Take Your Practice Outside

Take Your Practice Outside

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Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer, so the warm weather will start to call your name. Our yoga expert explains where and how to take your practice outside.

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Our yoga columnist shares why you should take your yoga practice outside this summer.

Summer is here and the time is right for taking your yoga practice into the great outdoors! Read on to find the setting that best suits you. We’ll see you on your mat this summer!

If you like your outdoor yoga in front of a thriving cityscape, Yoga on the Green returns to Washington Park just for you on May 31, 2016 at 6:00pm. Rachel Roberts and her talented staff of teachers from The Yoga Bar will lead local yogis in a practice accessible to all ages and abilities. Classes will run one hour long, every Tuesday until Labor Day and are completely free.

Also returning this year are the OTR White Wristband specials. Anyone who attends Yoga on the Green can pick up a free white wristband from Yoga Bar staff members. This wristband can be used at local businesses for discounts on goods and services. This year, over 50 businesses throughout Over-the-Rhine and Pendleton are participating in the program. A full list of participating businesses may be viewed on the Yoga Bar website.

If yoga with a side of football is more your style, join Rachel Roberts and The Yoga Bar in the Jungle for NamasDEY, an opportunity practice yoga on the field at Paul Brown Stadium. NamasDEY is a benefit for the Freestore Foodbank taking place on June 11th. The class will be appropriate for all levels. Doors will open at 9am for check-in and registration. Non-perishable food donations to the Freestore Foodbank are welcome. It’s your chance to come together and take the field before the Bengals kick off the season!

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online.

Want to see more green than just turf? Head to Burnet Woods in Clifton for CommUNITY Yoga, a class that celebrates nature and yoga. This class is held on Saturdays at 10am from May through mid-September. Led by teachers from World Peace Yoga on Ludlow, an hour-long practice in this wooded setting will leave you feeling refreshed and peaceful. All levels of yoga practitioner are welcome. Class meets at the bandstand in Burnet Woods, but will move indoors to the World Peace studio in heavy rain. Donations are appreciated.

Are your little ones interested in yoga? Perhaps you’d like to help them find some calm and peace in the middle of a hectic summer? Kid’s Yoga in Washington Park is back! Beginning at 10am teachers from The Yoga Bar will lead children ages 4-8 through a 30 minute introduction to yoga poses, games, breathing exercises and meditation. Yoga for children focuses on helping kids learn how to slow down, find calm and cultivate self-awareness. Each class is constructed to encourage a sense of calmness and peace.

Amy Thornley
Amy Thornley is a writer, yogini, baker, and Content Manager of The Yoga Bar. Amy found yoga in 2001 and from the first moments of deep breathing and guided meditation, her mind and heart were blown wide open. After studying in various cities, Amy finally found her home at the Yoga Bar, completing her 200-hour teacher certification with the Bija Yoga School in 2014. She teaches regularly around town, sharing her kind heart and radiating love in each one of her beautifully led classes. Amy also earned a Bachelor’s of Art in English Literature from the Ohio State University and a Master’s degree in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has now settled happily in Prospect Hill with her husband and fur family. Contact her at amythornley@gmail.com.

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