Nestled in Pacific Palisades, the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine is literally a hidden gem. The serene space features a lush meditation garden, a beautiful temple and, yes, an actual lake. It’s an ideal place for reconnecting with yourself or your higher spiritual self (if that’s your thing). The site offers group meditation classes, lectures on the teachings of yogi and spiritual guru Paramahansa Yogananda, prayer circles, docent-led tours and even weekend retreats. Oh, and did we mention, it’s totally free to visit?
With a juice bar and a spin studio in seemingly every neighborhood, it’s very clear that Angelenos love all things wellness. And at its core, wellness is about taking really good care of yourself—mind, body and soul. If you’re looking to take your self-care regimen up a notch, we’ve rounded up eight spots that cover all the basics, including a chic massage parlor and a meditation sanctuary.