The new haute trend for hotels is luxury yoga and meditation for their guests. Now instead of going to a spa or a retreat, guests wishing to unwind from the day-to-day stresses can vacation at some of their favorite luxury hotels that now offer the guests can attend in between lounging by the pool and dining for a delicious dinner and drinks.
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Hotels offer a numerous types of meditation and yoga that allow you to relax into vacation mode or focus your mind on a business trip. The Mountain Lodges of Peru has simple approach to yoga and meditation services, offering both mindful and active walking meditation sessions on five- and seven-day excursions through the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. On request, the luxurious lodging will organize fully silent treks where you can let your stress and worries melt away with the exquisite views Peru has to share.
The Ojai Valley Inn in California utilizes a new form of high tech yoga and meditation for their guests. At this glamorous and intimate inn, guests are offered a personal meditation pod with LED color therapy. This technology allows the person to experience a personalized retreat with its “fully immersive experience that combines ancient healing practices with modern technology to promote stress relief, vitality and mind/body alignment,” according to the Ojai Valley Inn website.
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Other hotels employ different approaches for their meditation rituals. For instance, The W Union Square Hotel and the Standard Hotel in New York both make their yoga and meditation classes available to the public, but are free amenities for their guests. Both New York hotels are elegant and provide unique experiences for their clients. The W Union Square Hotel partnered with the hip meditation startup, The Path, which practices meditation in four categories- energizing, mindfulness, mantra and intention setting- each offering a relaxing and rewarding experience. The Standard offers unique meditation and musical experience with celebrity meditation thought leader Donna D’Cruz. D’Cruz’s approach doesn’t just help the client relax and unwind from their daily stresses, but is also useful with employee productivity and creativity.
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Casa del Mar and Shutters on the Beach both have a partnership with yoga teacher, clinical hypnotherapist and meditation teacher John Sahakian. Sahakian is the founder of Clinic for Integrative Mindfulness and Stress Reduction and on request, guests of these fabulous hotels can go on group workshops and two day retreats aimed to alleviate stress and improve responses to life’s challenges through specific, tailored techniques.
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The Six Senses resorts are a longtime leader in wellness travel. These resorts are pushing for more meditation in their resorts, offering standalone meditation classes and also incorporating more meditation practices in their daily yoga classes. When their new branch opens in a month, Duoro Valley in Portugal, it will offer “Forest Floating,” which is a guided tour while guests are suspended in hammocks from trees in the forest. These resorts are also trying to incorporate seven to 15 minute meditation sessions into employees’ workdays.
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There is no longer a necessity for spas and retreats now when they are both included in hotels as special amenities to their guests, whether you are looking for a relaxing yoga class or a journey of self through meditation.