Traveling can be hectic and stressful. Be sure to relax your wait time away in an airport yoga room. Travelers in Northern California can now find their inner calm in the Yoga Room at San Francisco International Airport. It is the world’s first airport yoga studio and reflects a trend of airports ramping up amenities, often with a local twist. The quiet, dimly lit studio officially opened in 2012 in a former storage room just past the security checkpoint at SFO’s Terminal 2.
Airport officials believe the 150-square-foot room with mirrored walls is the world’s first airport yoga studio, said SFO spokesman Mike McCarron. The room is open to all ticketed passengers and contains a few chairs and yoga mats but no instructors or televisions. No shoes, food, drinks or cell phones are allowed. “Silence is appreciated,” says a sign spelling out “Yoga Room Etiquette.” A prominent blue-and-white sign with a Buddha-like pictogram beckons visitors: “Come check out our Yoga Room.”
Since 2012, a few other airports have joined in the yoga trend. You can now find yoga rooms in Burlington, Vermont, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Helsinki. So take a few minutes on your next trip and relax with a trip to the yoga room of your local airport!Share this post: