Carrboro Heals

A weekend itinerary for the self-care yogi

“Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.” (Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati)

Find your zen through Carrboro’s many healing art offerings. Give yourself a break and indulge in a relaxing massage or salt bath, stretch and feel good through a yoga or meditation class, sip on detox tea and listen to spiritual music, and more. Treat yourself to the self-care you deserve.


*This itinerary is based on normal business operations when we are not in a global pandemic. Check out “Carrboro Cares” – our weekend itinerary for the Covid-conscious traveler!  


Cultivate a clear mind at Yoga Shala Carrboro

Embrace your inner-yogi as you use the strength from within your core, heart, and breath to move outward through the rest of your limbs. Yoga Shala offers movement classes from expert practitioners in restorative beginners, slow and vigorous vinyasa, as well as Tango and Aikido.

repair, revitalize, and deeply nourish your skin

Reiki Master, Danielle Koppel, uses a holistic skin therapy approach at TEJASE that promotes feelings of peace, balance, and well-being. Treat your body, mind, and spirit to an other-worldly experience and walk out the door glowing and feeling refreshed. Top off the evening with a healthy vegan dinner at the Spotted Dog.

Soothe your Senses with kava from krave

Satisfy your craving for relaxation at Krave, a bar alternative serving soothing indigenous roots and teas in a bar and lounge with a chill vibe. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the teas.  



Stretch with strength and control at Carolina Core Pilates

Located in the heart of Carrboro in Carr Mill Mall, Carolina Core Pilates offers individually tailored instruction to promote optimal, physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Cool off on the Weaver Street Market lawn with a fresh prepared meal to kick off your day.

Rejuvenate with a smoothie and a massage

Head to Honeysuckle Cafe for a refreshing smoothie made with quality berries fresh from their farm. Then, let your stress fly free with a deep-tissue or therapeutic massage at Carrboro Massage Therapy that will have you feeling relaxed and replenished. 

Calm your body and mind as you float to a better version of yourself at Areté

No healing weekend in Carrboro is complete without a salt soak experience. Sink into your senses as you become effortlessly buoyant in Arete’s premium float tank. Close your eyes and put worries to rest as you float into a deep relaxation. 

Feel warm, relaxed, and connected at Tandem

Tandem Restaurant offers great food in a warm, relaxing environment where locals, friends, and guests can unwind and have fun. The name Tandem reflects the closeness of their working and personal relationship between the co-owners, Chef Younes Sabouh and GM Emma Sabouh, who are raising their family in Carrboro.

Savor latte and kava on the comfy couches at Oasis Cafe

Expand your heart and mind and allow Oasis at Carr Mill Mall to enlighten you with a relaxing environment of entertainment, connections, and inspiration. Indulge in a cup of organic coffee, kratom, kava, CBD products, drinks and edibles, teas, and gluten-free or vegan pastries. Enjoy live music or guest speakers as you lounge and feel free.


Cultivate inner peace with morning meditation at The Kosala Buddhist Center

Attend Kosala’s Advice for a Happy Life class on Sunday to help you relax, let go of difficult thoughts and strengthen your mind to face the week. Explore the practice of Buddist meditation and experience how to bring positive change in your life that will enable you to develop deep and lasting happiness.

Find your flow at The Flowjo

Dance in a hoop, in the air, inverted or with fire! Move without inhibition and find your flow at The Flowjo, where classes in hoop dance, aerial arts, acrobatics, and other circus and flow arts are offered. At The Flowjo, you are invited to transcend your own limits, find contentment, and expand possibility. 

Pamper yourself at Wax Poetic Day Spa

Strut out of Wax Poetic feeling confident and fabulous. This local and independent, woman-owned day spa provides all the beauty services you need and the self-care that you deserve. You will look as good as you feel after a wax, lash lift, and laser treatment as well as other acupuncture and other East Asian treatments. 

Take a peaceful stroll around town

Get your steps in with a walk around town as you learn about historical Carrboro and its unique features. This self-guided walking tour provides all the stops you need to fulfil your historical curiosity.