Spirit Dreams

    Business Stats

  • In business since 1994 in Eastown.
  • Locally owned and operated by Jaye VanLenten and Jackie Bess.
  • Most important commitment is living consciously with focus on holistic health, wellness and spiritual growth.
  • Affiliated with Local First, Neighborhood Business Alliance, Eastown Business Association, Eastown Community Association, Uptown Business Improvement District and Corridor Improvement District.
  • Bailey was the owners’ Yellow Lab who had a peaceful spirit and a talent for writing – she passed in 2007 but her book, The Best of Bailey’s Corners, is available at the store.
  • George, the 16-year old resident cat, has lived at the store since he was rescued by Bailey after being hit by a car and suffering two broken legs.
  • Co-owner Jackie is a Young and the Restless soap opera addict.
  • Co-owner Jaye favors locally crafted beers and enjoys canning home-grown vegetables.

Spirit Dreams

When you shop at Spirit Dreams, it’s more than a pleasurable experience, it’s a commitment to supporting a unique local business that helps empower individual artists and ethical companies locally and globally.

Described by co-owner Jaye Van Lenten as an “oasis for the soul”, everything about Spirit Dreams, from the unique handcrafted products it offers to its peaceful, soothing atmosphere is focused on enriching mind, body and soul. In business for 20 years, co-owners Jaye and Jackie are considered pioneers of bringing holistic health products to people who strive for balance of mind, body ad soul and believe in supporting people who make a living through their art and craft. Machine-made is never the norm at this shop!

Customers can feel good about their purchases at Spirit Dreams. Owners Jaye and Jackie always buy consciously for the shop, ensuring guest purchases make a meaningful difference in real people’s lives locally and worldwide – as well as in their own lives.

A visit to Spirit Dreams lets you delight in locally sourced handmade products from Grand Rapids Soap Co. and La Vie De La Rose. Fall in love with handcrafted silver pendants and giftable jewelry from local artisans. Enjoy the array of hand-selected crystals, stones, rocks, and minerals. Browse through a thoughtful selection of books, cards, CDs, artwork, and quote-bearing items. Experience psychic and angel readings daily. And enjoy the friendly, knowledgeable staff who embody the philosophy of holistic health and embrace ethical business practices.

Co-owners Jaye and Jackie have been active in the community for over 30 years and as Jackie states it, “We love what we do and feel very fortunate to have had our business in Grand Rapids for 20 years! We are very dedicated to Eastown and Uptown.” Jaye was on the Eastown Business Association Board for 12 years, serving as President for five of those. She also served on the Local First Board during its first three years. She is currently Chair of the Uptown Business Improvement District Board.

Spirit Dreams has been awarded five Neighborhood Business Alliance Awards since 1990 and five Townie Awards since 2003. In 2011, Jaye received the P. Michael Wanroy Volunteer in Business Award. In 2013, she was honored with the Guy Bazzani Local Legacy Award from Local First.

Discover just what makes Spirit Dreams so special. Visit Jaye and Jackie at the store on Lake Drive, check out their website at or Like their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spirit-Dreams/61985877278?ref=ts&fref=ts

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