You’ll find something for everyone in the USA - and the same goes for yoga. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, or want to perfect your warrior pose with a refreshing beer, or the company of a goat, you’ll find the ideal way to unwind with our guide to some of the best places to try out unusual types of yoga in the USA.
Unwind with wines in Santa Barbara
You’ll follow your yoga session with a flight of wines at Vineyard Yoga SYV, in Santa Barbara
, California, which offers yoga enthusiasts classes against the backdrop of the rolling hills and miles of Santa Ynez Valley grapevines. Apparently, you can experience the wine more deeply afterwards.
From $25/£19 [approx.].
Slow aerial yoga in San Luis Obispo County
At the SLO Yoga Center
in San Luis Obispo County
, an aerial yoga class has participants hanging from the ceiling in individual hammocks whilst building strength and flexibility in its aerial yoga class. From $18/£13 [approx.].
Lively Run Goat Yoga, in Ithaca
Strike some poses with our baby goats and learn why they are so lively in a 60-minute vinyasa-style goat yoga class, Lively Run Goat Yoga
, with Indigo Sky Yoga Collective in Ithaca. Stay for a free cheese tasting and receive a 15% discount on any cheese.
Laughter yoga in Laguna Beach
Boost your mood with a laughter yoga class in Laguna Beach
, California. Led by a certified Laughter Yoga Master, the Laughter Yoga group assembles at the northern most end of the Main Beach at Laguna Beach. Easy stretching and breathing exercises are followed by joke-fuelled laughter practices. This joyful and relaxing class is free and suitable for all ages.
Stretch under the stars in Palm Springs
Strike a warrior pose as you watch the sky change colour as the sun sets over the Santa Rosa Mountains and the stars come out at Serenity under the Stars yoga, at the Ritz-Carlton Spa in Rancho Mirage
in Palm Springs
. From $20/£15 [approx.].
Relaxing family time at South Lake Tahoe
Parents and little ones can unwind with a yoga session with Lake Tahoe Yoga in South Tahoe
. Parents enjoy a Happy Hour Yoga class for adults while their children attend Yoga Storytime for kids, learning about yoga asana, breathing and philosophy through story and play. Even the thought of it will evoke a sense of wellbeing for many parents.
From $17/£13 [approx.].
Feline great in Santa Barbara
You can follow up your yoga session with a calming kitten cuddle at Santa Barbara’s
only cat café, Cat Therapy
. Its 60-minute gentle yoga class is followed by a 30-minute cat stroking session to calm anyone that didn’t find the yoga class relaxing enough. All money raised goes to cat rescue charities. Minimum contribution $10/£8 [approx.].
Balance body and mind in Newport Beach
Give your body's core muscles a maximum workout by balancing on a paddle board on the calm waters of Newport Beach
. The Bliss Paddle Yoga session offers a completely holistic workout for mind, body and soul.
From $39 / approx. £29 per person.
Animal Yoga in Mesa, Arizona
Hedgehogs, goats, cow cuddles and alpaca kisses are all available to help your find inner peace at Arizona Goat Yoga
. Animals are said to engender an even more profound sense of wellbeing when combined with yoga. Baamaste!
Feel sublime on the sand in New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Get zen on the beach with Om Sunshine Yoga
, which has beach and studio yoga classes, stand-up paddle board yoga and private one-to-one lessons in New Smyrna Beach.
Jazzy yoga in New Orleans
Saturday morning jazz yoga takes place at the historic French Market in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Instructor Susan Landry leads gentle hatha yoga while a jazz pianist provides quiet accompaniment.
Kidding around in Georgia
You can do the downward dog with a goat on your back at the family friendly Goat Yoga ranch
in Loganville, Georgia, where you’ll get professional yoga instruction in the company of goats. For anyone aged seven and up in a beautiful farm setting. Groups and other parties also welcome.
Yoga in nature Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana
The Ranch at Rock Creek
is a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World and the historic homestead-turned-guest ranch provides yoga sessions outdoors, in a number of scenic spots in its substantial grounds.
High altitude yoga at Lone Mountain Ranch, Montana
Big Sky, Montana is about as picturesque as America gets and offers a unique location for yoga at Lone Mountain Ranch
. Certified yoga instructors take guests through Vinyasa style yoga to relax and gently exercise the body and help guest acclimate to the Ranch’s high altitude quickly.