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LA's Best Places to Recharge Your Mind, Body, and Soul

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Tightening your body and tidying your worn-out wardrobe can do wonders for the soul and all, but what's inside is what really counts. (Right?) Whether your top resolution is to clear out your mind or your inner pipeline, our city is home to an array of holistic hubs to help you have the best year ever.

We've mapped out LA's wellness centers and retreats for spiritual recharging, all of which also happen to be very 'gram-worthy (for those who like to boast about their enlightenment). See 'em all in A to Z order below.

Photo: Wanderlust Hollywood

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Full Circle Venice

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Though much attention has focused on '90s heartthrob-turned-leader Andrew Keegan, this "open source spiritual community" has much more to offer than magical encounters with a former Bop cover star. The Venice haven hosts an array of events, including sound bath meditations, Quigong, and barefoot free-form dance seshes. Sadly, its after-hours relaxation sanctuary, Nite Spa, relocated a few months after it joined in order to go mobile.

The Now

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Relaxation seekers can do like KenGi and escape the paparazzi at this 'gram-worthy massage studio, which offers a serene Tulum-inspired experience right on Beverly Boulevard. The menu features rubdowns starting at $35, plus add-ons ($5 to $10) like aromatherapy to soothe aches or the detoxifying abdominal massage. [Photo]

The Springs

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The Springs isn't your average raw organic vegan restaurant: it's also a 13,800-square-foot wellness sanctuary tucked away in DTLA's Arts District, where healthy foodies can grab a ginger-infused concoction at the juice bar, drop in for an Ashtanga flow sesh at the yoga studio, sweat out toxins in the holistic healing center's infrared sauna, and finish the day with some retail therapy at the pop-up shop up in front. [Joe Lengson/The Springs]

Unplug Meditation

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Founded by a former fashion editor, the West LA meditation space has been known to make zen masters out of busy boss ladies like Ariana Huffington. Body scan meditation, third eye meditation, sound baths, and crystal healing are just a few stress-relieving seshes and treatments offered, and there are even quickie seshes for lunchtime warriors hoping to squeeze in some mid-workday moments of silence. [Photo]

Wanderlust Hollywood

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Such an only-in-LA concept, we wonder why this massive wellness wonderland didn't exist already. The three-story cafe and yoga center offers everything a yogi foodie desires, including classes for every type of flow, Kombucha and cold-pressed juices, a meditation area, and a members-only lounge. [Photo]

Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple

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Founded in the 1920s by spiritual guru Paramahansa Yogananda, the Self-Realization Fellowship aims to "encourage 'plain living and high thinking'," and "demonstrate 'superiority of mind over body, of soul over mind.'" At its ten-acre Pacific Palisades oasis, guests can meditate in the gardens and find inner peace as ducks, swans, and koi roam in the natural spring-fed lake. (We're relaxed already.) [Photo]

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

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Shambhala is "a global social movement to bring kindness, insight, meditation, and sacredness into society," which curious enlightenment seekers can discover at the organization's Eagle Rock and Mar Vista outposts. In addition to guided meditation sessions, the non-profit org offers yoga classes, Quigong (an ancient art that blends intention, breath, and movement), creativity labs, and more workshops and community events. [Photo]

Full Circle Venice

Though much attention has focused on '90s heartthrob-turned-leader Andrew Keegan, this "open source spiritual community" has much more to offer than magical encounters with a former Bop cover star. The Venice haven hosts an array of events, including sound bath meditations, Quigong, and barefoot free-form dance seshes. Sadly, its after-hours relaxation sanctuary, Nite Spa, relocated a few months after it joined in order to go mobile.

The Now

Relaxation seekers can do like KenGi and escape the paparazzi at this 'gram-worthy massage studio, which offers a serene Tulum-inspired experience right on Beverly Boulevard. The menu features rubdowns starting at $35, plus add-ons ($5 to $10) like aromatherapy to soothe aches or the detoxifying abdominal massage. [Photo]

The Springs

The Springs isn't your average raw organic vegan restaurant: it's also a 13,800-square-foot wellness sanctuary tucked away in DTLA's Arts District, where healthy foodies can grab a ginger-infused concoction at the juice bar, drop in for an Ashtanga flow sesh at the yoga studio, sweat out toxins in the holistic healing center's infrared sauna, and finish the day with some retail therapy at the pop-up shop up in front. [Joe Lengson/The Springs]

Unplug Meditation

Founded by a former fashion editor, the West LA meditation space has been known to make zen masters out of busy boss ladies like Ariana Huffington. Body scan meditation, third eye meditation, sound baths, and crystal healing are just a few stress-relieving seshes and treatments offered, and there are even quickie seshes for lunchtime warriors hoping to squeeze in some mid-workday moments of silence. [Photo]

Wanderlust Hollywood

Such an only-in-LA concept, we wonder why this massive wellness wonderland didn't exist already. The three-story cafe and yoga center offers everything a yogi foodie desires, including classes for every type of flow, Kombucha and cold-pressed juices, a meditation area, and a members-only lounge. [Photo]

Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple

Founded in the 1920s by spiritual guru Paramahansa Yogananda, the Self-Realization Fellowship aims to "encourage 'plain living and high thinking'," and "demonstrate 'superiority of mind over body, of soul over mind.'" At its ten-acre Pacific Palisades oasis, guests can meditate in the gardens and find inner peace as ducks, swans, and koi roam in the natural spring-fed lake. (We're relaxed already.) [Photo]

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Shambhala is "a global social movement to bring kindness, insight, meditation, and sacredness into society," which curious enlightenment seekers can discover at the organization's Eagle Rock and Mar Vista outposts. In addition to guided meditation sessions, the non-profit org offers yoga classes, Quigong (an ancient art that blends intention, breath, and movement), creativity labs, and more workshops and community events. [Photo]