Who knew airport yoga was even happening when most of us can’t even find a decent meal before a flight? Turns out, there are a ton of airport yoga rooms in North America to calm your nerves and stretch you out on your layover. And just like finding decent food, you’ll want to find decent airport yoga rooms too.
Airports are stressful. Just like the heavy Los Angeles traffic, they can make us want to scream (and that would be really bad on a flight). Even though you can’t fully escape the chaos of the terminal, you can escape to one of the many airport yoga rooms. However, it’s not just limited to airport yoga rooms. We’ve seen people busting a move right there at the gate!
There is plenty of Instagram evidence to show that yogis have taken to finding open spots to practice. See? Not limited to airport yoga rooms! For some inspiration here are five airport yoga poses you can do anywhere.
If you don’t want all eyes on you in downward dog, head over to one of the airport yoga rooms to Zen out.
Keep calm in North American airport yoga rooms
The world’s first airport yoga studio opened at SFO in 2012. The airport has two locations in domestic terminals only. International passengers will have to downward dog at their gates – and possibly get some stares.
Locations: Terminal 2 (in Boarding Area D) and Terminal 3 (Boarding Area E, near Gate 69). Open daily 24-hours.
Miami International Airport Yoga Room
Mats are not provided nor is the yoga room affiliated with any specific yoga studio. Make sure to enjoy the serene space where you can relax and get some yoga on.
Location: Terminal H (1st Floor, Pre-Security) Open: Mon-Sun from 9 a.m – 9 p.m.
A Yyoga instructor and yoga mats in a space that fit 12 yogis!
Location: After security at the Domestic Terminal C-Pier, across from Gate 46. Every Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m (Only until the end of this August).
Two yoga rooms with complimentary practice mats to escape the noise.
Locations: Gate D40 (in the hallway connecting Terminals B and D) and E1.
A video monitor offers yoga exercise techniques and a public restroom for changing clothes is nearby. Mats provided.
Location: Mezzanine level of the Terminal 3 Rotunda, near the urban garden. Open daily 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Chicago Midway Airport:
A video monitor offers yoga instruction tips. Mats provided.
Location: Concourse C, next to the Mother’s Room. Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Burlington (Vermont) International Airport:
Mats, pillows and blocks provided for free.
Location: Second floor, near a family bathroom and across from the airport Observation Tower. Yoga room is closed from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Airport yoga can be the ZEN solution to escape the terminal illness of airports.