Best of the Bay 2011: BEST BACKYARD BLISS-OUT


We were sartorially spoiling ourselves among P-Kok's clothing racks of fripperies when we heard that the garden-sauna space behind the store had been converted into a self-care community. Tall Tree Tambo is a gym of sorts — members pay either a monthly or more affordable yearly fee depending on how much they want to utilize the space, and drop-in rates are available — but there are no StairMasters here. Instead, the tranquil backyard zone is used for meditation, reiki, yoga, sitting in the sauna, and reconnecting to self. Everyone's encouraged to bring their own expertise to amplify the space's curative effects, and intimate classes in healing are held regularly.

776 Haight, SF. (415) 430-8285,