September is National Yoga Month, which means there's no excuse not to practice your downward dog or perfect your shavasana. If you can't find the will to make it to yoga class, these hotels and resorts throughout the US, Caribbean and Mexico are happy to tempt you with yoga-inspired vacations.
The Westin St. John Resort & Villas:
The Westin St. John Resort & Villas is set on a crescent-shaped beach on Great Cruz Bay and surrounded by 47 lush, tropical acres where complimentary yoga by the beach classes are offered at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Private yoga lessons can also be arranged for those craving yoga on the daily. With relaxation at the forefront, The Spa at The Westin St. John Resort also provides facials, body treatments and massage with treatments both indoors and outside.
W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island: A yoga detox retreat on one of the most private islands in the Caribbean. Travelers can start their day with complimentary yoga classes designed by the property’s AWAY Spa, held daily on the W lawn. For discerning yoga enthusiasts, AWAY Spa plans customized classes ranging from Detox Yoga to the Art of Meditation and even Introduction to Breath (which can take place directly on the beach).
Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort & Casino: This Cable Beach resort will be channeling the Bahamian zen with yoga at sunrise under the western beach gazebo on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. for the entire month of September.
Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort: Maui offers a serene setting for travelers to find their Zen with sunrise yoga on the magnificent Wailea Beach five days a week and Hatha and Flow yoga in the award-winning Spa Grande. In celebration of National Yoga Month, Grand Wailea has teamed up with lifestyle brand and yoga products producer Gaiam. Throughout September, yoga class attendees will receive a free trial to GaiamTV, featuring exclusive yoga and fitness classes from top instructors as well as wellness videos, so that Grand Wailea guests can bring the Zen they found on Maui back home.
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa: Focused on giving travelers the opportunity to learn, be healthy and take in their environment while on vacation, the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta & Spa features a number of yoga classes to bring out the yogi in everyone including Kids Yoga and Laughter Yoga. The Kids Yoga program was developed to let children explore and learn tools to grow healthier on mind, emotions and spiritual levels, all while enjoying the calm beachfront surroundings. Laughter Yoga stresses how laughing can be an induced exercise that bursts into real laughing while combining unconditional laugh with the deep breath of yoga. The resort currently offers a Spa Getaway package that includes two yoga classes and is available for booking now through Dec. 31, 2013.
Wolcott Hotel: For guests interested in stretching their yogi spirit, the Wolcott Hotel is boasting 20% off individual yoga classes at Yoga Union, mere steps away from the hotel.
Mirbeau Inn & Spa in the Finger Lakes: During the month of September, Mirbeau Inn & Spa offers up a myriad of yoga offerings from Vinyasa to Slow Flow Hatha to Yin Yoga for yogis of all ages to indulge in. Situated on 12 acres of forested parkland in the quaint storybook village of Skaneateles, this AAA Four Diamond inn and spa is surrounded by beautifully landscaped ponds and impressionist gardens.
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa: Set amid a lush 11-acre oasis of gardens, coursing streams, waterfalls and palm trees, the Aquae Sulis Spa at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa features its own private yoga studio. Guests can try a variety of yoga classes such as Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Dance Fusion yoga and Woga, yoga poses perfumed in water to help ease the pressure on joints. In honor of National Yoga Month, all those who buy a yoga class package during the month will receive 50 percent savings on Prana Yoga merchandise in the spa boutique. Six-class, ten-class and one month unlimited class packages are available. All packages include access to the Spa Ritual area which includes sauna, steam, waterfall showers, hot and cold plunges, indoor float pool, and outdoor hydro-therapy circuit pool, as well as the indoor fitness center.
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