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    Default Outdoor Yoga (Beach, Park, Etc)

    Synergy Center for Yoga & the Healing Arts offers:

    Beach Yoga (at 14th Street) Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 6pm

    Under the trees at Flamingo Park Monday and Wednesday at 6pm and Saturday at 9:30am

    Fee: By Donation

    Visit www.synergyyoga.org for other classes and workshops.

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    3rd street also offer sunrise and sunset yoga classes on the beach for $5 donation, at 7am and 6pm (summer hours) or 7am and 5pm (winter hours)

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    The Free Yoga Foundation offers classes throughout Miami-Dade and Broward: http://freeyogafoundation.org/Parks.html

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    I 'd love to go attend some yoga. It was recommend that I start for my back any way.

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    I always manage to get cramps in my arches whenever I do the downward facing dog pose.

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    Dylan, if you are having back issues you should work with a teacher who specializes in restorative yoga and focuses on alignment. Some other forms of yoga might actually do more harm than good.

    Doug, are you able to place your heels all the way down?

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    Bayfront park (downtown) also offers free yoga every Monday and Wednesday at 6:00pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria de los Angeles View Post
    Dylan, if you are having back issues you should work with a teacher who specializes in restorative yoga and focuses on alignment. Some other forms of yoga might actually do more harm than good.

    Doug, are you able to place your heels all the way down?
    I have rather short legs and don't contort well. Although I was good at gymnastics when I was a kid...

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    Quote Originally Posted by katalina View Post
    Bayfront park (downtown) also offers free yoga every Monday and Wednesday at 6:00pm
    Yes! And Saturday mornings at 9:00am. Here are the details:

    FREE YOGA CLASSES EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND SATURDAY.

    Held outdoors by the bay, these classes offer a unique atmosphere to relax and invigorate at the same time. In addition, participants can enjoy the stunning view.

    All participants must be at least 18 years old and will have to sign a waiver. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and the instructor will determine when the class is "full." Everyone must bring their own yoga mat, water, and towel.

    FREE ADMISSION / All classes taught by a certified yoga teacher.

    Classes are located at the Tina Hills Pavilion (south end of the park).
    In the event of rain, classes will take place in the Bayfront Park office.

    Monday & Wednesday: 6:00pm-7:15pm
    Saturday: 9:00am-10:15am
    Beginners, intermediate and advanced welcome.

    For more information call (305) 358-7550
    All classes subject to change/cancellation without notice.

    Bayfront Park is located at 301 North Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jess View Post
    3rd street also offer sunrise and sunset yoga classes on the beach for $5 donation, at 7am and 6pm (summer hours) or 7am and 5pm (winter hours)
    Oooh..I love your new avatar! I thought you weren't into the wedding at all! People in the US will be waking up at 4am to watch it-not me of course, they'll be re-running it the whole day.

    As far as the Flamingo Park yoga, bring a real yoga mat because the grass there is spiky and pokes right through your towel...downward dog is painful!

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    My new avatar is only for fun, and cos I miss London seeing it all the time on tv.

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    Laurie, do we know who sponsors the free downtown yoga?

    Doug, try doing downward dog with a rolled up towel under your heels. See if that helps. Have you asked a yoga teacher to workshop the pose with you after class a little?

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    No, I don't go very often. I'll try the rolled up towel next time. I think it's just that I have very flat feet!

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    I too have flat feet, not to mention bunions (lovely!) from my dancing days. One way to strengthen the arches is to pick up a rolled towel with your toes. You don't have to lift the towel off the floor; just pick up the towel with the toes and then release it.

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    I'm great at picking things up with my toes. I'm part monkey that way.

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    Default Re: Outdoor Yoga (Beach, Park, Etc)

    I was wandering if there is any yoga place near to 17121 Collins Ave.
    Thank you

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    Default Re: Outdoor Yoga (Beach, Park, Etc)

    Hi Amy, welcome to the forums. I personally don't practice at any studios in that area, but an old teacher of mine owns and runs Ayama Yoga, however they are in the process of relocating. More info here: http://ayamayoga.com/

    There is a Bikram studio on 20695 Biscayne Boulevard and another studio called Just Breathe on 170th and Collins. Again, I can't vouch for these, but it should get your started. Let me know if you start practicing around there! Namaste.

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    Default Re: Outdoor Yoga (Beach, Park, Etc)

    Just out of curiousity, when they say "by donation," how much is really the common amount to give? Like I want to try one of these but I also don't wanna deal with that awkwardness.

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    When I was teaching at Synergy the suggested amount was minimum $5 for the beach yoga. I think $10 is fair ... a drop-in class at most studios is $20, so figure on that, you're getting it half price. The community class at Green Monkey in South Miami is $7. Really though the whole by donation thing is to give people a chance to practice if they can't pay, so give what you can. It would be very un-yogic for any teacher to complain if it's by donation.

    I'm about to try some donation/community classes myself, Matt. There are also FREE yoga classes in town, I'll post those here later. I'll be researching all this in the next few days.

    There is a free class followed by cocktails in Coral Gables tomorrow (nice happy hour, huh?) The teacher is the same one Michelle and I took class with at the Deering Estate. If you are interested, PM me.

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    Default Re: Outdoor Yoga (Beach, Park, Etc)

    Oh, I think all classes at Synergy are on the donation system right now. I need to verify that. If I lived on the beach, I'd be taking class there.

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