The Spa at
This hacienda-style retreat
is an enchanting Eden with
lush vegetation, gurgling
fountains, an open-air
yoga studio and cabana-ringed pool. Indulge in a
Citrus Supreme treatment,
a luscious face and body
ritual featuring a mandarin
exfoliation, citrus soufflé body
mask and antioxidant facial
with the exclusive Natura
Bisse line from Barcelona.
5921 Valencia Circle,
Rancho Santa Fe
The Spa at Omni
La Costa Resort
This landmark spa has
been an oasis for the mind,
body and soul since 1965,
and greets the modern
day with great panache.
The sprawling, whitewalled, 43,000-square-foot
compound hosts a sunny
alfresco sanctuary with
outdoor Roman waterfalls, a
pool and hot tub; a reflexology
stone labyrinth and tropical
gardens filled with birds
of paradise. Girlfriends
love to gather for Bellinis
and gourmet healthy eats
between hydrating vitamin
C facials or strawberry and
Champagne body wraps.
2100 Costa Del Mar Road,
Spas & Yoga
Cirque du Soleil meets yoga at Ignite Fitness,
where colorful silk hammocks hang suspended from 18-foot ceilings and the yoga poses
have been adapted for suspension. Beginners
should check out the Aerial Essentials class.
42 Genevieve St., Suite Q, Solana Beach
Pet owners and their four-legged friends can
bond during dog yoga at the Doghouse
Bar & Grill, then enjoy brunch on the
3515 Fifth Ave., Bankers Hill
The challenge of staying balanced and
holding poses steps up a notch while floating on a stand-up paddleboard in Mission
Bay. Classes are offered through Mission Bay
1001 Santa Clara Place, Mission Bay
Hatha yoga is offered at the Japanese
Friendship Garden in Balboa Park in the
tranquil garden next to the koi pond.
Check niwa.org/calendar for classes.
2215 Pan American Road E., Balboa Park
The spa experience has evolved way beyond pampering indulgence, as taking
the time to unwind and de-stress does wonders for one’s health and well-being.
Spa sanctuaries can be found all over San Diego, each with its own character.
Belly laughs and backbends go hand in
hand at the Saturday morning classes in
Balboa Park. Dr. Madan Kataria founded the
laughter yoga movement in 1995, and it has
since spread across the globe.
Playground at Sixth Ave. and Spruce St.,