Well, whaddya know? This airport yoga thing is really taking flight! Haaa.
Following the lead of San Francisco and the surprise efforts of Dallas/Fort Worth, Burlington International Airport in Vermont is the next to join in on the passenger friendly yoga room. Perhaps more shocking than Vermont having an international airport (!), a free yoga room offering a peaceful haven for travelers wanting to stretch, rest or chillax is not a common amenity, but that is slowly changing.
“We find that traveling can be stressful so we try to take a little bit of that out,” said Eugene Richards, interim director of the Burlington International Airport.
“We solicited a couple of people, we started talking to customers and it was something that we very much needed and wanted,” he said.
Inside the small-ish room (the photo above shows a class outside the space because they couldn’t all fit) there are pillows, mats and instructions for newbs. The room is open to all passengers and airport employees as well.
Setting themselves apart from the rest, and maybe setting a precedent, this VT yoga room is sponsored by local studio Evolution Yoga in Burlington, and was helped along with donations from area businesses, resulting in no cost to the airport. A nice thing, but really, how much does a small open space at an airport cost? Those of you who answered three cranky babies, one cramped coach seat and a couple of pre-flight drinks at the bar know it’s truly priceless.
Airports bending over backwards to make you comfortable? Ha! Not exactly, but it’s a start. Let’s play a game…guess which airport is next!
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