Those California hippies have done it again! Oh, we kid the westie yogsters (with blatant envy). Have you ever broken out your yoga stretch in the airport or pulled a header waiting at your gate? (when you’re not tossing them back at the bar, that is.) If you’re flying in or out of San Francisco any time soon you won’t have to withstand the ugly carpet or funny looks from bystanders. Nope, not anymore, because the folks at SFO have created a special Yoga Room just for you!
The first of its kind, the Yoga Room at Terminal 2 is open for business, or non-business if you will, starting Thursday, keeping the same hours as the security checkpoint – 4:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
“The room gives modern travelers a space that fosters and supports quiet and reflection. Those aren’t emotions that people typically encounter at the airport,” said Melissa Mizell, design director for Gensler, the Terminal 2 architecture firm that also created the yoga room, in a statement.
Located just past the security checkpoint in the recently renovated Terminal 2, the new yoga room is bathed in calming blue light, with a floating wall said to symbolize a buoyant spirit and enlightened mind. Lights in the room are low and warm — to counteract the bright concourse — and loaner mats are supplied.
Bonus: If you’re not interested in getting sweaty with strangers, you can simply go sit and meditate with them at the Berman reflection room — “a center for quiet reflection and meditation.”
Wait, what was that? Sorry, we were busy looking up flights to San Fran so we could go check it out for ourselves. We’ve heard how great the SF yoga scene is but with a Yoga Room, Peet’s Coffee and Tea and duty free goods that sounds like a perfect little west coast weekend retreat! Now if only Jetblue would incorporate inflight asana and chai breaks. JFK, your move.
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