Whether you’re looking to attend a yoga class for a sweaty workout or just the savasana, break out of the standard yoga studio space and take your downward dog on a wild adventure to these unique locations in Florida. Namaste!
First Magnitude Brewing Co.
1220 SE Veitch Street
Gainesville, Florida 32601
Yoga and beer? Sign us up! “Brewery Yoga | Yogalates” is hosted every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the warehouse. Bring your mat, grab a friend and enjoy a beer after class. Cost is free to the public, although a $5 donation per person is suggested. Visit their website or Facebook event page for more details.
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
500 Captain Armour’s Way
Jupiter, FL 33469
Stretch and flow under the stars at “Twilight Yoga” on the Lighthouse Deck every Monday evening at 7 p.m.. This one-hour, donation-based class is open to all levels. Be sure to bring a mat, flashlight and meet at the museum 10 minutes before start time. Check their website or Facebook for more information.
SoBe Surf and Paddle
635 S Plumosa St #11
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Journey to the water’s edge in Cocoa Beach/Merritt Island for stand-up paddle-boarding (SUP) yoga. Cost for the one-hour class is $30 per person and includes all needed equipment. It’s recommended to bring water, and a towel, just in case you decide to take a dip in the water after class to cool off. Visit their website for availability and to book online.
Spa al Maré – The Reach, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
1435 Simonton St.
Key West, FL 33040
Relax, unwind and breathe deeply with “YOGA on the Pier” at The Reach in beautiful Key West. Spa al Maré instructors host this hour-long hatha yoga class under a covered pier directly on the ocean. Cost for visitors is $20 per person and includes yoga mats, towels and props. If you’re a local, enjoy a discounted rate of $15 per person. Class is offered daily (Monday-Saturday) at 9 a.m. Visit their website or Facebook for more information.
The Dali Museum
One Dali Blvd,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Awaken your yoga practice with the energy and liveliness of The Dali in St. Petersburg. Join Lucky Cat Yoga every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for an all-levels vinyasa flow class in the Raymond James Community Room or Avant-garden. Cost is $10 for members/students and $15 for non-members; price includes a yoga mat rental. For more details, visit the event calendar on The Dali’s website or check out Lucky Cat Yoga’s Facebook.
The Langford Hotel
121 SE 1st St
Miami, FL 33131
Immerse yourself in city vibes and upbeat tunes at The Langford Hotel’s “Urban Flow,” a rooftop yoga experience in historic downtown Miami. Guest DJs provide the beats at this fun and refreshing outdoor session. Bring your own mat (rentals are not available) and enjoy complimentary treats after class, courtesy of The Langford. Cost is free to the public as part of the hotel’s monthly “Fit & Fun” series. RSVP via email is required at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, visit their website or Facebook.
2218 Carrington Drive
Orlando, Florida, FL 32807
Find your center and cultivate peace on a green pasture surrounded by wildlife and farm animals at Wildflower Farm in Orlando. “Yoga on the Farm” is offered on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. near the mama and papa goat pens. Their most popular event is “Baby Goat Yoga,” which is featured seasonally (Spring 2018). A $15 donation to the farm is suggested and be sure to bring a mat and some water. Visit their website for event details and updates. (And check out Wildflower’s appearance on The Today Show.)
Zooworld Panama City Beach
9008 Front Beach Rd
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Surround yourself with exotic animals and tranquil nature at Zooworld’s “Yoga at the ZOO” in Panama City Beach. This all-levels class is offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (And yes, children are welcome to attend.) Work on balancing in eagle pose by the lion cub exhibit or opening your heart in crescent pose over the alligator pond! Cost is $10 per person and you’ll need to bring your own mat and water. Stay up-to-date on event details by visiting their website or Facebook.
Asana(s) – Sanskrit word for “seat.” It is also a physical posture.
Crescent Pose – Known as high lunge or in Sanskrit as “Anjaneyasana.” It is a standing yoga posture that works all the muscles in the body.
Eagle Pose – A balancing yoga posture known in Sanskrit as “Garudasana.” “Garuda” meaning “eagle” or “king of the birds” and “asana” meaning “posture.”
Hatha Yoga – A style of yoga that refers to a set or sequence of postures (asanas), combined with breath work, that align the body.
Sanskrit – An ancient language from India that is used in yoga to define postures (asanas) and practices.
Savasana – Also, known as corpse pose. Usually, the final posture in a yoga sequence where you relax completely in total bliss.
Vinyasa Yoga – A style of yoga where physical movements of the body and fluctuations of the mind are linked to the rhythm of the breath to create a dynamic flow.
Source: The Yoga Journal