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The ultimate relaxation experience.

Science-based therapies for mind and body well-being, inside an authentic Mongolian yurt right in the heart of Halifax.

Mongolian yurt in Halifax
An authentic traditional setting

The yurt is a real Mongolian “ger” hand-made by villagers. It travelled thousands of miles by horseback, train, truck and ship to Nova Scotia, where it was reassembled inside the Halifax Professional Centre.

The healing power of sound

Our custom-built sound therapy bed melts away stress in minutes as gentle sound waves soothe your whole body. Research shows it relieves stress, improves sleep, and boosts brain function and creativity.

The key to a healthy mind and body

Stress-related illness is a modern plague. Relaxation therapies work in the short and long term by helping you build inner resilience to stressful situations. The post-yurt positive vibes can last for days!

yurt :

A circular domed tent of skins or felt stretched over a collapsible lattice framework, traditionally used by pastoral peoples of inner Asia

heal :

Literal meaning “to make whole”. From Middle English hool; Old English hāl; (whole), healthy, unhurt, entire

Treat yourself — or someone else.

A 30 minute introductory sound healing treatment is just $48 + HST.

Book now.

Now open at the Halifax Professional Centre on Spring Garden Road.

Frequently asked questions

Plan to arrive five to ten minutes before your session start time. That will give you a few extra minutes to settle in and enjoy a relaxing hill-grown tea if you like. Your first time, there is a bit of paperwork to fill out as well.

Sessions are personal and the yurt is set up for just you alone. During your session, your companion(s) can wait comfortably in the lounge area outside the yurt and are welcome to enjoy a tea and free wi-fi.

There is no need to change clothes, and you can wear whatever is comfortable. Shoes are not worn inside the yurt.

Your body will get all the benefits of the therapies even if you fall asleep during the session, so don't worry. At the end of your session, lights will gently come on to bring you back awake.

Our relaxation therapies are so effective that most people feel immediate results the very first time. Research suggests six to twelve sessions bring additional long-term results, and we provide discounts for multiple sessions to make sound healing a part of your health routine.

Regular, everyday people benefit from our relaxation therapies to improve their health, to be happier and more efficient, and to take a break from the hectic pace of life. Relaxation therapy is not a substitute for medical or psychological treatment. If you or someone you care about suffers from any serious illness or mental health matter, please seek appropriate help from a doctor or dial 811 from anywhere in Nova Scotia to speak with a Registered Nurse 24 hours a day.

If you have any serious health condition, if you're pregnant or have a pacemaker, implantable insulin pump or internal defibrillator, or if you're mobility impaired, please contact us. We'll make sure you have the best relaxation experience with a few modifications.

Underground parking is available in the building, and there is ample metered street parking nearby.

The effects of sound therapy:

“The low vibrations increase cellular movement, thus increasing energy and cellular regeneration in the body. Consequently, inflammation and pain are reduced because of this treatment. With the addition of music, patients are prone to have an increase in relaxation and decrease in psychological disturbances such as depression, anxiety, and nausea.”

Excerpted from “The Effectiveness of Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy in Medicine”, Duke University.

Step inside The Healing Yurt

While you relax comfortably on the sound therapy bed, a combination of therapies are working behind the scenes to make your mind and body feel relaxed and recharged.

Vibroacoustic Sound

Waves of sound from the sound therapy bed are felt through the body. This calms the central nervous system, and is used in many hospitals in Britain and the US to relieve patient stress. Vibroacoustic sound therapy has even been found to reduce symptoms of illness and disease, according to a US National Institutes of Health study.

Far-Infrared Heat

A layer of natural warmed jade and clay stones in the therapy bed gently warms the body to a temperature that increases blood circulation to the extremities. This relaxes the body, soothes muscle pain, and gives the sensation of floating. Numerous medical studies indicate far-infrared heat may also boost immune function by increasing the level of antioxidants in the blood.

Curated Aroma

The calming aromatherapy blend in The Healing Yurt cannot be found anywhere else. The subtle aroma of Asian evergreens includes oils extracted from the Japanese hiba and hinoki cypress. Studies have shown that the oils of these trees contain a substance that promotes relaxation and purifies the air, and may help boost the immune system.

Relaxation Audio

Tune out the world for a while or learn the latest evidence-based stress reduction methods, all in high-definition audio played through Bose noise-cancelling headphones. Our own scientifically designed audio programmes include progressive muscle relaxation training, healing music, guided imagery, and relaxation techniques that help re-wire the anxious mind.

The ultimate relaxation experience is also the ultimate gift idea.

What do you get when you cross a yurt with your favourite person? A gift card, of course! What could be more surprising and thoughtful than the truly unique experience of The Healing Yurt. Call ahead to order gift cards for pick-up, or to have them mailed to you anywhere in Canada. Call for details: (902) 404-3998.

You're going to love The Healing Yurt.

A healthy mind in a healthy body in a healthy community. That's our motto. We believe that inside every person is a wonderful mind waiting to reach its full potential with a bit of inner healing. We offer a full range of services to make your goals become reality. Welcome to The Healing Yurt!