I've been a fan of yoga for a few years. I've taken classes at several studios but the cost has deterred me from consistent practice. I have recently begun practicing more regularly with the patients in the clinic where I work. We have a terrific instructor who is passionate about yoga and the particular population we serve. I've been seeing improvements in my abilities since I started. I have also started practicing at home with various DVDs. I'm pretty confident that I can now officially say that I love yoga and how it makes my body feel! I've been trying to get the Joes to practice with me for quite some time. The littlest Joe was very excited to practice yoga on our last cruise but we were unable to because of her age. She was too young. Last week, I was headed to the Believe in CLE yoga event at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and invited her to come along. Surprisingly, she accepted the invitation! We went to this event with no expectations. I just wanted her to experience a fun introduction to yoga. This event was a perfect first experience. The energy was amazing. There were so many people and so many different levels of experience. She was able to feel comfortable and free to try something new. She did tell me afterwards that she never imagined that yoga was this difficult. She thought it was something super easy that her old mama does! She was so excited that she has decided that she will accompany me to the next outdoor yoga event.
|The Littlest Joe in Child's Pose|
Saturday Morning Yoga at 10:00am: East 4th and Yoga at the House Of Blues in downtown Cleveland sponsored by East 4th Neighborhood and Zenworks (free valet parking) Check it out here!
Every Tuesday from June 3rd until September 30th at 7:00pm: Lakefront yoga series sponsored by Northcoast Namaste located at Northcoast Harbors Voinovich Bicentennial Park (first forty registrants get free parking on the pier. There is additional free parking at Docks 30 and 32 behind FirstEnergy Stadium.) Check it out here!
Every Wednesday from July 7th until August 27th at 6pm: Wade Oval Wednesdays outdoor yoga at the Art Museum sponsored by Zenworks Check it out here!
Saturday July 12th from 9:45pm- 11:45pm: Moonshine Buzz Moonlit Yoga sponsored by Yogaroots, Athleta, The Range, NOOMA and thrive at The Range at Valley View Check it out here!
Sunday July 13th from 11am-2:30pm: Family Yoga sponsored by Zenworks at the Art Museum
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August 8th at 7pm: Believe in CLE in downtown Cleveland on Mall B sponsored by Inner Bliss Studios Check it out here!
If you are new to yoga and want to try it out, these are perfect for you. If you love the energy of large yoga congregations, these are perfect for you. If you are parsimonious, these are perfect for you. You could actually go to yoga 3 days a week all summer for free. Even though these yoga classes are all free, your donations are also welcome and would be greatly appreciated! If you know of other free fitness opportunities in the Cleveland area, feel free to comment and share!