Yoga in the Park
Move, connect to your breath, and discover something delightful.
What: Donation-Based Outdoor Flow Yoga Class
When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 – 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Tanyard Creek Park / Louise G. Howard Park
Class Fee: No class fee – donations of any amount accepted
Leave hectic schedules, work demands, and your endless to-do list behind while you enjoy an energizing practice that focuses on breath, alignment, and personal exploration. Outdoor yoga gives you a unique opportunity to move and meditate while enjoying the serenity of the sky, warmth of the sun, and sensation of the breeze. So, don your favorite yoga threads and join us on the mat for a journey inward through an experience of breath, balance, and bliss.
The Class: Sweet Flow Yoga
A mindful vinyasa practice, Sweet Flow brings attention to connecting breath and movement. The class is an active hour of yoga that incorporates sun salutations, standing poses, hip-openers, seated poses, twists, and back bends. Through regular practice, you’ll enjoy increased flexibility, strength, balance, and relaxation. All levels welcome. Bring a friend!
OUTDOOR CLASSES ARE HELD ONLY IF THE TEMPERATURE IS 60 OR WARMER WITH NO RAIN. BE SURE TO CHECK THIS EVENT PAGE FOR UPDATES. Click here to check the weather forecast.
Outdoor Yoga in Atlanta: The Location
Tanyard Creek Park is located on Collier Road at the corner of Walthall Drive – near Piedmont Hospital. Approximate address for GPS purposes: 460 Collier Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA. You can park either at the small Tanyard Creek Park lot or available, legal, street parking. Class will be on the paved area on the Louise G. Howard side of the street/park. No restrooms at this location.
Fun Fact: Tanyard Creek Park is along one mile of the Atlanta Beltline (33 miles of multi-use trails that connects 45 Atlanta neighborhoods), so this mile-long section is the perfect place for a pre- or post-yoga walk/run/bike!
In Case You Missed It
If you haven’t had a chance to join us yet, check out this visual storyboard from our April 2015 practice.
You’ll see lots of pics of the place and the people to get a feel for what it’s all about. Enjoy!
The Usual Questions
What are the class fees?
These classes are now donation-based. That means that you can pay as much or as little as you’d like. Cash donations are accepted at the end of class and are not mandatory.
When should I arrive?
In order to avoid disrupting class (and causing yourself undue stress), plan to arrive on time (5-10 minutes prior to the class start time) to sign-in and prepare for a great practice.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable attire that will stretch with you and allow for a full range of body movements (yoga pants or shorts and a fitted t-shirt or yoga top). Avoid wearing clothing that is too baggy. Typically yoga is practiced with bare feet.
What should I bring?
To practice yoga, all you really need is you. To make your practice more comfortable, we suggest you bring a yoga mat, a towel and/or a blanket, water, and sunscreen.
Kristen Leigh, CYT-240
As a student of yoga for several years, in 2009, Kristen Leigh completed a 240-hour Classical Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program with Paul Jerard of Aura Wellness Center and became a Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT-240). In 2010, with a vision for outdoor and other unique practice experiences, she launched Sweet Escape Yoga. In 2012, Kristen completed the 108-hour Anusara Yoga Immersion program with Gina Minyard of Atlanta Yoga.
Kristen’s Yoga Philosophy
“Yoga is all about balance, mindfulness, and tranquility. I love that Yoga, with its attention to breath and alignment, can draw focus away from a busy, chaotic day and toward a calming moment – as one moves the body through poses that require balance and concentration. I like teaching others to move in a way that brings awareness of abilities and limitations and encourages peace within them. I believe Yoga is best when incorporated into your entire day – not only on the mat, but as you go through life. My classes focus on traditional poses with a little flow and variety to keep it fun.”
Join the Fun!
Outdoor donation-based yoga classes are held one or two times per month during the warm season of April through October. Subscribe to get schedule updates sent directly to your inbox.