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The Laya Center Story- Laya Center - Wellness Spa +Yoga Holistic Wellness Center

True healing starts when you go within!


The Laya Center is a Holistic Wellness Destination in Downtown Kansas City, founded by NFL Veteran, Joe Mays' wife, Toyia. She founded this Herban Oasis after a long bout to restore her husbands health in the latter years of his career. Though they had always chosen a healthy lifestyle, they wanted to dig deeper into world cultures and healing practices. During a time where opioid addiction was at an all-time high and increasing, Mays did the unimaginable and refused to allow pain & inflammatory meds to rule his life. This is when he sought different treatments, herbs and nutrition which led Toyia to study herbalism. This New-Age Spa specializes in chronic illness management & injury recovery. We have integrated ancient African healing methods with Ayurvedic technique to achieve a deep healing system that stands the test of time.

This opens up the possibilities of expanding creativity, mental strength, physical abilities and eliminating health concerns. Our wellness techniques realign the mind, body, soul and spirit in order to elevate and propel you to your highest potential. Toyia is also an Interior designer that fuses nature and wellness into design projects. What you "sense" plays a major part in your well-being! We spend time each day making sure that when you enter our space, you get a good sense of being well. From the "no shoe" environment, to the well thought out scents we burn, and the controlled air in some of our rooms. Each room holds a different temperature, smell, texture, color and ambiance. Many don't realize that the healing starts as soon as you step off the elevator. Drop by or check out our Virtual Tour.




Our mission is to restore the human ability to heal naturally by implementing Holistic & Ayurvedic therapies fused with Integrative Technology!

Laya is a state of mental quietude... a state of Freedom!

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