If you can't hold a pose on land, try it in the water. Innovative resorts are taking yoga from the classroom to the pool, where asanas can be achieved easily and with less impact on joints. Adapted hatha movements help release tension at Laguna Beach's Montage Resort & Spa (888/715-6700;; free). Sessions in the oceanfront pool finish with meditative imagery on floating mats. • Arizona's Camelback Inn (800/242-2635;; free with a treatment) warms up guests with aqua aerobics before moving on to intensive poses. • In Jackson Hole, limber types master balances such as eagle and dancer in the water at Spring Creek Ranch (800/443-6139;; $15). • At Utah's Red Mountain Spa (800/407-3002;; free), practitioners use foam noodles to assume the cobra position on the water. Guests joke that the class is yoga for the balance-challenged.
—Gail Harrington