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Morning Traditions from Around the World

From sunrise yoga hundreds of feet above the streets of Los Angeles to a serene morning spent with the Buddhist monks of Kyoto’s Myokaku-ji Temple, these five truly special experiences guarantee that you start your day on the right foot.
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Rooftop Yoga in Los Angeles


Beginning the day with a sun salutation may not be particularly unusual, but getting into your Vinyasa flow on the rooftop pool deck overlooking the city of Los Angeles is an unquestionably unique experience. At The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, groups of up to 10 people can enjoy a 60-minute group yoga and meditation class on the rooftop pool deck— 26 floors up.
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Soul Purification in Bali


Guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali have the unique opportunity to participate in an authentic Soul Purification Ritual during their stay. The Melukat is typically performed to mark a major life transition like marriage or childbirth. A Balinese priest performs the ceremony on a secluded white-sand beach at sunrise, invoking the sun god and the ocean god to bring about new beginnings.
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Morning Chanting in Kyoto


With more than 1,500 Buddhist temples in Kyoto — the longtime capital of Japan and the enduring “cultural capital” — it’s fitting to start the day in the serene splendor of the Myokaku-ji Temple. Guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto can embark on a short bike ride past the Imperial Palace and the Kamo River to reach the centuries-old temple and observe monks chanting the okyo (Buddhist texts).
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A Dawn Turtle Release


Every year, turtles come ashore near the beaches of The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun to lay and bury their eggs before returning to the ocean. As part of the property’s Turtle Guardian Program, the eggs are transferred to the nearby Turtle Camp where they stay until hatching about two months later. On the day the babies emerge, guests can assist volunteers in releasing the hatchlings into the ocean.
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A Turkish Breakfast on the Bosporus


Acting as a dividing line between the Asian and European sides of Istanbul, the Bosporus has been of strategic importance for millenniums and today is a truly special way to experience the city. Guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul can start their morning with a two-hour guided tour on a private luxury motorboat where they can enjoy a traditional breakfast while taking in views of the city.
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