Marking the end of summer and the beginning of back-to-school season, September can have travelers longing for more relaxation. To give their clients what they need, spas around the world are celebrating and participating in National Yoga Month, providing spa-goers and weary travelers that extra boost of relaxation that they’re craving. If you find your clients needing a little reset after the summer, try following suit of these spas, hotels, and resorts that are celebrating National Yoga Month and offer your client a little something extra for their R and R.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa - Guests of the Scottsdale resort are invited to celebrate National Yoga Month with four new yoga experiences, including Standup Paddle Board Yoga, Restorative Yoga with Live Music, Vinyasa Reformer, and TRX Yoga. Standup Paddle Board Yoga combines yoga with fitness as guests have to balance on their boards in one of the area’s largest infinity pools, while through Restorative Yoga with Live Music, guests will enjoy musician and yoga instructor Jason Graves as he leads the class through deep stretching, flexibility, and circulation to the tune of soft melodies. Guests focusing on core strength should head to TRX yoga to combine so yoga and weight training, and for guests looking for a total body work out, head to Vinyasa Reformer to combine Flow Yoga with Pilates Reformer workouts.
Whiteface Lodge – Situated in the Adirondack High Peaks, Lake Placid’s Whiteface Lodge is enhancing its regular monthly series of 14 yoga classes with a special Zent’s aromatherapy fragrance that will be incorporated into the end of each class during National Yoga Month. Yogis participating in the classes will smell petal and Anjou pear during shavasana (final relaxation of the class) that can also be incorporated into any massage or body wrap offered at the Spa at Whiteface Lodge offered through September. Yoga and Yoga-Pilates Fusion classes are offered free-of-charge to resort guests and can be customized to meet individual needs and fitness levels.
SiSpa – Both the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort & Spa and the Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa are offering complimentary daily yoga classes through the resort’s award winning SiSpa facilities. Singer Island guests will experience the classes from the resort’s private beach, while Pompano Beach guests will catch views of the Atlantic Ocean from the property’s second floor Ocean Terrace. Both resort’s experienced instructors are well versed in Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, and Yin restorative yoga, and can tailor their teaching to each guest’s needs and skill level.
Seven Stars Resort & Spa – For National Yoga Month the award winning Turks and Caicos resort is offering guests 20 percent off select services at The Spa at Seven Stars when they book a treatment online using the password NAMASTE. During their stay, guests can enjoy complimentary sunrise yoga, held on the resort’s West Deck overlooking Grace Bay, Mondays and Fridays starting at 8am. Classes emphasize body alignment, movement coordination and breath, and offer a fusion of kinesthetic principles from both yoga and dance.
Stush in the Bush – Stush in the Bush, an organic, sustainable farm in St. Ann, Jamaica, is offering an intimate, farm-to-table yoga brunch in the hills of St. Ann overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Resident yoga instructor Kayla Hanson is leading the themed yoga class that’s available for all levels, which will be followed by a gourmet and rustic vegetarian brunch.
If your spa can’t participate in National Yoga Month, take a page from Jakes Hotel’s book. Jakes Hotel (Treasure Beach, Jamaica) is offering a Mana Power Yoga Fitness Vacation from November 2-7, 2017, which provides guests with a complete yoga and fitness vacation to relax and rejuvenate the mind. The retreat includes sunrise meditation sessions, daily power yoga and fitness classes, a 20 percent discount on spa services, and more.
If you find your clients are feeling the stress in the change of seasons, but aren’t keen to trying yoga, remind them a few of the reasons why yoga is more than just another workout. In fact, Ashleigh Sergeant, head of yoga content at gaia.com, says that yoga is a meditative and contemplative practice both on and off the mat. In honor of National Yoga Month, Sergeant shared her top five tips on ways yoga can reduce your clients stress and anxiety.
1. Rewrite your stress response.
2. Create and reset new neural pathways.
3.Digest the parasympathetic nervous system.
4. Evolve emotions of the limbic system.
5. Reduce neurotic symptoms and calm one’s heart rate.
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