At Ideal Beach, 6 Bayside Parkway, Middletown, NJ
Only $10 Per Class on the Beach!
Given the increasing pace and conflict present in modern life, with all its resulting stress, one could say that yoga has become an essential tool for survival, as well as for expanding the creativity and joy of our lives.
All of the yoga classes are practiced with full awareness of the breath. Yoga increases knowledge and appreciation for life by making us more aware of our body, feeling and thought patterns so we can make better choices and take appropriate actions in our life.
Yoga has been found to decrease stress levels and help individuals alleviate stress, depression and other emotional issues.
Let go of the ego and be open to a new possibility of positive change in your body, mind, and spirit most important every stretch begins with a smile.
Yoga should be practiced barefoot
Besides–yoga should be practiced barefoot, so you feel more grounded and stable in the postures. Remember stretch ONLY at your ability, ouch is not a good word please be careful.
Let the instructor knows it’s your first time and discuss any health concerns
When Starting a Beach Yoga Practice
Don’t forget your suit. When you are covered in sweat and sand and feeling enlightened, the ocean is going to call out your name. Be prepared. Jumping in the water after morning sun salutations is up there with chocolate as one of life’s greatest treats.
Yoga mats do not work well on the sand…ever. You may consider a very large towel- however I have found a sheet is great or how about a “mat” designed specifically for a beach yoga practice. Twisted Guru sells lovely “mats”. Or you may wish to purchase through myself at the end of class.
The sand is an uneven surface which makes the practice sweetly challenging- more so than being in a studio. This uneven surface may also make the a student more prone to injury. The deeper you dig your feet in the more supported you will be.
Even though this is an early morning practice the sun is still strong and more so since water reflects the sun. Better safe than sorry.
Wear breathable clothing in contrast to studio clothing. You will cook in nylon lycra combinations so keep it natural and moisture wicking.
Middletown Beach Yoga?
Mom, daughter, teacher, business owner, recovering fashion designer; like many, life demands we wear numerous hats.
Currently, I own and manage Inlet Yoga studio which includes heading up and coordinating workshops, classes and teacher trainings. In multi-tasking, I have found time to be a new mom, teach yoga, run the 200-hour RYT training program, as well as be a talent scout for some of the most amazing instructors at the Jersey shore and NYC area.
I began practicing yoga in my mid-twenties as a way to take that “one day off” from training for marathons, biathlons, triathlons as well as basically blow off a lot of steam from a corporate day job. What began as a “day off” threaded through years of practice and continually study. I am most grateful to my teachers, most notably Dana Trixie Flynn and Sheri Celetano of Laughing Lotus where I have almost 1000 hours of training,
My practice is a potent tool to help endure and thrive in life physically and mentally. Yoga gives me the tools to live a well lived life. I will never call myself a “yogi” or do care to; my aim in this life is the importance of being a good human to myself and others.
Frequently Asked Questions
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, mornings at 7:00 a.m. Sunday’s we teach Yoga at Spring Lake Pavilion South on the beach at 8:00 a.m.
All classes on the beach Weather permitting. Check our Facebook Page for weather-related updates.
Yoga classes on the beach are “donation based” and the suggested donation for a yoga class on the beach is $10.00.
There will be a designated jar to deposit your class donation into prior to class starting.
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