CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – The Ajna Wellness Center opens in Croton's upper village on Monday. The center joins a variety of new businesses expected to open in Croton's upper village business district in the coming weeks.
The center is moving from its original location in Cortlandt to 18 Old Post Road S., Croton-on-Hudson. The center's director, Tina Triburgo, said she hopes to serve clients holistically with a wide variety of specialists.
"Now we can have a whole building, and more practitioners can be under one roof. So now we have more room for hands-on workshops and we can focus on education," Triburgo said.
The name "Ajna" refers to what Eastern spiritual traditions call the "third-eye," or what Western psychology would refer to as the subconscious or unconscious, according to the center's website.
"Reiki practitioner, psychotherapist, acupuncturist, art therapist, herbalists, who are going to be doing workshops," Triburgo said about some of the specialists she has collected under one roof. The center's new stand-alone building offers an additional two floors, enough room to offer yoga classes and educational workshops. Prices for services vary hugely, although workshops start at about $25.
A relatively new venture for Triburgo, The Ajna Wellness Center was started only eight months ago in an office suite at 2127 Crompond Road, Cortlandt. Triburgo, a licensed clinical social worker, brings business experience from her private practice on West 86th Street in Manhattan, and experience working at established psychological treatment centers, such as the Putnam-Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital's methadone clinic.
"I'm from Croton, I'm a Croton resident, I'm excited to move into Croton and provide these services to the area I live," said Triburgo, who grew up near the Yorktown-Croton border. "Now there's the whole revitalization of Croton, and I would like to contribute to that to the upper village being a destination for people."
Other businesses expected to open soon in Croton's upper village include The Black Cow, on Old Post Road South, and Umami owner Craig Purdy's new venture, Brasserie Grand, around the corner on Grand Street.