Yoga on vacation: 10 great classes to enhance your trip

Yoga may be an inner journey, but it doesn’t mean you can’t combine it with your next trip. Classes provide a way to meet new people, and are sometimes held in top tourist sites, like monuments, parks and museums. “It’s a lovely way to have a unique experience in a town,” says Meghan Rabbitt, executive editor of Yoga Journal ( She shares some favorites.

San Antonio Missions National Park
San Antonio

Yoga’s roots may be in Asia, but San Antonio’s Spanish missions still make a good fit for classes, says Rabbitt. “It’s an inspiring backdrop for the ancient practice of yoga.” The monthly Saturday morning sessions alternate between Missions San Jose and Concepcion.

OUE Skyspace LA
Los Angeles

Yoga reaches new heights with a class atop a Los Angeles skyscraper. Sessions are offered at sunrise and sunset, and once a month in the evening with DJs and immersive art. They all provide 360-degree views from an observation deck in the U.S. Bank Tower. After class, you can zip down an enclosed transparent slide attached to the outside of the building, which carries passengers from the 70th to 69th floor. “This is for adventure seekers, for someone that likes adrenaline with their yoga,” Rabbitt says.

Sunrise yoga at the Gateway Arch
St. Louis

These free Tuesday morning classes let you start your day with yoga near the Gateway Arch at Kiener Plaza. “To do your sun salutations outside to the sun at sunrise can be really powerful,” Rabbitt says. “The fact that you can have a free class in an iconic spot in a city is cool too.” Offered through Oct. 16.

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