Image courtesy of the 889 Yoga + Wellness Spa.

What: A hybrid boutique wellness spa and yoga centre devoted to overall, total-body and spiritual health, located on the third floor of Toronto’s Thompson Hotel at 550 Wellington Street West.
Who: Soul (and real-life) sisters and co-founders Christine Russell and Emily Ridout opened the first
889 Yoga + Wellness Spa at 889 Yonge Street in 2007. The Wellness Spa at the Thompson launched in May 2012.
The locale: We can’t think of a more uplifting way start to the day than with an early-morning yoga
bootcamp session as sunlight streams in through the glass windows of the 889 Yoga studio at the Thompson.
Summer yoga loving: Grab your mat and head outdoors for Yoga Unplugged, free outdoor classes every Saturday to September 1 on the deck of the Thompson in partnership with Lululemon Athletica. Zen out in the hour-long sessions to the
musical stylings of different Madonna and ’70s-themed classes each week.
Spa essentials: Three signature spa treatments, 75 minutes each: The 889 Detox massage ($118), which uses different techniques to focus on lymphatic drainage, muscle relaxation, digestion, and the release of toxins; the
Jet-Lagged massage ($135) using Thai Stems and a blend of peppermint, lavender, and sandalwood for an earthy and grounding experience; and the Luxury Therapeutic Facial ($135) using Tammy Fender Skincare products, an organic skin care line based in Palm Beach, as well as soy waxing.
spa treatment helps you unwind? What’s your favourite time of day to take a yoga class—morning, lunch break, after work?