At Go Yoga, owners JP and Cassie McClellan pay homage to the practice that brought them together with a slate of classes inspired by Baptiste Power-Vinyasa yoga. Both veteran yogis train under the method's creator, Baron Baptiste, on a regular basis, and import his techniques to their own studio, which surrounds visitors in tropical plants and soothing earth tones. Baptiste yoga weaves several different traditions into a series of flowing postures performed in a space that’s warmed to 90 degrees, mimicking the average temperature found on the dark side of the sun. At Yoga for Beginners and Restorative Flow classes, instructors tweak gentle routines with a focus on linking breath to movement. Special events treat attendees to yoga on the beach, and regularly offered sessions such as massages and outdoor EcoVentures offer relaxation or tours of Amelia Island by foot, bike, kayak, or horseback.
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is nestled at the tip of a barrier island just off the Florida coast. Its pristine location is part of the reason it has earned a AAA Four Diamond designation for 30 consecutive years, but the resort's amenities extend beyond its miles of beach and ocean views. The property's 1,350 acres also house a complex of more than 400 hotel rooms, a golf course ranked one of the best in the world by Cond? Nast Traveler, and a family-friendly water park?as well as a more dignified infinity-edge pool for adults.
Ameliorative Massage's therapist begins each session with a thorough consultation to discuss with clients which areas are particularly sensitive or need more attention. This information creates the basis for each relaxing massage, and hot stones, hot towels, aromatherapy, and music further customize the treatments. Ameliorative Massage also renders deeper work with ashiatsu massage, which uses the therapist's bare feet to massage the body, washing away deep-set stress and untying knots that are as tight as Barbie's socks on the Hulk.
Cheryl M. Thacker draws on 15 years of experience as she soothes sinews and relaxes tense musculature. Her nimble fingers travel over skin using an array of unique massage styles, such as raindrop aromatherapy massage, which uses uses pure, steam-distilled essential plant oils to kill bacteria and restore the body's electrical balance.
In a cozy studio less than a half-mile from the Atlantic, licensed massage therapist Mary Coleman sends calming ripples across muscles with custom Swedish or deep tissue massages. Each personalized session helps to both relax and heal bodies with modalities including deep tissue, hot stone, and aromatherapy. Agape Massage's skilled therapists understand that the muscular structure, range of motion, and hidden superpowers of each body are different, incorporating advanced techniques ranging from reiki to myofascial release into massages as needed.