BY LIZ WITBECK
Tushita Heaven reopened in a larger location
at 423 Broadway in Saratoga Springs,
offering a variety of rocks, crystals and
other supplies for those who are interested
in metaphysics and alternative medicine.
Dawn Hall opened the store in 2005,
when her family was living in California.
Hall used the store to operate a wellness
center where she devoted her time to
practicing alternative medicine, as well as
selling retail products. In 2011, she moved
the store to Saratoga Springs, where her
husband grew up. Hall is from Maine. The
space she has now on Broadway is much
She enjoys being back on the East Coast.
“People in Saratoga really love the shop,
which makes it nice” she said. “I so appreciate
“Tushita Heaven is really unique. Our
mission is to provide quality products for
those who are looking to improve the quality
of their lives” said Hall.
The store features stones and crystals
of all kinds. In the front of the store, there
are displays of tumbled stones and the
metaphysical property of each stone. Hall
said novices to the world of metaphysics
enjoy looking at that display.
The store also features a wide variety
of spiritual items, such as Raku pottery,
a form of Japanese pottery that is hand shaped to allow each piece to be unique;
singing bowls, used for meditative purposes;
incenses and natural oils; tarot cards and
greeting cards; statues, of both Buddhist
and Hindu central figures; Native American
spiritual products, such as smudging items
and medicine wheels; a large selection of
jewelry; books; candles; and more.
Tushita Heaven offers, among its many
products, a selection of items that are used
in the healing arts. Each of the rocks in
the store, according to Hall, has a certain
property. People use rocks and crystals
individually or in combination to achieve
certain effects. Amethyst, she said, is a
natural tranquilizer and is a good stone for
overcoming addictions. Turquoise is a purification
stone, dispelling negative energy.
Hall said people will feel “drawn” to
different stones, depending on where they
are emotionally and spiritually in their life.
“Some people just collect crystals because
they are pretty, not because of their
properties” she said.
“People are blown away by the selection”
she said. “And we’re not high end. We have
items that range from fifty cents all the way
up to $50,000. There’s something here for
Tushita Heaven also features massage
therapy sessions, reiki sessions, psychic
and tarot card readings, and other types
Hall travels across the United States attending
mineral and crystal shows to find
products for Tushita Heaven. She recently
went to a show in Denver. A few weeks
before that, she was in Arizona. She also
imports items from countries such as Brazil,
to give her customers the highest quality
Hall and her staff are always willing
to answer questions people have about
Tushita Heaven has a website with an
online store. Most items found in store can
also be found on the website.
The store is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday through Thursday, and until 8 p.m.
on Friday and Saturday. For more information,
visit www.tushitaheaven.com. Its
phone number is 450-1622.