When Miami’s manic lifestyle gets the best of you, it’s time for a retreat. For much-needed meditation with the best view, head to one of these haute South Florida yoga spots and “downward dog” your way to serenity:
At Sunny Isles’ majestic Acqualina Resort & Spa, which sits just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean, guests can choose from a selection of 75- or 90-minute yoga classes right on the sand. Hosted by Miami’s premier lifestyle brand, YOGiiZA, this haute hotel offers everything from Beachfront Yoga Flow and Budokon Yoga, to a restorative Breathing and Meditation class and more. As an added bonus, after each class, attendees will even benefit from complimentary “healthy living” tips from Acqualina’s resident health and wellness expert. Namaste, indeed. Acqualina Resort & Spa is located at 17875 Collins Avenue. For more information about yoga classes, call (305) 918-8000.
Chic and sophisticated on Miami’s Biscayne Bay, the Mondrian South Beach invites guests and locals to try its complimentary outdoor yoga classes every Sunday morning. Led by the ever-popular Green Monkey Yoga Studio, this momentary escape from busy South Florida is praised for its meditative vibes, perfect bay and skyline views, and being the best way we know to start your serene Sunday morning. The Mondrian South Beach is located at 1100 West Avenue. Yoga Classes take place every Sunday morning at 10 AM.
With its beautiful bay and skyline views, Bayfront Park’s free yoga classes have — for many years now — been a hit for yogis of all ages, shapes and levels of flexibility. Always doing what it can to help guests look and feel their best, YVE Hotel Miami, which sits right across the street, even offers its guests complimentary yoga mats to encourage them to take part. Yve Hotel Miami is located at 146 Biscayne Boulevard.
Four mornings a week, there’s nowhere avid yogis would rather be than doing sunrise yoga on the enchanting rooftop Ocean Deck at The Betsy South Beach. Overlooking the calm, blue waters of Miami Beach’s Atlantic coast, these Vinyasa flow classes are designed for hotel guests of all ages and skill levels, with complimentary mats and bricks available at the Concierge. The Betsy South Beach is located at 1440 Ocean Drive. For more information about yoga classes, call the Concierge at (866) 792-3879.
Taking place throughout the summer, Circa 39’s “Vino and Vinyasa” classes — which take place every Friday night, at sunset — promises Miami locals and visiting yogis the chance to kick-off their weekend in the most relaxing way possible. Taking place outdoors, in the hotel’s idyllic and tropical courtyard, these classes wind down with light fare: like artisan wines from WunderBar and organic bites from Essensia Restaurant, at The Palms Hotel & Spa. Circa 39 is located at 3900 Collins Avenue. Prices for the class start at $25 per person.
When you’re feeling extra stressed, opt for a weekend at South Beach’s Shelbourne Wyndham Grand and take advantage of its guest-only, complimentary yoga classes. Taking place on the Marine Deck each and every day, these classes boast the best of beginner, intermediate and advanced-level poses — and of course, the best horizon views. The Shelbourne Wyndham Grand is located at 1801 Collins Avenue. For more information about yoga classes, call the Spa Desk at (305) 531-1271.
Located in enchanting Sunset Harbour, and led by former NFL player and “Chief Body Architect” Marc Megna, Anatomy at 1220 is one haute South Florida gym designed with Miami’s finest in mind. For a “shavasana” worth having, head up to the grass-covered rooftop terrace for relaxing, outdoor yoga with horizon views, then head downstairs and schedule a massage. At Anatomy at 1220, the world is your Lululemon-covered oyster. Anatomy at 1220 is located at 1220 20th Street. For more information about yoga classes, call (786) 213-1220.