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Natural Awakenings Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte

School’s Out, Yoga’s IN!

May 29, 2015 07:09PM

Garden of the Heart Yoga offers Summer Studies, a summer special for students and teachers, and Beach Yoga. 

The Summer Studies Program at Garden of the Heart is a six-week immersion program and a prerequisite for the 200-hour Teacher Training that begins September 2015. Summer Studies meets Monday through Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. Each day, participants will practice yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, explore anatomy, yoga philosophy, journaling and group discussions. Program participants will read ancient and modern texts on Yoga, and learn the ins and outs of alignment-based Hatha yoga. The program begins July 6, but students must register by June 15. It is open to all yoga students with at least three to six months of yoga experience who wish to deepen their practice.

Additionally, Garden of the Heart is offering a summer special for high school students, full time college students and full-time educators. Students and teachers can get an Unlimited Summer Pass for $249. Summer pass holders can take as many yoga classes as they wish between June 1 and August 31. ID required.

Garden of the Heart is also excited to now offer Beach Yoga. On Thursdays, June 4, 18 and 25, Cheryl Chaffee, ERYT-500, owner and director of Garden of the Heart, will lead a mixed levels Yoga class at North Lido Beach from 7:30 to 8:30 am. The class meets at Zone 1, the first beach access at the end of John Ringling Blvd. Sliding scale fee: $5-$15. Bring water, and a towel or yoga mat. All ages are welcome.


Location: 2888 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Beach yoga is at North Lido Beach (Zone 1) at the end of John Ringling Blvd. For more information, phone 941-341-9781, email [email protected] or visit


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