15 Hotels That Offer Free Yoga
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Terranea Resort -- Los Angeles, California
The 102-acre property of LA’s Terranea Resort has stunning 270-degree ocean views, perfect for relaxing and finding one's balance. The resort offers a plethora of opportunities for yoga and guided meditation, including daily seaside yoga, monthly Full Moon Yoga Gatherings on the ocean lawn and Yo-Chi – a fusion of Tai Chi and yoga for an invigorating start to the day.
Xinalani Resort -- Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Unlike traditional yoga retreats where guests need to commit to a designated teacher and length of time, the Xinalani Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico offers personal retreats for individuals or couples who prefer an a la carte vacation. Accommodation in a stunning jungle setting (one wall of each room is open to the outside), three amazing meals and two daily yoga classes are all included in the room rate. Don’t miss the hike to the pristine waterfall between classes.
Kimpton Hotels – multiple locations
Hardcore yogis and yoginis can find Zen at numerous Kimpton Hotels around the country, from a free rooftop yoga series in Phoenix to Moonlight Monday classes for all levels in Pittsburgh. All hotels have yoga mats in every closet and on-demand yoga/Pilates programming on in-room TVs.
Every Saturday and Sunday morning, the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel in Miami hosts backyard yoga in its sandy oasis surrounded by palm trees, as well as evening “full moon yoga” several times a year.
Peninsula Hotels -- Chicago and New York
The Peninsula Chicago has a state-of-the-art fitness center with a choice of more than 30 complimentary classes weekly, including Power Yoga and more. Guests need not worry if they forgot workout gear, as the fitness center has it all covered. The Peninsula New York also offers complimentary daily group classes, including a range of different types of yoga including Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga.
Lumeria Maui -- Hawaii
Overlooking the North Shore of Maui, Lumeria Maui is an expansive private destination retreat nestled between the historic plantation towns of Pa’ia and Makawao, and it is the oldest wooden structure on this island of Hawaii. Guests can participate in complimentary daily wellness workshops – from teachings in meditation, healing and yoga to classes in horticulture and hula – or they can add on other offerings for an additional fee such as Equine for the Mind, a private excursion at nearby Piiholo Ranch that applies the yogic principles to horseback riding, or Yogasana: On-Ocean Yoga, a stand up paddle board yoga experience as the sun rises over Haleakala Crater.
Post Ranch Inn -- Big Sur, California
Sitting 1,200 feet above the Pacific Ocean, The Post Ranch Inn is set amongst majestic state parks, beaches and waterfalls. The only hotel in Big Sur with an ocean view, it also offers guests a myriad of complimentary amenities, including daily morning yoga, Tai Chi, guided naturewalks, an edible tour of the chef’s garden, star gazing and gourmet buffet breakfast.
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts -- Orlando, Westlake Village, Las Vegas
Every Saturday during the summer, the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village offers complimentary "Yoga on the Green" outside at the beautiful Pagoda Gardens. Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas hosts yoga classes with a DJ on the outdoor Fountain Terrace in partnership with the local Lululemon Athletica store. Four Seasons Resort Orlando offers complimentary yoga classes to guests twice a week in the morning.
Red Mountain Resort -- St. George, Utah
Blending in with the scenic Red Rocks behind it, the Red Mountain Resort is exactly where one goes to be surrounded by nature. Every retreat package includes three healthy meals daily, guided hiking and biking and unlimited fitness and yoga classes – from active Yoga Flow and Yoga MELT Fusion to Chiball Stretch, which gently massages muscles and opens the body using scented chi balls to release tension and restore energy.
Fairmont Newport Beach Hotel -- California
The dramatic and elegant Fairmont Hotel Newport Beach is nestled 50 miles south of L.A. in sunny Southern California. Their complimentary yoga program, offered from May through September, lets guests explore yoga alignment, breathing, and heightened self-awareness through a full range of poses – great for beginners and experienced yogis alike. Yoga mats, blocks, water, and towel are provided. And don’t miss taking a dip in the Palms Pool after class.
Six Senses Spa at Tortuga Bay and The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club -- Dominican Republic
Tortuga Bay, designed by Oscar de la Renta, and The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club share the Six Senses Spa, which offers yoga programs available outdoors on lawns overlooking the beach, directly on the beach and in an over-water bungalow. Classes include slow and soothing Light Yoga, physical and meditative Hatha Yoga, and all-level Yoga for Golfers.
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina -- California
The yoga program at the serene Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, an oasis in downtown San Diego, is brand new as of June 2016. The daily morning classes are offered outside on the executive center lawn, complimentary for hotel guests and $10 for locals and non-hotel guests. Other amenities for the fitness enthusiast include three swimming pools, tennis courts, jogging trails and a spa.
Ventana Inn -- Big Sur, California
Ranging from complimentary daily yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates classes to intimate Japanese hot baths, the upscale services and amenities at the 243-acre Ventana Inn set it apart from other clothing-optional Big Sur resorts as a refined, romantic and iconic destination.
The James Hotel -- New York & Chicago
The James New York partners with SERENE Social, a women’s wellness community, for weekly morning group rooftop yoga sessions from Memorial Day to Labor Day, as well as private yoga classes. Co-ed classes are held every first Thursday of every month and women-only classes the remainder of the month. The James Chicago hosts quarterly after-work wellness classes in partnership with MindFuel Wellness, for a series of “Healthy Hours” – meditation followed by the popular Fuel Flow class that combines the best of Pilates and yoga, along with healthy bites and gourmet juices.
Carmel Valley Ranch -- California
Ideal for the outdoor enthusiast, the Carmel Valley Ranch, nestled on 500 acres in the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains along California’s central coast, offers a complimentary hilltop yoga class four times a week. This special, 90-minute outdoor class begins with an invigorating hike to a platform overlooking Robinson Canyon, where guests enjoy an integrated yoga experience while taking in spectacular views of the mountains. (Mats and towels are provided.) Don’t miss the resort’s other amenities, including beekeeping and honey harvesting, organic gardening and cooking classes, horse trail rides, archery and nightly s’mores around fire pits.
The Gregory and The Renwick -- N.Y.C.
The Gregory and The Renwick, two sleek new boutique hotels in midtown Manhattan, boast a fitness partnership with hOM – an N.Y.C.-based company developing fitness and wellness programs in under-utilized spaces. Bringing expert yoga, meditation and core classes to guests of both properties, the brand new program will offer two to three classes per week and is specially designed with busy, health-conscious travelers in mind. The Renwick will hold classes in its chic gym space while The Gregory will hold sessions on its rooftop, 13 floors above midtown with breathtaking views of the Empire State Building and N.Y.C. skyline.