Many of us wish we could live our yoga. The founders of Sage Spa Living felt the same way, and invested in bringing it closer to reality with Stillwater, an urban residence in Helena, Montana. From their press release, “The founders have the simple vision of changing the world, one guest at a time by inspiring personal health and promoting community stewardship.
While it does cater to the high-end, it provides a progressive model for integrating health with architecture and daily living that we can all benefit from, including:
– Floor-to-ceiling windows, open floor plans and over-sized balconies that bring the outdoors (fresh air, light) into the indoors.
– Natural building materials, colors and landscaping that reveal a more relaxed, stress-free atmosphere.
– Membership to Sage’s spa on the ground floor of the residential complex, including workshops on healthy living and in-home service.
– Energy-efficient heating and cooling systems that promote overall environmental health.
The health aspects don’t end there. Across from a college, Stillwater is nestled in a civic tourism-oriented, walkable (very healthy!) downtown retail district with independent restaurants and shops, multiplex theater, carousel featuring Montana’s indigenous animals, science and culture museum, a Lewis & Clark experience, along with other main street businesses, offices and condos.