Are you looking for some homemade herbs, herbal teas, supplements or maybe even some neat pottery or artwork?
Are you a fan of yoga, or maybe always wondered about it?
Wicked Rein has a combination of all these things and they just recently held their grand opening. Owners Mindi Jensen, Wade Bohrn and Monce Isabel looked around Ely at several of the buildings downtown that were available to rent, and found their location at 740 Aultman St.
They carry more than 100 herbs, many of which are made by Mindi. Her favorites are chamomille and cats claw. It’s been said that cats claw is the best antiviral herb to boost the immune system and fight infection.
It also has anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic and antioxidant properties.
Many people use it as a natural treatment for arthritis, allergies, asthma, diabetes, cancer, viral infections, ulcers, hemorrhoids, chronic fatigue syndrome and many other conditions.
One product for men that Mindi and Wade suggested is called Antler. This product accelerates muscle growth and development and helps to reduce post-workout recovery time. Also great for join pain and muscle soreness. Deep Skin Infection relief, natural antibiotic, Herbal products throat spray, Himalayan sea salt, massage oils, CBD Oils, proteins, aromatherapy sprays, herbal body bars, chia seeds, goji berries, charcoal and a variety of herbal products are just a few of the products at the store.
Art by Wade’s daughter Brittany is available for purchase as well as pottery, and some handmade baby items such as baby elephants, bunnies and blankets for newborns are on display as well.
The setting is very cozy. Upon entry of the store you can smell sandalwood burning, and some aroma of an herb, which is a tea that Mindi is brewing, and depending on the day it may be something different when you stop in. All of the items are displayed on rustic and re-purposed antiqued furniture like hutches, dressers, and there is even a rusted out gas tank used for decor in the store.
Bohrn is very crafty and enjoys finding old things and re-purposing them, or making wood signs for the store and for sale. Bohrn said “These are the places we like to go to so we thought we could bring something like this here.”.
The back area of the store has lounge chairs for customers to stay and enjoy their cup of tea. The other half of the store is utilized for yoga classes that are instructed by Jensen’s daughter Monce Isabel.
Isabel was instructing a yoga class, who had about nine people participating. Some had done yoga before, but for some it was their first time. Isabel said “I structured these classes for beginners, for those who are unsure about yoga but want to know about it, a foundation class is perfect for that.”
Isabel is offering a variety of yoga classes, including a meditation class every Sunday at 10 a.m. “It’s a really good way to unwind, relax, find peace and leave feeling more rejuvenated for the beginning of your new week” said Isabel.
The yoga session was for approximately 30 minutes, and at the end of the class more people had shown up to check out the class, and some signed up for classes before they left.
Jensen’s started having a great interest in herbs when her son was very young and he was ill quite a bit. She said she decided to take things into her own hands and research a natural way to help him.
Jensen said “we are here to help educate people on nutrition, workouts, and get people interested in proteins.”
She suggested trying one herb a month, to see how it works, learn about it, and then ask questions. “We understand in Ely this is new, but it seems to be trending right now,” Jensen said. “We both grew up here, we remember what Ely used to be like and what it is now, we need some change around here.”