9 Questions with Laya Spa Owner and Yogini Alessandra de Oliveira
Initially started in the esthetics field because I grew up around hair and beauty. The more I learned about wellness, the more I realized that in order to achieve your highest potential of beauty, it's necessary to integrate healthy living, relaxation and a balanced diet. This is where I began my search for the path that made the most sense to me; Ayurveda.
I opened Laya in 2012 but operated on a smaller scale since 2004.
Laya is a full scale spa offering all of the essential spa treatments as well as Ayurveda inspired treatments. We also offer yoga because we believe that feeling good is directly linked to looking good. The products we use are natural and our treatments are catered to individual needs and ayurveda constitutions.
A deep, intense yoga practice & I also love spinning.
Yes. My daily ritual is an ayurveda practice called snedana. This is a ritual where warm oil is spread all over the body to achieve grounding, balance and and overall calming feeling.
Spirituality. I integrate mantra and meditation to my yoga practice and if I have a day where a full practice seems impossible, I never go a day without reciting my favorite Mantras.
On good days I start my day with a yoga practice even if it's just 45min of movement. Every morning I give myself 10-15 mins of sitting in silence in front of my home altar. I light a candle and incense and I recite a mantra depending on the day and what is happening in my life.
I love everything that the line offers. It's light, comfortable and also stylish. What I love about Zen Nomad is that it is designed for all shapes and sizes and you feel good wearing it, no matter how your feel physically or energetically on a given day.The piece I wear the most is the Warrior Yoga Leggings. They are easy to slip on and I can dress it up a little or just wear it casually.
My dream destination is India. I have never been and I love everything about the culture. I just need time.
Oh so many to mention. I have a wide variety ranging from basic tabla drumming to mantra singing and I also love deep & slow electronic music.
Good food. Daily movement. Spirituality & good belly laughs.
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