Offering Yoga to Your Guests – What is one to do?

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Curacao NA (hospitalitybusinessnews.com) So you think that you know everything about Yoga and you want to offer classes at your hotel. Well get ready for confusion, and of course, don’t forget your liability insurance.

According to Becky Ward of Mindbodygreen.com there are 14 styles of Yoga that you can choose from. You have to believe Becky, ‘cause she is from Canada and Canadian’s don’t lie.

The 14 styles are – Anusara, Ashtanga, Bikram, Hatha, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Kripalu, Kundalini, Prenatal, Resorative, Sivananda, Viniyoga, Vinyasa / Power and, of course Yin. We are not going to get into a description of each one here. Check them out here

So what’s the point you ask? Well it appears that there may be more than the 14 styles mentioned above. Or, perhaps, it may be that there are now different platforms to practice the above styles.

Let’s start with the now world famous Goat Yoga. According to the website “It’s more than just a Yoga class. It may even sound silly but it’s helping people in extraordinary ways and it’s making people SMILE! It’s really about disconnecting with day to day stress, sickness or depression and focusing on positive and happy vibes. This is GOAT YOGA!”

Goat Yoga offers Yoga Classes with 360-degree views of the Coastal Mountains and the beautiful Willamette Valley – all while adorable, friendly and loving goats wander around and hope to get snuggled by the humans. It’s been touted by the media as the greatest Yoga class of all time and necessary for any bucket list!

Lainey Morse is originally from Michigan but has lived in Oregon for the past 10 years where she has worked in marketing and freelance photography. She now works full time on developing her new found businesses Goat Yoga and Your Daily Goat to make goat dreams come true for everyone.

We looked at the website but did not find anything about franchise opportunities. For the average hotel doing Goat Yoga could be a bit difficult. But on the other hand the bi-product could be fresh cheese every day.

Of course Goats are not the only animal that wants to participate in Yoga. According to Dogamahny dogs are also interested in yoga.

Doga isn’t just about the physical. Doga is the sacred union between Dog and owner. Having your dog included in your yoga practice enables you to observe “your attitude” towards yourself and all living beings and get a deeper insight and understanding of behaviour patterns that arise from the mind.

Next on the list is “Hammock Yoga” or, as it is also called, Aeriel Yoga. We took a look at FlyingHammock.com for an update on this version of the ancient classic.

Aerial (Flying) Yoga is a unique practice inspired by the study of movement. It has elements of fun, yoga, dance and circus! The aerial yoga hammock is similar to the material you find on the stages of Cirque du Soleil and many other circus and dance theaters around the world.

The aerial yoga hammock is suspended from two points creating a “U” shape hammock for your body to rest in, lean on, and fly. The aerial yoga hammock is a tool that allows the practitioner to depend their postures, create a fuller range of motion, deepen awareness, and in many cases heal their body. As we always receive lot’s of mail regarding our articles I thought that we would post an introductory lesson for all of our readers

And now, direct from Germany, we have Beer Yogacheck out the website

BeerYoga is the marriage of two great loves – beer and yoga. Both are centuries-old therapies for body, mind and soul. The joy of drinking beer and the mindfulness of yoga compliment each other, and make for an energizing experience.

BeerYoga is fun but it’s no joke – we take the philosophies of yoga and pair it with the pleasure of beer-drinking to reach your highest level of consciousness.

This could very well be the best best bet for any hotel. How about a “Happy Hour” featuring beer yoga. This is a program that can’t miss. I can already see all the extra money coming in.

Seal Yoga anyone?

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