Namaste Outside the Box

By Ava Bourbeau

If you’re looking to spice up your usual yoga practice, or if you want a low-barrier introduction to it, these unique experiences will help.

1. Paddle Board Yoga

Feel like testing your balance but don’t have the stomach for slacklining? Paddle board yoga, or SUP yoga, functions as a happy medium. Especially because you can decide to take an hour-long savasana. This daring experience is great for yogis of any experience level.

Flow: All-levels vinyasa
Where: Blueline Surf Shop
When: Fridays 10 a.m.
Cost: $20 (includes gear)
Sign up: Call to reserve a spot (561) 744-7474

2. Goat Yoga

Get down and dirty with goat yoga. The class takes place outdoors, in an enclosed space, where small goats are free to roam while class participants flow. It’s a chance to release some of your control — just maybe don’t wear white.

Flow: All-levels vinyasa, slow flow
Where: Groovy Goat Farm in Jupiter Farms (in partnership with Breathe Salt & Yoga)
When: Every second Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Cost: $30
Sign up: Downward Goat

3. Acro Yoga

Acro yoga is the practice of creating poses with two or more people. It’s also sometimes called partner yoga. It requires trust and patience, as your own success is both influenced by and influencing your partner’s success. So, not ideal for a first date.

Flow: Workshop class
Where: Kula Yoga Shala
When: Fridays at 7:30 p.m. during Flow Arts
Cost: Donation based
Sign up: First come first serve

4. Aerial Yoga

Feeling a little too grounded? Try aerial, or anti-gravity, yoga. This practice incorporates the use of silk hammocks that are suspended from the ceiling. Be sure to sign up for the beginner level class if it’s your first time. Yogis are also required to wear shirts with sleeves to cover shoulders and grip socks.

Flow: Slow, with plenty of instruction
Where: Palm Beach Athletic Wear and Yoga
When: See class schedule
Cost: $25
Sign up: MindBody

5. Glow Yoga or “Glowga”

Think nightclub, but with a lot less bumping elbows. Glow yoga utilizes black lights stationed around the studio. Participants are encouraged to wear white or neon and to join in early to apply glow in the dark body paint before class.

Flow: All-levels vinyasa
Where: Kula Yoga Shala
When: TBA
Cost: $20
Sign up: MindBody

6. Lighthouse Yoga

Jupiter locals will especially appreciate this yoga experience. If you thought climbing the Jupiter Lighthouse was cool, wait ‘till you do yoga under the banyan tree on the property. This starlit class is a connection to nature, and to Jupiter’s roots.

Flow: All-levels vinyasa
Where: Jupiter Lighthouse Park
When: Mondays at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $10
Sign up: Jupiter Lighthouse Website

7. Dock Yoga

Those looking for a little morning serenity should check out this class. Meet at the dock behind Blueline (or walk over from Guanabanas if you never made it home the night before).

Flow: Slow
Where: Blueline Surf and Paddle Co.
When: Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:00am
Cost: Donation based
Sign up: Breathe Salt Website

8. Sound Bath Yoga

A sound bath will add a mental healing element to your yoga repertoire. The sounds will “tune” your nervous system, something you probably didn’t even know you were missing. The duration of class is spent in savasana, as the focus is on meditation.

Where: Breathe Salt & Yoga
When: TBA
Cost: $30
Sign up: Breathe Salt Website

9. Harbourside Yoga

This class provides a welcome change of scenery. It typically draws a substantial crowd and is a great way to connect with the Jupiter community. Make sure to leave ample time for post-yoga shopping.

Where: Harbourside Amphitheater
When: Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Cost: Donation based
Sign up: First come first serve

10. Cat Yoga

How could anyone say no to cat yoga? This is a brand-new offering for North Palm Beach County. Proceeds from this class go to Furry Friends Rescue, and yogis receive a discounted adoption fee for adoptions made the day of class.

Where: Furry Friends in Jupiter
When: TBA (Furry Friends hopes to host one Sunday per month)
Cost: $25
Sign up: Follow their Instagram for updates



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