Folsom’s Mind Garden brings therapy, massage and yoga to Sutter Street in Historic District

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Mind Garden has been a dream of Leo Martinez and his wife, Sabine, since they met 10 years ago while training to be substance abuse counselors.

FOLSOM, Calif. — A mind and body healing site in Folsom will celebrate its grand opening in June.

Mind Garden is a passion project between Leo Martinez and his wife, Sabine. It’s the culmination of a dream the couple shared since they met 10 years ago in Thailand training to be substance abuse counselors, he said. The grand opening is Saturday, June 8.

The site, located at 929 Sutter St., offers therapy, meditation, yoga, massages, acupuncture and natural medicine, according to the business.

“Our venue is a garden location. We call it a gathering place,” Martinez told ABC10. “It’s a collective of all these wellness services.”

Martinez and his family remodeled the space on Sutter Street so it can house multiple practitioners, he said. Martinez is a licensed social worker and mental health therapist.

His wife is an associate marriage and family therapist and polyvagal-informed therapist working to understand patients’ body response to stress and trauma, according to the business. There are six other practitioners for the other services.

A grand opening special membership offered in June starts at $119 per month. A family pass is $219 per month. After June 8, a single membership is $129 per month. After Sept. 1, a single membership will be offered at $149 per month.

A 10-class pass is $200. A 30-class pass is $500. Business rates are available and Folsom Historic District residents can obtain special rates with proof of residency within one mile of the studio.

A yoga studio is available for private rentals and sessions.

“This is a place where you can come and feel good about yourself,” Martinez said.

Martinez is 13 years sober this year. He said he hopes Mind Garden can assist those with addiction, which is something he’s struggled with.

“I was staring at death. I almost didn’t make it,” he said. “I want people to know that people do recover.”

Originally from Concord, he said he would often visit his brother in Folsom during recovery. When it came time for Martinez and Sabine to settle down, they liked the affordability of Folsom compared to the Bay Area.

“It’s the place that we want to build our family,” he said. “It’s always been kind to me and my brother.”

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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