Athens, Georgia is well known for its electrifying music scene, creative energy, award winning brews, and vibrant vibes. But did you know that the Classic City is also filled with fun and unique wellness activities? With its countless yoga studios, relaxing spas, outdoor recreation, and spots for unique activities, Athens is the perfect destination to refresh and energize your mind and body! Whether you want to get zen, get moving, or get outdoors, the city has a place for you. And even better, many of the wellness activities around town can be tried for free or at a reduced price. Check out this wellness guide for self-care things to do in Athens, Georgia! 

Get Zen

There is no need to travel hours away for a restful and relaxing getaway. Athens, Georgia, just 60 miles northeast of Atlanta, has a variety of wellness spas for a revitalizing experience.

On your next visit, schedule an appointment at the beautiful and local favorite Urban Sanctuary, a luxury day spa with an elaborate service menu. Unwind in the spa's pleasant atmosphere with one of their specialty massages, facials, body treatments, and/or various spa day plans.

For a self-care treatment that honors the mind and body connection, you must visit Ritual Spa. This Athens wellness spot incorporates essential oils and healing stones into their massage and skincare treatments to accomplish a deeper state of rest and healing. Further, you are able to request the incorporation of CBD oil into your chosen treatment. 

If you're in need of stress and tension relief the perfect self-care spot is the Foot Palace Reflexology Spa. Their mission is to create a relaxing experience while reducing pain and feelings of stress and anxiety through their reflexology massage practice. This massaging technique uses ancient techniques to relieve tension and improve your wellbeing by stimulating pressure points in the hands and feet. Foot Palace also offers dry flotation services that will free you from stress and benefit your mind and body. 

If spas and massages are not your cup of tea and you prefer to improve your wellbeing through energizing movement, Athens, Georgia, is also the perfect place for you! The city is filled with Yoga studios that offer classes in various styles, such as Vinyasa Flow, Hot Power, Hatha, Yin, Restorative and more. Some studios also offer additional self-care services! M3Yoga offers Pilates and strength classes, Sangha Yoga offers beginner belly dance classes, and Fuel Hot Yoga and Five Points Yoga offer Teacher Training programs. 

Here is a full list of Yoga studios in Athens, Georgia: 

If a Yoga class is not in your budget no need to worry, there are many free and budget-friendly options!

Don't let your wallet keep you from having an energizing, relaxing, and movement filled experience - try a free community Yoga class on your next visit to Athens, Georgia. Many businesses and organizations around town host monthly free yoga classes -  The Georgia Museum of Art hosts a monthly Yoga in the Galleries class, Southern Brewing Company offers a Yoga Flow class every last Sunday of the month, and Athens Yoga Collective offers recurring yoga classes at various locations, such as Foxglove Plantbar, the Athens Farmers Market, and Athentic Brewing Company. There are also some donation based studios, like Revolution Therapy and Yoga, whose mission is to provide accessible Yoga for all.

Get Moving

In addition to its many spas and yoga studios that offer a zen experience, Athens, Georgia, is also home to many recreational spots where you can improve your wellbeing with fun and unique activities. On your next visit to the Classic City, energize your mind and body by trying something new!

If you've always been amazed by aerials acts and want to give it a try, then Canopy Studio is the perfect place for you. This non-profit organization is a community arts center that offers exhibits, performances, and classes. There is a variety of classes for people of all ages and abilities, such as beginner to advanced levels in trapeze, slings, fabrics, vertical pole, and more! And they occasionally host free community classes. 

Another adrenaline filled option for your wellbeing getaway is Active Climbing. This bouldering and top rope gym welcomes novice and beginner climbers, and it is the perfect place to energize your body! Active Climbing offers day passes at a discounted price for college students and weekly specials, such as Ladies Night on Mondays, College Night on Wednesdays, and Family Nights on Fridays. 

Would you rather keep your feet on the ground? If so, check out The Studio, a performing arts space that offers a variety of dance classes for all ages and genders, from Jazz Funk and Burlesque to Ballet and Tap. For a discounted class rate purchase a five-class punch card! 

Get Outside

Spending time in nature is one of the best self-care practices! Luckily, Athens has countless green spaces where you can try a wide array of wellness activities and submerge in nature.

For a spot that has it all visit Sandy Creek Park! Here you can enjoy a variety of land and water recreational activities throughout the year. The park has a lake and a beach where you can relax, take in some sun, and go boating, kayaking, or canoeing! Sandy Creek park also offers more than 16 miles of trails that you can hike, run, or bike. 

If nature and hiking trails are your happy place, explore the countless ones that Athens has to offer! There is plenty of options with varying difficulties, distances, and types of terrain. Sometimes all your body needs to feel refreshed and energized is a relaxing walk. 

Your wellness getaway isn't complete without a visit to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia! This beautiful horticultural setting is filled with dynamic vibes and energy that will leave your mind and body feeling revitalized. Stroll through the numerous gardens, diverse greenhouses, and nature trails, or bring your picnic blanket to lay down for a relaxing afternoon around nature


On your next visit discover all the self-care activities that the Classic City has to offer! Whether you want a relaxing or energizing experience, Athens, Georgia, is the perfect wellness getaway spot for you. 


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