Venice Health & Beauty
Health & Beauty neighborhood
1636 Abbot Kinney, Venice
Perched up above Abbot Kinney, this white-washed space feels more like a tree house than a spa. Wagner, who also moonlights as a painter, is chill and wonderful, meaning that an hour spent with her skilled hands is kind of like hanging with a friend. A recovering tanning junkie herself, Wagner is nothing short of a magician when it comes to banishing sunspots and UV damage. Product-wise, the focus here is on holistic and organic lines, supplemented by her own turmeric and plant stem cell serum.
Dayle Breault (aka The Goddess of Skin) has an obsession with natural skincare that was born out of her own struggles with acne. That said, acne is just one of many skin concerns she tackles: She (apparently) singlehandedly solved Cara Delevingne's issues with psoriasis and her three-part Epicuren mask visibly diminishes sun damage after a single session. Plus, her namesake product line offers the perfect balance between good-for-you ingredients and potency (the Bonafide scrub is a fan favorite). Call or email for an appointment, she sees clients in both NYC and LA.
835 Lincoln Blvd., Venice
We're big fans of this Montauk studio, so we were thrilled when they opened their second beach town location—on the West Coast. Co-yoga directors Kyle Miller and Sian Gordon have converted their Lincoln Boulevard space into an airy paradise that smells more like white sage and Diptyque candles than a sweaty yoga studio. The aesthetic matches the beachy interiors of the Montauk space, with white walls, teal floors, and geometric neon wall murals by local artist Carly Margolis. While the studio interior has obvious appeal, the teaching is where they really shine. The overall vibe is laid back—no heat, no mirrors, and definitely no weights—with a meditation and healthy Sevasana built into every class. And while clear direction and game-changing adjustments will make 75 minutes go by extraordinarily fast, there’s nothing about this that’s easy: expect to sweat (a lot) and to feel it the next day.
2570 Lincoln Blvd, Venice
We've quickly grown to love this bright, clean, chic studio, which is the newest addition to the Modo Yoga chain (there are locations throughout the country). Specializing in hot yoga, the schedule offers a good mix to keep your practice interesting (the music flow is our go-to). Bonus: A clean locker room with ample showers makes an early morning workout that much easier.
512 Rose Ave., Venice
StretchLab was founded on a novel idea that’s also somewhat of a no-brainer: stretching is really good for you, assisted stretching is even better, and you shouldn’t have to book a physical therapist to make it happen. Here, the lab’s talented “flexologists” (a team comprised of personal trainers, massage therapists, and yoga instructors) stretch you while you lie on a raised platform, and getting a routine personalized stretch before or after a workout—or anytime, really—is super convenient and simple. You can opt for sessions that last anywhere from twenty minutes to an hour; monthly packages and memberships are available, too. This is their OG spot; they have two additional locations: one on Montana, and another on Beverly.
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