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Celebrate National Yoga Month while traveling

PHOTO: Exterior of Sofitel Arc de Triomphe courtesy of Sofitel Arc de Triomphe

With National Yoga Month in September, several hotelas around the world are launching yoga programs to help avid yoga fans (such as myself) celebrate while unwinding on the road. Fom outside-the-box classes like “Aqua” and “Aero” Yoga to special wellness weekends, below are a few great picks.

Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

Re-energize and detox for National Yoga Month with Stand-Up Paddleboard yoga at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. Literally two feet from the property, Red Sail Sports -- the outdoors outfitter for the resort -- offers a free daily SUP clinic that allows guests to master SUP yoga. Combined with the resort's location on pristine Seven Mile Beach, guests can take in stunning views of the Caribbean Sea as they test their downward dog on the water.

PHOTO: Seven Mile Beach at Westin Grand Cayman (c) Sery Kim

AeroYoga at Eden Roc at Cap Cana in Dominican Republic

Improve the quality of your life with AeroYoga at Eden Roc at Cap Cana, located in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Use specially-designed harnesses to work against gravity, and reach new, airborne poses as you deepen your practice. This all-new yoga method is aimed to develop qualitative, physical, mental, and emotional capacities, and also may increase agility, memory, and self-esteem.

Locally-inspired Parisian Yoga at Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe

Yoga enthusiasts can battle the stress of travel at the Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe by continuing their practice Parisian style. Guests of the hotel are provided with a deck of cards depicting various yogaposes inspired by Parisian monuments and artifacts. The downward dog transforms into the “Pyramides du Louvre”; cobra pose turns into “Les Gargouilles de Notre Dame”; cat pose becomes the “Arc de Triomphe”; tree pose converts into “Tour Eiffel”; and more. Yogis can practice in their rooms to maintain a sense of place and peace during their stay.

Complimentary Yoga in Bel-Air’s Famous Gardens

Enter into the exclusive oasis of swan lakes and paradise gardens for acomplimentary yoga session on the iconic Dorchester Collection property Hotel Bel-Air. Every Saturday, an advanced trained instructor teaches a themedyoga class on the hotel lawn, which focuses on topics including balancing, heart opening, core strengthening, detoxifying and more. Hotel Bel-Air provides mats, towels and fresh green juices for all class participants on a complimentary basis, but guests have the option to donate $10 to benefit a local charity.

PHOTO: Iconic exterior of Hotel Bel-Air courtesy of Hotel Bel-Air

Mind Body Series at Montage Laguna Beach in California

This September, tap into your inner yogi at Montage Laguna Beach. Offering yogis a pristine beachside oasis, the resort’s award-winning Spa Montage recently introduced the 2015 Mind Body Series to help guests achieve radiant healthy. From September 19 – 20, guests can enjoy Manomaya kosha led by Diana Christinson. Preferred room rates are available on Friday and Saturday nights of workshops.

Yoga and Meditation Sessions with Mountain Lodges of Peru

Mountain Lodges of Peru is a spirited adventure travel operator based in Peru offering unique lodge-to-lodge adventures and horseback riding adventures to Machu Picchu. Upon request, travelers can experience once-in-a-lifetime yoga and meditation sessions hroughout their journey through the Sacred Valley. The company launched The Lares Adventure in the Sacred Valley along the Lares Trail to Machu Picchu, a wonderful alternative to the more heavily traveled Inca Trail. The Lares Adventure offers an active vacation incorporating yoga & wellness — its high-end lodges, located in some of the most remote areas of the Andes, can accommodate groups of any size to practice. Lodges also offer massage services to soothe muscles with select lodges offering personal Jacuzzis in each room to unwind in each evening.

PHOTO: View from Mountain Lodges of Peru

National Yoga Month at Eilan Hotel & Spa in San Antonio

In honor of National Yoga Month this September, Eilan Hotel & Spa in San Antonio, Texas is launching all new programs in celebration of healthy living. Every Saturday throughout September, guests and locals alike can start their mornings feeling refreshed with a complimentary hour-long yoga class on the Promenade of the Elian village. After the yoga class, attendees can indulge in new revitalizing yogurt blends from the hotel’s Mercato Café, including the “Late Summer Sun” featuring carrots, oranges and Vitamin D, for a special discounted price of $2. Yoga from 9am-10am every Saturday in Septmeber; smoothies available from 10am-11am.

Aqua Yoga at Solage Calistoga in Napa

The recently renovated Spa Solage at Solage Calistoga in Napa invites guests to experience the mineral waters the region is known for through their complimentary Aqua Yoga classes in the spa’s mineral pool. The classes combine gentle movement, yoga stretches and breathing to open and release the entire body with all its major joints. The warm mineral water softens connective tissue, increases collagen extensibility and decreases muscle and joint stiffness to increase all over flexibility and inspire overall relaxation.

Yoga Your Way at Carillon Miami Beach

Capturing the luxurious serenity of North Miami Beach, the new Carillon Miami Beach invites yogis to escape the everyday and celebrate National Yoga Month on a memorable yoga-infused getaway. With a pristine beachfront setting, the resort offers over 200 classes weeklyallowing yogis the option to relax their mind, body, and spirit while discovering innovative yoga experiences throughout their stay. Incorporating the latest trends guests can enjoy the Carillon’s Yoga on the Beach, Advanced Power Yoga, Intermediate Power Yoga, Chair Yoga, Power Yoga Express, Yoga Foundations, Yin Yoga, Basic Hatha, Family Yoga, and Mind Your Muscle which combinesyoga and strength training.

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