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It’s not uncommon to hear of LA as being a sacred space for many- including us. We will always be grateful to it for helping us unlock and nurture our spiritual, inquisitive side, and every time we return we unravel a new layer, learn something new about ourselves and unlock a new little space of spirit. Los Angeles is also home to some incredible thought leaders, spiritual humans and guides who have curated and created soul nourishing spaces that have done wonders for helping us stay mindful and present on our travels, and hopefully can do the same for you too, wherever you may be on your journey.
You know we are huge fans of mediation here at ALT/, so it would have been rude to not pop in to the world’s first drop-in, secular meditation studio – UNPLUG MEDITATION . This place is so perfect for those right at the beginning of their mediation journey, those skeptical to the practice and the modern day soul- seeker wanting to find her vibe. The studio offers a wide variety of simple and eclectic classes led by the top experts and some of the best meditation teachers in the country. They have totally edited the practice of meditation to make it effortless to learn, and to inspire you to pause, breathe and unplug daily.
If Kundalini is your thing, it’s likely you would have already heard of this incredibly sacred space. If you are new to Kundalini, this place is the mothership. Founded by Guru Jagat, thought leader and author of best selling book, ‘Invisible Living’ RA MA has a home in Venice, New York and Mallorca. Founded in June 2013, RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology is a sacred hub for wellness trendsetters and teachers who want to learn how to use Kundalini Yoga & Meditation as a tool to chemically release, strengthen, and activate the genetic code, while igniting the energy centers of the body, mind and spirit. Featuring an expansive studio with hand-stenciled beams, carved wood work and reclaimed hardwood floors, a top notch retail space and exclusive fashion and lifestyle brand collaborations, the Institute is a mecca for learning the incredible science behind Kundalini, and a haven where locals come to regroup, re-energize and re-focus
Like all things magical, we actually stumbled across this little gem of a space by accident. By being led to a parking spot outside, we were drawn in by it’s magically filled bookshelves, gemstones, crystals and spiritual hangings. Whilst in there, a whole new world opened up. A world appealing to all spirit sisters. With in-house psychic readings and astrology, spiritual and visionary books, incense, candles, sage, singing bowls and gemstone jewellery + a decadent event space out back offering a variety of workshops, including crystal, chakra & sound healing, meditation & yoga, animal communication, mediumship, developing intuition, goddess empowerment, practical magic & alchemy, and Reiki & tarot classes. This place is a your secret spot for healing, exploration and spiritual intrigue, nourishing, loving and tuning in to find wisdom, peace and love. A MUST in our books!