In a press event at San Francisco International Airport this morning, airport officials announced the grand opening of what they believe is the world’s first in-airport free yoga studio. Because, of course San Francisco should have the first airport yoga studio.
Clocking in at a minuscule 150 square feet, the studio was apparently a suggestion of an SFO traveler who felt the pristine new Terminal 2 had everything one could want except a place to practice the ancient spiritual discipline. The studio also features free mats (gross?), serene blue walls, and endless freedom from the hustle and bustle just outside the door.
Although there’s a standard set of international symbols used in airports throughout the world, the folks at SFO are the first to come up with one indicating “Yoga Room”. (Airport officials seemed particularly proud of that one.) In lieu of a ribbon cutting, there was a celebratory sun salutation followed by a small reception featuring fresh fruit, yogurt and granola. (Obviously.)