If You Find Dolphins Relaxing, You Should Consider Doing Yoga With Them
When we first learned that The Mirage was offering yoga classes inside their underwater dolphin viewing area, we wondered just how productive those classes would actually be. Isn't yoga supposed to be about focus and self-discipline? Last time we visited an aquarium, we were so excited we literally ran from tank to tank.
The unconventional yoga space has multiple windows looking into the "habitat," so students will be more likely to be spying on the dolphin families than fine-tuning their poses. As for the dolphins? They see people every day—whether sitting in rows on the bleachers, or twisted into a pretzel on the floor, an audience is an audience. This is nothing new for them.
Says the Mirage Spa Director:
"When I looked at adding yoga to our spa menu, it only made sense to take advantage of the property's exotic, wondrous dolphin world and the atmosphere of relaxation provided by the animals."
This makes us think of the mood-light-tastic rooftop jacuzzi we recently visited at Water Club At The Borgata. Dramatic, otherworldly spa spaces: great for dozing on chaise lounges. Maybe not so great for doing exercise?
Once students have made it through the entire class, their curiosity is rewarded with a tour through the dolphin pools. And a smoothie. The sixty-minute classes are open to the public, and go for $50 per person, yoga mat and smoothie included.