Updated January 2019
Healthy relationships are all about balance. And if you’re looking to interpret that literally in your relationship, why not take advantage of the fabulous spring weather by practicing outdoor yoga in Orlando? From a picturesque blueberry farm to Downtown Orlando rooftops, here are a few places to get lost in the flow together.
A fun way to bond as a couple is to try something new and outside of your comfort zone. Once you’re comfortable with yoga on land, hop on a paddleboard for a true test of balance. Here are a few places around town to give it a try:
LAKE LIFE PADDLE
When: Select Saturdays and Sundays
Where: Lake Jennie Jewel (meet at The Waterfront restaurant)
Cost: $25 – $30 with board rental
Start your day with yoga and meditation followed by a complimentary mimosa. Lake Life Paddle leads a periodic Boards & Brunch Paddleboard Yoga class on Lake Jennie Jewel in Orlando. The class is appropriate for all levels. You must sign up in advance to reserve your spot and board rental. PS – also check out the periodic Sunday Funday Paddle and Mimosa tour (paddling only)! The next event is January 20, 2019.
When: Saturdays and Sundays at 10am (check the Meetup page for details)
Where: Lake Killarney (Winter Park); meet at Paddleboard Orlando Store – 115 North Orlando Ave Suite 109, Winter Park
Cost: $25 including board rental (or $10 if you bring your own board)
Paddle out on beautiful Lake Killarney for a one hour guided paddleboard yoga class followed up with an additional hour or leisurely paddleboarding. Paddleboard Orlando offers SUP yoga classes every Saturday and Sunday on the lake behind their shop in Winter Park. The class is open to beginners, even if you have no prior paddleboarding and/or yoga experience. Sign up online on the Meetup page, or call 407-960-7815 to reserve your space.
WAVE OF WELLNESS
When: Select dates beginning in May (check the Meetup page for details)
Where: Lake Mary Jane (Orlando) and Lake Mizell (Winter Park)
Cost: $35 including board rental (or $15 if you bring your own board)
Jessica Cichra of Wave of Wellness hosts seasonal paddleboard yoga classes on Lake Mary Jane and Lake Mizell, inviting you to align body, mind, and spirit while practicing balance and breath. During the 1 hour 15 minute class, you’ll paddle out to a serene spot on the water and the balancing act begins. While the class is open to beginners, I’d recommend some prior experience with yoga and paddle boarding so that the experience isn’t a total shock. Wave of Wellness hosts Was’SUP Beginners lessons to get you acquainted with paddleboarding.
Yoga on the Lawn at Southern Hill Farms
When: SEASONAL; Select Saturdays and Sundays, 9:45am
Where: Southern Hill Farms – 16651 Schofield Rd, Clermont
Cost: $13 in advance, $15 day of at the farm
Blueberry season in Florida runs from April-June, and at Southern Hill Farms you can pair blueberry picking with a 1-hour all levels yoga class. The seasonal class is held on the farm’s grass yard and led by Laura Hemmings, a certified yoga instructor. After class, peruse the farm’s 40 acres of blueberry bushes as you pick your own berries. One pound of u-pick berries are included in the cost of the yoga class. The farm is a hotbed of activity on the weekends with food trucks, live music, mimosas and more in addition to yoga and u-pick.
You’ll need to bring your own mat, towel, and water. If purchasing tickets in advance, visit the Info Table with your receipt to obtain your wristband for attending the class.
Rooftop Yoga at The Balcony Orlando
When: Select Tuesdays at 6:30pm
Where: The Balcony Orlando – Chase Plaza, 189 South Orange Avenue (11th floor), Orlando
Cost: $7 (plus a few extra dollars for parking)
The Balcony is a swanky event venue in Downtown Orlando, notable for its stunning 11th-story outdoor views of Lake Eola. But you don’t need to be a wedding guest or VIP to see the rooftop for yourself. The venue hosts a monthly rooftop yoga class ideal for winding down after work. The Balcony features 10,000 square feet of outdoor space utilized during the unique class. Yoga mats are available for rent based on availability, with a suggested donation of $2-$4. Finding your inner calm will be easy as you flow through poses while the sun begins to set over the city.
Yoga Nona at Crescent Park
When: Saturdays at 10am
Where: Crescent Park in Laureate Park, Lake Nona
Headed to Lake Nona for a waterfront brunch at Canvas? Arrive a little earlier to practice yoga on the lawn of Crescent Park, located less than 5 minutes from the restaurant. This weekly yoga class is community-oriented, free, and open to all skill levels. Bring along plenty of water, a yoga mat, and a towel to participate.
Grady Goat Yoga Tampa Bay
When: Saturdays and Sundays at 10am
Where: Hat Trick Ranch, Thonotosassa
Practice your down dog in the company of dozens of adorable goats at this quaint farm near Plant City. Grady Goat Yoga invites you to the farm every weekend to do yoga amongst dozens of playful goats. Yes, they will jump on your back and yes, it’s totally acceptable to play with the goats instead of focusing on your poses the whole time. The proceeds support the Grady Goat Foundation, which supports children with disabilities and facing adversity. Tickets are required to attend and classes typically sell out, so get your tickets in advance.
More outdoor yoga classes happening around town:
Yoga in Lake Eola Park
When: Sundays at 11am
Where: Northeast lawn of Lake Eola Park (corner of Robinson & Eola Dr)
Cost: $5 cash
Partake in a 1-hour all levels community outdoor yoga class with Lake Eola as the backdrop. This class pairs well with a visit to the Orlando Farmer’s Market or a Sunday brunch in Thornton Park.
Yoga Under the Stars at Orlando Brewing
When: Third Friday of each month at 7pm
Where: Orlando Brewing – 1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando
Cost: $12 in advance; $14 walk ins
Stay cool during this nighttime outdoor yoga class held at Orlando Brewing. A free 16oz. beer of your choice is included in the ticket price.
Brewery Yoga on the Silo Lawn at Crooked Can Brewing Company
When: Saturdays at 11am
Where: Silo Lawn at Plant Street Market – 426 W Plant St, Winter Garden
Begin the weekend with a relaxing outdoor yoga class at Plant Street Market. The class includes a free 13oz or 16oz craft brew of your choice from Crooked Can.
Read our guide to Wild and Crazy Places to do Yoga in Orlando for more ideas.