Tap into your spiritual side

Breathe Inspiring Gifts offers spiritual gifts for beginners and collectors

Jenna Taylor, Contributing Writer

Breathe is a spiritual gift shop that provides customers with crystals, sage, dreamcatchers and other spiritual tools that aid in their customers’ spiritual journeys. The owner of Breathe, Jena Turner, originally started with her first location in Port Jefferson, New York and now has four locations in New York, and one in San Antonio. Turner is also from New York and has been passionate about spirituality since she was 15 years old. 

According to their website, Breathe is described as “not your traditional gift shop, it’s a center of spiritual and emotional healing.”

Breathe has a wide selection of crystals from all over the world. Turner shared that her favorite crystal is labradorite because of its coloring. For beginners that are just starting their spiritual journey, Turner recommended “clear quartz, amethyst and rose quartz for someone’s first stones.” 

It is obvious from the moment you walk in the store that Breathe has a wide variety of different spiritual gifts including a book shelf filled with tarot cards, baskets filled with various types of sage, an entire shelf lining the whole wall that holds hundreds of different types of crystals and jewelry made with the crystals. Turner stated that Breathe is “different from other shops because they have the largest selection of variety, from affordable to collector’s pieces.” 

For beginners that are interested in crystals or learning about spirituality, Breathe also has tarot classes, classes on crystals, psychic readings and various other workshops where individuals can learn about spirituality through all kinds of outlets. Turner’s best advice for beginners that are starting their spiritual journey is to “trust their intuition and not get hung up on what the cards say or what the crystal means for you, just because the description says one crystal is good for this… Remember, everybody receives energy differently and they should trust their instinct about how that crystal makes them feel.” 

You can find Breathe Inspiring Gifts in the Alon Town Shopping Centre at 10003 NW Military Hwy Suite 1112, San Antonio, TX 78231 or on their website www.breatheinspiringgifts.com. Their hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m on Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m on Sundays.