Journal & Happenings


Welcoming the Year of the Wood Dragon

Embrace the Year of the Wood Dragon with Yoso. Discover how the transition from Water Rabbit to Wood Dragon signifies expansion and opportunity. Learn actionable steps for holistic wellness, from acupuncture to detox programs, and join us for a transformative journey of growth, health, and revitalization. 

Yoso Yard Sale - Feb. 10th, 2023

Yard Sale Time! We're cleaning up and clearing out some of the excess at the spa that we no longer have space for or have decided it is time to pass on to someone new that will love it
just as much as we have.

Combating Neck Pain with Sleep Hygiene and Acupuncture

Struggling with morning neck pain? Dr. Lauren reveals how small changes in your nightly routine, combined with targeted acupuncture, can alleviate neck discomfort. Dive into our guide to transform your sleep and wake up pain-free!

Harmonizing with this Season for Inner & Outer Wellness Workshop

We are excited to invite you to our Harmonizing with this Season for Inner & Outer Wellness Workshop to help you both recognize your own skin and health patterns and make small lifestyle adjustments to align with this new season.

Discover the Healing Fusion of Cupping Therapy and Massage - A Holistic Journey to Wellness

At Yoso Wellness Spa in Santa Cruz, when cupping therapy and massage are combined, the results experienced are enhanced muscle relief, stress and anxiety reduction, holistic and customized wellness. 

Bridging the Gap - 10th San Lorenzo River Beautification

October 14th, 2023 join Yoso Wellness Spa and Hotel Paradox in our 10th "Bridging the Gap" River Beautification and Clean Up in the San Lorenzo River, as we bring community together!

Update to Cancellation Policy at Yoso Wellness Spa

Important Updates to Yoso Wellness Spa's Cancellation Policy in an effort to continue to support our wonderful practitioners.

Bridging the Gap - July River Beautification

July 30th 2022 join Yoso and Hotel Paradox in our 5th "Bridging the Gap" River Beautification and Clean Up as we bring community together!

10 Years of Yoso Anniversary Celebration

WOW! I am so excited to celebrate 10 years of ORGANIC HAPPINESS in healing, beauty and wellness with our community!


What does Yoso mean?

Why a Japanese name? The Japanese aesthetic is a set of ancient ideals that include wabi (transient and stark beauty), sabi (the beauty of natural patina and aging), and yūgen (profound grace and subtlety). These ideals underpin much of...

Bridging the Gap - A River Beautification and Clean Up!

Join Yoso Wellness Spa & Hotel Paradox for Bridging the Gap - River Beautification and Clean-up February 18th from 3:30-5:30 with a appreciation happy hour at Hotel Paradox from 5:30-6:30

Venus Retrograde - Relationship, Romance, Beauty & Money

Is it just me or is anyone else feeling the run in with the wall? This definitely a tumultuous time for the heart With Venus in retrograde and ruling the parts of our lives in romance, relationships, money and beauty through Jan. 29th. Now is a time to sort through any underlying issues that are lingering in the above areas. Here is a breakdown of what's going on and solutions to the challenge. 


New Year, New Moon, New Perspective - Taking Action

What a great time to set the foundation for the year ahead. We did a lot of watering ourselves this past year for change and now let’s bloom creating actionable steps! This is your year to rewrite systems, release patterns, create space for insight, find clarity in my mission and flourish.

6 Winter Skin Tips to Combat Dry Skin

We all desire to have healthy and happy skin and we know that as the cold months approach, sometimes your skin can feel a little depleted, dull and simply dry. In an effort to maintain a glowing complexion during the winter season when skin can get a little dry, try out our 6 winter skin tips. 

Improving Your Mental Health: 8 Techniques to Try Today

You don’t know what someone is going through just by looking at them. After the tumultuous last nearly two years we’ve had, you can pretty much guarantee that everyone around you has been affected by COVID-19 in some way or another. 

We still need to bring awareness to how we can better support ourselves and those around us. Here are 8 are techniques we can use to improve our mental health as we enter this new era of a post-pandemic world? 


Create a Work-Life Balance that Works for You

Create a better work-life balance in your life with these practical steps towards a healthier, more balanced life! In this article we cover why a work-life balance is importance and how you can move towards a balanced life.

Trust Your Gut! It knows what's what.

This could go so many directions right! What you eat. What you feel within. Lets touch on both and how it impacts our body.⁠ ⁠

From Microplastics to Plastic-Free Kitchen Sponges

Be a part of the solution!  Swap out that old sponge for an eco-friendly option. Rethinking your kitchen products reduces the amount of microplastics that end up in the ocean. We're here to help you solve the plastic problem for a more sustainable planet!

8 Quick SPF Tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Fact: 90% of our aging is a result of sun exposure. We have the power for ourselves to protect our skin and slow the process of skin damage, aging and skin cancer prevention on our children for their future. In the spirit of Skin Cancer Awareness month, we are sharing some helpful tips to protect your skin this summer. 

Consciously Celebrating Mother’s Day in 2021

Motherhood holds different meanings to each individual person. This year as we continue in a global pandemic. We want to honor and celebrate moms in a variety of ways that might work for each person based on their comfort, distance and ability.