Your Om Away from Home

By local contributor
JoAnne Zeterberg

If your health and fitness goals include a regular yoga practice, Scottsdale’s resort and day spas can help you stay committed to the mat while you travel.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Take your yoga practice to new heights with Aerial Hammock Yoga at Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. These out-of-the-yoga-box classes utilize fabric hammocks suspended from the ceiling to help you glide and release into each pose. Prefer to keep your feet on the ground? Try Deep Yoga Stretch & Meditation, Kundalini Yoga or Restorative Yoga.

Boulders Resort

Greet the day with energizing Sunrise Kundalini Yoga at the Spa at the Boulders Resort. Kundalini Yoga incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras. Afterward, take a soul-centering walk around the spa’s labyrinth or enjoy a private, guided meditation session.

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Joya Spa at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia celebrates the beauty and health benefits of yoga with a variety of classes for all fitness levels. Beginners will appreciate the personalized attention provided during Relaxation Yoga, while more experienced practitioners will melt into the movement and breathwork of Vinyasa Flow Yoga.

The Westin Kierland

Shake up your practice at Agave, the Arizona Spa, at The Westin Kierland Resort. In addition to Hatha and Flow classes, you can enjoy Agua Sol Yoga, featuring dynamic poses on a floating mat in the spa pool; Yoga for the Senses, a gentle yoga class that utilizes various essential oils for calming and de-stressing; or Happy Hour Yoga, an energizing, all-level class that’s capped off with the spa’s signature Agave Martini.

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

Sanctuary Spa offers yoga options that include Meditative Stretch, Hatha, Flow, and Yoga Nidra. If you’re up for a challenge, try Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga on the resort’s infinity pool. It’s a great way to advance your practice while taking advantage of the amazing views from the resort’s perch on the side of Camelback Mountain.

Spa at Gainey Village

At the Spa at Gainey Village, you’ll enjoy a range of classes from Yoga-Inspired Stretch, which draws on yoga techniques to help release and relax your muscles, to Village Hot Yoga that is designed to challenge your focus and cleanse your body with a series of choreographed postures in a heated room.