You may have heard about Rise and Shine Yoga at the Grand Floridian, but did you know several other resorts are offering morning yoga classes too?
I’m not sure why Disney has chosen to publicize Grand Floridian over the others (do they really think a 30-minute yoga class is enough motivation to upgrade?), but my research indicates that even as early as 2008 early morning yoga has been part of recreation at some resorts.
These calendars are always subject to change, but here’s what I found for the month of April:
- All Star Movies
- Grand Floridian
- Port Orleans Riverside
- Saratoga Springs
- Wilderness Lodge
These classes are all first come, first served. Mats are provided, and my guess is that it’s a beginner-level class, so definitely don’t be intimidated if you’re new to yoga.
I’ve been seeking out yoga at Disney for a while and just discovered this abundance. (Shout out to Disney Food Blog for inspiring me to keep digging.) There’s probably an easier way to find these, but the only way I was successful was searching resort name + “recreation calendar.” I love the fact that there’s a representation from value, moderate and deluxe resorts on this list and that yoga is more widespread at Disney than I initially thought.
Personally, I’m bummed that Pop Century doesn’t have yoga since it’s our go-to, but that doesn’t mean I can’t visit another resort to try it out. I’ll definitely try to fit it in on an upcoming trip so I can share my experience. If you can’t make it to one of these classes on your next trip, don’t worry. There’s no reason NOT to do a little in-room yoga at the beginning and end of park days.
Have any of you tried yoga at Disney? I’d love to know what you thought and what the practice was like.