Who says your reflection in the mirror should be your only view during yoga? Yes, looking at yourself perfecting that lotus pose is quite rewarding, but imagine soaking in views of the Inca ruins of Peru, the stunning Atlantic Ocean of Miami Beach, or even a Costa Rican rainforest? These (Insta-worthy) views can help inspire and concentrate the mind while you flow through the poses.
Lake Atitlan and Volcano Views at Casa Palopo, Guatemala
Guests of Casa Palopó can enjoy a moment of zen with yoga lessons held on the hotel’s helipad — located on the cliff between the main hotel and its VIP two-story villa (the villa being 150 steps above the main hotel). The helipad overlooks majestic views of Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan and three volcanoes, adorned with misty clouds floating at the their tips — a gorgeous scene to inhale and exhale to! The luxury boutique hotel even has a package that caters to the relaxing workout that includes airport transfer to and from La Aurora International Airport, accommodations at the boutique hotel, daily breakfast, one spa treatment per person, and daily yoga sessions.
Inca Ruins Views at JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
Find bliss and reach your ultimate point of relaxation by practicing your favorite yoga poses next to original Inca ruins at the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco. Built on the site of the 16th century San Agustin convent, in a historically protected area within the city of Cusco, the five-star hotel preserves an amazing amount of the site’s history with highlights that include original colonial arches, exposed pre-Inca walls in some of the guest rooms and suites, and archeological exhibition areas. The Health Spa Club, located in the subterranean level of the property, offers yoga classes twice a week allowing you to peacefully unwind and find tranquility during your stay in Cusco. With a large window to the side of the room, yogis can embrace the prehistoric walls as they perfect their poses and become one with their mind, body and soul. Retreat to your happy place with naturally-flavored beverages, authentic local elements, and ancient culture.
Miami Beach Ocean Views at Stanton South Beach, Miami Beach
One of the only hotels along Ocean Drive with direct beach access, theMarriott Stanton South Beach is situated in the exclusive South of Fifth district of Miami Beach and edged by a lush green park. The upscale neighborhood provides a quieter side to the typical South Beach scene, complete with daily sunrise beach yoga on 3rd St. Beach just steps from the property. With only the sounds and views of the ocean around you, guests enjoy this serene spot to quiet the mind during a morning meditation. Instructors offer yoga from the heart and do not get paid so donations are always welcome. Afterwards, yogis retreat back to the Stanton for some R&R at the hotel’s chic pools, new Stanton Spa, which offers ocean-inspired treatments, or in the 224 peaceful, renovated guest rooms.
Rainforest Views at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa in Arenal, Costa Rica
Enveloped by a maze of endless green dotted with colorful, exotic flora, Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa offers guests a rainforest escape unlike any other. Yogis looking to immerse themselves into pristine nature while flowing through poses will be able to practice in a secluded rainforest bungalow for an ultimate connection to Mother Nature. With hundreds of species of local wildlife right on property, guests are likely to spot toucans, tree frogs, and howler monkeys while practicing their downward dog. Come savasana, guests will relax to the soothing sounds of nature as the soundtrack. For a complete yoga-focused vacation, guests can book the resort’s Wellness in the Wild package, which includes two nights of accommodations, two al fresco spa treatments, a nightly turn-down amenity with yoga mat and tea selection, and a one-hour yoga class taught in the secluded rainforest bungalow.