On Thursday January 26th the San Francisco International Airport opened the doors to its new yoga studio; the first of its kind globally. Many yoga instructors hope this will inspire other airports to do the same. SFO’s Zen Room will be free of charge to ticketed passengers past the security gate in the newly renovated Terminal 2. It is joined to the Berman Reflection Room, a space intended for silence and meditation.
The Zen Room is dimly lit to contrast the harsh lights of the concourse. According to a recent statement a floating wall was put in to symbolize “a buoyant spirit and enlightened mind”. The area gives off a sense of peace with its soothing blue walls and offers stiff travelers the use of yoga mats and folding chairs, (used in senior yoga), to practice.
Michael C McCarron, Director of Community Affairs for the airport said the idea for the room came from a passenger suggestion at an open house. He is proud to invite weary travelers to visit this oasis of peace to stretch, twist and decompress.