Fitness Spotlight: All About Yoga

At Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana, yoga is one of the many fitness classes we offer our guests and can be the perfect way to start any day! But how much do you really know about yoga, its origins and the benefits to your health?

We’re here to tell you!

The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit root “yuj” meaning “union” and is said to have first appeared almost 3,500 years ago in spiritual texts from the region known today as India. According to one of six ancient Hindu philosophies, yoga’s main purpose is the union of the individual self with the universal self and focuses on the spiritual practices of devotion, service and knowledge.

Today, yoga has become more about physical exercise and stems from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, a compilation of short principles that summarize a broad spectrum of spiritual teachings, and the development of hatha yoga. Hatha, meaning sun and moon, refers to a union of opposites or balance. And while hatha yoga appeared over 1,000 years ago, 20th century teacher, Krishnamacharya, is thought to be the father of modern yoga.

Not only does yoga help you lead a more stress-free life, but it also allows you to be better at your favorite activity. It can can help you withstand greater stress on your body, react more quickly and calmly to changes, and breathe more efficiently.

When participating in yoga, try to relax your mind and take yourself to a place that you enjoy most–such as one with gorgeous beaches and clear blue water! You’ll be amazed at how rejuvenated you feel!

A Yoga Session at Secrets Royal Beach

Fitness at Christmas!

Lucky guests of Secrets Marquis Los Cabos have the opportunity to burn off a few extra calories the week before Christmas with the help of Stacie Dooreck, our visiting fitness professional.

From December 18th to 25th, Secrets Marquis is offering classes for all levels!  Stacie Dooreck brings expertise in Sivananda Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Prenatal Khalsa Way Yoga & much more.

Clear your mind, refresh your spirit and join Stacie at her classes!

We’ll have visiting fitness gurus throughout the year at Secrets Marquis, enjoy the complimentary classes during your next visit!

Get Zen Through Yoga at Secrets Silversands

Want to stay fit during your vaction? At Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun, fitness classes are a part of our Unlimited-Luxury® privileges, and yoga is one of our favorites!

Yoga is the perfect way for our guests to exercise during their stay as it combines physical fitness with relaxation. This ancient practice not only works the muscles, but it also clears the mind and helps our guests release stress as they ease into the tranquil atmosphere that Secrets Resorts & Spas is known for best.

Our qualified, experienced yoga instructors help all of our guests, from beginner to the most advanced, get a great work out through a series of varied poses.  Be sure to check the Sundial at the resort for a schedule of our fitness classes!

The photos below were captured at a recent outdoor yoga class at our resort: