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These US Hotels Are Helping Guests Celebrate National Yoga Month
San Diego, California
As a leader in wellness in the San Diego area, Kimpton's Hotel Solamar is teaming up with Lululemon Athletica's San Diego Showroom to offer "Vino and Vinyasa" during National Yoga Month. The program features a complimentary, weekly one-hour session of flowing yoga poses to live music, followed by a wine social hour with $3 glasses of vino. "Vino and Vinyasa" allows participants to practice their poses in the open air, and sunset sessions are available at no cost. Additionally, the hotel will be offering bottles of wine for half off on Wednesdays.
Yoga sessions will be held every Wednesday during September at 6:30 p.m. Room rates start at $200 per night. Click here to book.
The Nantucket Hotel + Resort is a brand new property that just opened on July 12. The property is dedicated to offering rest and a sense of well being for all, from its peaceful island location, to its locally-sourced farm-to-table restaurant menus and complimentary yoga. Until late September, hotel guests can enjoy Hatha Yoga at the Bandstand on Children's Beach for free from Monday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Room rates start at $295 per night. Click here to book.
W Atlanta - Buckhead
To help guests celebrate National Yoga Month, W Atlanta – Buckhead is offering a "Planking on Peachtree" yoga series every Tuesday beginning September 4. The program features free poolside power yoga followed by healthy and low-calorie drinks on the WET Deck. Yoga is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., while the smoothie and sips social is from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Room rates start at $149 per night. Reservations required for yoga. Click here to book.
The Fairmont Orchid
What better place to go for a relaxing spa vacation than Hawaii? In honor of National Yoga Month, The Fairmont Orchid is offering a "Nama-Stay In Paradise" package, which includes luxury accommodations and daily yoga. Along with their seaside yoga classes, they also have Floating Yoga, or Flo-yo, where participants stand up on paddleboards as they pose. It is done in the ocean, so you'll be surrounded by sea turtles, colorful fish and rhythmic waves. The hour-long classes are offered Monday and Friday mornings at 7 a.m. and include a warm up, sun salutations, balancing poses and paddle techniques followed by 40 minutes of floating yoga. The boards are weighted down with hand weights attached to a leash plug, ensuring the boards stay within one area.
Package is offered from September 1 to 30, with rates starting at $249 per night. Click here to book.
Hotel Palomar Phoenix At Cityscape
With the Phoenix area being graced with some of the hottest temperatures in the country each summer, Kimpton's Hotel Palomar Phoenix At Cityscape has teamed up with local yoga studios to make the most of it. Each Wednesday at 7 p.m., yogis of all skill levels are invited to the third-floor pool deck for a complimentary one-hour naturally Hot Asana class taught by a guest instructor. Each week, attendees will be treated to a new teacher, each offering a slightly different work out and signature style. To add to the fun, LUSTRE Bar, the rooftop bar adjacent to the pool deck, will also be featuring a special cocktail each week named after the guest instructor's studio for attendees to enjoy after yoga.
Room rates start at $149 per night, however, you do not need to be a guest to attend. Click here to book.
Mirbeau Inn and Spa
Skaneateles, New York
If you want to celebrate National Yoga Month while immersing yourself in the peace and natural beauty of the Finger Lakes, Mirbeau Inn and Spa is a great option. During the month of September, the property will be featuring myriad complimentary yoga offerings from Vinyasa to Slow Flow Hatha to Yin Yoga for yogis of all ages, including:
- Prana Flow Yoga – This "breath inspired journey" offers a complete spectrum of rhythms that meditate, rejuvenate, challenge and empower the participants.
- Gentle Flow Yoga – An hour-long class designed for beginners that starts with breath work and is followed by an introduction to yoga foundations.
- Gentle/Yin Yoga – A Chinese yoga that works the body's energy system, improves sports performance, helps with injury recovery and creates an overall state of wellness.
- Yoga – This 90-minute Vinyasa class is challenging and features guided meditation to help with awareness and relaxation.
- Aroma Yoga - A 90-minute Vinyasa flow yoga class that incorporates essential oils to add to the healing and awareness of your body, spirit and breath.
For an unusual yoga experience, Sky Hotel offers guests "Thug Yoga," a class where laughing is encouraged, posture names make sense and icings are possible. This offbeat yoga style is the creation of Courtney Smith, a yoga teacher and snowboarder in Aspen, Colorado. It was originally designed for snowboarders and skiers who were intimidated by traditional yoga to help them improve athletic performance and keep away injuries. Offered Sundays at 10 a.m. on the patio, students go through a series of postures set to hip hop music or local DJ Berkel Beats.
Room rates start at $159 per night. Click here to book.
New York & Washington D.C.
Affinia Hotels, who offer various properties in New York and Washington D.C., like to encourage guests to stay healthy and fit while traveling. In fact, the hotel offers complimentary "Experience Kits," including the "StayFit Kit." This includes a yoga mat, stretching blocks, yoga, Pilates, and boot camp DVDs, workout bands, wrist/ankle weights and a StreetWise city map. Guests can customize their stay via MyAffinia, the brand's online customization program, and choose from a variety of amenities including the "StayFit Kit." The items selected will be waiting in the guest's room upon arrival.
Room rates start at $209 for NYC hotels and $149 for the Washington, D.C. property. Click here to book.
Newport, Rhode Island
For a luxurious yet peaceful vacation during National Yoga Month, the Vanderbilt Grace offers various yoga options to guests. For $150 per person there is the "Partners In Wellness" package, which lasts for two and a half hours and includes a private yoga class for two people, as well as a "Vanderbilt Signature Massage" with aromatic compresses for the feet and face. This is followed by a pot of green tea and snacks. Another yoga-focused option is the "Yoga on the Roof" program. For $15, guests can take part in an hour-long yoga class with aerial views.
Room rates start at $495 per night. Click here to book.
Las Vegas, Nevada
For a truly unique yoga experience, The Mirage in Las Vegas offers "Yoga Among The Dolphins." For $40, guests can flow through peaceful poses while being immersed in a serene, underwater viewing area within Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. The 60-minute classes are designed for yogis of all levels, and are offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Once the session is completed, participants are given a refreshing smoothie drink.
Room rates start at $71 per night. Click here to book.