Clear your mind and body with yoga and meditation at 8,000 feet. Vail’s vibrant health and wellness community has what you need to sit, close your eyes and breathe the stress away. Here, you can surround yourself with serene vistas as you sink into an hour of intentional movement and meditation. So, roll out your mat and check out these spots for yoga in Vail, Colorado.
Studio Yoga Classes
If you’re new to yoga, Vail is the place to try it. Namaste in the mountains with traditional and unconventional studio yoga offerings designed to restore mind and body from life’s stressors. Free your mind from unwanted thoughts and enjoy the “ahhh” as your muscles expand and toxins release. Local instructors can guide any new yogi to feel soothing benefits from their first sun salutation to shavasana. You’ll find traditional Vail yoga classes at Dryland Fitness & Spa, Vail Racquet Club & Fitness Center and Aquarian Uprising.
For a more novel yoga class in Vail, slow your breath at these summer favorites:
Mountain Top Yoga at Mid-Vail
Start your day off with a limb-lengthening mountain pose alongside the Rockies with Mountain Top Yoga. Classes take place on the lower level of the Mid-Vail Deck with pine-peppered peak views as the backdrop. Stop by the Lionshead or Vail Village ticket offices to grab your passes beforehand.
Solaris Free Community Yoga
Relax and breathe in the fresh alpine air with a free Vail yoga class at Solaris. These sessions are taught by yoga instructors from Gravity Haus who craft thoughtful flows that complement the high-altitude atmosphere. Remember to bring your own equipment, including a yoga mat, sunscreen and water bottle.
Goat Yoga at Vail Stables
Goat yoga (or GOGA) at Vail Stables combines vinyasa with farm animals. Let’s set the scene: You’re gracefully transitioning to a plank pose and suddenly, your back becomes the perfect climb for a baby goat. Many visitors also just relax in the class and let one cuddle on their stomach. If you’re looking for more animal fun, check out the G.O.A.T. Happy Hour to sip wine with the kids (also known as baby goats!). Learn more about Vail Stables yoga and G.O.A.T. Happy Hour.
Meditation brings you to a vacation state of mind — and Vail’s serene surroundings are the perfect place to try it. You can slow waaay down by “forest bathing,” a simple process of connecting with nature and breathing deeply. With so many soothing piney paths in the region, Vail is a natural place for it.
A few of our favorite meditation spots when the weather gets warm include:
- Betty Ford Alpine Gardens & Vail Nature Center: Take a seat on a quiet bench and be kept company by spikey native plants and endless rows of jewel-toned blooms.
- Vail Public Library: Simply being in a library is practically a meditation all its own. This quiet location features plentiful nooks indoors and out with its peaceful woodland setting along the gurgling creek, complete with benches and picnic tables.
- Creeks & Rivers: Explore the miles of easy-going trails along Gore Creek. Find your own tree, bench or picnic spot to unwind, listen to the rushing water and meditate while you feel miles away from hustle and bustle.