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Mind, Body and Sol: Renew Yourself in Miami

Mind, Body and Sol: Renew Yourself in Miami

Mind Body Sol

Refresh yourself from the inside out with these local experiences that are found only in Miami.

Maybe everyone you meet in Miami has a glow. Happy sun-seekers line the beaches. Smiles are more effortless here. Maybe health and wellness are embedded in the city's DNA.

Millions of travelers flock to Miami every year to soak up sun and reset. It's world-famous for stunning beaches, exquisite cuisine, and vibrant nightlife. But you're missing a Miami treasure if you skip its extraordinary yoga studios, luxurious spas, and relaxing retreats -- all which renew your mind, body, and 'sol.'

From seaside yoga to detoxifying spas, Miami is a respite from your routine. Refresh yourself from the inside out with these local experiences that are found only in Miami.


Yoga morning, noon and night. There's nothing more meditative than a welcoming sunrise, so start your day with sun salutations on the beach as the sun rises to shine on your vacation.


Miami local and Yogi October Rose started her day with a morning practice on the shore. That was the beginning of 3rd Street Beach Yoga. Soon, other yoga enthusiasts joined her, and have since continued the tradition.

Have you ever practiced yoga surrounded by the works of talented street artists? Well, thanks to Love Life Wellness Center, you can take in the graffiti-art of Wynwood, and re-center with a midday yoga session. Love Life Wellness Center offers a fast-paced Agni Hot Power Yoga class as well as guidance on spiritual transformation. Continue your renewal with a plant-based, organically sourced juices, salads and wraps at their Wellness Cafe.

Let all the downward-doggies and discover the unparalleled oasis beyond the sands of South Beach, that is The Standard Spa. Located on the tranquil waters of the Biscayne Bay, The Standard was built around communal spa activities offering bayside mud bath treatments, a detoxifying aroma steam room, a Roman waterfall hot tub, saunas and arctic plunges. The hotel features day and evening yoga sessions in the meditation garden or by the bay. Close out your day here with one of the views of Florida's majestic sunsets framed by the downtown Miami skyline.

For the perfect fix after a night out on Washington Avenue at Score and Twist, head to Vizcaya and join Trio Yoga for a monthly, full moon yoga session. Then, take in the villa's Italian Renaissance-inspired Mediterranean Revival architecture, and slip into a trance as you bathe in the moonlight overlooking Biscayne Bay.


Now that you have rejuvenated your core, it's time to refocus on the body. In Miami, there is no shortage of spas and treatments, so your choices are endless. For a truly unique spa experience, check out these two sanctuaries that offer you a chance to disconnect and start to renew you.


As a top hotel LGBTQ travelers, Hotel Gaythering is a must visit. Situated between the beaches of South Beach and Biscayne Bay, the hotel offers a Men's Only Self-Spa including Hamman, sauna and mud baths. After your treatment, be sure to stop in the hotel bar for Karaoke, Trivia and Game Nights (including Hungry Hungry Hippos) where you can sip cocktails and chat with locals and Miami visitors.

If you've indulged in a day of shopping at the international designer haven Aventura Mall, you can find refuge at family-friendly Turnberry Isle Resort and Spa, conveniently located right next door. Here you can wind down in the spa with some of the most luxurious treatments you've ever experienced. The tropical Fijian body butter massage will transport your body to a tropical paradise, or you can reset your chakras with an Ayurvedic treatment. They also offer Hydrotherapy, reiki, sound therapy, and a plethora of organic body therapies and spa rituals. In the meantime, you can let the kids loose in the Turnberry Kids Club before indulging in Michael Mina's steakhouse and tucking in for the night.


Relaxed and refreshed, it's time to take to the streets to experience Miami under the sun. If you're looking for an all-inclusive, local-centric destination to immerse yourself in on your next vacation, these spots are too hot to miss.


There is a little pocket nestled away on Miami Beach called Sunset Harbour. Locals describe it as having a Laguna Beach "kinda' feel." You can practice yoga, order a smoothie, play 18-holes, taste organic coffee, kayak or meditate all in one square block.

If Miami Beach isn't your scene, stroll through Wynwood Walls and take in all the local art and inviting shops and eateries. We dare you not to walk away from these streets without at least one new Instagram selfie -- #FoundInMiami! Then, head over to Miami's Design District for some retail therapy. Stumble upon unexpectedly quaint streets and buildings that formerly housed interior design and art galleries now home to global luxury retail and fashion. Welcome to the design district - literally a one-stop-shop for fashion lovers.

Get some much needed shelter from the sun and duck into the Perez Art Museum (PAMM) to brush up on your Contemporary and Modern art. Outside the museum be sure to walk the grounds, which feature hanging topiaries inspired by Babylon. Close by, check out the newly-opened Frost Museum that houses a must-see aquarium and brand-new planetarium.

As your fun in the sun comes to a close, the Lapis Spa at Fontainebleau offers harmony, inner peace and a rejuvenating water ritual among their full menu of award winning spa services. The aptly named Lapis Ritual Water Elements area invites you to unwind in a detoxifying Eucalyptus Steam Infusion, get lost in their exhilarating Rain Tunnel and float away your cares in the mineral pool. Your sun-kissed skin will thank you.

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