CLASSES


SUMMER
Sunrise Beach Yoga
MON-WED-SAT
in Bethany Beach, DE


Bethany Beach Yoga sunrise yoga flyer

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May 25 - September 2, 2024
MON-WED-SAT
6-7am

Beach Off Garfield Parkway
(south beach ramp)


$15/person
All Levels / Ages
Bring A Beach Towel for a Yoga Mat
Look For Our Yoga Flag
(weather permitting)

by Bethany Beach Yoga
with certified teachers: Lori Roe, Susan Maddox, Tracy Southard, Georgette Rhoads

For more info, visit
bethanybeachyoga.com
or email bethanybeachyoga@gmail.com
or call / text 302-402-3747‬


YEAR-ROUND
Private Yoga Classes
for Small to Large
Groups


private group yoga class on the beach

Having a special occasion, birthday, bachelorette party, wedding, family gathering or business event in the Bethany Beach area? Looking for a memorable activity to include in your schedule? Private group classes can create an atmosphere of connectivity, bonding and relaxation. They are great for any event or occasion and any time of the year — and can be a fun experience for your group.

Classes can be tailored to your groups’ requests, including yoga flow, slow flow, yoga for beginners, restorative, yoga nidra, meditation and more.

Sessions can be held on the beach, at another outdoor space or at your location

  • Class length: 60-minutes; longer sessions available upon request.
  • Mats & Props can be provided.
  • Fee: $100 flat rate for up to 5 people, $20 for each additional person. Payment is due day of class. Cash or Venmo is accepted.
  • Pricing is for Bethany Beach, Ocean View, Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach or Fenwick Island, Delaware; additional fee for other locations.
  • Deposit: $50 deposit (applied to total) to reserve date/time; non-refundable, unless class is canceled by teacher or outdoor class is rained out or other inclement weather. No reschedules or refunds for no shows.

For more info,
email tracy@tracysouthard.com


YEAR-ROUND
Private Yoga Therapy
Sessions for Groups
& Individuals


yoga therapy with tennis balls

Yoga therapy can restore balance on many levels — physically, emotionally, mentally — by renewing our natural capacity for self-healing. Yoga therapy classes use yoga poses, therapeutic props and conscious movement exercises that can help to provide relief from an array of chronic pain conditions and health issues.

Yoga therapy sessions are individualized based on specific needs or for groups with similar needs. After an initial assessment and intake, you will be guided through a sequence of poses and therapeutic exercises tailored to your specific needs. Yoga therapy is particularly beneficial for those with specific health challenges, injuries or special conditions.

  • Class length: 60-minutes
  • Mats & Props can be provided
  • Fee: $110 for one person; $20 for each additional person. Payment is due day of class. Cash or Venmo is accepted.
  • Pricing is for Bethany Beach, Ocean View, Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach or Fenwick Island, Delaware; additional fee for other locations.
  • Deposit: $50 deposit (applied to total) to reserve date/time; non-refundable, unless class is canceled by teacher or outdoor class is rained out or other inclement weather. No reschedules or refunds for no shows.

For more info, email tracy@tracysouthard.com

About Body Balance
Yoga Therapy


Body Balance Yoga certified teachers

yoga therapy with balls and props

Founded by Jenny Otto, Body Balance Yoga expresses the self-healing aspects of eternal wisdom. In a Body Balance Yoga class, not only will you explore the timeless teachings, but you will also leap into present day wellness and medical research. Classes are taught with awareness, acceptance and adaptation. Sound, mudra, pranayama, visualization and meditation are used at the discretion of each teacher to help every student express the essence of the human spirit. Poses are creatively adapted to serve every student’s potential and journey into their own embodiment. The therapeutic aspects of yoga are emphasized in every class. For more info, visit bodybalanceyoga.com

I am a certified Body Balance Yoga® teacher
I am a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT)

Some examples of themed private yoga classes:

bachelorette party yoga

BACHELORETTE PARTY YOGA

Celebrate your bachelorette party with a private yoga class! Including a private yoga practice in a bachelorette celebration is a great way for the bride-to-be and her bridal crew to relax, rejuvenate and refresh. Plus, it is a great photo opportunity to create lasting memories with your best friends. To make it a more unique experience and for great photos, bring along the bachelorette sash, party veil, tiara, boas, custom shirts, matching tanks, hats, etc.

bridal yoga class

BRIDAL & PRE-WEDDING DAY YOGA

Looking for something unique and fun for your bridal shower or pre-wedding day festivities? Including yoga as part of your bridal shower can be a calming, fun and energizing way to spend time with your friends, family and loved ones. A fun, pre-wedding yoga session before your wedding is the perfect way to minimize stress and maximize energy for the ceremonies ahead. Yoga helps calm the nerves, balance emotions and can help you be present for your big day. It is also a great way to relax with your bridesmaids or bridal party or enjoy solo or with your future life partner.

birthday party yoga class

Birthday Yoga

Looking for a special way to spend time with family and friends and make their birthday one to remember? Whatever the reason for gathering, a private yoga class is a memory that can last a lifetime and is great for birthdays and other celebrations. Private sessions are a great opportunity and bonding experience for family members and friends of all ages. I can bring yoga to you any time of year and design a practice that your whole group can enjoy.

full moon yoga class

Full Moon Yoga

On or around a full moon (recommended on day of or within 48 hours before or after), I offer Full Moon Yoga classes on location. The full moon is a time to unwind, release and rest. I will lead you through an easeful flow of Moon Salutations, grounding poses and restorative poses leading to a relaxing Savasana.

new moon yoga class

New Moon Yoga

On or around a new moon (recommended on day of or within 48 hours before or after), I offer New Moon Yoga classes. The new moon is for new beginnings and a time to recharge. I will guide you through a gentle flow of Moon Salutations, a series of non-standing, long-held poses and finish with a relaxing Savasana. This class is designed to leave you feeling rejuvenated & peaceful.

54 sun salutations

54 Sun Salutations

Challenge your body. Energize your spirit. I will lead your group through 6 rounds of 9 Sun Salutations, with opportunity to rest between each set of 9 and a short meditation in the middle. We’ll finish with restorative poses and a long Savasana (relaxation). A challenging but accessible class for all levels — considered to be the half-marathon of yoga! Modifications will be offered and encouraged. Also great to do around equinoxes and solstices. This is an hour and a half class.

restorative yoga with props

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga consists of therapeutic and supportive poses done on the floor or at the wall in supine positions and with many props — allowing the body to open and relax. Designed to reduce stress, recharge energy reserves and bring the nervous system into a more balanced state, restorative yoga is an important part of any yoga practice. These classes can also be active restorative classes involving moving meditations.

yoga nidra on the beach

Yoga Nidra

Rest. Rejuvenate. Restore. Yoga nidra or "yogic sleep" is an ancient meditation technique that involves guided meditation to induce deep relaxation and musculoskeletal rest. Done while lying down (in Savasana), its calming effects are similar to feeling hours of rest. It is said that 45 minutes of Yoga Nidra is as restorative as 3 hours of sleep. Unlike traditional yoga classes, there are no asanas (or poses). Suitable for all levels, this practice is especially helpful for those who would like to quiet an overactive mind and reset the nervous system. 60-minute sessions are available or add on a 15- or 30- or 45-minute yoga nidra after a 60-minute private yoga class. Add-on fee: available upon request.

I am trained as a yoga nidra facilitator in the Satyananda Yoga Nidra lineage

Take it to the beach...


beach yoga tips for practicing in sand

Beach Yoga

The beach can be a great outdoor yoga studio and beach yoga can be a fun, casual way to experience the joy of yoga. Our area beaches provide a beautiful backdrop for classes in the sand. Listen to the sounds of the waves crashing on the shore, feel the sand between your toes, gaze at the ocean and the vast blue sky above, while the salt air and seabreeze washes over you.

Plus, when you're touching the sand with bare skin (or using a cotton towel as a beach yoga mat), you get the benefit of grounding (or "earthing") to the Earth's natural electric charge. Being grounded while being present is one of the best things we can do for self care.


Beach Yoga Tips (for soft sand):
  • Protect Your Wrists. Be mindful of your wrists when doing yoga on soft sand. Be sure to grip or "claw" the sand with your whole hand and extend your fingers to get the best support. Stay away from too many poses that are weight-bearing on your hands and wrists.
  • Mind Your Legs and Feet. Make sure to root down through your legs and feet in standing and balance poses.
  • Master Your Balance. Practicing on sand brings new awareness of balance and alignment in poses. In fact, the beach is a great place for mastering your balance poses as the shifting sand challenges the muscles in your legs and ankles. To find better grounding on the beach, try "twisting" your feet into the sand to root down. While it can be a challenging surface, the soft sand is also the most forgiving when practicing balance poses or inversions.
  • Slow Your Flow. Slow down sun saluations and other vinyasa flows and move with intention. If you move too fast, you will kick up a lot of sand. Also, be careful in poses when reaching arms and hands or feet and legs above your head while looking up as sand can fall into your eyes.
  • Stay Hydrated. Beach sand and the beach environment can be dehydrating so it is good practice to bring a bottle of water with you.
  • Use a Beach Towel as a Yoga Mat. A regular yoga mat will not stay in place plus it is nearly impossible to get all the sand off afterwards. A big beach towel, blanket or sheet works better on soft sand and some students even prefer sand only (no mat). A beach towel will also come in handy if you choose to take a dip in the ocean after class.
  • Don't Forget the Shade. Depending on the time of day you are practicing on the beach, you may also want to bring sunscreen, sunglasses and/or a cap.
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