Health and Wellness: The Los Angeles Spirit Guide

Walking the stone labyrinth at Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens
Walking the stone labyrinth | Photo: Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens, Facebook

This Ultimate Spirit Guide will help ignite your inner self this summer and beyond! Get ready for an extraordinary season of total rejuvenation and exploration, where you'll dive into the incredible world of chakra alignment and unlock the ultimate mental and physical well-being. Brace yourself for a tranquil array of awe-inspiring outdoor escapades that will effortlessly transport you to a state of pure tranquility.

Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens
Photo: Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens
Golden Lotus Temple and swans at the Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine
The Golden Lotus Temple at the Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine  |  Photo: Yuri Hasegawa


Los Angeles offers numerous meditation spaces, including outdoor areas that can invigorate and revitalize you. Experience a profound and unique meditation style by exploring the highlighted outdoor meditation spots in the city. Embrace the energizing and rejuvenating ambiance these places provide.


Discover serenity in the heart of Los Angeles and escape to the Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens, an idyllic day retreat surrounded by nature. Explore the enchanting stone labyrinth for solace and tranquility. Engage in the transformative Sacred Tones Workshop or find inner peace in the meditation garden. This hidden oasis offers serenity, rejuvenation, and a chance to harmonize with nature's beauty.

The Meditation Gardens and Labyrinth are open to the public on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Timed tickets are $6 per person.


Experience tranquility at the Self-Realization Fellowship Shrine, a heavenly haven in Pacific Palisades just minutes from the ocean. The perfect fusion of serenity and enrichment, the idyllic environment at this blissful slice of paradise mesmerizes visitors with its abundant natural beauty, featuring graceful butterflies, serene turtles, enchanting fish, and elegant swans. Beyond the gardens, a multitude of services are available, including enlightening lectures, transformative group meditations, and personalized counseling.

The Lake Shrine Meditation Gardens are open Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free, but advance reservations are required.

Mimosa Healing at Sunset Rooftop
Mimosa Healing at Sunset Rooftop | Photo: Eventbrite

Mimosa Healing

Indulge in a soul-reviving experience every Saturday as you ascend to the Sunset Rooftop for Mimosa Healing. The transformative journey begins at 10am with a blissful yoga session, followed by a soothing sound bath that will transport you to new realms of relaxation. Indulge in an atmosphere of pure bliss as you savor bottomless mimosas, sip on herbal tea, and bask in the gentle healing energies of reiki. This extraordinary experience takes day drinking to new heights, blending weekend enjoyment with a profound spiritual awakening, all with 360-degree views.

Poolside Pilates
Poolside Pilates | Photo: Eventbrite

Poolside Pilates

Find your flow and elevate your spirit with Poolside Pilates from Views Vibes and Vinyasa. This 50-minute dynamic mat pilates class will challenge you, using your own body weight to sculpt and elongate from deep within, working on strengthening your core and focus on impeccable alignment. With the sun shining overhead, you'll embrace the great outdoors, bringing movement and mindfulness together in perfect harmony, all while laying poolside.

R&B Yoga on the Helipad
R&B Yoga on the Helipad | Instagram: @rnbyoga

Rooftop Yoga

Take your practice to new heights with the exhilarating experience of rooftop yoga. These are just a few of the top rooftop spots where you can elevate your mindfulness and find your inner "om."


Presented by the Poolside Pilates team of Views Vibes and Vinyasa, Sunset Sessions are held in the vibrant heart of K-town with breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views that will leave you in awe. At only $20 per class, this remarkable experience is both accessible and affordable. Suitable for practitioners of all levels, this invigorating vinyasa class guides you through an hour-long practice that seamlessly synchronizes breath with movement. Feel free to bring your own mat to fully personalize your practice, or conveniently rent one on-site. These sessions provide an opportunity for growth, rejuvenation, and inner alignment as you bask in the warm glow of the setting sun.


Experience the radiant Hollywood sunshine at the 5th-floor pool deck of the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Engage in a rejuvenating yoga class suitable for practitioners of all levels, allowing your stress to dissolve away. Following the session, indulge in the amenities of a world-class gym, a heated swimming pool, and a delightful poolside menu after your session. The yoga class takes place on Saturdays and Sundays from 7am to 8am.


"Come for the music, stay for the yoga!" R&B Yoga is a unique and inclusive yoga experience that combines R&B music with beginner-friendly techniques. Helipad Yoga takes place on Saturday mornings atop the Onyx Tower, located at the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax. The one-hour class features resident DJs Freesia and Illmeca spinning themed sets like the recent Erykah Badu, 90s R&B and Drake. Pricing is $45 and includes yoga, a "high" quality edible cookie from Marchés Pastries, and complimentary CBD iced tea. Bring your own yoga mat and towel, and be sure to wear sunglasses and stay hydrated!


Kickstart your Sunday morning with a blissful blend of gentle yoga, soothing breathwork, and a sublime sound bath, all set against the breathtaking backdrop of the rooftop at the picturesque Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina. It’s held every Sunday from 9:30am to 11am, where tranquility meets the ocean horizon.

Your expert guide on this journey is Lucia Gonzalez, who will lead you through five minutes of invigorating breathwork that paves the way for a transformative 55-minute yoga flow. Through mindful movement, you'll connect deeply with your body, mind, and breath, nurturing a sense of harmony within.

Sound Bath at Bruce's Beach Park
Sound Bath at Bruce's Beach Park | Photo: Blessed and Abundant Healing Co.
Sound Bath at Ace Hotel DTLA
Sound Bath at Ace Hotel DTLA | Instagram: @lazulicollective_

Sound Bath

If you haven't yet tried a sound bath, now is the perfect chance to immerse yourself in its soothing embrace amidst breathtaking outdoor surroundings. Similar to meditation, sound baths activate your parasympathetic nervous system, inducing deep relaxation, centering, and an uplifted state. This ancient-modern practice of sound healing takes diverse forms in cultures worldwide, offering a transformative experience to all participants.


Make time for self-care with a serene and rejuvenating sound bath from Tesha Smith, the founder of Blessed and Abundant Healing Co. A certified instructor in sound bath, yoga, breath work and qi gong, Smith offers indoor and outdoor classes at numerous locations, including Lemuria in Venice and Zula Den in West Adams. Smith primarily teaches at Bruce's Beach Park in Manhattan Beach. Located on a slope that overlooks the ocean, the three-acre Bruce's Beach is named for the West Coast's first Black-owned beach resort, opened by Charles and Willa Bruce in 1912. Sign up for a class via Linktree and follow @blessedandabunduanthealing on Instagram for updated info.


The Ace Hotel in Downtown LA hosts a monthly Sunset Poolside Sound Bath on the rooftop every second Tuesday. Presented in collaboration with Feels Like Floating and Lazuli Collective, the sound baths feature artists like ByHaze and India Shawn from 6:30pm to 8pm. Proceeds from the suggested donation go to Midnight Mission.

Tai Chi in Bronson Park
Tai chi in Bronson Park | Photo: National Tai Chi Chuan Association

Tai Chi

Located in Griffith Park, Bronson Park serves as a tranquil oasis amidst the urban landscape where Tai Chi, originating as a Chinese tradition, has blossomed into an exercise form deeply rooted in martial arts. With its gentle movements and focused breathing, Tai Chi offers an abundance of physical and emotional benefits - fostering relaxation, alleviating anxiety and depression, and enhancing cognitive function.

Under the skillful guidance of Sifu Kenny Klimak (president of the National Tai Chi Chuan Association), the weekly Saturday morning sessions invite you and others to experience profound relaxation and heightened mental clarity. The affordable donation of only $5 makes it accessible to all, ensuring that anyone can enjoy the class. Within Bronson Park's serene surroundings, you can find solace and serenity, allowing the practice of Tai Chi to rejuvenate both body and mind.

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