One of my favorite weekend activities, when I am in town, is going to oceanfront yoga at the end of Law Street in Pacific Beach. I can walk there in ten minutes, but I used to drive to the class before I lived in Pacific Beach – so don’t let living elsewhere be your excuse.
Here are ten reasons to go to Oceanfront yoga:
1. The teacher is called NamaSteve. And he’s awesome.
2. It is oceanfront yoga. This means yoga with views of the beach, sound of the waves, and the smell of the sea. Better than any yoga studio I’ve ever been to.
3. The class is donation-based. Theory: the practice should be accessible to all. Rumor: the money is often donated to charitable causes.
4. Ocean breeze is the best breeze when it comes to yoga.
5. It’s a great workout; you can make it as difficult or easy as you want. It’s all about your practice. I’ve left barely able to walk, but I’ve seen others content to sit in child’s pose for half an hour of the 1.5 hour class.
6. No pressure, and all are welcome. All levels and all ages attend. I’ve personally seen a three-year-old joining us (with a great downward dog) and those who look well past retirement. This is one yoga class that isn’t 100% packed with twenty-something-Lulu-Lemon-wearing-judgmentals.
7. Release all the toxins from Friday/Saturday night. What a great and healthy way to start your morning after a late and possibly unhealthy weekend night.
8. Relax your mind: not only is yoga good for your body, but it is good for your mental health. NamaSteve makes a conscious effort to guide us all to our natural state. He reminds us that we can use the attention and breathing skills we learn in class in our daily life as well. This helps us to remain calm in stressful situations.
9. Pacific Beach has tons of options for a post-yoga snack/meal. Juice stands, protein shakes, and acai bowls are all great options. Or, if you want a larger meal, go to the best breakfast in San Diego.
10. It’s Saturday and Sunday, so you literally have no excuses not to make it to one.
Convinced? I’ll see you there, 10 am every Saturday and Sunday. Namaste!