Why Create a Zen Yoga Room or Mindful Space at Your Vacation Rental?

Set Your Wellness-Inspired Rental Apart

Updated 8/2023

One way to stand out is by offering a dedicated yoga room and the necessary equipment for practice. Explore the benefits of providing a yoga room and gear and/or dedicated mindful quiet space for practice in your short term rental. By offering wellness-focused guests a tranquil area and the necessary equipment to practice yoga or meditation, Airbnb and VRBO hosts can elevate the guest experience, promote wellness, and attract a broader audience. Learn how to create the perfect yoga room, select the right gear, and market this unique feature to effectively reach the wellness traveler demographic.

A yoga room adds uniqueness to short term listings.

Create a Tranquil Yoga Room

Choosing the Right Location

Selecting an appropriate location for the yoga room is crucial, and a dedicated room put toward health and fitness says a lot about your intentions as a host. If possible, it should be away from high-traffic areas, with natural light and a serene view.

Hard wood floors make the best starting point. To work with what’s available, preserve one area of the living room, or the other half of an office or guest bedroom for a yoga mat and extras. Outdoor options like a patio or balcony can also be ideal, but make sure to consider privacy and weather factors.

Design Elements for Serenity

Design elements play a significant role in creating a calming atmosphere. Use soothing colors, incorporate natural materials like wood or bamboo, and add some greenery with potted plants. Keep the space clutter-free and consider adding inspiring artwork or quotes. An alter with interesting rocks and crystals or mindful objects can be very pleasing to look at.

Practical Considerations for Space and Comfort

Ensure there’s enough room for guests to move comfortably and safely, and consider providing a fan or heater for temperature control. Additionally, make sure the flooring is suitable for yoga practice, with a non-slip surface for safety.

Not every vacation rental will have enough space for a dedicated yoga room, but be creative! To figure out if there is enough space to practice yoga comfortably, lay out a yoga mat or cardboard measuring roughly 2.5 ft by 6 ft and make sure there is at least 3 ft of clearance all around.

Plants to Purify the Air

Plants play a vital role in creating a zen yoga room, as they not only add visual appeal but also contribute to a calming and serene atmosphere. Incorporating air-purifying plants, such as Spider Plants, Snake Plants, or Peace Lilies, can improve indoor air quality by removing toxins and increasing oxygen levels, promoting a healthier environment for yoga practice. And, a major plus for adding beauty to the room!

When placing plants, consider areas with ample natural light and positions that enhance the room’s aesthetic balance. Cluster smaller plants together or place larger ones in corners to create focal points. Hanging plants or using plant stands can also add visual interest and save floor space.

For a creative decoration idea, consider installing a living plant wall, which doubles as a stunning design feature and an effective air purifier. This vertical garden not only elevates the zen feel of the room but also creates a unique and immersive connection with nature, further promoting relaxation and mindfulness during yoga practice.

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Select the Ideal Yoga Gear for Your Guests

Yoga mats

Yoga Mats

Provide high-quality, non-slip yoga mats for your guests. Consider having a variety of thicknesses available for different preferences and comfort levels. Having modular foam workout mats is a great idea, too, for someone practicing calisthenics, stretching or power bands.

Yoga Blocks and Straps

Yoga blocks and straps are essential tools for helping guests with varying flexibility levels. They can be used to support, stabilize, and deepen stretches. These come in different shapes and densities, so make sure to provide at least two of the same kind and shape.

Additional Props and Accessories

Consider providing other props like bolsters, blankets, and eye pillows to enhance guests’ yoga experience. These items can help them tailor their restorative yoga practice to their needs and preferences.

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Tips for Marketing Your Yoga-Inclusive Short Term Rental

By implementing creative marketing strategies, you can generate interest in your rental and make it a sought-after destination for wellness enthusiasts.

Unique Offering

Market your yoga-inclusive vacation rental and consider offering virtual or in-person yoga classes, partnering with local yoga studios or instructors to host retreats, or creating themed packages centered around wellness.

Social Media

Utilize social media platforms to share guest testimonials and create engaging content like video tours of the yoga room or live-streamed classes. Collaborate with wellness-focused influencers for sponsored stays or content creation, and consider submitting your property as a venue for yoga-related events.

Highlighting the Yoga Room in Photos

Use high-quality, well-lit photos to showcase the yoga room in your rental listing. Capture different angles, emphasize the serene atmosphere, and showcase the equipment provided. Including these images will entice potential guests interested in a wellness-focused vacation.

Emphasizing Wellness in Your Listing Description

In your vacation rental listing, highlight the yoga space and equipment as a unique feature. Describe the tranquil atmosphere, the gear provided, and any additional wellness amenities. This will help guests understand the value of choosing your property over others.

Targeting the Right Audience

Promote your yoga-inclusive vacation rental to the right audience by using targeted keywords and hashtags on social media and listing platforms. Reach out to yoga communities, wellness bloggers, and influencers to spread the word about your rental.

Additional Wellness Amenities to Complement Your Yoga Room

Meditation decor for a yoga room

Meditation Corner

Creating a meditation corner within the yoga room or in a separate area will provide guests with a quiet and peaceful spot to relax and connect with themselves. Offer comfortable seating options like floor cushions or a meditation bench.

Aromatherapy Options

Aromatherapy can enhance relaxation and improve the overall atmosphere, so make sure to provide guests with an essential oil diffuser and a selection of calming scents like lavender, eucalyptus, or sandalwood.

Soothing Music and Soundscapes

Offer guests access to soothing music or nature soundscapes to help create a more immersive yoga and meditation experience. A Bluetooth speaker or a dedicated playlist can be an excellent addition to the space. Sound machines that offer white noise and melodic ambient rhythms are perfect for creating a healing mood.

Large Smart TV to Broadcast Online Yoga Courses

Elevate your yoga room by including a large smart TV for streaming online yoga courses like YogaDownload.com, allowing guests to practice with world-class instructors from the comfort of your vacation rental. This feature not only adds a modern touch but also caters to various skill levels and preferences, making your property an all-inclusive wellness sanctuary.

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Expand the Yoga Room Further


Incorporating Pilates and calisthenics into your zen yoga room can attract a wider range of fitness enthusiasts, adding value to your vacation rental. For Pilates, some essential gear includes a high-quality Pilates mat, which is typically thicker and more cushioned than a yoga mat to provide additional support during exercises. You may also want to supply Pilates rings or magic circles for added resistance and versatility in workouts, or Small Pilates balls can be useful for targeting specific muscle groups, and resistance bands increase the challenge.


For calisthenics, your guests will need equipment that supports bodyweight exercises. A pull-up bar is a must-have for upper body workouts, and it can be installed in a doorway or as a standalone structure. Push-up bars or parallettes can help guests perform various exercises with proper form while reducing strain on wrists. Additionally, a suspension training system, such as TRX bands, can be easily mounted and offer a full-body workout solution with countless exercises targeting strength, balance, and flexibility.

When designing a multifunctional zen yoga room workout space, consider providing storage solutions to keep the area clutter-free and maintain the serene atmosphere. Wall-mounted racks, shelves, or storage cubes can be used to store the equipment when not in use. Be mindful of the yoga room’s layout to ensure there is enough space for guests to perform different workouts safely and comfortably. By offering diverse workout options and maintaining the zen ambiance, your vacation rental will appeal to a broader audience seeking a rejuvenating and active getaway.

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By providing a yoga room and the necessary workout gear in your vacation rental, you can elevate the guest experience and promote wellness. Create a tranquil environment, select the right equipment, and market your unique offering effectively. These thoughtful additions will help you stand out and attract a broader audience looking for a rejuvenating getaway.

— Chief Editor

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