No Saturday or Sunday Beach Yoga on Folly for June 2018

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We just wanted to post a quick reminder that there will be no more public beach yoga classes on Folly for the remainder of June 2018. We will still host Wednesday morning yoga with Maggie Costello at 9:30 a.m. as well as a class on Thursday evenings with Lesley Leake.  These classes are perfect for the beginner or seasoned yogi and are presented in a way that meets all experience levels.

Remember to bring a large towel to practice on the sand, plenty of water, and arrive already sunscreened if desired. The classes will both be just $12 per person – online or at the class. Class passes will be accepted. We offer a military, veteran, and first responders discount by request on the beach.

Beach Yoga This Saturday, October 21

Folly Beach Island Yoga Studio Class Teach Samantha

Don’t forget this weekend you can catch a beach yoga class with Samantha on Saturday morning at 9 am on the 5th Street East beach, Folly Beach. This public class will be open level.

After your class, don’t forget that FollyPalooza, a local cancer benefit festival, will start at 10 a.m. on Center Street. The festival is celebrating 10 years this year, is dog-friendly, and this year will have some added features, including a dedicated Kids Zone.

If you can’t make it Saturday, come see Lesley on Sunday, Oct 22 at 9 a.m. for her last Sunday class of the Fall season!

 

Morning Glories on the Sand Dunes

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Love the morning glories on the dunes at our beach yoga spot! They almost seem surreal how they pop up all over the place on the sand dunes and then disappear so suddenly every evening. There’s something magical about that! I just loved the look of this one with the drops of rain collecting on it.

 

Beach Yoga Class Tips for Folly Beach Island Yoga

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Yoga be the sea. Ahhhh…. how relaxing is that? The ambience between the ocean’s lapping waves, the breeze, the salty air kissing your skin on the “Edge of America”…

Wow. I think I just got all gushy about my own job! Ha! It really is such an amazing treat to be able to teach on the sand on Folly Beach. Every time I walk toward the beach I get that some giddiness I did when I was a kid.

Here are a few quick tips for our public (and private) yoga classes on the beach:

  • Please use the restroom before you get to the beach! The 5th Street East beach access does not have a public restroom.
  • We recommend bringing a towel or two for the beach. Though you may enjoy layering and putting the yoga mat on top, the towel’s texture really works better on the sand.
  • Please bring plenty of water and arrive fully hydrated.
  • Apply sunscreen before the class.–and  if you forget to apply it don’t be shy about asking others to borrow some.
  • If at any time you feel lightheaded or unwell, take a rest. The sun’s rays are much more intense with the reflection from the ocean and sand.
  • Feel free to wear your swimsuit under or as your yoga wear on the beach. if you’re comfortable practicing in it.  You will often find our teachers heading out to surf or swim after (and sometimes before!) the class
  • Updates for weather on all of our outdoor yoga classes will be posted on our Facebook page. This is the quickest way for us to get information out as the weather does sometimes rapidly change on the island.

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Folly Beach Yoga Class Schedule August 2017

Can you believe it is August already? Neither can we! Summer flies by wayyy too fast!

We have a fun weekly Folly Beach schedule all ready to go though! For a quick glance, I’ve pasted the schedule below, but remember to always check our schedule to see if we’ve added any additional times and dates. For our outdoor weather classes any changes on cancellations will be listed on our Facebook page. If there is bad weather expected nearby do not just assume it will hit the beach–it often bypasses us. Check Facebook for the latest news.

Class Schedule

August 2017

August 1-5, 2017

Tuesday, 8/1 – Beach Yoga Class with Matt Foley – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, 8/2 – Beach Yoga Class with Matt Stevens –  5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 7 p.m.

Friday, 8/4 – Autism Parents Free Sunset Beach Yoga Class – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 7 p.m.

Saturday, 8/5 – Beach Yoga with Matt Stevens – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 9 a.m.

Saturday, 8/5 – Kids Beach Yoga with Melody – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 9 a.m.

Saturday, 8/5 – Yoga Upstairs at St. James Gate Irish Pub, 11 Center Street, Folly Beach – 11 a.m.

August 6-12, 2017

Sunday, 8/6 – Yoga Upstairs at St. James Gate Irish Pub, 11 Center Street, Folly Beach – 10 a.m.

Tuesday, 8/8 – Beach Yoga Class with Matt Foley – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, 8/9 – Beach Yoga Class –  5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 7 p.m.

Friday, 8/11 – Autism Parents Free Sunset Beach Yoga Class – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 7 p.m.

Saturday,  8/12 – Beach Yoga with Matt Foley – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 9 a.m.

Saturday, 8/12 – Kids Beach Yoga with Melody – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 9 a.m.

Saturday, 8/12 – Yoga Upstairs at St. James Gate Irish Pub, 11 Center Street, Folly Beach – 11 a.m.

August 13-19, 2017

Sunday, 8/13 – Beach Yoga with Lesley Leake – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 9 a.m.

Sunday, 8/13 – Yoga Upstairs at St. James Gate Irish Pub, 11 Center Street, Folly Beach – 10 a.m.

Monday, 8/14 – Beach Yoga with Lesley Leake – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday, 8/15 – Beach Yoga Class with Matt Foley – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, 8/16 – Beach Yoga Class with Matt Stevens –  5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 7 p.m.

Friday, 8/18 – Autism Parents Free Sunset Beach Yoga Class – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 7 p.m.

Saturday, 8/19 – Beach Yoga with Matt Foley – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 9 a.m.

Saturday, 8/19 – Kids Beach Yoga with Melody – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 9 a.m.

Saturday, 8/19 – Yoga Upstairs at St. James Gate Irish Pub, 11 Center Street, Folly Beach – 11 a.m.

August 20-26, 2017

Sunday, 8/20 – Beach Yoga with Lesley Leake – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 9 a.m.

Sunday, 8/20 – Yoga Upstairs at St. James Gate Irish Pub, 11 Center Street, Folly Beach – 10 a.m.

Monday, 8/21 – Beach Yoga with Lesley Leake – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday, 8/22 – Beach Yoga Class with Matt Foley – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, 8/23- Beach Yoga Class with Matt Stevens –  5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 7 p.m.

Friday, 8/25 – Autism Parents Free Sunset Beach Yoga Class – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 7 p.m.

Saturday 8/26 – Beach Yoga with Matt Foley – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 9 a.m.

Saturday, 8 /26– Kids Beach Yoga with Melody – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 9 a.m.

Saturday 8/26 – Yoga Upstairs at St. James Gate Irish Pub, 11 Center Street, Folly Beach – 11 a.m.

August 27-Sept 2, 2017

Sunday, 8/27 – Beach Yoga with Lesley Leake – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 9 a.m.

Sunday 8/27 – Yoga Upstairs at St. James Gate Irish Pub, 11 Center Street, Folly Beach – 10 a.m.

Monday, 8/28 – Beach Yoga with Lesley Leake – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday, 8/29 – Beach Yoga Class with Matt Foley – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, 8/30 – Beach Yoga Class with Matt Stevens –  5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 7 p.m.

Friday, 9/1 – Autism Parents Free Sunset Beach Yoga Class – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 7 p.m.

Saturday,  9/2 – Beach Yoga Class – 5th Street East Beach, Folly Beach – 9 a.m.

Saturday, 9/2 – Yoga Upstairs at St. James Gate Irish Pub, 11 Center Street, Folly Beach – 11 a.m.

Lesley Leake – Folly Beach Island Yoga Classes

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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

Weekend Yoga on Folly Beach Upstairs at St. James Gate Irish Pub

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We’re so very blessed to have the opportunity to share our practice at this fun spot every weekend! Saturdays come see us upstairs at St. James Gate Irish Pub at 11 a.m. and on Sundays join us at 10 a.m. Afterwards remember to check out the menu downstairs if you’ve never had a chance to pop in before. Keep an eye on their schedule too to see when they will have live music entertainment all summer long! 11 Center Street, Folly Beach $12

Beach Yoga on Folly with Matt Tomorrow!

folly beach island yoga class classes Charleston SC 5th street eastIt’s back in the swing of things this week with a Tuesday evening sunset beach yoga class by Matt Foley at 7 p.m. on this very spot on the beach at 5th Street East, Folly Beach, SC. Come practice in the sand and enjoy the pier view on this stunning barrier island near Charleston, SC. Hang out just a little longer and you’ll be just in time to catch the sunset!

Remember to bring plenty of water and a large towel, or mat if you prefer. Classes are only $12 and you can even save up to 10% with 3, 5, or 10 pack class passes online. Whether you’re on vacation and looking for things to do on the island, or you’re a local unwinding after a long work day sunset yoga is an experience that you must try.

A paid parking lot is available at the beach entrance as are a limited number of free street side parking spots. Please remember to park your car facing the same direction as the flow of traffic and to pull your tires fully off the road if you choose street side parking.

We hope to see you there!

 

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