Strike a Pose During National Yoga Month

Adventuresome yogis can pose in a crater on stand up paddleboards.National Yoga Month has come around again and it’s the perfect opportunity to ramp up your Zen routine. That’s exactly what resort spas have in store for eager yogis this fall. Whether posing beachfront, oceanfront, fireside, or mountainside, these hotels and resorts around the world have set the scene for yoga serenity.

  • Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Scottsdale, AZ) offers an array of unique yoga experiences and retreats in its inspiring desert setting. For those looking to get out of the heat, indoor Flow Yoga, Hatha Yoga, and Restorative Yoga classes are available throughout the week for all hotel and spa guests. Zennis ($50 per person)—a unique hybrid of yoga and tennis—is a movement-based tennis clinic, emphasizing the principles of sport-specific yoga along with functional stretches focusing on body awareness, movement, and mechanics, heightening their sense of balance. The zen portion of Zennis helps promote relaxation, proper alignment and the fluidity necessary for the athletic portion of tennis.
  • The all-suite Whiteface Lodge tucked away in the High Peaks of Lake Placid offers a variety of complimentary yoga classes for guests held in peaceful fireside, lakeside, and poolside spaces with instructor Mim Frantz. Guests can also bump up their practice with Yogilates, a combination of yoga and Pilates.
  • For a Florida seaside view, Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa and Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa are offering yoga classes overlooking the glistening Atlantic Ocean. Marriott Singer Island takes yogis to the beach with daily yoga and meditation classes ($20 each) led by instructor Elsa Granja on the resort’s own private beach. Situated on the ocean terrace overlooking the beach, Marriott Pompano Beach offers complimentary yoga classes for guests Friday and Saturday mornings.
  • The Umstead Hotel and Spa’s new nature-focused programming, Wellness in the Woods Retreat (starting at $4,500, double occupancy), focuses on the abundant natural beauty that surrounds the property. This spa-minded escape includes a private outdoor yoga session, guided hike through neighboring William B. Umstead State Park, and a “Walk in the Woods” four-hour spa day at The Umstead Spa, which includes guests’ choice of full body Babassu Sugar Scrub or Swedish Massage plus a European Facial, a classic Manicure and Classic Pedicure, and Champagne. With daily breakfast of farm-fresh cuisine and Lake View Suite accommodations, the two-night package is available in spring and summer, starting at $4,500 based on double occupancy.
  • Madinat Jumeirah Talise Spa offers beach yoga.CorePower Yoga (multiple locations) is celebrating the practice by giving back to its devotees. Current students receive one complimentary class this month as a token of appreciation and each Wednesday next month instructors will dole out mat mantras to help yogis find their om.
  • Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa (San Diego) included wellness as a focal point during its recent $30 million renovation. Fitness facilities got a revamp, and a brand new 1,000-square-foot Serenity Yoga Pavilion was also introduced. Fitness classes are complimentary for spa and resort guests and are all concluded with a fresh cold-pressed juice or protein shake. To use the new space, yoga director Anna Spalding will lead monthly yoga workshops (complimentary for spa members) focusing on different topics, including tips on yoga, mind, and body.
  • L’Auberge de Sedona (Sedona, AZ) is set among enchanting red rock formations that offer a peaceful and stunning backdrop for yoga and meditation. Complimentary daily yoga classes, led by certified experts allow guests to soak up the scenery. Also enticing is a Meditation & Music session or a Forest Bathing program, designed to help guests connect with nature on a greater level by inviting them to experience their surroundings in new ways. 
  • Twin Farms new yoga deck opens for National Yoga Month.At Washington School House (Park City, UT), adventure-seekers can hop on Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Adventure in a 10,000-year-old crater at The Homestead Resort. The instructor demonstrates yoga poses from the dock while guests move and bend on paddleboards that float in the 90-plus-degree natural therapeutic pool. 
  • A new yoga deck and programming, including sunrise yoga, gentle flow yoga, restorative yoga, and yoga hikes, was just unveiled at Twin Farms (Barnard, VT) and provides yogis the perfect place to pose and enjoy the fall foliage.
  • Guests of The Embassy Row Hotel (Washington D.C.)can enjoy a sweet flow and the fresh air beneath the beauty of a sunset or sunrise on The Rooftop every Tuesday night and Saturday and Sunday mornings. Yoga on The Rooftop offers all level vinyasa classes led by instructors from the local studio, EPIC Yoga.
  • On the beach in Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah’s Talise Spa (Dubai) leads guests through a journey of inner peace with Full Moon Savasana ($33 per person) on September 28. The crashing waves complemented by soothing classical music calm the senses and enhance the experience of self-discovery.
  • The Mulia & Mulia Villas (Bali, Indonesia) helps spa-goers find their center of balance and peace with Hatha yoga, Sun Salutation yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Ashtanga yoga, and Savasana yoga complimentary throughout their stay with the stunning Nusa Dua coastline as a backdrop.

For more National Yoga Month coverage, check out our experience with cobblestone yoga, rooftop yoga with a skyline view, and new yoga hybrids.