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about our move

THE basics

When will the move take place?

Our intention is to create a smooth transition for our members, guests and pearl family. We are hopeful that the timeline will appear as follows, however, please note that a transition such as this may incur delays. Check back often and watch for announcements via social media! Phase 1 - open for movement classes - 1st week in June Phase 2 - open for spa services - 2nd week in July Phase 3 - open healing waters enviroment -by the end of July Phase 4 - open wellness cafe - 1st week in september

Why did THE pearl decide to move?

Great question! While there are many factors that helped us make this monumental decision, the biggest reason we are taking the leap is you. We have had a desire to expand our offerings for many years, but had outgrown our beautiful spa several years ago, which made this a difficult feat. After the lessons that 2020 provided to us all, we knew that it was our responsiblity to find a way to offer a whole self healing enviroment to our members, clients and community. While our current treatments and services are certainly an important part of self-care, we desired to be able to BE THAT SPACE - the place you can partner with on your wellness journey. As a small business we had no idea how we would do it, but we had faith that it would happen and we would find a way. When the Columbia Association announced the closing of The Haven on The Lake in late February, we knew without a doubt that this would BE THAT SPACE. We have been so fortunate that the CA has been very accomodating to our needs as a small business. Both the Columbia Association and THE pearl have a mission to keep our community healthy, vibrant and connected, and it is within these values that our transition offically began.

Where will your new location be?

Our gorgeous new location will is just minutes away from our current space, in the heart of downtown Columbia. Located directly underneath Whole Foods in the old James Rouse building, our beautiful studios and healing waters look out over Lake Kittamaqundi. We have two entrances with ample parking: one is adjacent to the new Millie Bailey park and one off the lower parking lot behind Whole Foods. In addition, elevator access from the street level is provided by entering the building to the left of Whole Foods front door Our officall address is 10275 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044 and can easily be found via your GPS.

Will THE pearl close during the move?

As much as we would love to stay open during the transition, we anticipate the need to close for a brief period to ensure a proper and safe move. Currently, we are set to temporarily close the spa services starting Sunday, June 27 and we hope to re-open on Monday July, 12.

Is THE pearl now a part of the Columbia Association?

No. THE pearl and The CA are two seperatly owned businesses, although we do anticipate opportuniies to work together for community events and celebrations.

Will THE pearl have the same guidelines as The Columbia Association?

Becuase we are entirely seperate companies, we will have different guidelines in place. For instance, there will not be tiered pricing based on where you live, and you do not have to have a membership to enjoy our space.

Will THE pearl offer child care services?

We will not offer childcare services at this time.

Are there any age restrictions for spa services, movement classes and in the healing waters?

Children ages 14 and older will be allowed to attend our group mind-body classes and book spa services, with written consent and supervision from parents. Some spa services may be avialabe for children younger than 14, and will be assessed on a per request basis. Our healing water enviorment is currently only offered to adults ages 18 and up.

THE spa

What new and exciting things will be offered?

THE pearl is excited to announce a variety of additional services, treatments and therapies. In addition to the spa treatments you know and love, our members, clients and guests will be able to enjoy:

  • a variety of movement classes such as yoga, barre, mat pilaties and many more!
  • a restorative healing waters enviroment that includes a warm water relaxation pool, a theraputic hot tub, cold plunge immersion, a tropical rain shower, european sauna experience and a crystal salt room.
  • a wellness cafe that will provide made to order coffee, tea and smoothies, as well as a delicious selection of grab and go beverages and light fare.
  • THE well, a holistic program that provides our clients with the opportunity to extend thier wellness journey with therapies and services offered by our hand selected in-wellness partners. Acupuncture, life coaching, nutrition services and counseling are examples of what will be found at THE well.

Will you offer all of the same services?

Yes! Our goal is to be able to offer all of your favorite pearl treatments and services at our new location, and to add some exciting new therapies as well! Upon opening, our treatment menu will remain the same, with the exception of THE blue grotto, which will be coming soon. We know that many have been anticipating the reopening date of THE blue grotto, and we hope that by the time it is safe to resume, our new and improved grotto will be ready for use.

Will you still have a lounge? A locker room?

Yes, Yes and Yes! One of the most exciting features of our new location is the much needed additional space within the locker room. We will now have plenty of space to safely resume our robe service for all spa treatments. In addition, we are pleased to be able to offer two seperate lounge areas, our wellness lounge and our retreat lounge. Our wellness lounge will have a relaxing social vibe that is perfect for private enjoyment or in a group. With private seating and a light + airy feel, this co-ed space was designed to be a transition before and after your spa services. Our ladies retreat lounge is specifically designed for those who require a more meditative space during the spa experience. Silence is golden in our retreat lounge, and we request that those who enter this sacred space refrain from using electronics, conversations, eating or drinking. In additon, THE pearl will continue to offer a small but private gentlemans retreat lounge, in addition to the use of the wellness lounge area.

Will you still offer tea? Champange? Brownies?

Our signature infused waters will continue to be offered to our members, guests and clients before and after recieving any spa treatment. Enjoy seasonal infused waters as well as our signature flavors as well. Our tea service will be offered with selected spa therapies and treatments and will be available for purchase within the cafe. We will continue to provide our spa guests with a special take home brownie and tea bag. We have truly enjoyed seeing the joy this simple gesture brings upon being presented prior to leaving. And while we are expanding our wellness offerings, we believe that a big part of wellness is the enjoyment of the sweeter things in life, like our brownie! At this time we will be unable to continue to offer complimentry champange. It is a restriciton of the building and a potential saftey hazzard with the addtion of the healing waters and self serve sauna and steam rooms. We understand this may dissappoint some of our clients and guests, and we will do our best to ensure that your visit will be just as extraordinary without the mimosa!

Will you offer THE blue grotto?

THE blue grotto is our signature treatment and has become a theraputic favorite for many. We have every intention of building a new blue grotto, however the build out will not begin until several months be after our move. We are hopeful to have our blue grotto up and running within a year.

Will you still have a spa boutique?

Absolutley! We believe that our spa boutique is a necessary part of your home care, and we couldn't imagine not being able to provide you with the best care for all of your wellness needs. In addition, our online store will continue to stay open.

Will you have a couples suite?

Yes! We know how important it is to enjoy theraputic treatments with your partner, and we are in the proces of ensuring that our couples suite will be ready to go once it is safe to provide them again.


Will you be offering the same classes at The Haven did?

Yes! We will offer weekly Yoga, Yoga Sculpt, Sound Healing, Meditation, Barre, Mat Pilates, TRX, and eventually aqua classes. We will also continue to offer our favorite monthly workshops. Over the summer, we will host FREE monthly outdoor classes, outdoor goat yoga, and more. We will NOT be offering Pilates Reformer classes.

Will there be any changes or additions to the movement programs?

We are glad you asked! The former pilates room will be converted into a cardio room. Stationary bikes, treadmills, and more will provide solo cardio time before or after your mind-body group classes.