Life is notorious for giving us lemons and making us super stressed. The good new is - we live in a city that offers plenty of de-stressing activities. If you find yourself running in circles, burying yourself in routine and responsibilities to the point where it's starting to drive you crazy, you've come to the right place, my friend. Here is your ultimate list of things to do in Montreal to find your balance and feel zen again. Stop, drop and chill right now.
Café Chat L'Heureux
172 Avenue Duluth E
If having a coffee and being surrounded by kitties of all shapes and sizes doesn't de-stress you, then I don't know what will. My colleague Miranda spent an entire day there and freaking loved it. Check out her blogpost about it and get inspired.
Strom Spa Nordique
1001 Boulevard de la Forêt, Verdun
Here's a classic solution to city's stress: SPA! Strom spa in Nuns Island is a perfect escape from reality. Baths, steam rooms, massages and other treatments... Pamper yourself, you deserve it.
Moksha Yoga Montreal
If you've never tried hot yoga, you absolutely must give it a shot. Take advantage of the cold and snowy weather outside, visit a hot yoga studio around your location. Your body will thank you for it.
Photo cred - param-yoga
Free Meditation Classes
I've already written an article about how much I enjoy meditation classes. If you've been thinking of attending one - this is your chance. I found free meditation classes offered in Montreal. Say "no" to stress and "yes" to OMMM.
Photo cred - vedanam
Energy Massage at Espace Nomad
4650 Saint-Laurent Blvd.
Have you heard of energy massages? It's not a regular massage we've all gotten used to. "Reiki healing is an alternative medicine practice that transfers universal energy through the palms of a Reiki practitioner and to your body to promote healing and balance." Give it a try, yolo.
Ceramics Classes at Ceramic Studio
5333 Avenue Casgrain
Doing something with your own hands is so calming. Learn to work with clay at Montreal's ceramics classes. This will 100% bring peace to your mind, body and soul.
1916 Boulevard Thimens
If you don't like traditional fitness programs, try a twerk-out class. Shake your booty, have fun and say "goodbye" to stress.
Why not learn how to surf and de-stress at the same time? The challenge of a new activity will get your mind busy for a while. Oasis Surf is an indoor surfing facility with a restaurant lounge area. Just do it!
Axe Throwing Academy
1436 rue Amherst
There is something calming about learning to throw axes. Channel your inner viking and head to Montreal's Rage Academy.
Photo cred - hotelbonaventure
Montreal's Hidden Rooftop Pool
This gem right in the middle of our city's downtown will make you forget all your worries. It's a heated outdoor pool that's open all year round. It doesn't get any more chill than this, folks.