Virtual Renewal: Online Spas, Yoga, Fitness And Meditations

Writer Judy Chapman | May 20, 2020

Even though it’s virtually impossible for many of us to go to a yoga class or spa at the moment, there’s a host of fabulous virtual experiences we can tap into. Indeed, this time of pause has led to a spike in creativity when it comes to online, digital and virtual wellness experiences. From yoga and pilates to skincare consultations, sound therapy and meditation, these are our recommendations.

Virtual Spas

Naturopathica
The Internationally renowned holistic beauty brand,
Naturopathica, recently introduced Virtual Spa Services. Order skin remedies online and book a 15-minute skin health consultation—their specialists will guide and address all your skin health concerns. Naturopathica is a New York based holistic herbal brand with a range of internal and external herbal remedies. Their collection includes healing teas, bath and body care, skincare as well as immunity and flu care. Once things return to “normal”, do try and get a chance to visit one of their concept stores situated in Manhattan and the Hamptons—their range of beautifully packaged herbal remedies are so well put together. Not to mention their spa services are simply divine.   

Find out more at naturopathica.com

Onda Beauty
This clean beauty brand co-founded by Australian actress, Naomi Watts, has opened concept spa and wellness stores in New York, London and Sydney. Recently, Onda Beauty also went online with wellness offerings including virtual skincare consultations, as well as self-empowerment workshops for women and sound healing. The beautifully designed stores offer a well curated collection of natural and non-toxic products including scrubs, creams, cleansers, lotions and natural fragrances. Some of these boutique brands include known spa brands Sodashi, Goop, Herbivore, Uma and Vintners Daughter.

Find out more at ondabeauty.com

Virtual Yoga and Meditation

Happy Melon
While it’s virtually impossible for most of us to drop by a yoga or pilates studio anywhere in the world right now, the good news is this chic Melbourne studio has launched ‘HM LIVE’. This wellness channel features over 65 online LIVE classes a week led by their team of expert facilitators. These include Yoga, Pilates, Fitness as well as guided Meditation. All classes are in synch with their ethos that mindfulness, movement and mediation is the key to living a happy and fulfilled life. The good news is that clients with existing memberships can transfer these to HM Live. As well, they offer one week complimentary to both new and existing clients.

Find out more at happymelon.com.au

Humming Puppy
This lauded yoga brand known for its stunning designer yoga studios in Melbourne, Sydney and New York, have also gone online. Famed for their signature Mellow Hum, Dynamic Hum and Unified Hum classes, urban yogis can now experience these on-demand and live streamed sessions in the safety of their own home. These On Demand and Live Streaming classes are launched weekly—some of which are complimentary. All this, plus good news is the online classes are available at half the price than their usual studio classes.

Find out more at hummingpuppy.uscreen.io

Red Doors Studio
Red Doors Studio in Hong Kong is another well-known studio for gong baths—and the good news is they’re still open (to a maximum of three people in each class). But for those who would like to experience online sound therapy, then sign up for one of their regular 60- and 90-minute bespoke sound events. Let the relaxation vibes wash over you from the safety and comfort of your own home. Their sessions range from Gong Relaxation, Gong Yoga to Power Nap to Advanced Gong Training. Red Doors Studio is also offering Raindrop Self Massage and Gong Relaxation—be guided on how to DIY a relaxing essential oil foot massage followed by a gong bath.

Find out more at red-doors.com

Inscape
Find your zen by zooming into virtual live mediations hosted by Inscape, a modern meditation-centric wellness brand. Famed for modernising meditation (and their amazing meditation dome at their flagship studio in New York), their approach is “when we develop a balanced mind, we are able to handle chronic stress with so much more ease”.  Inscape’s intention is to empower individuals along their self-care journey. Rebuild inner strength with these guided meditations centred around “Get Clear”, “Build Confidence and Focus”, and “7 Energy Center Balance”.

Find out more at inscape.life

Woom
“Cyber space is the new safe space” is the vibration at this “wow” modern sound therapy studio and cafe situated in downtown New York. Their Zoom into Woom offers a Zoom Virtual Yoga Experience that is a 60-minute Vinyasa style yoga practice. Expect your staple moves, such as pranayama, bandha work, vocal toning, repetitions of creative and intelligent asana sequences. Sessions are shared on Zoom and are a “pay what you can” sliding system.

Find out more at woomcenter.com

MNDFL Meditation Studios
MNDFL Meditation Studio were the first brand to open designer meditation studios across New York, with the intention to bring meditation to the masses. Now they launch MNDFL TV that is to give folks “a change of channel” for the positive. MNDFL TV gives access to affordable meditation and sound healing classes in real time all day long. They offer live classes all day long as well as Q&A time with their expert teachers. You can also book private one-on-one guidance on how to practice as well as Virtual Corporate sessions tailored to executives to inspire company owners on how to integrate meditation into their company.

Find out more at mndflmeditation.com

Virtual Wellness Services

Belmond Hotels
Fans of this luxe boutique hotel brand will resonate with “Belmond Invitations”, a new initiative designed to bring entertainment experiences into one’s homes. Start your day with morning meditation led by wellness experts, enjoy cooking demonstrations, home spa recipes and music playlists to name a few. The brand has launched a “Good Living Digital Care Package” with curated content that will be released over several digital platforms to nourish and nurture the mind, body and spirit. In a nutshell, the idea of these digital care packages is to provide inspiration to temporarily transport people to some of the world’s most enriching destinations.

Find out more at belmond.com

The Well
Members of this high-end New York based wellness club can now get virtual access to the best of the best in wellness. The digital membership includes a complimentary 15-minute introductory consultation as well as a monthly health coaching session to help you improve sleep, manage anxiety and help you adapt with social distancing. As well, daily mindful movement and meditation classes, twice-weekly support circles, a full calendar of talks, lectures and webinars. Book a la carte virtual appointments with their expert team of revered functional doctors, healers and practitioners.

Find out more at the-well.com