At Ancient Ways, our collection of experts use a variety of spiritual, psychological and physical methods to help gain understanding and healing. We are dedicated to the well-being of the body, mind and spirit – which came to being in 1997 through the inspiration of a great woman Joan “Mariah” Von Stein.

We are located in the Sherman Hills Historical District in Des Moines, Iowa.

We provide a one-stop shop for unique items as well as spiritual guidance on your journey.

We also feature in-store tarot readings, reiki, massage therapy, instruct classes, have drum classes and aspire to provide our community guidance in love and light.

Many Blessings to you All. 


Meet Our Staff

Lillian Wempe  

Offers a variety of healing modalities from energy work, chakra balancing, smudging, cleansing and was a part of a healing apprenticeship. Lillian is a licensed massage therapist, she graduated from the Body Wisdom School for massage therapy but has been studying modalities all her life.

Shadow & Sophie

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