Finally found a spa and yoga studio that is conveniently close to work, isn’t heated yoga, has times that work with my schedule, has a philosophy I like, and envelops me in a feeling of luxurious peace when I enter.
Serenity Spa and Soul Yoga in Roseville.
Luxurious is the word that comes to mind when you walk into Serenity Spa. From the Chinese espresso wood floors, the plush velvet and silk jewel-toned drapes, the platinum metallic moldings, the soothing-to-the-eyes paints on the 14-foot high ceilings, to the lotus flower shaped lamps that stud the floors and tables throughout the spa, “luxury” and “pampering” are both promised and delivered.
I went in a few weeks ago to redeem my Birthday Ritual spa package http://serenityspaonline… (check in on yelp for $10 off a package over $50!) It had been a long time since I had pampered myself…not since before my children were born, so easily nine years. The package consisted of a 30 minute Lavender/Eucalyptus foot treatment and a one-hour Swedish Massage, given to me by Amber, a wonderful redheaded lady with whom I connected instantly, a one-hour Specialized Spa Facial given by Kelly, who was calm and competent, and who was able to quickly accommodate my extremely sensitive face, ending with a spa lunch in the Zen room (see my pics). The whole experience was incredible, no missteps, and I left the place feeling rejuvenated and at complete peace. Their practice of ayurvedic principles seem true to the philosophy and I look forward to trying out some of their other packages.
I also bought the 10 sessions for $10 yoga trial package: they offer yoga classes and community (read: free) meditation at Soul Yoga, which is in the next building in the same parking lot. I attended a meditation and yoga class there last week and was again impressed by the care with which the studio was decorated and furnished. The studio provided mats and blankets for the practitioners (two stacked mats per person…yoga on these is perfect.)
And the best part? They are opening a location at the Palladio (Folsom) in October 2013, which makes it even more accessible for me. Their memberships/options will be transferrable between locations.
Serenity Spa and Soul Yoga
3984 Douglas Blvd
Roseville, CA 95661