About a month ago, I started thinking how many amazing yoga studios there are in our area. Maybe I should start touring them, and checking out all the different types of yoga and classes offered around here.
I am a firm believer that yoga is not one-size-fits-all. You have to find the style that resonates with you, and that may change daily. So here I am I'm taking a tour, I'm deciding to try different styles, different instructors, not only to visit for you - my readers, but to grow myself as an instructor!
So this week, Yoga in the Park.
Full Disclosure - I work here, I AM YOGA IN THE PARK. :)
BUT... this is my blog - so therefore I make the rules! HAHAHA
Here is my review:
- First, If you have never practiced Yoga outside, you are MISSING OUT. Yoga in the Park, offers so much more than a studio can do. There is just something about the breeze on your face, while you feel the warmth of the sun on the face!
- The classes offered at Friedman Park are truly all levels. We have had all ages, sizes, and genders coming to do Yoga in the Park. No real yoga experience is needed to join us for classes. There are different class options - so make sure you read class descriptions on the website to find the appropriate place to start.
- The parking at Friedman Park is plentiful. There is a bit of a walk from the parking lot to the Pavilion where we hold must classes, but completely worth it. I suggest parking near the EAST Picnic Pavilion. Most classes will be held in the Amphitheater. See the Park Map Here.
- There is not a dedicated Yoga Studio at the Park. It is a public park. There will be occasional noise, like tractors mowing or laying sod, dogs barking, children wahooo-ing as they speed down the hill on their bikes. To me, all of this makes it that much more special. You can truly take the experience, stay present, and keep your practice lighthearted.
- If you want equipment to assist your practice you will need to bring it. Mats, towels, blocks, and straps, are not needed (a beach towel works great) but if you want to bring them - you are welcome to.
- Payment for classes is by donation. The suggested amount is $5-10 per class, however I love sharing the joy of yoga with all - that is why it is a donation.
- No online pre-registration is necessary (drop-ins welcome).
- Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to sign a liability waiver and place your mat.
- Of course, the yoga will be outside! Bring your mat (or beach towel), hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, and outdoor accessories.
- The atmosphere is al ways welcoming and friendly in my opinion. However, if you are worried about not knowing anyone - Bring a Friend! Having someone to connect with makes the experience much more enjoyable and you are more likely to stick with it.
- Those with a family - you don't have CHILDCARE while you attend classes, but the park is huge and gorgeous!! So, have someone come with you to keep eye on the kids while you do yoga. They can bike, play ball, or enjoy the playground while you are doing a class.
So what are you waiting for? Yoga in the Park is ready for you! Those who have attended these classes at Friedman Park - what would you add to this review?