaza, 1225 GAR Highway, will also change. But Soul Purpose won’t go far. It will be in a bigger space in the same plaza.
“It’s been exciting and scary,” said Kozak, who started her business in 2005 in an in-law apartment in Dighton. “We’ve grown so much. It challenges you to take a chance on your vision and yourself.”
From Dighton, she moved to a site in Somerset, which she “outgrew in a year,” and then to a 750-foot location in her current plaza. She moved to a 1,400-foot unit about six years ago, and when construction is finished, she’ll take up a new storefront with 2,200 square feet inside.
“I helped design the new space,” Kozak said.
A larger room for regular yoga classes will be part of the addition.
“I’ve always wanted to have yoga,” Kozak said. “There was a need for it. I’m excited to offer it.”
She said classes will mainly focus on traditional Hatha and Vinyassa yoga disciplines and will include stretching, exercise and meditation for all levels.
“We’re all shapes and sizes here,” Kozak said.
With a background in banking and a degree in both business and psychology, Kozak brings her two worlds together for her clients’ benefit.
Offerings at Soul Purpose include energy medicine, massage, reiki, meditation, aromatherapy, acupuncture, generational healing, psychic development, mystical oracle readings, reflexology, sound therapy, quantum healing, plus classes and trainings in some of these disciplines, and more.
There will also be an interfaith chapel at the new site.
While Kozak, an ordained minister, has a “devotion to Mother Mary,” she said the chapel is non-denominational and available to people of all, or no, faiths.
“I’m more expansive,” Kozak said. “I work with people whatever their belief system.”
She’s also a spiritual medium and said she’s been intuitive her whole life, seeing angels and helping to interpret their meaning for others.
“They’ve been a consistent presence in my life,” Kozak said. “They really try to help us get back on track. They can come as the voice of intuition.”
Bridging the holistic world to the mental health and medical communities, Kozak, a clinical aromatherapist, works with physicians, nurses, dentists and others.
“I bring professionalism to the spiritual world,” Kozak said.
Kozak said she’s excited to be growing Soul Purpose once again and expanding spiritual services.
“Sometimes, it’s surreal to see your vision manifest into reality,” she said. “I hope it inspires others to further their dreams. Nothing is impossible.”
A free introductory yoga class will be offered on Friday, Jan. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. A regular yoga schedule starts Monday, Jan. 6.
An open house will be planned when the new site is open in roughly February or March. For now, Soul Purpose will continue at its present location, 1225 GAR Highway.
Article written by Deborah Allard - Herald News Staff Reporter
This was copied from The Herald News website and is reprinted exactly as it appeared on January 2, 2020.