Looking to de-stress and rejuvenate while in Scottsdale? Look no further than Hotel Valley Ho, located in the downtown area. The hotel has partnered with lululemon athletica at Scottsdale Fashion Square to create a free poolside flow yoga program.
The poolside yoga series is scheduled for Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring a yoga mat and claim a spot by the OH Pool for an energizing evening of flow yoga. The poolside flow yoga program will be taught by experienced local instructors. All skill and experience levels are welcome, especially beginners.
When you think of poolside yoga, maybe you imagine a lot of bending, stretching and meditation. If so, you're in for a bit of a surprise.
Stop by Hotel Valley Ho for free poolside yoga on Wednesday nights — Photo courtesy of Hotel Valley Ho
Flow yoga uses a series of breath-synchronized poses that connect movement and breath. Every movement is completed on an inhale or an exhale. Because of the smooth, constant movements in flow yoga, it's often compared to dancing. In fact, the flow yoga series at the Hotel Valley Ho will feature high-energy music designed to accompany each movement and breath.
Since flow yoga involves a lot of movement, guests are encouraged to wear comfortable, loose clothes. Breathable and moisture-wicking fabrics work best, since you'll likely be doing a lot of sweating! The benefits of flow yoga are well worth the effort, though. Expect to feel more energized, less stressed and more relaxed after class. Flow yoga is a good way to release toxins, too.
Attendees to the Hotel Valley Ho's Wednesday night yoga series will be able to enjoy drink specials at the chic OH Pool Bar. And when you're done moving and sweating, head on over to the ZuZu Lounge for a special post-yoga happy hour. The ZuZu lounge specializes in handcrafted cocktails and seasonal American fare, served inside the lounge or on the courtyard patio. Specials continue until 8 p.m.
If you're planning on attending Hotel Valley Ho's free poolside yoga series, here are some tips to make your evening go smoothly:
- No RSVP is required.
- Remember to bring your yoga mat.
- For the best parking, your best bet is the hotel's valet parking, which is available for $5. There is also limited complimentary self-parking, so swing by early to grab a spot.
- Be prepared to stretch, move and follow your bliss.
The poolside flow yoga series at Hotel Valley Ho is being offered now through spring, just in time to bask in Arizona's perfect fall, winter and spring weather.