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Pack Your Mat: It’s National Yoga Month!

Updated: Sep 15, 2021

September is National Yoga Month! Created to raise awareness of yoga's health benefits, the following hot spots in South Florida are practicing their best downward-facing dog movements and offering special classes in celebration. Check out the list below:

Image by THesis Hotel


THesis Hotel, in historic Coral Gables, offers yoga classes on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. on the Paseo de Riviera courtyard in partnership with Green Monkey Yoga. Green Monkey Yoga is a local studio that aims to inspire people to improve their health and well-being. The hotel hosts complimentary classes for hotel guests as well as being open to the public and booked through Green Monkey Yoga’s website. The inviting space that Paseo has to offer will ensure good energy throughout the yoga class. This expansive and spacious courtyard is also home to other weekly activations such as art displays, local markets, and dance parties. In addition, the hotel offers on-site dining with bites by James Beard Award winner Chef Niven Patel at Mamey and Mamey on Third.

Image by The Balfour Hotel


The Balfour Hotel is located just steps away from the sparkling Atlantic on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood, right where guests can participate in FREE beach yoga during their stay. Just a block away from The Balfour Hotel, yogis can find 3rd Street Beach yoga classes, available seven days a week, where they can partake in sunrise or sundown yoga as they put their mind and body at ease, feeling the cool ocean breeze and all the beach vibes. Upon request, guests can book a private meditation or power yoga class with Synergy Yoga, a local studio led by a team of expert instructors. Additionally, guests can head back to the hotel for a dip in the elevated plunge pool or grab a healthy bite to eat at the Lobby Bar.

Image by Shelborne South Beach


Located in the heart of Miami Beach’s Art Deco District is Shelborne South Beach, known for its historic Art Deco architecture, local flavors from fresh cuisine, pool parties, and tropical beach ambiance. In honor of National Yoga Month, The Shelborne will be offering hotel guests complimentary Beach Yoga on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. taught by certified yoga instructor Jill Schnieder. Patrons can soak up the sun as they relax their bodies and clear their minds. Following this class, patrons can head to The Shelborne Caffe where they can enjoy breakfast, tropical juice, and pool views.


Gabriel Miami has partnered with Ahana Yoga to offer hotel guests classes where they can put their minds and bodies at ease. The practice takes place twice a month at the hotel’s Sunrise Terrace Yoga Studio on the 14th floor. The classes are complementary to hotel guests and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The studio is adjacent to the hotel’s lap pool and overlooks the Biscayne Bay giving guests a beautiful view as they partake in de-stressing their body and mind through yoga.

Photo By Shooters Waterfront


Head to Shooters Waterfront this September for the eatery’s weekly Saturday ``Yoga & Yolks'' series for a healthy and refreshing start to the weekend. The free, one hour yoga session takes place on Shooters’ scenic waterfront lawn from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. each Saturday morning. Following a rejuvenating class, Shooters invites yogis to indulge in a healthy all-you-can-eat brunch buffet for $40 per person, bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for $20 per person, an a la carte menu and scenic waterfront views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Register here.


The Norton Museum of Art has partnered with OM Yoga Wellness Studios for Yoga in the Garden. The classes, which take 2x weekly, are priced at $10 for museum members and $20 for non-members, registration is required as space is limited. Yogis can kick off their week by recharging their minds and body in The Norton’s peaceful sculpture garden that showcases some of the museum's exquisite artwork. Following this tranquil class patrons can head to the garden terrace where they can find the Restaurant at the Norton to grab a healthy bite to recharge and refuel.



Guests vacationing at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort have the opportunity to start their day with Aqua Yoga on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the resort's heated pool. The immersive yoga class uses the medium of water to decrease pressure in joints while increasing buoyancy in the body. Following this refreshing and relaxing class, patrons can continue lounging by the pool, indulge in breakfast at the resort's Starboard Restaurant, or enjoy all the other activities the resort and Key West has to offer.


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