Get the Hollywood treatment at this glamorous high-end spa located at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles in Downtown L.A. In addition to body treatments, massages and facials, the spa offers several one-of-a-kind experience packages for guests looking to be truly pampered. The signature “champagne & shimmer body treatment” ($230) includes a champagne scrub to soothe the complexion, a hydrating massage and a dusting of 24-karat shimmer powder to leave you literally glowing, while the “red carpet radiance” package ($305) will have your skin prepped for a big event with a brush cleanse, skin radiance mask, crystal massage, lifting mask and non-surgical contouring.
900 W Olympic Blvd., Downtown Los Angeles
Take advantage of the pleasant year-round weather and take a class outside. There’s nothing like doing tree pose under palm trees, surrounded by hummingbirds and the occasional stare of a groundhog. The instructors at Runyon Canyon Yoga have been offering three classes per day (paid by donation) for over ten years to a diverse bunch of students. All body types, levels and modes of dress welcome (some people roll up in jeans). Bring your own mat. Snacks and water available by donation on the honor system at base of the hill.
Best way to see the Hollywood Sign upside down? Try the Friday morning 8 a.m. class at Barnsdall Art Park, right in front of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House. Offered by donation by actor/Yoga Journal cover model/longtime yoga instructor Lauren Peterson, it’s the best deal in town with a breathtaking view of the Hollywood Hills and Peterson’s dog Koko, who does downward facing dog at the end of every class on command—in Sanskrit!
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This year, Global Wellness Day will be celebrated in 100 countries from sunrise in New Zealand until sunset in Hawaii. Founded five years ago by Belgin Aksoy from Istanbul, this is a special day that reminds the entire world of the importance of living well, encompassing everything from exercise and beauty treatments, spiritual teachings and ways of thinking, to the harmony between body and spirit. This is a social movement without any commercial purpose, celebrated around the world on the second Saturday of June every year. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has partnered with Global Wellness Day to highlight the company’s wide-ranging wellness initiatives and outstanding spas within the portfolio.