Monday, March 25, 2019

Miami’s Free Yoga : How to Score Zen at Zero Cost

As the year winds down and comes to an end, there is a certain energetic current flowing in the air beckoning us to raise our awareness for personal transformation.  Whether its thoughts about what next year’s intentions will be for you personally, or perhaps setting small goals with regards to finding more time for yourself and those activities that fill your heart with happiness –  whatever it may be, g​o with it.  ​Giving yoga a chance to fuel your desire for abundant joy may be a great way to set your intentions for the New Year and get them going.  Yoga, an ancient practice which helps you lean into your deepest level of balance and gratitude, aids in the creation of authenticity and yields a need to live with purpose.  If all of those things are on your list of New Year’s resolutions then this guide will be your ticket to zen​ at zero cost.​

Whether you’ve recently set out to be a yogi or you’re a seasoned yogini, there’s no doubt you’ve noticed the sometimes hefty price tag on inner peace. With memberships ranging from $150 per month or $20 per class, it may not be in your budget, especially after the holiday spending spree. Fortunately, Miami is full of opportunities to enjoy a little “karma yoga” free of charge or sometimes less than the price of a latte. Around the city there are daily options for scoring a freebie.  The best part is that they’re usually held in a beautiful park or right on the beach allowing you to fully enjoy the departure from the cubicle and daily stressors. Connecting with nature is always a great way to decompress.

These community classes are for all­ levels and are scattered across different neighborhoods in the greater Miami area,  making this an easy addition to your hectic schedule. There is usually a waiver to sign for participation, and you’ll need to keep the following on hand or in your car to be fully prepared for these classes: a yoga mat or towel, comfortable clothing, and a water bottle. Most importantly, keep your wellness and peace of mind at the forefront of your New Year’s intentions—you are extremely deserving of good vibes and good things.

Namaste, Yoginis.

Little Havana­
Sunday @ 9:00am | Y​oga Brunch at Choices Kitchen taught by instructors sourced from Green Monkey. 711 NW 27th Ave Miami, Fl 33125

Downtown Miami Bayfront Park­
Monday @ 6:00pm | Wednesday @ 6:00pm | Saturday @ 9:00am | Y​oga at Bayfront Park taught by Nicolay Del Salto. 301 N Biscayne Blvd Miami, Fl 33132
Tuesday @ 6:00pm | Thursday @ 6:00pm | Friday @ 6:00pm | Y​oga by donation taught by Nicolay Del Salto and A​mal Sohl Kabbani

PHOTO CREDIT: Bayfront Park Official Facebook Page

Coconut Grove’s Peacock Park and Mayfair Hotel and Rooftop Spa­
Tuesday @6:00pm | Thursday @ 6:00pm | Peacock Park: 2​820 McFarlane Rd, Miami, Fl 33133 |

Saturday @ 8:00am at the Mayfair Hotel Rooftop Spa: 3​000 Florida Ave Miami, Fl 33133 | Vinyasa based flow, breathwork and meditation taught by instructors sourced from Dharma Studios.

PHOTO CREDIT: Esquijarosa of Dharma Yoga Studio in Coconut Grove

Wynwood and Coral Gables­
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 6:00pm | Y​oga del Barrio sponsored #raisethevibe by Jugofresh at the Wynwood location: 222 NW 26th St. Miami, Fl 33127 and in Coral Gables Museum Loggia: 285 Aragon Ave Coral Gables, Fl 33134.

PHOTO CREDIT: Jugofresh Official Facebook Page

Miami Beach­
3rd street Beach Yoga Every Damn Day! @ 7:00am and @ 5:00pm (Winter Months) @ 6:00pm(Spring Months) | Practice on the sand at 3rd street and Ocean Drive Miami Beach, Fl 33139 (By the lifeguard tower). Bring your towel rather than a yoga mat, and move through your flow using deep, salty inhalations and the rhythm of the ocean.

Special announcement: Miami Beach’s first ever Kundalini Yoga Festival takes place this Memorial Day weekend–– buy your tickets now. The festival will be held at North Miami Bandshell and will feature various classes for kids and adults, as well as its famed music. Picture beach views, chanting, mediation and live music. Good vibes all around.

WORDS BY:  Crisitna Cernuda

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