Vary Your Vinyasa
Photo courtesy of Longwave Yoga
Local yoga studios and community wellness organizations provide many unique and out-of-studio experiences for both seasoned yogis and beginners looking to stretch the boundaries of their practice. So, if you like your yoga with …
Yoga & Mimosas
Salty Dog Yoga & Surf hosts a salutation to Sunday Funday every week at Carolina Beach’s Island Beverage, 1206 North Lake Park Boulevard. An all-levels yoga class starts at 9 a.m., followed by a mimosa bar featuring a selection of fresh fruit and juices. A $10 donation is suggested.
Bend & Brew
Mad Mole Brewing and Yoke. Yoga host a boozy yoga event monthly. Bend and Brew is an all-levels yoga class topped off with a complimentary Mad Mole craft beer at the brewery, 6309 Boathouse Road. The next event is on May 4 9:30-10:30 a.m., and is only $11 to participate.
Snuggles & Stretches
Be Life Farm brings a monthly goat yoga class to Tidal Creek Co-op, 5329 Oleander Drive. The all-levels class is led by Kim Henry. Friendly LaMancha goats love to interact, climbing on backs during poses and sneaking kisses. The schedule changes month to month, so check Be Life Farm’s website for updates. Registration is $20 online.
If bunnies are more your speed, hop over to the City of Wilmington’s Sherridale Morgan Boxing & Physical Fitness Center, 302 South 10th Street, for the cutest yoga class in town. The practice is primarily intended to reduce stress; the calmer the practitioners, the more the bunnies interact with them during the class. Rabbits and bunnies are provided by the NHC Rabbit Rescue of Wilmington, and although this is not an adoption event, information on how to adopt is provided. The May 4 class is full, but be on the lookout for more bunny yoga events online. Preregistration is a must, and only $6 for nonmembers and free for members.
INFO: 341-7872 OR CLICK HERE
A Side of Nature
Beginning the first weekend of May, Wilmington Yoga Center hosts yoga on Crystal Pier at Wrightsville Beach. Gorgeous views and ocean breezes combine with an all-levels class to create a relaxing early morning practice. The class meets at 7:30 a.m. Friday through Sunday every weekend during the summer. Registration isn’t necessary, but each class is $10 cash or check.
Paddle out to a “floating yoga studio” and anchor your practice in nature with Longwave Yoga. Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the studio offers stand-up paddleboarding yoga classes for each level of experience. Practices take place throughout the day, sunrise to sunset, in the Intracoastal Waterway in front of the Blockade Runner Beach Resort. Private sessions are also available. Each class lasts 90 minutes and costs $35 to participate.
Sign up is on Longwave’s website or through its branded phone app.
Full Moon Beach Yoga
Yoga Downtown hits Wrightsville Beach on the full moon monthly, combining an all-levels lunar flow class and the movement of the ocean’s tides for a celestial practice experience. Rebane O’Neill leads the class, which meets on the north end at Access No.4 8-9 p.m. Practitioners are encouraged to bring a large sheet or towel instead of a yoga mat. The class is $15 cash upon arrival or can be prepaid for using Venmo.
INFO: CLICK HERE
Audio & Asana
Yoke. Yoga provides another pop-up yoga event hosted by Gravity Records at 612 Castle Street. This all-levels vinyasa flow is set to a killer soul music soundtrack. The class is on May 26 at 10 a.m. and only $10. Just make sure to bring your own mat and a willingness to groove.
INFO: CLICK HERE
Live Music Yoga
Terra Sol Sanctuary, 507 Castle Street, brings the good vibrations every Monday at 6 p.m. with live music yoga. The class is led by Jackie DeConti and welcomes a different local musician each week. May’s artist lineup features violinist Adrian Varnum, drummer Justin Heter, and guitarists Vanessa Mallard and Brett Johnson. $10 is the rate for a single-class drop in at Terra Sol, but packages are available online.
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