Beach Yoga for Autism Parents & Caregivers

Autism Parents Folly Beach Island Yoga Class Free Charleston SC

Tomorrow is our last June beach yoga class for autism parents and caregivers. It starts at 6:30 p.m. Remember to bring sunscreen, a large towel, and plenty of water. We hope to see you there! 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach, SC. Paid parking and some limited free street side parking is available.

Thank you to all who submitted their feedback on the ideal day and time for the class. After careful consideration we will begin offering the classes on Fridays at 7 p.m. through the month of July 2017.

 

Happy Monday!

Hope you’re having an amazing day. Make the most of it.

This week’s schedule:

Wednesday, 6/28 – Sunset beach yoga with Matt Foley at 5th Street East, Folly Beach – 7 p.m.

Thursday, 6/29 – Free beach yoga class for autism parents & caregivers – 6 p.m.

Friday, 6/30 – Sunset beach yoga with Matt Stevens at 5th Street East, Folly Beach – 7 p.m.

Saturday, 7/1 – Beach yoga with Matt Foley at 5th Street East, Folly Beach – 9 a.m.

Saturday, 7/1 – Yoga upstairs at St. James Gate Irish Pub, 11 Center Street, Folly Beach, 11 a.m.

Sunday, 7/2 – Yoga upstairs at St. James Gate Irish Pub, 11 Center Street, Folly Beach, 10 a.m.

Purchase passes for our classes here or just pay at the class. Cash & all major credit cards accepted.

We also offer private and small group lessons on the island and on Kiawah Island, SC

Are You Doing Yoga Wrong?

Folly Beach Island Yoga Fitness Headstand Tripod going up

Tonight this article

India’s oldest yogini says you’re doing yoga wrong if you’re working up a sweat

was shared in a yoga teacher group that I participate in and a debate was sparked whether the opinion of the author was right or wrong.

Here are my thoughts: we’re all on different points of our yoga journey. I turned to yoga to lose postpartum “baby” weight after having my children and gaining excessive amounts of weight during pregnancy. Then again years later I turned to it again after trauma entered my life. The sweating was a necessary step to getting to a more mindful practice and back to yoga / life. It built the endurance and strength I needed mentally and emotionally at the same time as working up a sweat. Clarity inevitably seems to come to me when I work the hardest at my practice. In fact on days when I’m really struggling with being a “perfect yogi” 😂you’ll probably find me working on an arm balance that I’m trying to master.

Continue reading “Are You Doing Yoga Wrong?”

The Soup Stone Collective at Charleston Pourhouse

Charleston Pourhouse Sea turtle mural Soup Stone Collective CHS

Earlier today they hosted an event for the Stone Soup Collective called SOUPSTOCK featuring The Joy Pilots musical talents onstage. Matt was lucky enough to head over that way after teaching yoga class at St. James Gate and got to know a bit more about this awesome community initiative.

The Stone Soup Collective will provide a bowl of soup to a senior citizen in need with every bowl of soup purchased, and empower those who are purchasing by knowing that they are giving back to their community in multiple ways since the ingredients are mostly local too!

Such a cool community initiative, awesome band choice, and fun event!

The stunning sea turtle mural pictured here is at the Charleston Pourhouse.

Four Folly Beach Yoga Opportunities This Weekend

Folly Beach Island yoga classes charleston men's yoga FOUR opportunities for Folly Beach yoga this weekend!

🌊Tonight unwind after the long week and start your weekend off right at 6:30 pm, 5th Street East beach with Matt Stevens

🌊Tomorrow (Saturday)  join Matt Foley at 9 am, 5th Street East for a seaside yoga class on the beach

🌴Tomorrow 11 am, yoga upstairs at St. James Gate – Come up up the stairs in the back and join us for an open level yoga class indoors

🌊Tonight unwind after the long week and start your weekend off right at 6:30 pm, 5th Street East beach with Matt Stevens

🌊Tomorrow (Saturday)  join Matt Foley at 9 am, 5th Street East for a seaside yoga class on the beach
Continue reading “Four Folly Beach Yoga Opportunities This Weekend”

Class Passes to Save 10% or More

  1. Folly Beach Island Yoga Class Pass Discount

Our class passes offer flexibility and savings for all of our Folly Beach public classes including beach yoga and yoga indoors upstairs at St. James Gate Irish Pub. Click here to save 10% or more by choosing one of our 3, 5, or 10 class passes.

If you are planning a vacation to the Charleston, SC area, or is you are already enjoying your stay we welcome you to visit us at any of our public classes to experience yoga on the Edge of America. Download, save, or print our free beach themed printable calendar for a full schedule of our June 2017 seaside and indoor yoga classes. Yoga is the perfect activity to add to your Folly Beach, SC adventure! Contact us to schedule a private individual, couple, or small group yoga class.

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Corporate Yoga Retreats

Folly Beach Island Yoga Corporate Yoga Retreats Team Building

We offer retreat style beach yoga and can assist with the coordination of lodging, meals, and entertainment on the island, depending upon your business’ retreat goals.

All of our corporate yoga classes are taught by a 200 or 500 hour certified yoga teacher. Both male and female teachers are available upon request. Our classes feature breath control, mindfulness, and deep relaxation. The class pace is adjustable and can meet all experience levels.

For those visiting the area for business we can offer a single beach yoga class, half day, full day, weekend, or full week packages on Folly Beach Island. Depending upon your choices we can also coordinate local dining options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We can also assist with the coordination of lodging accommodations whether you hope to book a group rate at a hotel in the Charleston, SC area, rent a condo on the beach, or to book a vacation rental home.

Contact us to schedule a corporate yoga consultation. All classes and offerings are subject to schedule availability.

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Sunset Yoga Class Folly Beach Tomorrow

Folly Beach Sunset Yoga Class June 2017

There’s no more beautiful place to experience the benefits of yoga and meditation than beside the sea. Join us as Matt Foley leads us through sunset yoga class tomorrow, June 17, at 7 pm on the beach at 5th Street East, Folly Beach, SC. Whether your visiting Charleston, SC on vacation or are a local to the area we would love to practice with you. Be sure to add this event to your calendar, or download a free printable calendar with the rest of our June schedule here. Bring a towel or yoga mat if you prefer, sunscreen, and plenty of water.

Both paid lot parking and limited free street side parking are available at this beach access location. If you choose to park street side please make sure you follow local parking laws, park in the direction of the flow of traffic, and make sure you pull your tires completely off of the pavement.

Class passes may be purchased ahead of time on our schedule page or at the class.

 

6/19/17 – Edited to add: We may be in for some summer storms on the beach tomorrow. We will update our Facebook page if this class has to be rescheduled.

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Free Beach Yoga for Autism Parents and Caregivers on Folly Beach

Yoga for Autism Parents Child Regression

In December of 2015, our youngest child suffered a very sudden and significant regression that silenced his speech, caused him to withdraw, and to stop making eye contact. He would eventually be diagnosed with autism, and our lives would forever change. Although yoga had already held a significant spot in our lives, it would become a source of healing for our grief and a renewal of purpose as we began our journey as “special needs parents”. After the diagnosis, both Jenny and Matt decided to become yoga teachers so that we could one day help other parents of children with an autism diagnosis.

Folly Beach has continued to hold our hearts and draw us back with it’s very public support of autism families and the Surfer’s Healing tour, and it this public support that made us choose Folly when selecting the ideal location to offer the free yoga class for autism parents and caregivers. It is our sincere hope to offer a class that will replenish and restore the soul, mind, and body. As special needs caregivers this is beyond important–it is essential. We hope that parents will find a safe community and space to practice in this weekly class.

The class is open level, located on a beautiful wide stretch of Folly Beach within sight distance of the pier. Paid city parking is available as are some limited free street side parking spots. For the month of June we will offer this class at 6 pm Thursday evenings-we will continue to adjust the time and days of the class so that we can best serve the autism family community with this class. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page, or check our class schedule page for updates as they are made to the schedule.

We so look forward to practicing with you.

Namaste

Updated to note: 7.1.2017 the class will begin to meet on Friday evenings at 7 pm – please see our schedule for the most updated days and times for the class

*The opinions expressed on this website and not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment advice. You should consult with a medical doctor to determine if you are ready and able to begin any fitness or weight loss regime.

 

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Beach Yoga This Week

Folly Beach Yoga Classes Charleston SC

This week on Folly Beach we’re offering 3 beach yoga classes open to all levels.

  • Sunset Beach Yoga with Matt Foley – Tuesday – 7 p.m.
  • Beach Yoga with Matt Stevens Friday – 6:30 p.m.
  • Beach Yoga with Matt Foley Saturday – 9 a.m.

All of our beach yoga classes are weather dependent and meet at the 5th Street East beach access. Both paid lot parking and some free street side parking are available. Remember to bring a large towel, or mat if you prefer, and plenty of water. You may choose to pre-purchase passes online or at the beach.

We will also be offering a free beach yoga class for parents and caregivers of children and adults who have autism on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Updates regarding schedule changes are communicated on our Facebook page and Instagram.