Yoga is brilliant for mind, body and soul, especially if you’ve been holed up in an office all week. But wouldn’t it be cool if you could trade the four walls of the gym for a class on a giant Ferris wheel or a stand-up paddle board… Oh wait, you can!
I’ve done some digging around and have found some pretty unique yoga experiences that will not only challenge your yoga practice and boost your health but excite your adventurous spirit as well.
QT Rooftop Yoga
Fancy practicing your downward dogs whilst taking in spectacular city views? QT Melbourne and the immersive yoga brand Bender have teamed up to host two pop up, one-of-a-kind yoga events this March on the hotel’s famous rooftop. The events will be yogi heaven, where local DJs will spin deep house beats whilst Bender’s skilled team of yoga instructors take you through a soulful 70-minute flow class, all set against the backdrop of the stunning Melbourne skyline.
And bonus, post-flow refreshments will be available for all yogis looking to refuel after all those sun salutations.
Dates: Saturday March 3rd, Saturday March 10th, 2018.
Location: QT Melbourne’s rooftop, 133 Russell St, Melbourne.
Time: Arrive at 8am for an 8:15am start
If you ask me, practicing yoga on solid ground is way too easy… kidding. But if you’re looking for a challenge, why not test your limits and your core and swap the studio for the beach. Yup, you can now do a yoga class on a Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Board! SUP Yoga combines the peacefulness of the water with a dynamic flow class on a ‘moving mat’. What a perfect way to start the day! But if you’re keen to give it a go, you’d better hurry as the warmer months are quickly becoming a distant memory. There are various classes happening on the Bay throughout March.
Yoga in the Sky
While yogis of the past have tried to reach higher states spiritually, Roar Spirit Yoga and the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel invites you to Yoga in the Sky, a gentle vinyasa yoga experience that really takes you to new heights. Relax, stretch, move and soak in the view in a tranquil cocoon of an enclosed glass cabin, forty stories above the hustle and bustle of Melbourne city.
Each 60-minute class is led by an experienced Roar Spirit Yoga instructor and is suitable for all levels, including beginners. After-class refreshments of a Boost Juice and protein ball are also included once you have been safely brought down to Earth.
Dates: Bookings on request
Location: Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, 101 Waterfront Way, Docklands
Time: Anytime between 11am – 10pm
Price: $112.00 per person for a group of four (maximum) or $204.00 per person for a group of two.
Yoga in the Park
If you’re venturing out of the city and heading to the Mornington Peninsula this March, Yoga in the Park are running classes on the bay’s edge in Sorrento every day until Easter. Enjoy a peaceful Krishnamacharya yoga session, a style specifically designed by a qualified Yoga Therapist to be experienced outdoors. I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty idyllic to me!
Dates: Now until Easter
Location: Sorrento Historic Park, 10 Hotham Road, Sorrento.
Time: 9 – 10am
Price: Casual $20, kids and concession prices available here.