I don’t think I mentioned it to you guys yet…. but I spent last weekend in LAS VEGAS! It was my sister-in-law’s birthday, and my brother decided to whisk her away for a weekend in Sin City.
Because I’m just a short two hour flight away… they invited me to join them. I’m always game for a trip to Vegas, and these two are so fun that I thought it would be a great time.
When we were planning where to stay, Jason and Beth chose The Mirage because it had a beautiful pool and it was in the middle of the strip, close to where they wanted to be.
Before this trip, I had never even set foot in the Mirage so I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, I never would have expected to find what I did on their website….
Check out that sign on the bottom right of the wall above… you’re reading it right. The mirage offers YOGA WITH THE DOLPHINS. Seriously.
Originally, I had looked to see if there was a gym available for use and found this gem. I called the hotel the week before and made arrangements to be a part of this very special class.
We met at the spa before the class, and the instructor Willow walked us through the property and to the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat.
As the group walked back into the habitat area, I was amazed by how beautiful everything was.
It’s strange to see this type of habitat in Vegas. After all, it’s usually all glitz and glitter and cocktails… and here I was in this serene pool area with the most beautiful of animals.
Willow told us a little about the dolphins during our trek to the habitat. The animals live quite the pampered lifestyle with personal trainers to work them out every day and staff that just adores them. They also get to swim around a beautiful yoga practice three times a week… including my class this weekend.
When we arrived in the classroom, there were mats and towels set up for everyone to use as well as a bottle of water placed at each station. Most of us were paying VERY little attention to the setup, as we were surrounded by these beautiful dolphins.
[pinterest]The room itself had three large windows into the dolphin tanks, and our friends were swimming around us like crazy… saying hello in the windows and being playful with one another.
As the class got started, I had a hard time focusing on the poses as I was fascinated by the dolphins. Willow warned us at the beginning that she would be offended if we were looking away.
This picture above was actually taken from my mat. UNBELIEVABLE view… like none other.
The class itself was really good. It was a little more yoga than what I expected on a Saturday morning in Las Vegas, but it was just the right amount of exertion peppered with sun salutations and asanas, and of course, a few moments spent in “Dolphin” pose.
After class, I felt absolutely refreshed and empowered.
[pinterest]I felt empowered because yoga always feeds my soul, and also because I was doing something fantastic for my mind and body while in the most indulgent city in the world. There’s something empowering about that… it’s all about choice.
If you’re in Vegas anytime soon, I HIGHLY recommend this class. It’s just an amazing experience, one that I don’t know if you’ll have anywhere else.
The class is kept quite small because the room has limited space, and they only hold these sessions Friday-Sunday. If you’re going to Vegas, call ahead to make sure you reserve your spot. The fee for the class is $50, and it includes an all-day pass to the spa area giving you access to the sauna, steam room, and hot tub area. Let me assure you… worth every penny! Such a cool experience.
Have you done any cool workouts while in Vegas?