Nurturing A Home Practice
Nurturing A Home Practice
“There is a time for being ahead,
A time for being behind;
A time for being in motion,
[and] a time for being at rest” - excerpt from the 29th verse of the Tao
As this season begs us to slow down and lean into moments of tenderness and rest, developing a home practice serves as a beautiful ritual to further support these areas of our lives. By allowing subtle movement and restorative practices to unfold privately and within a nurturing environment, one can more gently and freely arrive in their own body and its rhythms of self-expression. Allison Walton, local movement artist, is offering personalized movement + restorative practices for navigating the ebbs and flows of the winter season upon us, and in good company alongside a curation of sensory elements from Boketto’s apothecary. A lovely gift for yourself, or as something special to extend to dear ones near or far that may be in need of some tender loving care.
This Gift of Movement Includes:
A personal, 30-minute virtual consultation with Allison
A custom sequenced, designed, and recorded home practice
Restorative Eye Pillow by Jess Breed of Willow Knows
MOON Botanical Body Lotion by 3rd Ritual
Custom Home Practice Process:
So that the recipient’s home practice preferences and needs are well understood, the process begins with a 30-minute virtual consultation with Allison. The custom home practice is then sequenced, designed and recorded before being delivered to the recipient electronically for download. The recording is available to the recipient without expiration so that it may serve as a lifetime companion of support -- and in a format that can be viewed and listened to anytime from phone or desktop.
About The Sensorial Elements:
Sensorial elements pair beautifully alongside a movement practice for creating a nurturing environment in the comfort of one’s own home. Utilization of these products will be seamlessly woven into the custom home practice for welcoming a more easeful state into the body and mind.
Restorative Eye Pillow by Jess Breed of Willow Knows
Composed of delicate, hand-dyed raw silk, these weighted restorative eye pillows contain a blend of organic herbs, rice, and buckwheat. Provides gentle acupressure over the eyes while the body relaxes in a horizontal position such as savasana.
3rd Ritual MOON Botanical Body Lotion
Perfectly adorned with grounding and soothing notes of lavender, chamomile and rose, this moisturizing botanical blend carries the emotional effects of the moon. Designed as a tool for transition to support the shift from movement to stillness, wakefulness to slumber, and giving to receiving, it may be applied to the palms and soles of the feet throughout a restorative practice.
How do you choose your products?
All products carried at Boketto Wellness have been chosen with your wellbeing in mind and adhere to the highest standards of containing all-natural, organic and wildcrafted ingredients. We have direct relationships with the makers behind every single brand that we carry, and can attest to the intention, thoughtfulness, and quality of each product. We like to stock products that aren't available on Amazon, and are actively building to better represent underrepresented makers (black, femme and queer) in the wellness category. If you have specific questions or concerns about ingredients, do reach out. We’re happy to provide detailed information to ensure you receive the answers you’re looking for.
Do you sell local brands?
We do! In fact it’s something that we’re very proud of, and is at the core of our business approach in supporting independent makers that craft right here in Richmond, Virginia.
Can you help me in figuring out which products best suit my lifestyle?
The beauty of our brick + mortar is that all of our retail specialists are well versed in our products and excited to connect with you on an individual level to better understand your priorities and needs. To help you select the products that are best suited for you simply reach out to us via booking a private retail appointment or swinging by the shop. If you’re unable to make it into our Richmond shop, send your questions through social, phone, or email—we’re happy to connect with you there.
What is your shipping policy (Domestic & International)?
We ship with USPS in the continental U.S. And do our best to ship within 3 days after receipt of your order. Usually it is same or next day.
- Standard shipping is free for domestic orders over $100
- Purchases under $100 is calculated by weight and class of shipping chosen
We use DHL for international shipping, and is calculated by weight and distance to travel.
What’s your return/exchange policy?
Please refer to our Return Policy Page
Do you offer educational workshops and events?
Absolutely! We host and provide education on a variety of topics and events for the Boketto community. Virtual workshops and events are announced first on Social and via our newsletter.
If you’re interested in hosting a workshop or special event on our platform, email Boketto Founder, Jelena Nikolajevic with your proposal/details, etc. firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you sell gift cards?
Yes, digital and physical gift cards are available for purchase in-store and online
I’m interested in stocking my product at Boketto...
We’re curious to learn about you! Kindly send your query to email@example.com, including product & wholesale pricing information. We read all inquiries received, promptly. Due to the number of requests received, we can only reply to makers that currently meet our needs.
Who did your website / photography / styling?
Our website was designed by Claire Crookston Creative with Jennifer Elsner, and the gorgeous photography + styling was done by Alexis Courtney and Bella Weinstein, respectively.
What services do you currently offer?
Acupuncture, facials/gua sha, waxing & tinting, massage therapies (reflexology, pregnancy, sport...), and Naturopathy. All treatments are provided by licensed practitioners that offer effective perspectives and methodologies that cater to your individual needs. You can learn more about our services and practitioners on our Services page.
What products are used in the treatments?
For massage treatments, it varies for each practitioner and the client’s preference. All cream- and oil-based products used in massage treatments are 100% natural and organic. Marie Veronique products are exclusively used in all our facial treatments. If you have any questions or concerns about allergies, scent, etc do reach out, we’re happy to get you the answers you need.
How do I book an appointment? You can book 24/7 online, or feel free to call our shop during store hours to speak with someone directly about making an appointment.
What is the cancellation policy?
With the required COVID protocols for services, we’ve tightened-up our cancellation policy, and appreciate your understanding.
When cancelling or changing your service appointment, our policy requires you kindly give us 24 hours notice. We will not be able to offer refunds on late cancellations, last-minute changes or no shows—the card used to book an appointment are subject to be charged the full cost of the scheduled service.
You can cancel or change an appointment online, by following the link in your confirmation/reminder emails. You’ll receive an email confirmation to assure your cancellation request has been accepted.
And, yes, emergencies happen. If something unforeseen occurs, wherever we can, our team will work with you to resolve it. Within 24 hours contact us at (804) 354-6707 during store hours.
When does my card get charged?
A card is required to book your appointment, however it isn’t charged until your service is complete. (Or if an appointment isn’t cancelled outside of the above 24-hourpolicy.)
Is there paperwork that I need to complete prior to my appointment?
At the time of booking your appointment, you’ll be given intake forms to complete. We suggest review and complete the paperwork relevant to your service digitally, promptly. Your practitioner will want to review before your arrival, to best prepare and address concerns/questions.
When you arrive to your appointment you’ll have typical COVID screening paperwork to sign.