CLASSES


SUMMER
Beach Yoga
(Sunrise & Sunset)
in Bethany Beach, DE


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

Garfield Parkway
(south beach ramp)
$15 / person


SUNSET YOGA
& SOUND HEALING
SUNDAYS, 6/21, 7/7, 7/21, 8/4, 8/18, 9/1
6-7pm

Hollywood Street
$20 / person


All Levels / Ages
Bring A Beach Towel or Blanket
Look For Our Yoga Flag
(weather permitting)
Pre-register online or drop-ins welcome!

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

For more info, visit
bethanybeachyoga.com
or email bethanybeachyoga@gmail.com
or call / text 302-827-3175


SUMMER
Kangaroo Yoga
at Coastal Wilds
in Frankford, DE


kangaroo yoga

kangaroo and wallaby yoga

Looking to unwind and find inner peace in your life? Then look no further than Coastal Wilds' Kangaroo Yoga Experience!

Kangaroo Yoga is a unique experience that combines yoga, animal therapy, nature ...and often laughter!

While following safety guidelines, Coastal Wilds provides an interactive experience with their red kangaroo and wallaby animal ambassadors.

Within their large kangaroo walkabout yard, you will be guided through a relaxing yoga flow as their resident kangaroo and wallaby ambassadors freely hop around giving you posing tips!

34215 Peppers Corner Road
Frankford, DE 19945

For more info, visit coastalwilds.org
or email info@coastalwilds.org
or call 302-829-1548


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 instructor or outdoor class is rained out or other inclement weather and the class cannot be moved indoors. 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. We will use use yoga poses, therapeutic props and conscious movement exercises that can help provide relief from an array of health challenges or injuries.

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.

  • Class length: 60-minutes; longer sessions (75-min. or 90 min.) available upon request.
  • Mats & Props can be provided
  • Fee: Single Session = $100
    5 Sessions = $475
    10 Sessions = $900
    Pricing is based on one person; $20 for each additional person. Payment is due day of class. Cash, check 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 instructor or outdoor class is rained out or other inclement weather and the class cannot be moved indoors. No reschedules or refunds for no shows.

For more info, email tracy@tracysouthard.com

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 Salutation variations, grounding poses and restorative poses leading to a relaxing, guided 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 Salutation variations, a series of non-standing, long-held poses and finish with a relaxing, guided 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. It can help to calm the chatter of the mind and reset the nervous system. This class begins with gentle, relaxing yoga poses that will lead us into Yoga Nidra. Done while lying down in relaxation pose, Yoga Nidra's calming effects are similar to feeling hours of rest. It is claimed that 1 hour of Yoga Nidra practice equates to about 4 hours of sleep. Suitable for everyone, this practice is especially helpful for those who are dealing with insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, injury recovery, illness, grief and for those who would like to start a meditation practice but have a hard time with traditional seated meditation. While you will receive the most benefits from a full 60-minute session, you can also 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):
  • 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.
  • 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 and if you do attempt them, do not hold for long.
  • Mind the Sand. Be careful when reaching arms and hands or feet and legs above your head while looking up as sand can fall into your eyes.
  • 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.
  • 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. Make sure to root down through your legs and feet in standing and balance poses. To find better grounding on the beach, try "twisting" your feet into the sand to root down.
  • Enjoy the Soft Support Underneath. While it can be a challenging surface, the soft sand is also the most forgiving when practicing balance poses or inversions. The beach is a great place to practice inversions or perhaps challenge yourself in more advanced poses as the sand provides a soft landing.
  • Stay Hydrated. Beach sand and the beach environment can be dehydrating so it is good practice to bring extra water with you.
  • Don't Forget the Shade. Summer months can be very warm depending on the time of day. So you may want to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, and wear breathable clothing.
  • Rest when needed!
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