Makeup Beach Yoga Class on Folly

Folly Beach Island Yoga Classes Teacher Samantha kreshover Class

We were so completely bummed that beach yoga had to be cancelled on Veteran’s Day due to the wind and cold, so we decided to squeeze in one last class for the Fall season! Join us on Saturday, November 18, for our final public beach yoga class of the season! The class is just $12 for the public, and we will once again honor the offer for a free class for all of our military and U.S. service veteran friends with an ID or DD-214.

The class will be taught by Samantha Kreshover and will be open level. Bring a large beach towel or two and plenty of water!

If you can’t make this class, consider booking a private session with us. We love working with friends, families, or individuals who want to experience yoga by the sea and we offer reasonable rates and flexible scheduling. Beach yoga makes the perfect kickoff to Thanksgiving week, a birthday party celebration, wedding week, and more, and it’s more affordable than you think to schedule a private class. Contact us today!

Folly Beach Yoga Class with Lesley Leake this Sunday

Folly Beach Island Yoga Class Teacher Lesley Leake (2)
Join in for a beach yoga class experience with Folly Beach Island Yoga and teacher Lesley Leake this Sunday at 9 a.m. Bring sunscreen, water, and a larger towel (or towel for under your mat if you prefer). The class will meet on the 5th Street East beach and will be open level.
Class is $12 cash or any major card is accepted on the beach. We offer a military, veterans, and first responders discount.
Can’t make the beach class? Don’t forget we offer reasonable rates on small group classes and private training on Folly Beach island.

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…


Folly Beach Seaside Yoga Class Schedule

Folly Beach Island Yoga Matt Foley Teacher Ocean

Reminder that we have several chances for beach yoga this week! Catch Matt Foley today (Tuesday, July 25) at 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, July 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Matt Stevens will be teaching his beach yoga class on Wednesday, July 26 at 7 p.m.

All of our beach classes meet at the 5th Street East beach (left of the pier) and are $12 – reserve your spot online or pay at the class. Cash and all major credit cards are accepted on the beach.

We’re happy to arrange a small group class or private session for you if you’d prefer. Please contact us to schedule private lessons or small groups.


Also on Friday night we will be offering a free beach yoga class for autism parents and caregivers at 7 p.m.


For indoor yoga this week join us upstairs at St. James Gate Irish Pub (11 Center Street, Folly Beach) on both Saturday (at 11 a.m.) and Sunday (at 10 a.m.) for an indoor yoga class just a short walk from the beach.



St. James Gate Irish Pub

folly beach island yoga classes class st james gate irish pub

We are so very blessed to have such a cool host for our indoor yoga classes in St. James Gate Irish Pub. On weekends you can find us teaching an all level yoga class upstairs (in the back through the patio) in the Greenroom. Class times are 11 a.m. on  Saturdays and 10 a.m. on Sundays. The address is 11 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439

Afterwards we love to get the chance to run downstairs and visit this amazing space that will instantly transport you the Emerald Isle with a stunningly detailed and authentic interior. On Sundays during the summer you will also find a brunch menu and drink specials. They offer an inviting atmosphere, a cozy patio and outdoor bar (with a fireplace for those cooler evenings to come in the winter!), traditional Irish fare and seafood dishes, and a variety of live entertainment, both day and night on both floors.


Sea Turtle Nesting Season

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Cheering for all of these little guys and gals out on the island tonight! These sweet little babies were laid close to our beach yoga class spot. We are so very much hoping to see little scoots in the sand headed back to their real home soon!

Fun fact I learned tonight on Female turtles will return to the beach that they were born on to lay their eggs. How beautiful is that? Folly gals!

Such a tiny fraction of these beautiful creatures will survive to reproduce….but YOU have the power to help. Remember lights out on the beach at night, fill in any holes and knock down sand castles at the end of the day, and please clean up any trash.




Figs in Charleston South Carolina

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Just sharing a little snapshot I took of these delightful green figs growing here near Charleston, SC. This place has such an amazing climate for growing so many varieties of your own foods in a home garden. What a treat this amazing Southern climate is for anyone who loves to garden!

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

Folly Beach Yoga Teacher Matt Foley

Folly Beach Island Yoga Matt Foley Teacher

We are so excited to announce that Matt Foley will begin teaching with us beginning Tuesday evening 7-8 pm on the sand at 5th Street East, Folly Beach. Also beginning Jun 24, you’ll be able to catch his beach yoga classes on Saturday mornings 9-10 am. Check out our class schedule for the latest updates on Matt’s beach yoga class and all of our classes at Folly Beach Island Yoga!

Matthew Foley has been practicing yoga for over a decade and has been a certified teacher since 2009.  Matt discovered yoga as a college student and was immediately drawn to its blend of physical movement and spiritual self-discovery.  He is a passionate believer in the power of mindful movement to help us lead the most creative, healthy, and joyful lives possible.  Matt has taught yoga to both adults & youth and incorporated stress-relieving mindfulness practices in his classroom during his five years as a high school English teacher.  Matt now writes and teaches yoga full-time in Charleston.  When he’s not practicing yoga, you can usually catch Matt writing in a local coffee shop or out on his surfboard looking for the perfect wave.



*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.




Free Autism Safety Kit – Big Red Safety Box


Folly Beach Island Yoga Autism Class Parents Safety Free Box

Nearly 1/2 of all children with autism bolt or wander. This pic was taken moments before our son suddenly bolted for the woods by the spray play at Wanamaker Park (Charleston County Parks and Recreation) just a couple of weeks ago. Since he is nonverbal and often attracted to water, with his newfound wandering tendencies something as simple as a trip to the park to play in water sprinklers can spell real anxiety for an autism parent. The National Autism Association is offering their “Big Red Safety Box” for FREE to families of children who have autism — it includes  an educational booklet, 2 window alarms, a MedicAlert bracelet and shoe tag, 5 laminated adhesive “stop” sign visual prompts for doors and exits, 2 safety alert windshield clings, a safety alert wristband, and a child ID kid from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. A diagnosis is required.

If you are not a parent or caregiver of an autistic child, consider donating to this worthy cause. It could truly save someone’s life one day.

Click below to donate or request a safety toolkit.

NAA’s Big Red Safety Boxes® Now Available!