5 ways to relax before the winter comes
Wellbeing – Today, Montreal has had its second snow fall, giving us a sense of the Winter coming ahead of us. Temperatures are dropping, hats, gloves and Winter coats are coming out of the closet, and all we want to do is stay inside, sheltered from the cold. To calm your mind and prepare your body for the season ahead of us, we’ve created a list of our top 5 ways to relax ahead of and during Winter. If you choose to try some of these tips, make sure to tag us in your pictures using the #MTLtimes.
SpaOvarium offers a floatation experience offered for a duration of 60 minutes. The floating bath will give you a unique sensation of weightlessness in an entirely natural way. You’ll be floating without effort, on silky water at a controlled temperature. The floating bath water has more than 2000 cups of Epsom salt, which is known for its therapeutic and soothing virtues. During this experience, your body will be free from gravity and you’ll be in a state of pure an deep relaxation. One session of the floating bath at SpaOvarium costs 70.00$. Click here to find out more information about this unique way to unwind and fuel up on energy.
Café Chat L’Heureux
If you’re a cat person, but don’t own one, Café Chat L’Heureux will become your next favourite place to grab a coffee. Café Chat L’Heureux is a popular cat café on Duluth street in the Plateau Mont-Royal. What better way to relax, than sipping on a delicious cup of coffee while stroking cats. All the cats at the café have come from various animal refuges in Greater Montreal, and were chosen for their social behaviour with other cats as well as with people. The café is also vegan friendly, with a wide range of drinks and food to enjoy while playing with the cats. Make sure to follow their Facebook page by clicking here.
Yoga is known for being both physically and mentally beneficial for those who practise it on a regular basis. What better way to enter a new season by picking up a new habit that will improve the quality of your life. Yoga classes are offered all around the city in various yoga studios. Each studio offers different types of yoga classes depending on the time of day. Some of our favourite yoga studios in Montreal include, Yoga Club Rosemont, Moksha Yoga Montreal, Belém Café & Yoga and Wanderlust Yoga Montreal.
Montreal’s Ceramic Café is a unique way to unwind and relax during those cold Winter days. The concept is simple: you choose the object you want to paint, sit down and order one of their delicious coffees, and take as long as you need to paint and create something unique. The Ceramic Cafe is a great place for both young children, families and adults alike. Even if you can’t boast a creative hand, the Ceramic Café remains one of Montrealers favourite ways to take some time off and focus on yourself while creating something unique. Click here to access their Facebook page for more information.
Heated Outdoor Pool Hotel Bonaventure
Situated in the heart of downtown Montreal, Hotel Bonaventure offers a unique urban oasis. Their outdoor heated pool is located on their rooftop, offering not only a relaxing experience during any time of year, but also a magical view of Montreal. The heated pool is a way, for both clients and outside guests, to unwind and relax amidst the bustling city. The pool is open all year round and is surrounded by 2.5 acres of gardens and plants. Hotel Bonaventure will become your perfect place to take some time for yourself when you need it the most. Click here to access their website to find to more information.