While the practice has been around for centuries, yoga has certainly picked up momentum in modern times and transformed into a mainstream ritual with a variety of styles to accommodate the different tastes, lifestyles and abilities of its practitioners. There are those who go hardcore, practicing yoga in a hot, humid room for detoxification. Then there are also those who prefer something slow and methodical, inducing a feeling of total relaxation. But if you’re practicing yoga in Las Vegas, chance are that you want to make it interesting and entertaining. So while we could list every yoga studio in town (and there are a lot), we would rather share those unique yoga experiences that make the exercise more about having a good time and creating a memory you will never forget. These are the most unique yoga experiences worth discovering in Las Vegas.
Yoga with the Dolphins
Who knew that peace and serenity could be found among the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip? At Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage, you can indulge in a one-hour session of yoga as dolphins swim and glide about their habitat and all around you. Calm, hypnotic and special, this unforgettable yoga session includes a complimentary smoothie to help you refuel.
Yoga on the High Roller
Imagine soaring 550 feet above the fabulous Las Vegas Strip while holding a tree pose. Well, you don’t have to imagine it, because you can do exactly that on the High Roller at The LINQ. Your level of skill in inconsequential, but your enthusiasm is a must. Much more than a tourist trap, this yoga class is truly soothing, energizing and invigorating.
Goat Yoga Las Vegas
If practicing yoga with dolphin is not enough to give you a dose of cuteness overload, then try doing it with goats. At Goat Yoga Las Vegas, you can actually practice yoga with goats trotting around you. These adorable, curious critters love to hang out as you stretch and bend. And while you’re in cat cow pose, a goat will likely jump onto your back to check out the scenery. Accept some food pellets from the instructor during class and take advantage of the opportunity to feed these darling animals. Just know that as they walk away from your mat, the gifts they leave behind are not raisins – don’t eat them.
For those of you seeking spirituality, community and inner reflection, Silent Savasana is your solution. The setting for this yoga session moves around Las Vegas, rotating around compelling urban oases that offer fantastic views and plenty of space (follow the organization’s Facebook page for upcoming events). Attendees are greeted with headsets, which allow them to listen to the instructor’s guidance, accompanied by a live DJ. Consider it a soulful journey that blends meditation, movement, music and spoken word.
Salt Room LV
Practicing Anusara Yoga is not uncommon, but practicing it inside Las Vegas’ first natural therapeutic himalayan salt cave is. Known as halotherapy, breathing in salty air can help to relieve respiratory conditions, such as asthma and allergies. By combining the possible remedial effects of a salt cave with the restorative effects of yoga, Salt Room LV not only offers an experience that is interesting, but one that is beneficial, too. Visit the company’s website to see a schedule of classes.