Black Rock Desert is a place of extremes. As burners, we make the happy decision to spend a week or more living in these extreme conditions on little sleep and with lots of love. It’s awesome. But the harsh winds and frigid nights with daytime temperatures reaching the triple digits are also hard on the body. So, to prepare as well as recover from these awesomely intense conditions before and after the burn, here is a list of places to relax and rejuvenate your body. Whether it’s yoga, spa days, natural hot springs, or hiking, there is something for everyone in the Reno / Tahoe area!
JuiceBox Yoga: JuiceBox is getting ready for the burn and they want to get your breath connected and your intentions set before you head out to Black Rock, too. Head to Reno early and get zenned out on one of the Burner Specials going on at JuiceBox now. The classes are super cheap and well worth it. Great vibes and great yoga.
The Studio Reno: The Studio in Reno offers a variety of different yoga practices in their instructor taught classes. The Studio aims to be a conscious community center. Their mission is to create a safe place where people can come to share their gifts, connect with other like-minded people, and grow their practice. The Studio also offers an elixir Tea Lounge where people come together to enjoy a variety of teas and a DJ. Come and practice acroyoga, yoga, or just simply dance to the jams while sipping on magical tea.
Midtown Community Yoga: Built in Osen Motor Sales, a 1920’s Delongchamps building, MCY features two studios with cork flooring and abundant natural light. They offer a variety of classes for beginners and those looking for a lower impact experience, as well as many opportunities for advanced practices to flourish and grow. **$10 community classes** throughout the week as well as sliding scale memberships give students affordable opportunities to learn and practice. Use of mats and towels is free.
Temple Yoga Reno: A Flow-based Hatha Yoga
Hatha Yoga is a therapeutic system of yoga consisting of a set series of poses that is designed to create an internal heat to detoxify the body by cleansing muscles and internal organs, as well as improving circulation and overall health. Continued practice has a calming effect on the mind while building strength, flexibility and stamina in the body.
Grab your yoga mat and visit one of the many beautiful parks in the Reno area to practice your yoga. Try Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno. This expansive land offers a arboretum to explore, a museum, and a dog park all in one place. Snag a spot on the grassy field and get your yoga on before exploring the rest of what this park has to offer.
Don’t forget that your Multipass Wristband for The Great Depressurization includes daily yoga classes! The Studio will be offering daily yoga classes in the Silver Baron Room (behind the Mining Rig at Silver Legacy) on a by-donation basis. Check the schedule for class times.
Dolce Vita Wellness Spa: Spa days are great for deep relaxation and TLC for your body and skin. Pick your preference of treatment for total bliss to prep or recover your body and mind before/after the burn. Dolce Vita Wellness Spa offers a variety of options from simple face masks to full on spa days. They are focused on inspiring their customers to make wellness a life habit and hopes to allow individuals to reconnect and rediscover what makes them feel wonderful.
Also be sure to check out the spas at our participating resorts for easy spa treatment options that are steps from your room.
Natural Hot Springs: Nevada is littered with natural hot springs, you just have to know where to look. Also, it’s free! Good gosh, there is nothing better than slipping into a warm pool of water after a long week. Visit as many as you can before you head back to reality after the burn! Here is a mapped out list of natural hot springs in Nevada. (Nevada hot springs aren’t really advisable in the summer due to the extreme heat, and I would be willing to bet that for Frog Pong in particular, the owners will close it off to avoid it being trashed. Also don’t want them all overrun with people).
No cheaper option needed here! Visit any one of the many beautiful hikes scattered around the Reno area. Check out Hunter Creek Trail for some stellar views and a big ol’ waterfall. For more options visit here.
If you’re staying at the Montbleu in Tahoe, your Multipass wristband includes shuttles every two hours from the resort to Zephyr Cove and Round Hill beaches. Check out this page or ask the front desk for more info on planning your Tahoe adventure.
Kick Back at the Pool
You don’t have to leave our host resorts to relax! If the lively party at The Bounce Pool at Silver Legacy gets a bit too rowdy, unwind at the more laid-back Bliss Babe pool at Eldorado, where there will be massages and bodywork available, as well as rapid recovery IV, B12 treatments, and cocktails. Depressurize even further with daily yoga classes, see the schedule for details.
Give your body the TLC it deserves! You’re mind may be blissed out about Burning Man but your body needs some wellness attention too. Burn on!