The Desert has a beautiful scenery with a grounding energy, and it’s pretty amazing in the winter seasons. There is many yoga studio’s here in the desert, but not many offer to teach in the gorgeous outdoors. Here is two yoga companies that, not only teach yoga in the great outdoors, but offer as Donation Based Free Yoga Class . We all know it can be expensive living a healthy lifestyle, so this defiantly brings some bliss into your life. Just don’t forget to tip your awesome Yoga Teacher. Namaste!
1. On Saturday’s mornings donation based “Yoga in the Park” classes are offered at Ruth Hardy Park, wellness park in Palm Springs. The class is inspired by nature, a love of yoga and a dream to make yoga accessible to all by removing barriers such as price, props, and intimidating settings. Students enjoy a one hour class which includes flowing postures to awaken and warm up the body followed by balancing, stretching and strengthening poses. Ruth Hardy Park in Palm Springs offers a majestic setting and view of the San Jacinto Mountain as well as beautiful trees, plants and animals. Students get inspired in Tadasana, mountain pose, while looking at the mountain absorbing its essence; steady and strong extending up into the clouds. “Most of the original students who came to the first yoga class are still coming and it has been amazing watching them grow through their yoga experience in Palm Springs, reflects Vance, they seem to stand taller, have better posture and just generally smile a little more.” Yoga students in Palm Springs are encouraged to find a tree to focus on while they grow into tree pose. Balancing on one leg in Tree Pose can be a challenge for most new students. They are reminded that it is ok to sway in the wind, just like a tree.
For more information or any questions please call the Power Yoga Palm Springs at (760-898-9525)
Tips: Bring your own Yoga Mat, Water & Towel
If the weather in the park on Saturday does not cooperate the class is moved to the yoga studio, Power Yoga Palm Springs, 333 N. Palm Canyon #214.
Each month we choose a charity to give the donations to. Over the years the donations have gone to Palm Springs Animal Shelter, Desert Aids Project, Well in the Desert, Save-A-Pet, Toys for Tots and many more. If you have a charity you would like to be considered for donation, please send us an e-mail to Info@PowerYogaPalmSprings.com. (We try to keep all of the charities local)
2. Free Yoga in the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden on November 12, 2014 at 9-10AM
In collaboration with the Farmer’s Market of Palm Desert and lululemon Athletica, the museum is providing individuals with the opportunity to experience the unique combination of art and yoga. Participants at these FREE outdoor yoga classes will be able to rejuvenate their soul in the serene setting of the museum’s Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden during the complimentary one-hour yoga classes each Wednesday by certified instructors from lululemon’s ambassador program. Each month will feature a new yoga studio. All skill levels are welcome. Some yoga mats will be available on first come basis, and participants are advised to wear comfortable clothes. Afterwards, guests are invited to visit the Farmer’s Market in the museum’s parking lot featuring fresh produce from local growers (8 a.m.-12 noon) or stop in The Galen building to view the changing art exhibitions.
Tips: Bring your own Yoga Mat, Towel & Water
Location: Palm Springs Art Museum | 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262 | 760-322-4800