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Five More Yoga Hotels to Do Your Downward Dog

July 22, 2010 at 4:56 PM | by | Comments (0)

We already gave you the lowdown on some top spots for hotels with om-inducing yoga offerings. But yoga is becoming such a popular amenity that we had to scope our some more places where you can do your lotus pose. We found five additional hotel yoga sessions that will infuse you with prana, or life force.

Check out our top five picks for hotel yoga after the jump.

1. W Los Angeles - Westwood
Start your morning at W Westwood with a free yoga lesson with lululemon athletica. The sessions are Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m. through August 28. Guests and non-guests alike are invited to downward dog and will receive goodie bags filled with a 20 percent discount on Bliss Spa services and products, along with a bliss water.

2. The Liaison Capitol Hill
Devoted practitioners can get a free daily dose of early-morning vinyasa at this DC hotel. From 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., guests can do salutations poolside on the rooftop. And there's no need to bring anything but your flexible self; mats, water and towels are gratis, though you have to preregister. Come Wednesdays for a class with Yoga Journal cover girl Faith Hunter. Locals can opt for the Tone, Taste, Tan package, where you can take class, refuel at celeb chef Art Smith's Art and Soul restaurant and spend the day at the pool. It costs $50 and is available Sundays starting this week.

3. Enchantment Resort
Treat your body and your belly to the Sedona hotel's Yoga for Foodies retreat. Aside from accommodations and twice-daily spa treatments, the retreat will feature yogi-foodie David Romanelli leading rigorous vinyasa-flow classes, followed by themed meals. Pairings of yoga with exotic chocolate or wine are Zen-like combos. The retreat is December 2 to 5, but start saving now, since it'll set you back $2,190.

4. Hotel Oceana
For a scenic yoga class, go to this Santa Monica Hotel. The hotel has partnered with the Seinfeld-sounding Yada Yada Yoga to have new vinyasa workouts across the street in Palisades Park (that's the view you'll have from your class.) Guests can take the free class Sundays at 9 a.m., and if it attracts a good turnout, the hotel will offer it year round. And don't worry about lugging your mat with you; the hotel will provide them at the park.

5. Kimpton
If you prefer to practice in private, check into a Kimpton hotel. Ask the front desk to send up a complimentary tote bag, which is filled with yoga goodies, including a mat, straps and exercise bands. That way, you can do your poses in the comfort of your hotel room whenever you have some free time and in your ratty old jammies.

[Photos: lululemon athletica, Liaison Capitol Hill, Mii Amo's Facebook, Kimpton, Mandarin Oriental's Facebook]

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