Free beach yoga draws tide of participants
Yoga instructor Kate Giglio couldn’t believe the number of people who came streaming over the dunes at Mavillette Beach on July 12 for free yoga.
She and her husband Joe held beach yoga sessions in the past for their students, with moderate success, but this year was different.
“This year, we decided we wanted to give back to the community and just see what happened with it,” said Kate.
About 70 people participated for the first gathering. Nearly 90 turned out for the second.
“We’ve been blown away,” she said.
The couple has been operating their business, Supernova Power Yoga at 350 Main St. in Yarmouth, since January 2014.
The power yoga they teach is Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, a series of postures in a fixed sequence.
“We find it gives us a lot of freedom as teachers to see our students and help them with the poses and talk to other aspects of the practice,” said Kate.
She’s a strong advocate of yoga, seeing it as a great way to stretch and breathe and de-stress.
The beach yoga brings participants closer to nature and oftentimes friendships spring from practising together.
“It’s a good way to shake up your routine if you’re already doing yoga and to get out into nature. It’s great to see people moving and breathing together.”
For those who want to get started on yoga before the next two beach sessions, Supernova Power Yoga has a special rate of $7 for a week of unlimited yoga.
Class descriptions are online.
Beaches provide a beautiful setting for beach yoga.