Seeking Indigo is an ever evolving creative environment celebrating traditions, products, and wellness methodologies from afar, coupled with progressive healing modalities and authentic local ﬁnds from Charleston’s own backyard.
Fashion designer turned wellness visionary, Kathryn Peters, teamed up with Charlotte dentist, Blake Kingsbury, to roll out a new concept in health and wellness. In the heart of downtown Charleston in Upper King Street’s design district lies a hidden gem. A retail urban oasis occupies the front of this 6000 square foot facility. Hidden behind a hand carved Indonesian Geybog “wall” rests the wellness center where ancient healing meets modern technology. Services include Ayurvedic treatments such as Shirodhara and Ginger Compress, Japanese Facelift Massage, Biofeedback, Detox Foot Baths, Infrared Sauna, Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber, Thai Massage, Yoga Classes, Living Meditation class, and the signature Migun Massage Experience - a favorite of most clients. Shamans have commented that The Migun massage experience lies under a 100 year old Joglo that is directly in line with a major vortex of Seeking Indigo and Charleston.
The Seeking Indigo experience begins the moment the customer enters the space. Peters states, “We wanted to create an environment where transformation and evolution can take place for everyone that enters Seeking Indigo... A doorway to new possibility.” We travel the world to bring you a unique experience taking the best of the best that every culture has to offer in product with purpose and health and wellness. It’s amazing that as soon as we set our intention to create a platform where all could come together to realize their dreams, those dreams began to manifest in front of our eyes. When following one’s passion with purpose it becomes effortless.”
When a customer walks through our front door, they are met by a 9 foot waterfall of Ganesh that is keeper of sacred spaces. As one meanders amongst the unique product from cultures near and far, they quickly understand this is a different experience than may have been expected while shopping in Charleston. At the center of the store lies an intention bowl ﬁlled with beautiful flowers where customers are encouraged to give gratitude while tossing an Indonesian coin into the water basin. Within the space, is the “tea house” where a large screen TV shows the journey to India where many of the beautiful home furnishings were found; bringing the experience of traveling the world right home to Charleston.
The combination of a retail store with a wellness center is just the beginning. “We had no idea if Charleston was ready, but we were willing to give it a try” says Peters. Bringing together all cultures, practices and walks of life, Peters and Kingsbury, travel the world seeking to bring home that little bit of magic that they are able to experience on their journey. After they returned from the Kumba Mela (where they where photographed in one of the Sadu tents on the banks of the ganges similar to that which was replicated as the ceiling in the sanctuary of the Seeking Indigo wellness center) the dynamic duo are continually inspired to reach new levels of development. By bettering ourselves and living life authentically, awake, aware and alert, hopefully we will be able to serve as change agents in a world ready for true evolution.
Creating Seeking Indigo has been a dream that has ﬁnally manifested into reality for this trio. Kathryn Peters, who is the visionary and managing director of the project, and Blake Kingsbury, who focuses on the philosophy of the organization, have implemented an integral philosophy which ensures this conscious business will flourish.
The book that most profoundly impacted our journey... The Integral Vision by Ken Wilbur which provides a road map upon which an integral approach to living can be applied. Our vision is that one day we will all wake up.... and we see this beginning to happen, little by little, it’s the subtle shifts that are taking place. Everyday we are inspired by a story we hear or a person that walks through our door and shares with us a little magic in their own life . The world is changing. It is time, We are ready!!!! May Seeking Indigo provide a platform to support mind, body, spirit evolution. Seeking Indigo is a Charleston Wellness Center that offers healing Charleston Spa treatments from all corners of the world.