Find balance with a Vegas yoga experience
So you’re on vacation, but you don’t want to totally let yourself go (not totally). If you’re a yoga fan, or just want a way to work out a few kinks, Las Vegas specializes in experiences that take the traditional exercise class over the top.
One of those unusual classes is Yoga in the Sky. On the High Roller in the Linq Promenade (702.322.0593), a Silent Savasana class lets you find your center while you’re high up. Guests board a special pod on the observation wheel for a one-hour session. In this class, you wear headphones to focus in on the instructor. Classes are three days a week at 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., and must be reserved 24 hours in advance.
At The Mirage in Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat (702.791.7472), Yoga With the Dolphins lets you unroll your mat right next to the underwater viewing window for a one-hour session. So as you are get that downward dog going, the dolphins may be eyeing you. And the class includes a smoothie! Reservations are required.
Travel off the Strip to The Spa at Red Rock by Well & Being (702.797.7878) and try wall yoga, where you literally walk the walls. Use a series of straps to hang into your poses and ease deeper into stretches than you realized you could. This might not be suitable for beginners. And the In-Trinity Board workout takes place on an inclined board, bringing more poses than you’ve seen before. At Spa Aquae at Rampart Casino (702.869.7807), you’ll find daily yoga sessions in styles ranging from gentle yoga to Vinyasa. Those who take a class have access to the spa facilities as well.
For an over-the-top adventure, consider Heliyoga, offered as a group charter experience by Maverick Helicopter (702.261.0007). It’s a little pricey, but the locale can’t be beat—it’s the Grand Canyon.
And if you are looking to enhance a future trip, there are a couple of cool options. From Oct. 6-8, Vegas Gone Yoga (vegasgoneyoga.com) at Springs Preserve brings a variety of yoga masters together, so finding a class that suits you should be easily doable. There will also be plenty of vendors offering a range of health and wellness products. And last but not least, Goat Yoga Las Vegas (goatyogalv.com) lets you get in a session and do good at the same time. The organizers also own a rescue farm, which means your class fee goes to a good cause. During class, while you attempt a tabletop position, baby goats up to 6 months old join in. They’ll feel free to stand on your back, give you a few licks (they’re actually in training to become the big goats in a petting zoo) or run under that upstretched arm. Because class size is limited, wait times are long—you’ll want to sign up six to eight weeks in advance. Trust us, it’s worth the wait.