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Celebrate National Wellness Month in Lexington

Breathe in, breathe out.

People participate in an outdoor yoga class.

Ground yourself with this weekly outdoor, all-levels yoga class. | Photo courtesy of Yoga at Ashland

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This time of year usually means gearing up for back-to-school and squeezing in some last-minute summer fun. But did you know that August is also National Wellness Month?

No matter what this month has in store for you, we hope you can find time to focus on your well-being. Keep reading to see our local guide to find your center.

An outdoor patio with seating.

This garden offers seclusion in the middle of town. | Photo by LEXtoday


Kick off your day by getting your blood flowing at one of many yoga classes happening around town. Every Sunday until Oct. 10 at 11 a.m., you can head to Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate for a free, outdoor flow session taught by Lissa Sims.

Then we suggest heading down the street to High On Art & Coffee to grab your favorite morning beverage and breakfast, browse local goods, and take a seat in its outdoor garden.


Ready to take your wellness up a notch? Have a professional work out those knots with a massage from one of many salons in the area.

We suggest a one-two stop at the Distillery District — start with a deep tissue massage at Massage Strong, followed by a scenic lunch from Little Fork along Town Branch Creek.

After loading up on a wedge salad, drive a few minutes down Manchester Street and you’ll arrive at McConnell Springs. Here, you can reconnect with nature, take a stroll on one of its many paths, or participate in programs hosted by Parks & Recreation.

A salt cave with lights, cushions, and chairs

Cozy up and relax for a spell in the Lexington Salt Cave. | Photo by LEXtoday


Round out the wellness adventure with a halotherapy session at Lexington Salt Cave. Here, you’re immersed in a Himalayan salt cave where you can simply enjoy the warmth of your surroundings and practice mindfulness, or attend a guided class.

How would you plan your perfect day of wellness in Lexington? Let us know.