Transport Airports

Chicago Is Latest U.S. City to Add a Yoga Room to An Airport

Dec 12, 2013 8:30 am

Skift Take

Chicago joins San Francisco and Burlington in the airport yoga trend, which highlights a growing wellness movement throughout the industry.

— Samantha Shankman

Discover the Top Travel Brands on Social Media

Jennifer Boyer  / Flickr

A sign for the yoga room at San Francisco Airport. Jennifer Boyer / Flickr


Find your zen, air travelers: Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport now has a yoga room.

The Chicago Department of Aviation announced Tuesday that the airport yoga room is open on the mezzanine level of the Terminal 3 rotunda at O’Hare. The department also plans to open a yoga room at the city’s Midway International Airport in the near future.

Aviation commissioner Rosemarie Andolino calls the yoga room an “oasis for passengers.”

The 15-foot by 16-foot room has sustainable bamboo wood flooring, a wall of floor-to-ceiling mirrors and exercise mats. One side of the room has frosted windows to let in natural light. There is a video monitor to play yoga techniques or nature images and audio plays soothing sounds.

The room is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Copyright (2013) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Tags: , , ,

More on Skift

Sabre Prices Shares for Its IPO Below Initial Range
Interview: How Starwood Hotels Sells Luxury to a Diverse Consumer Base
The Big Growth Opportunity Left for the World’s Biggest Travel Company
How to Find the ‘Holistic Traveler’ Trapped in Your Data

We're the Moneyball of the Travel Industry

We know what's coming next in travel. Subscribe to the newsletter and get all the goodness in your inbox daily.