Feldenkrais Hula-hooping. Flying yoga workshops led by a Maori warrior. Shamanic healing, myofascial massage, past-life regression, tai chi, qi gong, ayurveda, green-living workshops and oh — yoga. Lots of yoga. RakSa wellness center provides the ultimate holistic respite from urban living, cramming the essence of Ojai into its sustainably decorated complex. Let your child try Yoga for Kids on RakSa’s eco-friendly bamboo floors. Sip beet, apple and celery juice at their organic café. Marvel at the zero-VOC paint job. RakSa’s founder, Thai-born Apinya Pokachaiyapat, holds degrees in “mathematics, civil engineering and creative writing, and is also a longtime Vipassana meditator and Reiki practitioner who received her yoga instructor training from Yoga Works (while pursuing a MFA in writing).” But don’t be intimidated — RakSa provides a welcoming sanctuary for yogis of all levels. 10846 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 559-7200, raksasala.com. —Caroline Ryder

LA Weekly