Whether you like to zen out or work up a sweat, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to
wellness wonders in Melbourne. Here’s our round-up of the best ways to nurture your body –
and soul – during your visit to our hearty health mecca
Imagine the mindful benefits of a deep yin yoga practice combined with a relaxing,
therapeutic massage. Imagine no more, and beeline to Massage Yoga. Yes, you read that right:
massage yoga is a thing. While you hold your longer-than- usual yoga poses during your yin
class, a masseuse assists your body into a deeper state of relaxation. Now that’s our kind of
holiday workout. Check out a session at UpDog Yoga on March 11 or Abbotsford Convent on
March 17. Private in-home sessions can also be booked.
For info and bookings, visit massageyoga.com.au
Dubbed by Vogue as a “disco cardio party”, the setting at Bodhi & Ride resembles more of a
night club than a standard cycle studio. While still perfect for beginners, this one is designed
to make you sweat. Whether you choose the 30-minute spin session or take on the double
challenge of the hour-long Ride & Yoga, it’s sure to push you physically and replenish you
mentally. There’s two contemporary studios: one in the CBD and another in Port Melbourne.
For timetables and bookings, head to bodhiandride.com.au
No need to pull on the runners or pack a towel for this one – all you need to do is show up. A-
Space is a meditation studio in Collingwood helping people to better understand their minds
and hearts and experience the benefits of mindfulness along the way. There’s a dreamy line-
up of sessions available, including Mind, Heart, Relaxation and Sound meditations.
Finding your zen is a little easier with a Sunset Yoga session. Just pop on your headphones,
jump on to your mat and allow your mind, body and spirit to float away into a euphoric state
of bliss as Melbourne’s top yoga teachers lead you through a flow class. It all goes down inside
the Sandringham Yacht Club, where you’ll be treated to breathtaking, uninterrupted views of
the sun setting over Port Phillip Bay.
It’s on March 21 at 7pm. For tickets, visit silentyoga.com.au
Whether you’ve built up an appetite at one of Melbourne’s wonderful workouts or you’re
simply on the hunt for something nutritious, Matcha Mylkbar is a nourishing choice. The
entirely plant-based menu has been carefully crafted to ensure healthy and whole yet
flavourful options. There’s a rainbow of happy-hued goodness, including acai bowls, matcha
pancakes, beetroot and mushroom lattes and the world’s first vegan eggs.
Taste it for yourself at 72 Acland St, St Kilda