National Yoga Month is here. (Everybody say “Om.” Aah, that feels better.)
Our hotels are dedicated to helping you feel well and good when you’re on the road, so this is an especially happy time for us. As it happens, we have yoga classes for our guests all over the nation.
If your travels are taking you to one of these cities, join us for some flex time.
The place: Poste Moderne Brasserie, adjacent to Hotel Monaco Washington D.C.
The workout: Limber up with “POP: Pilates on the Patio,” a 45-minute class held at 10 a.m. every Saturday from September 15 through October 6. It’s taught by prominent Pilates instructor (and former Poste employee) Chauna Bryant. Classes are $19/person and must be booked in advance at www.chaunabryant.com/POP.html.
The “wow” factor: Following your class, enjoy a well-deserved glass of complimentary sparkling wine from Poste’s award-winning wine list. Chef Dennis Marron figures you work up an appetite, so he prepares a healthy post-Pilates brunch menu, including choices like Chicken Paillard, Granola Parfait, Egg White Omelets, and more (food not included in yoga class fee).
The place: Cypress Hotel.
The workout: Yoga classes are held from 6:30-7:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Just call or sign up at the Front Desk in advance and you’ll be on your way to “Namaste.”
The “wow” factor: Because Cupertino is business meeting paradise, these classes are great ways to focus and recharge before you get at that work agenda.
The place: Sky Hotel.
The workout: “Thug Yoga,” a series of postures set to hip-hop music, is held on the hotel patio at 10 a.m. every Sunday. Guests are encouraged to sign up at the Front Desk in advance; there is a suggested donation of $10.
The “wow” factor: Move over, Hatha. “Thug Yoga” is the creation of Courtney Smith, a local yoga teacher and snowboarder. Originally designed for her sporty friends who were intimidated by or couldn’t afford traditional yoga studios, it helps athletes prevent and rehab injuries, and improve their performance. Students flow through poses to the beat of hip-hop, building strength and flexibility, and laughing and having fun along the way.
The place: RiverPlace Hotel.
The workout: Yoga classes get guests going from 8:30-9:30 a.m. every Friday. Booking in advance isn’t necessary; just show up.
The “wow” factor: You’ll strike poses outside along the picturesque Willamette riverfront.
The place: Hotel Monaco Portland.
The workout: Yoga classes get you over the hump from 5-6 p.m. every Wednesday. Booking in advance isn’t necessary; guests can just show up.
The “wow” factor: It’s the perfect R/x for midweek stress.
The place: Hotel Palomar Phoenix.
The workout: Hot Asana Yoga classes make you sweat (in a totally good way) on the third-floor pool deck at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. All classes are free of charge for guests; no registration required.
The “wow” factor: A new instructor from a local yoga studio teaches each week. To add to the fun, LUSTRE Bar, the rooftop bar adjacent to the pool deck, features a signature cocktail each week named after the guest instructor’s studio. (Post-yoga sip, anyone?)
San Diego, California
The place: Hotel Solamar.
The workout: The hotel partners with Lululemon’s San Diego showroom for “Vino & Vinyasa” at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday throughout September. Guests can join a complimentary rooftop yoga class led by a Lululemon instructor. There’s live music to get your flow mojo going. No registration required; first come, first served.
The “wow” factor: Afterward, the hotel offers $3 glasses of wine so you can toast your efforts.
San Francisco, California
The place: Kimpton hotels throughout the city.
The workout: Throughout September, find these free yoga classes for hotel guests.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. City View Yoga at Harry Denton’s Starlight Room at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Wednesday: 7 a.m. Yoga at Hotel Monaco San Francisco
Thursday: 7 a.m. Yoga at Harbor Court Hotel
Thursday: 5:30 p.m. Yoga at Hotel Triton in the Creative Zone meeting room
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Yoga at Hotel Monaco San Francisco
The “wow” factor: One city, so many choices!
Here’s to going with the flow!