In many parts of the world, September signifies a transition. This new month offers an opportunity for a transition of the mind, body and soul. September brings National Yoga Month, and there truly has never been a better time or need for a moment to pause, reflect on the year thus far, breathe, and guide our minds and bodies through invigorating movements that both challenge and renew the soul.
Whether you are a yoga expert or beginner, we’ve compiled a list of top destinations that not only embrace the movements of yoga, but also celebrate its meaning and importance in the larger context of personal wellbeing and strength. There are some endless opportunities to perfect or kick-off your practice of the art from some of the world’s most beautiful locations. Here are a few on our wish list:
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal | Los Cabos, MX
Indulge in a private sunrise cruise and yoga class during a curated exploration to Cabo’s iconic Land’s End. This final point of the Baja Peninsula is the place of postcards where dramatic rock formations jut out of the sapphire sea. The natural Arch “El Arco” frames the intersection where the turbulent Pacific Ocean meets the tranquil Sea of Cortez.
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa | San Diego, CA
The Mediterranean-inspired resort embraces the outdoors with its 45 acres of wide open spaces and continues to elevate its curated experiences with the recent expansion of its outdoor services and programming including daily outdoor yoga classes set in nature.
Gravity Haus | Breckenridge, CO
Located at the base of Breckenridge Mountain, Gravity Haus is the ideal adventure destination and social community for the modern adventurer. A true mountain home away from home, the recently renovated boutique hotel offers unique membership options for locals and guests alike, providing special access to “in-haus” brands for adventure junkies and outdoor enthusiasts. In an effort to help guests reset their minds and bodies and breathe through the many daily stressors, Gravity Haus has partnered with Bhava Yoga, Breckenridge’s only ski-in, ski-out yoga studio.
Monarch Beach Resort | Dana Point, CA
Perched on a golden hillside overlooking the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean, Monarch Beach Resort is Orange County’s most luxurious coastal playground. Soak up the SoCal sun throughout National Yoga Month by enjoying the resort’s new Seaside Experiences, complimentary for overnight guests, including hatha, beach and flow yoga or yogalates during the day and a special yoga for sleep at night. This coastal oasis will calm the mind, body and soul while you feel the ocean breeze as you dip into your downward dog.
Edgewood Tahoe | Lake Tahoe
Set along the beautiful shoreline of South Lake Tahoe’s cobalt blue waters and overlooking the Sierra Nevada, the iconic Edgewood Tahoe is an idyllic destination for an escape centered around reconnecting and relaxation. Lodge visitors are invited to wake up with wellness with their signature Après Sleep Cart service, which provides an array of healthy options designed to enliven the body and mind and fuel a day of activities. Through a partnership with Still Water Yoga Lake Tahoe, guests can find their zen on the property’s expansive event lawn in the soulfully renewing experience that is Morning Mountain Yoga. Offered daily, instructors will guide yogis of all levels through mindful breathing exercises and invigorating poses while breathing in the crisp mountain air and setting intentions overlooking the serene waters of the lake.
Indulge in a private yoga session with talented instructor Cortney Halstead that will restore both body and mind by focusing on movement, mindfulness and prana. With various scenic and calming areas at Hotel Valley Ho, guests can choose from a sunrise session on the Sky Line Rooftop to dusk downward dogs on the lush Palm Court, or an indoor session for the perfect personalized practice.
MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa | Sonoma, CA
With the goal of creating a wellness offering for its past and future guests, MacArthur Place is offering a complimentary digital Yoga Session with Andrea Bogart for those in need of some mindfulness. Typically held in iconic Sonoma property’s Coach House, everyone can tune in online here for the all-levels vinyasa yoga classes, which thread together a mindful flow linking breath to challenging poses, with an emphasis on intention, alignment, strength, balance and just letting go during this difficult time.
Perry Lane Hotel| Savannah, GA
Private one-on-one classes with Otium Studio available at Perry Lane Hotel, offering the ultimate opportunity to social distance while finding your zen. Enjoy the attention and personalized focus from a yoga instructor in a one-on-one session. For experienced and beginner. These can be booked through Perry Lane Guest Services (912.415.9000). For a small group experience, check out the property’s Wellness Series with Wednesday yoga on the Ballroom Terrace, Thursday yoga poolside at Peregrin and Saturday poolside yoga. Guests can sign up through our Concierge. Perry Lane Hotel will provide yoga mats.
Old Edwards Inn & Spa | Highlands, NC
Old Edwards Inn is the perfect destination for Highlands, where sports and fitness is part of your experience. The property boasts two full-service fitness centers, with state-of-the art equipment, training and classes, and several clay tennis courts. Members and guests also enjoy three seasonal, heated mineral outdoor swimming pools and several hot tubs making every stay as active or relaxing as you’d like it. Classes include indoor and outdoor Yoga Classes and mediation experiences for guests to enjoy.
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort | Soufriere, St. Lucia
Set within more than 100 acres of pristine rainforest, Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, offers a wide variety of activities to create a wellness experience by the Caribbean Sea. The resort offers personal training sessions including private Sunrise + Sunset Yoga + Mat Pilates offered at private villas based on guest’s fitness requirements and preferences.
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