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Find Your Zen During National Yoga Month

Photo courtesy of The Norton Museum of Art

September is National Yoga Month! Created to raise awareness of yoga’s health benefits, hotels and studios in Florida are practicing their best downward-facing dog movements and offering special classes in celebration. To mark the occasion, here are a number of ways yogis can namaste during the month. 

MIAMI

THESIS HOTEL

Thesis Hotel, in historic Coral Gables, offers yoga classes in partnership with Green Monkey Yoga on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. on the Paseo de Riviera courtyard. Green Monkey Yoga is a local studio that aims to inspire people to improve their health and well-being. The hotel hosts complimentary classes for hotel guests; sessions also are open to the public and booked through Green Monkey Yoga’s website. Paseo’s inviting space brings good energy throughout the yoga class. In addition, the hotel offers on-site dining with bites by James Beard Award winner Chef Niven Patel at Mamey and Mamey on Third.

Address: 1350 S Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables, FL 33146

THE BALFOUR HOTEL 

The Balfour Hotel is located just steps away from the sparkling Atlantic on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood, right where guests can participate in free beach yoga during their stay. Just a block away from The Balfour Hotel, yogis can find 3rd Street Beach yoga classes, available seven days a week, where they can partake in sunrise or sundown yoga as they put their mind and body at ease, feeling the cool ocean breeze and all the beach vibes. Upon request, guests can book a private meditation or power yoga class with Synergy Yoga, a local studio led by a team of expert instructors. Additionally, guests can head back to the hotel for a dip in the elevated plunge pool or grab a healthy bite to eat at the Lobby Bar. 

Address:  350 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139

SHELBORNE SOUTH BEACH  

Located in the heart of Miami Beach’s Art Deco District is Shelborne South Beach, known for its historic Art Deco architecture, local flavors from fresh cuisine, pool parties and tropical beach ambiance. In honor of National Yoga Month, The Shelborne will offer hotel guests complimentary Beach Yoga on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. taught by certified yoga instructor Jill Schneider. Patrons can soak up the sun as they relax their bodies and clear their minds. Following this class patrons can head to The Shelborne Caffe to enjoy breakfast, tropical juice and pool views.

Address: 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

THE GABRIEL MIAMI CURIO  

Gabriel Miami has partnered with Ahana Yoga to offer hotel guests classes where they can put their minds and bodies at ease. The practice takes place twice monthly at the hotel’s Sunrise Terrace Yoga Studio on the 14th floor. The classes are complimentary to hotel guests and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The studio is adjacent to the hotel’s lap pool and overlooks Biscayne Bay, giving guests a beautiful view as they partake in de-stressing their body and mind through yoga.

Address: 1100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132

KEY WEST

THE MARKER KEY WEST HARBOR RESORT

Guests vacationing at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort can start their day with Aqua Yoga on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the resort’s heated pool. The immersive yoga class uses the medium of water to decrease pressure in joints while increasing buoyancy in the body. Following this refreshing and relaxing class, patrons can continue lounging by the pool, indulge in breakfast at the resort’s Starboard Restaurant, or enjoy all the other activities the resort and Key West has to offer. 

Address: 200 William St., Key West, FL 33040

WEST PALM BEACH  

THE NORTON MUSEUM OF ART 

The Norton Museum of Art has partnered with OM Yoga Wellness Studios for Yoga in the Garden. The classes, which take place twice weekly, are priced at $10 for museum members and $20 for non-members. Registration is required as space is limited. Yogis can kick off their week by recharging their minds and body in The Norton’s peaceful sculpture garden that showcases some of the museum’s exquisite artwork. Following this tranquil class, patrons can head to the garden terrace where they can find the Restaurant at the Norton to grab a healthy bite to recharge and refuel. 

Address: 1450 S Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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