Are you searching for outdoor yoga classes near me? You wouldn’t be the only one, especially during the past few months. Let’s take a few moments to highlight the benefits of outdoor yoga as a compliment to a safe in-studio practice. And read on to find the various outdoor class offerings Inspire Yoga continues to run.
Why Outdoor Yoga Classes?
Do you ever get interested in why you show up on the mat, day after day. And why do we show up whether life feels like smooth sailing or we’re stuck in the trenches? The answer is simple: it is in our very nature to practice yoga. And it is in our human nature to yearn for something more. We want to feel more alive, happy, fulfilled, while still seeking connection to the people and world around us. If it’s in our innate nature to seek this practice, we also have to acknowledge our deep and integral relationship with the nature that exists around us.
During the past few unpredictable months, there has been a noticeable return back to nature. There are more long evening walks and runs, roller-skating, dog-walking, meditative strolls underneath the trees. There is truly no quicker way to come back to oneself than to return back to nature. To co-evolve and to co-exist with nature and the outside elements quickly grounds us firmly into the present moment.
Ever notice how the majority of our poses are named after animals? This is because ancient Indian practitioners observed the movements of animals. And they observed that the animals simply live in harmony with the nature that surrounded them. For example, Sun As are created to give respect to the sun.
To combine the peaceful effects of nature with the grounding experience of yoga, we immediately put ourselves in a place of conscious presence. Move on your mat as you simply notice the Sun’s warmth on our skin, the cool morning breeze, the distant sounds of birds and the immediate sounds of our breath. Tune out the white noise that surrounds us moment to moment. And nothing could bring us back to center quicker than soaking up this experience while connecting to our community at a safe distance!
Practicing outdoors increases our ability to let go of control. We have no control over how hot or cool it is. And we certainly can’t control the white noise of cars, singing birds, the sun, or the breeze. Instead, we are able to strengthen our sense of allowance, of letting go. We are able to enjoy every aspect of the practice for what it is. And once we let go of trying to control, our practice unfolds exactly in the manner that it should.
Many Outdoor Class Options with Inspire Yoga
Inspire Yoga has been offering outdoor classes for the past couple of months every weekend! For those of us not quite ready to jump back into studio classes, our outdoor flows are the perfect way to continue working through our stuff while still feeling a sense of connection and community to others and also to all the outdoor elements. When we get to experience how seamlessly our yoga practice can transition outdoors, it gives us the motivation to see where we can implement yoga into other aspects of our lives.
Times and Locations
With three DFW area studios, and partnerships with our community for safe outdoor spaces, Inspire Yoga has many options to get you outdoors and connecting with our community:
Don’t Let Bad Weather or Schedule Keep You from Inspire
Look, it’s August in Texas. Yes, it rains sometimes here in August. When the weather doesn’t cooperate, or you miss an outdoor class, our Instructors are ready to Inspire in-studio and online. Our in-studio classes at each location adhere to increased Health and Safety guidelines. And if you want to compliment your outdoor and in-studio practice, members get access to our expanding on-demand library at Inspire Yoga Online.
We want to meet our community where they are. Members get access to all outdoor classes at any location, as well as free access to Inspire Yoga Online. Get your Unlimited Monthly Membership and flow with us outdoors, in-studio, or online.
Find Your Outdoor Zen
Practicing outdoors increases our ability to let go of control. And we have no control over how hot or cool it is, the white noise of cars or birds or breath, the sun, the breeze. Instead, we are able to strengthen our sense of allowance, of letting go. We are able to enjoy every aspect of the practice for what it is, and once we let go of trying to control, our practice unfolds exactly in the manner that it should.
Looking to strengthen your presence and focus? Or do you just need an outdoor yoga class to escape from those familiar walls we’ve been stuck in for the last few months? Your Inspire Yoga family hopes you’ll join us on the mat. Soak up the sun, soak up your sense of community, and connect to your practice and the greater world around you. We are a part of something so much bigger than us. But we just have to get still enough to notice.
See you outside on your mat!