Out­door yoga aplenty along South Shore

South Shore Breaker - - SPORTS - LISA J. ERNST edi­tor@southshore­breaker.ca

Whether you are new to yoga or al­ready en­joy a reg­u­lar prac­tice, con­sider tak­ing your sun salu­ta­tions out­side this sum­mer.

Join Brittany Hachey on Tues­day evenings (June 12 to Sept. 25) for River­side Yoga at Ship­yard’s Land­ing, along the scenic banks of the La­have River in Bridge­wa­ter. Visit Yoga Room of Essence on Face­book for fur­ther de­tails.

Mau­reen Nowlan in­vites you to join her at the peace­ful Wood­land Gar­dens Park be­hind the Des­brisay Mu­seum in Bridge­wa­ter on Tues­day evenings dur­ing July and Au­gust. Nowlan ex­plains that “many of the poses in yoga are nat­u­ral things” and “be­ing sur­rounded by el­e­ments out­side [are what] in­spires your poses.” Check the sum­mer re­cre­ation guide or email Nowlan at maunowlan@gmail.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

Sarah Hrdlicka of Cape La­have Ad­ven­tures on the Dublin Shore agrees that “it’s lovely to take your prac­tice out­doors.” She re­flects on yoga as “a peace­ful ex­pe­ri­ence” and en­cour­ages peo­ple to change it up and chal­lenge them­selves. Cape La­have Ad­ven­tures pro­vides multi-sport ad­ven­tures such as beach yoga, standup paddleboar­d yoga, as well as hik­ing and kayak­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.capela­havead­ven­tures.ca.

Elise John­ston con­firms that Liv Luv Yoga will fa­cil­i­tate ocean­side yoga classes at White Point Beach Re­sort on Mon­day and Wed­nes­day morn­ings dur­ing July and Au­gust. Classes are held on the lawn over­look­ing the beach. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.white­point.com.

John­ston will be part­ner­ing with Caitlin Nick­er­son of Liver­pool Ad­ven­ture Out­fit­ters Ltd., to of­fer a kayak­ing ad­ven­ture, paired with paddleboar­d yoga, in the Liver­pool area this sum­mer. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.liv­er­poolad­ven­ture­out­fit­ters.com.

Cathy Guest’s Sail Loft Yoga Stu­dio in Hub­bards has full win­dows over­look­ing St. Mar­garet’s Bay. She some­times holds classes out­side on the stu­dio deck or sits on the rocks for med­i­ta­tion, weather per­mit­ting. She fa­cil­i­tates a bike skills and yoga workshop, en­cour­ag­ing cy­clists to in­cor­po­rate yoga while cy­cling. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.sailloftyo­ga.com.

Cathy Guest

Cathy Guest is one of many yoga in­struc­tors who are jump­ing on the out­door yoga band­wagon this sum­mer along the South Shore.

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