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Go on Vacation, Come Back Zen & Fit

September is right around the corner and it just happens to be National Yoga Month. If you’re a regular yogi, looking to dip your toes in the yoga waters or just on the hunt for a fit and relaxing vacation, check out these options for a zen getaway.

The Westin St. John Resort & Villas

Offering complimentary yoga by the beach three days a week, this beautiful resort located on Great Cruz Bay has you covered. Is yoga three days a week not enough for you? Don’t worry about it, you can also sign up for private yoga lessons or take advantage of other fit offerings with six lighted tennis courts, snorkeling, diving, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, a full-service fitness center or hiking in St. John’s extensive Virgin Islands National Park. Unwind after all that fitness at the spa where you have the choice of indoor or outdoor treatments.

More info at www.westinresortstjohn.com or call (800) 937-8461.

W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island

For a detox yoga experience inside and out, check in at The W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island offering a yoga detox retreat tucked away on one of the most private islands in the Caribbean. To give you a taste of your morning at The W, first you’ll head to the lawn or the beach for complimentary yoga, then fill up on a healthy & fresh breakfast at the spa, perhaps followed by one of the spa’s unique treatments like the Café con Coco scrub made from scratch with local coffee grounds, sea salt and coconut shavings.

Additional details at www.wvieques.com

Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort

Head to Hawaii’s Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort on beautiful Maui which hosts the perfect setting for sunrise yoga on the beach five days a week. Special for the month of September, Grand Wailea has teamed up with lifestyle brand and yoga products producer, Gaiam. Yoga class attendees will receive a free trial to GaiamTV, featuring exclusive yoga and fitness classes, allowing guests to bring their vacation-like zen home with them.

Biras Creek Resort

If you’re really looking to get away, head out to Biras Creek Resort; so remote that you can only get there by boat or helicopter. The resort offers personalized in-suite yoga or group classes at the spa or outdoors (complete with stunning views). Yoga isn’t the only thing on your agenda at Biras Creek. Save time for paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, boating, walks on the secluded beach and more at this all-inclusive property.

For more information or to book a yoga appointment, visit www.biras.com.

CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

You know what they say, laughter is the best medicine, and CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta & Spa certainly subscribes to that theory. The resort offers a variety of yoga classes including Laughter Yoga and Kids Yoga for vacationing families. They feature a special Spa Getaway package including two yoga classes, two 50-minute spa treatments, daily admittance into the wellness area, gym, pool and more.

The Spa Getaway package is available for booking now through Dec. 31, 2013. To book, guests can visit www.puertovallartamarriott.com or call 1-800-228-9290 and use promotional code ZJ1.

Affinia Hotels in New York & Washington D.C.

Visiting a big city doesn’t mean fitness needs to fall by the wayside. Affinia Hotels in New York and Washington D.C encourage a healthy trip by offering complimentary Experience Kits which includes a yoga mat, stretching blocks, yoga, Pilates, and boot camp DVDs, workout bands, wrist/ankle weights and a StreetWise city map. Before your trip, customize your stay by choosing from a variety of amenities including the StayFit Kit and your pack will be waiting upon your arrival. This leaves no excuses for fitting in a little mid-trip fitness!

Visit www.affinia.com for more info.

TUNE Paddleboard Yoga

If yoga in a studio or on the beach isn’t unique enough for your, try yoga on a standup paddleboard. Head over to the Cananadaigua Lake for SUP yoga for a unique and unforgettable experience.

Readers can contact Leslee Schenk Trzcinski at TUNE Yoga for Sports at either (585) 362-6715 at www.tuneyoga.com.

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