September signals the end of Summer and days filled with fun in the sun, talk about stressful! Fortunately for us, September is also National Yoga Month, so what better way to deal with the loss of sunny days and find inner peace, than with a yoga retreat? These hotels offer relaxing, healthy and unique yoga retreats that will not only bring out your inner Zen, but help to keep your obsession with Summer going for as long as you like.
Plank Pose on A Paddleboard in Aruba
Once you’ve perfected your downward dog on the ground, take your skills to the ocean at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
, one of the first resorts to promote and offer stand-up paddleboard yoga classes. Partnering with local instructor Rachel Brathen, aka Yoga Girl, classes are offered right off the resort’s beach at her new biz called Island SUP for $50/class. There’s no better shavasana than when you’re laying on a paddleboard with the beautiful Caribbean sea swaying beneath you.
Mountain Pose with the Mountains of Palm Springs
As if the setting of this tranquil four-diamond resort wasn’t enough to help you find your center, Miramonte Resort & Spa
also offers complimentary yoga classes for guests. This Yoga Month, find yourself surrounded by the calming mountains and palm trees of Palm Springs at this classic boutique-like resort. Already know how to align your chakras? Grab a yoga matt at the 24-hour fitness center and find your center among any of the resort’s beautiful courtyards, gardens, or fountains. Offered through THE WELL® Spa, Miramonte Resort & Spa has a handful of instructors teaching from different lineages of yoga. 60 minute complimentary classes are offered Saturday at Sunday at 9:30am
and private lessons are also available upon request.
Yoga Your Way in Barbados
As if yoga wasn’t relaxing enough, guests at Colony Club
in Barbados are transported to another world as they practice amidst lush ferns, swaying foxtail palms and blossoming hibiscus flowers in the resort’s garden. Offered weekly, these complimentary yoga classes encourage guests to lay their mats beside the lagoon-style pool amongst gently cascading waterfalls for a one-hour, hatha cleanse. For a more personalized experience, guests can grab their in-room mat for a little self-led yoga on their private, oceanview balconies – or, go rogue and grab a stand-up paddleboard for an independent sea-inspired shavasana on the Atlantic.
Yoga & Volcano Views
With sweeping views of Lake Atitlán and its three majestic volcanoes, Casa Palopó
is perfect for yoga-enthusiasts seeking to escape the everyday and channel their zen. The cozy, seven-bedroom boutique hotel’s “Yogis in Atitlán” package includes daily breakfast at 6.8 Palopo, one spa treatment per person in the privacy of their guest room terrace or Balinese-inspired boutique spa, round trip airport transfers, and daily personalized yoga lessons overlooking mesmerizing views of Lake Atitlán.
Slice of Yogi Paradise
With picturesque scenes overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, sugar soft sands, and vibrant sunrises and sunsets, Sandpearl Resort
in Clearwater Beach offers a slice of yogi paradise with something for everyone. Newly launched is the resort’s kids yoga class, which puts a fun spin on the traditional practice, teaching kids elementary moves called “The Bunny” and “The Turtle”, and the kids club mascot, Ridley the Turtle, makes special guest appearances. Throughout the week, yogis can take their pick or enjoy both sunrise and sunset yoga sessions as well as try something different through the resort’s unique yogalates, beach bootcamp camp yoga, and spirit mind fusion classes.
Sun Salutations in Key Largo
Playa Largo Resort & Spa
, Autograph Collection, just a short drive from Miami, is the first new resort to be built in the Upper Keys in more than 21 years. Sitting on what used to be the nation’s largest pineapple farm, the resort’s tropical surroundings and bayside location make the perfect backdrop for active guests. The property offers stand-up paddle board yoga directly from its 745 square-foot white sandy beach for guests in need of a little relaxation and vinyasa, along with sunrise & sunset yoga classes to catch the gorgeous views Key Largo is known for.
Serenity in San Juan
Find your zen at San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
’s tropical beachfront paradise. Located in San Juan’s trendy Condado Beach neighborhood overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this hotel simultaneously provides guests with the best city and beach views. The property’s Ocean Club hosts yoga sessions Monday through Thursday
and on Sundays on the resort’s pool deck and beach. After a relaxing yoga practice, guests can continue their zenful experience lounging on the sundecks or soaking in jacuzzi and the two-level pool complete with a refreshing cocktail at the swim-up bar.
Celebrate Luna’s Luminance in Fort Lauderdale
Wake up and start the day with a relaxing sunrise yoga session at W Fort Lauderdale
. Partnered with Vlaun Lifestyle Management (VLM) to create a Beach Boot Camp & Yoga program that offers a menu of different workouts, Yoga classes and other well-versed routines take place right on the resort’s signature sugar-sand coastline – perfect for sun-worshipers looking to challenge themselves for free of charge for all guests. Known for regularly hosting yogi events, W Fort Lauderdale is inviting guests to September’s full moon yoga experience and fiery open drum circle on Friday, September 16th
. Yogis can celebrate the full moon through the event’s eye gazing journey, yoga flow session, fire dancers and a closing circle sound bath.
Retreat to Yogi Paradise in Eleuthera
Situated on the tranquil, Caribbean island of Eleuthera, French Leave Resort
is the ideal getaway for travelers seeking a luxurious escape away from life’s daily hustle and bustle, particularly yogis! Overlooking one of the most beautiful pink sand beaches and picturesque harbors in the world, the property has all the essentials for the ultimate body and mind vacation. With yoga mats included in each villa, as well as a yoga platform overlooking the sweeping Atlantic views, early birds and night owls alike can practice their yogi skills anytime of the day. For the early risers, guests can participate in a daily special treat provided by staff, morning yoga by the pool — perfect for sun-worshippers looking to start the day off before the day heats up. Those guests who prefer a later start in the day, can take in nature’s nightly entertainment and enjoy the breathtaking Eleuthera sunsets along the resort’s sugar-sand coastline.
Find Your Zen With Glittering Ocean Views in Jupiter
At Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa
, a few days of fall fun is best enjoyed on a sprawling stretch of Atlantic coastline dotted with natural dunes. Throughout September, guests can gather on the resort’s immaculate beach Thursday
-Saturday from 8-9 AM
to practice their downward dog while taking in panoramic views of the glittering turquoise ocean. Complimentary for all hotel guests, the classes include a combination of meditation, mantra, physical exercises and breathing techniques to cleanse the body and quiet the mind. The coveted beach town’s only oceanfront resort also features a swimming pool & poolside Sandbar, incredible spa and one of the area’s best seafood-inspired restaurants — Sinclair’s Ocean Grill. At night, guests can further unwind with fall-inspired cocktails by the resort’s beachside fire-pit and do a little stargazing with complimentary beachfront telescopes.
Morning Yoga & Moonlight Meditation
Sprawled out over 410 acres of Sarasota’s coast, The Resort at Longboat Key Club
is the ultimate yogi playground, offering beachfront morning yoga sessions so guests can start their day saluting to the sun. Guests can then end their day bidding farewell to the moon as the property also offers “Moonlight Meditation” lessons taking place once every month when the moon turns full. The group lesson is guided by a certified instructor while his partner plays music on singing bowls for stimulating chakras and bestowing a deep state of relaxation upon participants. The location of the class depends on where the moon shines brightest — whether it be at the Marina where gorgeous yachts float over the water, on the soft grass of the hotel’s two championship golf courses, or at the beach in front of the starlight’s reflection in the ocean. The Moonlight Meditation lessons are complimentary for all guests.
Namaste in Nature in Miami Beach
Situated in the heart of the trending Mid-Beach neighborhood of Miami, The Palms Hotel & Spa
in an iconic Miami Beach destination known for its wellness offerings and inspired-by-nature philosophy. Beyond the farm-to-table fare and organic AVEDA spa treatments, guests at The Palms can seek total well being and channel their inner Zen every Sunday with “Namaste in Nature” yoga classes beginning at 9:30 am
in the Grand Tiki, which are led by influential yogis from the Miami community. The property is surrounded by lush, tropical gardens, from swaying palms, to towering bamboo trees, to colorful blooms… creating the ultimate beachfront yogi oasis. After yoga, treat yourself to mindful meditation in a private cabana, continue your practice on the beach only steps away, or treat yourself to a garden-to-glass cocktail or fresh-squeezed green juice at Essensia Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch
…you earned it!
Find Inner Peace in The Islands of The Bahamas
Located on the idyllic sun swept island of Paradise Island, Nassau is a traditional yogi sanctuary, Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat
. With a pursuit to demonstrate classical yoga, the retreat encourages Unity in Diversity through interfaith and interspiritual dialog, as well as aspects from science and the arts. Yogis start the day at 6 a.m.
with meditation through dawn, followed by chanting until tea time and two hours of Hatha Yoga. Visitors take a break for their vegetarian lunch and then continue into the afternoon with Karma yoga and ashram duties. After finishing the daily practice of yoga, guests can relax under the swaying palm trees and take in views of the sapphire blue water.