Claimed to be “the world’s most exclusive yoga experience”—a 75-minute yoga session on the top of red rocks in the Valley of Fire in Nevada—costs $3,499. It includes roundtrip flying of the yoga enthusiasts from Las Vegas Strip to Valley of Fire, about 55 miles away, in a helicopter; and is said to be adaptable for all skill levels.
A joint venture of award-winning and Las Vegas headquartered Maverick Aviation Group and Silent Savassana, “HeliYoga: Limitless” yoga class is reportedly held on one of the highest peaks of Valley of Fire.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged City of Las Vegas and Clark County to offer free yoga classes, like some cities were undertaking in the country. Providing an opportunity to avail the multiple benefits yoga offered, it would be a nice welcoming gesture for the tourists and a befitting expression of thanks towards the hard working locals.
Yoga, referred as “a living fossil”, was a mental and physical discipline, for everybody to share and benefit from, whose traces went back to around 2,000 BCE to Indus Valley civilization, Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out.
Rajan Zed further said that yoga, although introduced and nourished by Hinduism, was a world heritage and liberation powerhouse to be utilized by all. According to Patanjali who codified it in Yoga Sutra, yoga was a methodical effort to attain perfection, through the control of the different elements of human nature, physical and psychical.
According to US National Institutes of Health, yoga may help one to feel more relaxed, be more flexible, improve posture, breathe deeply, and get rid of stress. According to a “2016 Yoga in America Study”, about 37 million Americans (which included many celebrities) now practice yoga; and yoga is strongly correlated with having a positive self image. Yoga was the repository of something basic in the human soul and psyche, Zed added.
Maverick claims to serve over 225,000 guests annually; while Silent Savasana states to offer “a distinctive, fun, and inspiring version of yoga” with a tagline “A Work In, Not a Work Out”. The Valley of Fire is said to derive its name “from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs, 150 million years ago”.