The month of September brings many exciting things in the spa, beauty, and wellness world. Fashion Week, Yoga Month, and the perfect weather for outdoor fitness top my list here in New York City. For yogis looking to make an adventure out of their practice, here are some spectacular locales for picturesque posing.
The Allison Inn & Spa (Willamette Valley, OR) offers Sunday morning outdoor yoga in the resort's lush Meadow Garden. Guests can take Hatha, Yin, and Vinyasa to start their day feeling replenished and revitalized. For those looking for more intimate surroundings, The Allison offers private yoga sessions in the Sky Suite, an exclusive spa haven dedicated to small groups and gatherings. After yoga and massage, guests are welcome to re-energize with chilled quinoa salad and antioxidant smoothies on the spa’s light fare menu and enjoy the eucalyptus-infused steam room, dry sauna, and lounge rooms complete with complimentary warm neck wraps, healthy snacks and hot tea service. The Allison Spa has 15,000 square feet dedicated to health and wellness, with 12 treatment rooms, a fitness center, pool and jacuzzi.
Bulgari Hotel (London) is home to one of London's largest and most exclusive spa. Spa-goers can take advantage of the impressive facilities, world class specialists, and master therapists that have made this spa an enticing destination. After the gym's comprehensive Framework assessment, guests will be invited to customize the program to their needs—including morning yoga and meditation classes, signature spa treatments and a healthy eating plan including dishes from Rivea, the hotel's award-winning Alain Ducasse restaurant.
The award-winning 40,000 square foot Ritz-Carlton Spa Orlando (Orlando, FL) is offering spa-goers the opportunity to have a relaxing workout while cooling down from the Florida heat. Liquid Yoga (starting at $25 each) classes are taught in the spa's 4,000-square-foot outdoor pool and available weekly. Classes are led by trained yoga instructors to lead class participants through signature yoga moves while submerged in water. This class continues to spa's philosophy of sanitas per agua, “health through water,” and is set in a relaxing environment surrounded by lush gardens, a peaceful lake and Spanish-Moorish architecture.
Stay tuned for more coverage of National Yoga Month throughout September!