Calling all Brides, Bachelorettes, and Maids of Honor

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Did you know today is National Proposal Day 2018? It’s a great to remind you that it’s time to get your private beach yoga sessions scheduled!

Beach yoga is such a special activity to add to your schedule whether you’re planning a mini vacation getaway with the girls for your Folly Beach bachelorette party (or guys—a healthy bachelor’s party anyone?), want a relaxing class to kickoff to your Charleston area wedding weekend for the entire wedding party, or even as a special grounding and centering one on one, or couples, session on your wedding day.

We do extend our U.S. military and service veteran discount to all private sessions, including bridal, bachelorette, and bachelor party yoga.

Contact us today to schedule your private sessions!

And yep–that’s two of your Folly Beach Island Yoga certified yoga teachers walking back to the party from their own magical Folly Beach wedding in the pic above!

Employee Benefits Charleston Area Businesses

Employees today are looking for the perfect work – life balance and wellness packages are an amazing employee retention tool in today’s competitive market. Yoga and other fitness classes are the perfect addition to any wellness package, and we have just the team to bring it to you!

Yoga in the Charleston, SC area has become more than a trend–it’s a lifestyle! Let us work with you to establish regular private classes – either on the beach, or in your local office. We can even provide corporate passes for our open level beach yoga classes to provide your employees with added flexibility in their schedules. Let us help you design a special employee perk for your Charleston, South Carolina area business and team!

 

Beach Yoga Tomorrow at 10 AM

Folly Beach Island Yoga classes teacher Maggie Costello

Don’t forget to catch Maggie Costello at her first open beach yoga class tomorrow at 10 a.m. The class will meet on the 5th Street East beach, Folly Beach and will be open level.

It is going to be a bit chilly tomorrow at only 59 degrees (brrrr Fall weather) so remember to bring a sweater or blanket if desired on the beach. Otherwise remember to bring a large or extra large towel (or mat if you prefer) and plenty of water.

Welcome Beach Yoga Teacher Maggie Costello

Folly Beach Island Yoga Class Teacher Maggie Costello

Please join us as we welcome Maggie Costello to teach with us at Folly Beach Island Yoga! Maggie is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. She has lived in Charleston, South Carolina since 2005. Maggie has been practicing yoga since the age of 17 & is eager to spread her knowledge of yoga & how to incorporate it in everyday life, on and off of the mat.

Join Maggie next Wednesday, October 25, at 10 a.m. for her first beach yoga class on the 5th Street East beach, and read more about her here.

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Welcome Yoga Teacher Samantha Kreshover

Folly Beach Island Yoga Studio Class Teacher Samantha Kreshover

A warm welcome is going out to one of the newest teachers teaching for Folly Beach Island Yoga – Samantha Kreshover.

Samantha majored in Health Sciences at Boston University and received her graduate degree at University of Virginia for Special Education. She taught Biology to special education students in Virginia for seven years. When she moved to Charleston in 2015, she became a teacher for students with Autism. Samantha became excited about the prospect of introducing yoga to both her students and the Charleston community, with the goal of providing some of the same benefits to them as it has to her. Samantha continues to teach students with autism and is currently integrating yoga into the curriculum as a complementary therapy.

You can learn more about Samantha here, or just come check out one of her open level beach yoga classes — starting this Saturday, October 14 at 9 a.m. on the 5th Street East beach. We hope to see you there!

Folly Beach Island Yoga Studio Class Teacher Samantha Kreshover Classes

Private Training Online

We offer some limited private online yoga training. Ideal for those who travel frequently or who simply want a more personalized yoga experience.

Offered as both a stand-alone online training arrangement as well as a hybrid option.

For those who travel in and around the Charleston, SC area for business or vacation we can offer in-person training as well as private seaside yoga lessons on both Folly Beach and Kiawah Island.

Please contact us to discuss your goals.

 

Feather in a Tidal Pool

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A feather floating in a tide pool on a Folly Beach walk…beauty is all around us.

At the spot where we teach beach yoga we are often treated to tidal pools. Sometimes they catch stunning creatures like crabs or small fish. Sometimes we see starfish..especially in late winter. For our children, getting to come with us to work is a true delight when the remnants of high tide remain on the shore. Separate from the current of the ocean these fascinating and fleeting pools by the sea warm quickly in the sun and allow for a little more relaxed and exploratory play on the beach.

It’s a fairly common sight honestly, but there’s just something so mesmerizing about watching something so natural and beautiful floating in a tide pool by the sea beside an oyster shell…

 

Lesley Leake – Folly Beach Island Yoga Classes

folly beach island yoga class college of charleston alumni lesley Leake

Please join us in welcoming yoga teacher Lesley Leake back to the Charleston, SC area! Lesley will be teaching beach yoga classes alongside with us at Folly Beach Island Yoga at the 5th Street East beach. She will be joining us mid-August 2017. Whether you’re here for vacation or live here full time make time in your schedule to check out one of Lesley’s classes with Folly Beach Island Yoga. Please see our schedule to get a full listing of all of her classes.

Lesley took her very first yoga class as a student at College of Charleston 7 years ago. She practiced off and on for several years, but it wasn’t until she moved to Columbia in 2015 for graduate school that she really fell in love with the practice. One day in a vinyasa flow class Lesley had that “aha” moment where mind, body, and breath were all connected. It didn’t take her long to realize that she wanted to help others find that same feeling of connection, and so she decided to become a teacher herself.

Lesley also works at the University of South Carolina’s school of public health where she helps improve public health programs across the state. When she is not practicing or teaching  yoga, she is in the mountains rock climbing and camping, or riding her bike around downtown.

Lesley will begin teaching a class on Folly Beach with Folly Beach Island Yoga beginning in August 2017.

 

Walking to Work a Saturday

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Working on the weekend isn’t so bad when this is your walkway in to work!

Entrance to the beach at 5th Street East (left of pier) Folly Beach, SC where we teach beach yoga!

Jenny Stevens Demonstrating Raja Yoga Arm Swings

Folly Beach Island Yoga Seaside Charleston Private Teacher Jenny Stevens

Jenny Stevens demonstrating and discussing the anatomical effects Raja (meaning royal) yoga style arm swings. Particularly good for the golf swing, arm swings provide a gentle cardiovascular exercise that simultaneously tones and loosens tense muscles throughout the entire body while improving flexibility.

Jenny will be teaching an open level yoga class tomorrow (Sunday) at 10 a.m. upstairs at St. James Gate Irish Pub, 11 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439