It’s a typical travel faux pas: over-planning the trip, filling itineraries with activities, and not taking enough time to simply be in the moment. These three beach resorts promise the perfect retreat to unwind with yoga and meditation.
RELAX IN RAS AL KHAIMAH
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah has a relaxing remedy for trip over-planning, inviting guests to meditate on its pristine white sands to the sounds of gently lapping waves. It’s all part of the hotel’s Beach Meditation and Yoga Experience.
Located along the northernmost part of the emirate with a sandy white private beach, it’s hard not to breathe deeper watching the Arabian sunrise over the Persian Gulf.
Elevate the practice by requesting a yoga instructor for a one-on-one session to help manage stress, promote sleep and assuage anxiety. The techniques and exercises are selected based on the guest’s preferences and physical fitness levels.
If this special treatment on the golden Arabian shore isn’t enough to send you to your Personal Concierge for a yoga mat, the resort also creates a traditional majlis atmosphere on the beach: Think sand-softening carpet, soft pillows — and an Arabic coffee set.
After a relaxing shavasana, followed by a bold brew of cardamom, spices and dates, both body and mind will be centered and energized for the entire day.
Not an early riser? Find blissful serenity and awaken inner fortitude with Full Moon Yoga. On the eve of the full moon each month, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah helps guests embrace the strengthened lunar energy through guided hatha yoga.
Book your stay at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah to enjoy both Full Moon Yoga and the Beach Meditation and Yoga Experience.
Beach Meditation is a complimentary mindfulness experience exclusively for Hilton Honors Gold and Diamond members.
UNWIND IN KEY WEST
If coastal relaxation stateside is what you seek, look no further than beach yoga at Casa Marina Key West, A Waldorf Astoria Resort.
With the only stretch of private beach in the island city, Casa Marina promises a serene Atlantic coast experience. Start the day with morning hatha yoga beneath the palm trees of the property’s East Beach. Feel the warm ocean breeze as the sun rises over the white sands while gentle guided stretches set the mind at ease.
For a more customized experience, request a one-on-one or private group yoga session — perfect for beginners or those seeking a more personalized exercise routine.
To continue the relaxation, enjoy a signature Ocean Breeze Massage on the beach from Casa Marina’s Spa el Mare.
Reserve your stay at Casa Marina Key West, A Waldorf Astoria Resort for your own private beach yoga retreat.
BREATHE DEEP IN LOS CABOS
Release your mind with a unique yoga retreat in Mexico at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal.
Connect body and spirit with the energies of the moon and sea along the Baja Peninsula. Begin the day with Sunrise Yoga beside the Pacific waves or perfect the half moon pose at Yoga Under the Stars. Learn the classical techniques of yoga straight from the experts: from asana (alignment) and pranayama (breath awareness) to bandha (engagement of the body from the core) and vinyasa (flow and connection in practice).
Craving a more in-depth experience? Reserve a Mindful Meditation & Yoga class for deep breathing exercises beneath the Sierra de la Laguna cliffs.
For an extra mind and body relaxation, indulge in the Waldorf Astoria Spa‘s signature Moon Spa Treatment. Allow the spa experts to fully align the body with the rhythm of nature through eucalyptus salt scrubs and deep-tissue massages.
Book your stay at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal to find your beach yoga bliss.