The post holiday period is tricky. If you’re like me, you may have overindulged with lots of parties, home cooked meals, and yummy cocktails. Here’s a few local spots to help you on your path to overall wellness in 2012:

  • Sprout

Sprout Health located on SE Hawthorne offers health coaching, affordable yoga classes, cooking classes and a wide variety of workshops and programs. I’d love to try their 21 Day Anti-Inflammation Group Cleanse, which involves 3 weeks of education and active anti inflammation cleansing. After unsuccessfully trying the trendy “Master Cleanse” last year, this option seems much healthier and realistic. Another interesting option is the Pantry Clean Out and Grocery Store Run Through. A wellness expert will come to your house and scour the cupboards to see what’s lurking, sounds scary but awesome! For more information about all of Sprout’s classes and programs click here.

  • Loyly

Loyly has a cleansing New Year Package- $85 per person or $159 for two: 45 minutes in the sauna and steam, followed by a renewing 45 minute massage, then 45 more minutes in the facility. Also includes a sparkling Voss water, cleansing tea, cleansing clay mask and body salts. Sounds like the perfect way to sweat out all those toxins. Click here to see Loyly’s other specials and to find out more information about their beautiful steam/sauna facility.


Get a free introductory week to the SKOGG Gym located in the Pearl. If you’re feeling up to a fun, fierce, and intense workout, this would be a great program to try. The SKOGG system combines cardio, conditioning, and kettlebells in a one-hour class that is sure to tone your bod in no time. For more deets click here.


Treat yourself to a Spa Retreat with Dosha salon. The package includes a full body massage, spa pedicure, spa manicure, and shampoo and styling of the hair for $165. If you need a little maintenance and relaxation this is sure to do the trick. Also noteworthy, their steam room, soaking pool and showers are complimentary with services such as massages, facials, and body treatments. Dosha has a few locations in the area so click here to find the one closest to you.

  • Yoga Shala

Yoga Shala is offering a new student special: $20 for two weeks of unlimited drop-in classes plus 20% off your first 10-Class Package or 10% off your first 5-Class Package. Yoga Shala has a NE and SE location, click here for more information and their class schedule.