Relax and Set Intentions with a Spa Holiday

Red Mountain Resort Yoga and Hiking Recharge with a Spa Holiday There’s no denying it – the holidays are here. As much as the world is filled with revelry and good cheer, accomplishing this often comes at the expense of tension, stress, and fatigue. Maybe the holidays are also a time for a [...]

By | December 15th, 2017|Spas|0 Comments

Miraval Life in Balance Spa brings their mindful luxury to Orange County

Photo by David Young-Wolff For Miraval Life in Balance Spa, Mindfulness is an opportunity to connect, de-stress, be playful and stay curious Mindfulness is more than a buzzword at the five-star resort property Miraval Life in Balance Spa at Monarch Beach Resort. The entire team has been committed to the importance of mindfulness [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Spas|0 Comments

Pause Float Studio

While I’ve heard people talk about the benefits of floating, my first experience floating was at Pause Float Studio in Venice. It is located in a nondescript storefront (at least from the street) on Washington Boulevard, just east of Lincoln. The moment I stepped inside the doors of this carefully designed oasis of relaxation, it [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Spas|0 Comments

Biologique Recherché & the Ciel Spa at SLS

There is a sense of relaxation invoked from the first moments of entering the Philippe Stark-designed Ciel Spa at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. The simplicity of the warm white tones of the spa and the gorgeous, distinctive design create an unparalleled and refined urban sanctuary. New partnerships at the spa offer an expanded [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Spas|0 Comments

Visiting the Spa with Alysia Reiner

Photo of Alysia Reiner at Exhale Spa at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood by photographer David Young-Wolff. Yoga, Massage, and other Self-Care Tips from an Actress on the Go This actress, filmmaker, activist, and mom knows how to maintain balance amidst a busy schedule of traveling, filmmaking, and raising a family. When it [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|Spas|2 Comments

A Conversation with Global Wellness Day Founder Belgin Aksoy

LA YOGA: You've said that your own thyroid cancer helped you to change your life and understand the importance of wellness. What inspired the founding of Global Wellness Day? Belgian Aksoy: A few years ago, just prior to establishing the Global Wellness Day concept, I asked myself the following question: "Health is one of the most [...]

By | June 10th, 2016|Spas|1 Comment

Say Yes to Wellness: Global Wellness Day Celebrated Worldwide on June 11

With the slogan, “One Day Can Change Your Whole Life,” Turkish destination spa owner and cancer survivor Belgin Aksoy sparked a worldwide movement that is now celebrated in 100 countries. Now celebrating its fifth year, Global Wellness Day is an initiative centered on making wellness a focus—even for one day—and then allowing that to have [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|Spas|0 Comments

Not Your Mama’s Pregnancy: A Single Woman’s Babymoon

Indulge in a Babymoon, a pre-birth vacation to help expecting mothers enjoy the last moments of pregnancy. Walking has become more like waddling. Sleep, as much as you need it right now, is fleeting as you fight to find a position that’s comfortable. Every moment of silent relaxation is interrupted by the thought, “In two [...]

By | April 23rd, 2015|Spas|0 Comments

Spa Review: Paradise Point Resort and Spa San Diego

Spa Review: Island Mud Treatment at Paradise Point Resort and Spa, San Diego If you can’t find a mud pool, head for the spa.  Paradise Point Resort and Spa in San Diego offers a Hawaiian-inspired Island Mud Treatment using ingredients sourced seasonally from mineral-rich clays.  Following an all-over dry-glove exfoliation, your therapist will paint layers of [...]

By | March 30th, 2015|Spas|0 Comments

Renewal, Rebirth And Reintroductions To Totems

finding resolution through inner and outer journeys I’d grown increasingly restless for a renewal of spirit: With a politically hostile environment, eight years of a divided country and an economic meltdown of epic proportions I felt bereft of happiness and energy. Not to mention that my body was the heaviest it had ever been. Despite [...]

By | December 11th, 2008|Spas|0 Comments