Beach Yoga on Anna Maria Island Provides a Breath of Fresh Air

By: Lauren Tjaden


Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape. ~Author Unknown

Anna Maria Island is a feel-good kind of getaway. It’s relaxing. Laid back. Like a massage for your soul.

Nestled at the southern mouth of Tampa Bay, the barrier island is a sweet slice of old-time Florida. To call it “small” is an understatement; only seven miles long, it’s so narrow you can often see the Gulf and bay at the same time.

It’s a place without high rises, where you can nosh on seafood in your flip-flops right by the beach in a rustic café, or rent a Hobie Cat and sail into the emerald colored waters of the gulf.

I can’t imagine a more perfect place to practice yoga.

Every Monday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m. you can enjoy Yoga on the Beach (at the Public Beach at Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive) -- just as long as Ma Nature cooperates with good weather. These beginner-friendly classes are open to all. Bring a big towel or sheet instead of a mat. The cost is by donation. Call 941-405-3377 for more information.

Because we could all use a little soul soothing.

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Hi Lauren, Just wanted to keep people updated, this class now runs Mondays and Thursday at 8:30 am. Thank you!
Mondays were a little rough after the weekend traffic, so we're back to Tuesday & Thursday at 8:30 am for the season. Thank you! Rachel at Starfish Yoga