Friday 30 March 2018

Laya Spa & Yoga, Toronto, ON

For our birthdays, instead of buying each other something, Gord and I treat each other to the spa.  His birthday is tomorrow so we spent a couple hours today at Laya Spa & Yoga (Queen Street W/Ossington Avenue).  It's in our 'hood and surprisingly, though we've walked by it about a million times over the years, we've never checked it out.

Escape the high energy of the city and step into Laya, where every detail is considered and put in place to make sure that your experience is nurturing. Our mantra is health from within, living beautifully inside and out. We are an Ayurveda inspired spa and our aim is to bring forth the practices of Eastern Medicine as a platform for healing. We offer nourishing and wholesome services that help support your body in good health.

Laya is housed a modern space that blends exotic Moroccan textiles and North African design with the edge and urbanity of West Queen West. Our large range of traditional services include signature treatments like herbal hand & foot treatments, hair removal and natural facials, massage therapy and other unique body treatments that are medicine for the soul.

Movement is medicine, our daily yoga class offerings include a variety of unique classes that honour all levels of practice. We host weekly events and workshops that support expansion and reconnection to the Divine Feminine.

​ The space houses a steam room that can be added to any service to enhance your experience. We offer a community shared workspace in our lounge area and outside patio in the summer where we serve Morrocan tea with fresh herbs. We welcome you to join us for morning tea ceremonies, monthly ecstatic dance rituals, meditation and so much more. Please check out our events page for more details.

The waiting lounge

Down the hall are the treatment rooms and change room/steam room.

This is the change room with lockers, towels and robes and the steam room (it's co-ed).

The steam room was 110F
There is a bathroom that has a shower
(we showered when we got home as we live so close)

I had scheduled Gord and I (ie our massages were done in the same room) for a couple's 90 minute hot stone massage with a 15 minute facial massage added on at the end.  Lynn was my masseuse and she was amazing.  I didn't want it to end!  Gord's masseuse was Elena and he said she too was excellent.  The room was 29C.

My massage bed

The spa is very serene and relaxing and the staff was very pleasant and nice.  We'll be back.  They also have yoga classes that we would like to check out.

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