Once you fall in love with our Delray Beach yoga classes and asana practice, you’ll have a hard time not bringing it with you wherever you go; suddenly you’re practicing postures on the beach, on top of mountains, and wherever you can feel a sense of connectedness to nature.
So here’s something for all the travel-loving yogis out there. Enjoy!
Plan Your Yoga Classes Ahead!
- Before stuffing your mat in the travel bag, and your ass-ana into Coach class, spread the word to your pals near and far where you’re headed. See who has a recommendation on yoga studios. And if your friends don’t know, see who they know – seven degrees of separation! We all know somebody who knows somebody who does yoga somewhere. A quick FB post to my pals always elicits a few cool places to check out.
- Research the studios you’ve come up with online via their website, review sites (just be careful, as some of the most awesome studios I’ve visited have received unfair reviews), and determine what classes and teachers you want to take. A studio’s mission statement, class descriptions, and teacher bios are a great way to determine what you can expect once you arrive.
- Narrow down your selection and create a yoga itinerary before you leave. Don’t wait until after you arrive! You’ll likely be too busy booking up other activities. What’s more, if you arrived armed with a few classes locked in ahead of time, there’s less chance of relenting into a boring afternoon amidst fanny-pack and tennis-shoed tourists at the ‘gotta see’ monument you could really care less about. Choose days/times you plan to attend class, and how you’ll get there. Which brings me to my next point:
When You Arrive:
- Skip the taxi ride and try the subway, bus, or, if it’s not too far to walk, your own two feet. I love sitting on a local bus, yoga mat slung over my shoulder, fooling everyone around me into thinking I know my way around! With a little pre-planning online you can quickly determine what routes go where and how much to pay – which is no doubt a lot less than a taxi. Save the cab fare for yoga classes.
- Pick a studio, and try to stick with it. Sure it might be fun to hopscotch all over town at different studio each day, but choosing one and sticking to it throughout your visit has rewards.
- Talk to people. Ask the front desk staff, the teacher, the yogi next to you, what they recommend and love about their town. Allow these wonderful yogis to channel their inner concierge and help you out.
- Finally, be sure to send a thank you email or note to the owner of the studio(s) you visited. We’re yogis – and sending a sweet note of gratitude does the world and everyone in it wonders.
Enjoy your travels & if they bring you by Southern Florida, stop by our local Delray Beach yoga studio – we would love to see you!