From heli-yoga to yoga and a pint, the options for off-site yoga experiences are as unique and varied as the poses in the practice.
Silent Savasana in Las Vegas heads way above the rooftops with Yoga in the Sky, during which a yoga class is conducted in one of the pods on the High Roller observation wheel at Caesars Entertainment’s The LINQ on the Strip.
Silent Savasana also partners with Maverick Helicopters for its Heli-yoga, during which guests are transported from the Strip to the highest point in the Valley of Fire for a 75-minute yoga class. Participants wear LED headsets that transmit the instructor’s voice and a music playlist. The excursions can accommodate up to 18 people per class and 100 per day.
Park City Yoga Adventures in Utah offers unique options such as a one-hour stand-up paddleboard yoga in the Homestead Crater, known for its therapeutic 95-degree mineral water. The company can accommodate 10 people at a time for the crater class, and it also offers back-to-back sessions.
Longer experiences include the three-hour Night Snowshoe & Paddleboard Yoga option with a nighttime snow trek in the mountains followed by paddleboard yoga in the Homestead Crater. The company’s Snowshoe, Yoga in a Yurt & Distillery Tour at Blue Sky Ranch outside Park City is topped off by a post-yoga visit to High West Distillery for whiskey tastings.
Yoga and wine pairings are a popular option, especially in California’s Wine Country. Hermine Lacobaeus, owner of Atmani Wine Country Tours in Sonoma, leads private experiences for small groups.
“I can bring my yoga and wine experiences anywhere,” Lacobaeus said.
The winery can host up to 15 people at a time. If the group is meeting at a hotel, Lacobaeus will work directly with the property’s sommelier or restaurant manager to set up a food and wine pairing after yoga.
For beer buffs, Port City Brewing in Alexandria, Va., offers a weekly Beer Yoga session hosted by Abella Yoga. The brewery can also offer Private Beer Yoga in the Lighthouse Lounge for groups of 10 to 15 people. The experience includes a one-hour yoga class and a pint of PCBC beer, with an optional tour of the brewery.
For events outside the brewery, groups can coordinate the yoga class with the instructor directly, and the brewery can offer a “mobile tasting room” with its Beer Guides on Demand program.
The motto for “goat whisperer” April Gould and yoga instructor Sarah Williams, who both run Goat Yoga, a program at Welcome Home Ranch in Gilbert, Ariz., is
“Make people happy (one goat at a time).” The yoga sequences are appropriate for all levels and conducted outside while the playful, cloven-hoofed mammals graze, wander and check out the humans. The duo can cater to groups of up to 100 people for private classes. The ranch is located about 40 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.