With the holidays quickly closing in, many yogis are starting to plan vacations and trips out of town for the whole family, be it for one last getaway before the year ends or an early start next year. Whatever it is, they’re sure to encounter the same problem: finding a place that the whole family can enjoy that’s still conducive to an amazing yoga experience. For yogis whose families are less inclined towards yoga retreats and would rather spend their vacations in a casino resort, a compromise must be reached. Luckily, there are many establishments that now offer the best of both worlds.
The casino industry has continued to suffer blow after blow from the proliferation of online gambling. Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has famously said that he was willing to spend whatever it takes to quell the move to legalize online gambling in the US, while in the UK, online gambling has continued to make up for the decreasing revenue of land-based casinos since 1996, when InterCasino, the world’s first online casino, was launched.
With studies showing that rather than looking to make big money from land-based casinos, patrons were after the experience, casinos have now begun adding a slew of different services to their offerings, including dedicated yoga and spa facilities. Here are the best casinos that also offer top-notch yoga:
The M Resort is known as an extremely classy casino, and it also offers top-notch yoga sessions three days a week. The sessions, lasting an hour each, involve Vinyasa Yoga, or yoga of the breath, and Kundalini Yoga, which is described as “the yoga of awareness.” Classes cost $15 per session but private sessions can also be arranged if you’d prefer to practice yoga from the comfort of your own home.
2. Palms Resort and Casino
The Palms Resort and Casino has been known for its air of decadence, but it’s also a wonderful place to get a taste of great group yoga sessions. With a spa and gym equipped with the best facilities, it’s easy to see why the Palms has become a premier destination for yogis and gamblers alike.
3. The Mirage Hotel & Casino
If you’ve ever wanted to bring your yoga experience to the next level, the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas offers a taste of something extraordinary: yoga with dolphins. Guests can practice yoga up close with the inhabitants of the resort’s Dolphin Habitat. For $50, you get to rent a yoga mat, get free all-day access to the fitness center, and even treat yourself to a post-session smoothie.
It doesn’t have to be hard to find a place for the whole family to relax. All it takes is a bit of compromise, and thanks to these casinos, it’s possible for both you and your partner to have fun.