A round-up of wellness spaces

By Helena Touhey

The quiet of winter is an excellent time to seek out self-care, whether it’s finally getting a massage and facial or making time for yoga. Here’s a sampling of things to do on and off Aquidneck Island:

In Jamestown, visit Island Heron Yoga. Tucked into a sunlit studio off Narragansett Ave., classes range from vinyasa and heated vinyasa, to Yoga for Stiff People (“Can’t touch your toes? You won’t be alone.”) and restorative sessions meant to replenish your body, mind and spirit through “gentle and deeply supported poses accompanied by soothing breathwork, guided relaxation and mantra.”

The Bungalow.

Over in Tiverton, stop by an oasis of wellness offerings centered around the Nanaquaket Yoga Studio, Rising Tides Apothecary and Mosaic Wellness Boutique. The three businesses are separate entities that are connected through a larger shared space, which you enter from the back of the building that sits along Main Road (the front side houses Helgers Ice Cream, Stonebridge Liquors and Plouf Plouf). At
Rising Tides Apothecary, you can find an array of products to help with sleep support, stress and anxiety relief, energy boosts, immunity support, detoxing and more (NOTE: Rising Tide is relocating to Warren this spring. Check their webpage for details). Mosaic Wellness Boutique is formed of a small team of licensed massage therapists with a focus on aiding people on their healing journey with an emphasis on positive energy and empathy. And at Nanaquaket Yoga you can enjoy classes ranging from Beginner’s Yoga and Foundational Yoga to Align & Flow, Heated Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga, and workshops with a focus on Restorative Yoga (on Feb. 2), Partner Yoga (happening Feb. 16) and Finding Balance: A yoga workshop for cancer healing and recovery (on March 16).

At Avalon Medical Spa, situated along Hope Street in Bristol, treatments range from hydrafacials, eyebrow and lash tints, laser skin resurfacing, body contouring and Botox, among other services. The goal is for clients to leave feeling enhanced, rejuvenated and improved in their appearance. Each treatment consists of an individualized plan tailored to the needs and desires of the client in a comfortable, private environment.

And in Newport, visit The House of Kitty Dunbar on Lower Thames Street, where you can indulge in airbrush tanning and achieve a natural glow without the harmful effects of UV rays. Afterwards, visit The Bungalow, tucked into One Casino Terrance (near Cru Cafe). Founded by Taylor McCaffrey, who grew up on Aqudineck Island and who recently moved back after an 8-year stint in Hawaii, The Bungalow offers a menu of luxury facials and clinical treatments with an emphasis on providing holistic, noninvasive approaches to skin health.