Trying to get into yoga and bond with the kids over a new experience or looking to just spice up your usual wellness routine? Luckily, more than a few trendy health and wellness classes hitting the scene will entice some of the more reluctant family members to join in.
For the acrobats in the family, aerial yoga is a challenging practice on the rise — literally. Yogis flock to aerial yoga studios for a challenging, gravity-breaking flow session. Just be ready to twist and turn in more positions than your standard mat practice.
For centuries, salt was considered a wonder mineral with healing powers and natural abilities. Now, with scientific backing, salt is proven to possess major health benefits and people want in. While this may be a wellness trend for now, it’s a centuries-old practice for good reason.
Salt rooms are believed to offer a slew of natural remedies, including healing skin ailments, assisting with respiratory issues and aiding in stress relief. The wonder of salt rooms doesn’t stop there — now you can practice yoga in them, too.
Salty Yoga for Breathe was developed to detox your body, free restricted breath in your lungs and help with a host of ailments — all while practicing yoga in a room covered with pink Himalayan salt. This is a great class to take with friends, family and like-minded wellness seekers looking for a healthy way to unwind. Learn more about the salt therapy treatments here and check out other rooms, like this one in New York, for the sans-yoga experience.
Yoga with Animals
Everyone’s favorite reason to get the yoga mat out: animal yoga! Truly for all ages, yoga classes featuring furry guests have been popping up everywhere — and we’re not complaining. Do down dog with cats, let goats jump all over you while trying to move into vinyasa or find a local puppy yoga class benefitting a shelter — just know you may walk out with a new pet if you get too relaxed in class. Expect fur balls to run, play and maybe even nap on your mat.
Read more animal yoga classes here.
What better setting for grandparents and granddaughters to connect and share than a fairy-tale château set beside a fabulous forest? The Gramping Getaway at Chateau Mcely Spa Hotel & Forest Retreat in Mcely, Czech Republic, offers a themed adventure centering around the charming story of the château’s Princess Nely and her magical cheetah friend Pralinka. The character of the princess is based on the children’s book Nely, the Princess of Chateau Mcely written by château owner Inez Cusumano.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
This October, take the whole family to London and take time to not only enjoy the classic sites but also these scary fun Halloween events and experiences. Whether it’s a spooky-filled trip to the London Zoo or a step into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, here are the three can’t-miss experiences:
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Medellín, Colombia, with us.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Make your family trip to Orlando so much more than just visiting the theme parks. Thanks to new vacation bundles from luxury hotels in Orlando, available as of Sept. 1, you can enjoy exclusive boating experiences during your trip.