As spring gets into full swing (or even a slight swing), we can’t help but think about ways we can soak up the sunshine. Thankfully, the Casa Moderna Miami Hotel & Spa provided inspiration for a fun outdoor activity that combines stress-relief with a sun-sensational setting. Bayfront Park, not far from the hotel, provides free yoga. Free yoga? In a park? That’s right. And as it turns out, it’s not the only city that offers such a sweet deal. Classes are free, but bring your own yoga mat, water bottle and towel.
Bayfront Park, Miami: Classes start at 6:00PM on Mondays and Tuesdays and 9:00AM on Saturdays.
Bryant Park, New York City: Lululemon athletica provides free instruction in a fashionable setting. Classes start in May.
Republic Square, Austin: Classes are currently scheduled for Wednesdays in April, May, September and October from 12:00PM to 1:00PM.
Runyon Canyon, Los Angeles: Classes occur 3 to 5 times each day.
Dolores Park, San Francisco: Classes take place at 11:00AM every Sunday.
*Since all of these events take place outside, cancellations may occur due to bad weather.
What’s a vacation without exercise? Ok, that might seem like a trick question. And most of the time you would be right. There are, however, those moments when a workout might be just the ticket (think: an extra croissant at breakfast) to find balance while away. Topaz, a Kimpton Hotel, in Washington, D.C., recognizes this, and provides complimentary yoga equipment to its guests. For those who aren’t staying someplace with the same perks, you can still find your travel zen with your own yoga gear.
Photos clockwise from top courtesy of Gaiam, Yoga-Paws and Lululemon Athletica
Yoga Paws: Fitting easily in a carry-on, purse or even a pocket, these lightweight gloves for your hands and feet make it easy to practice yoga or Pilates anywhere in the world. No mat required.
Strength and Flexibility DVD with Rodney Yee: With two 20-minute workouts, this DVD is designed to boost your peace of mind (perfect for a relaxing getaway).
Lululemon Athletica Groove Pant: These ultra-comfortable and breathable pants make exercise fashionable and fun. Plus, there’s a hidden waistband pocket for keys or cards, in case you decide to grab another croissant in the middle of your workout (it’ll be our little secret).