Energy Among Us Working Towards Bigger and Better Things
After a struggle with Centerville authorities and a large amount of community support, Energy Among Us is running business as usual. The new age store offers yoga classes, meditation, tarot card readings, palmistry, and other methods of spirituality. Owner Courtney Bibb says she's even trying to get local kids involved as well.
“It’s kind of fun and exciting and it’s really neat to see that they actually know what meditation means.” –Courtney Bibb/Business Owner
The store was under a lot of scrutiny back in April when a city ordinance was reviewed, stating that the practice of any type of spirituality for money is not allowed.
“After settling the matter out of court, the decades old ordinance was removed from the books, not just in Centerville, but in Warner Robins and Perry as well.” –Kimberly Newman
“It is a victory, and I’m really glad and very blessed that they were able to see the benefit of removing the ordinance.” –Courtney Bibb/Business Owner
Courtney says the battle only made Energy Among Us stronger, and the support she received from the local community made it possible for her to grow her business even more.
“We’re all family here, you can come in one time and the next time you come back, you're like family and I love everybody here and I’m very grateful that the ordinance has done well from me.” –Courtney Bibb/Business Owner
Courtney says she has more classes prepared for the future in addition to a few special events, including a Harry Potter Party where kids can compete in a costume contest and make their own wands. Working together with Houston County has allowed Courtney to keep the peace, and move forward with her spiritual practices. In Centerville, I’m Kimberly Newman for News Central.