One surefire way to make yoga more enjoyable? Take it to the beach.
Nick, Grace and I are enjoying a few days of R + R at the Cape, and so when Charlotte, who heads up marketing for the new Boston-based startup MoveWith invited me to check out their classes and take one for free, I assumed I’d have to put that off until we were back in the city.
However, I was thrilled to find a beach yoga class just a few jetties away in Harwich Port. I snuck out of the house early on Monday and had time to collect a few treasures before the hour-long class with Katelyn Gleason started. Katelyn was so friendly and welcoming and quick to offer pregnancy-friendly modifications and lots of encouragement. And all that sun, sand and crashing waves meant, basically, the best
quick nap savasana ever.
Katelyn teaches this vinyasa flow twice a week (Mondays and Wednesdays– check MoveWith for more details) and plans to teach in the Boston area this fall. Class was so wonderful Monday that I quickly recruited a friend, signed up and paid for today’s class online. I left my yoga mat at home and just used a beach towel, which was perfect (live and learn). It was another beautiful way to start the day. Just when I thought the Cape could get more relaxing…yoga on the beach.
A few other classes I have my eye on for upcoming workouts:
- Outdoor yoga in Q Park in Fort Point/Southie
- Workout like a mother in Hynes Park/West Roxbury
- 80s inspired aerobics (legwarmers encouraged!) in the Back Bay
Most MoveWith classes are $10-15 and there is no monthly or long-term commitment, which I love, and they are currently working with instructors in Boston and San Francisco. Check ’em out.
And the meet me at the beach?
Also On Tap for Today:
- Love the theme for this week’s HLB recipe round-up: Classics made healthier
- Catching up on some reading
- Swimming, swimming, swimming
When was the last time you took a good savasana or nap or zone-out?