5 Yoga Essentials to Bring Along to Summer Yoga Fests

With all the amazing yoga festivals this summer, it’s understandable that it’s hard to choose which ones to go to, but it shouldn’t be hard to pack for them! Find all of our must-have accessories for your summer yoga festivals below! 1. Mat – Obvious? Yes. Necessary? Definitely! We recommend a lightweight mat that will provide great traction and cushion while being easy as pie to carry with you wherever your summer adventures take you. Check out our new Hybrid Eco-Lite Mat for the perfect blend of ease and quality! Hybrid Eco-Lite Mats 2. Bag – Another necessity for both functionality and fun! A yoga mat bag allows you to bring everything you need with you while adding an awesome dose of style to any occasion, whether it’s biking to Bhakti Fest West or hopping in the car to Pranafest! Diamond Jacquard Yoga Mat Bag 3. Cute Clothes – Who doesn’t want to practice yoga, listen to great music, and look good doing it?? Check out our huge selection of Prana and OMgirl clothing for your ideal summer yoga festival attire. We recommend going with a cropped, comfy pant, lightweight tank, and a cozy sweater to wrap up in after the sun sets. Yoga Clothing 4. Mat Wipes/Spray – While on the go, you want to be thinking about fun, not noticing how dirty your mat has become. Stock up on some mat wipes or spray to always have the pleasantness of a good smelling mat with none of the hassle. Stirlen Yoga Mat Spray 5. Water Bottle – It’s hot. Really hot. 100 degrees hot. But wait! You have your water bottle, and therefore everything you need to keep cool, hydrated, and healthy. Check out our BPA-free and supremely durable glass and silicone water bottles to keep you hydrated this summer! Glass Water Bottles To find everything you need and more for all your summer festivities, check out BarefootYoga.com today!

Posted under Yoga Clothing, Yoga Conferences, Yoga Events, Yoga Mats, Yoga Supplies

This post was written by Carolina on August 5, 2014

Soulshine Music & Yoga Tour Comes to Seattle

The Soulshine Tour with Michael Franti and Spearhead is coming to Seattle’s Marymoor Park this Friday, June 27! This yoga-inspired tour includes a 90 minute yoga practice accompanied by acoustic music from Michael Franti. The yoga will be geared towards yogis of all skill levels, and led by renowned yogi Sean Corne. After yoga, you’re in for a treat with a concert featuring bands and DJs, including Brett Dennen, Trevor Hall, and many more!

Soulshine Tour

Tickets are on sale now! For yoga mats and supplies to amp up your practice at Soulshine and beyond, visit www.barefootyoga.com!

Posted under Yoga Events, Yoga Teachers

This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on June 25, 2014

Yoga for the Solstice in Seattle

As part of the Fremont Fair solstice celebrations this weekend, there will be a Yoga for the Solstice event on Sunday, June 22 at 10:30 am!  Local instructor Laura Yon will lead a solstice-inspired, yoga practice geared towards yogis of all levels, complete with summer sun salutations.

Yoga at the Fremont Solstice Fair

There will be yoga prizes up for raffle at the event, including one of our very own Barefoot Hybrid Eco Mats.

Pre-register for the class to reserve a space for you and your mat on Sunday!

Posted under Barefoot Yoga News, Yoga Events, Yoga Teachers

This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on June 20, 2014

Top City Parks for Yoga This Summer

As summer approaches, there are lots of outdoor yoga classes throughout the country that offer instruction for a variety of skill levels – many of them for free! Consider stopping by your local park for some yoga fun in the sun.

Bryant Park Yoga

  1. New York City – Bryant Park
    Tuesdays at 10:00am, Thursdays at 6:00pm
    Admission: FREE!
    Vinyasa Flow under the trees with YogaWorks instructor Lindsay Ashmun. These athletic classes focus on alignment and graceful flow.
  2. Seattle – Seattle Center
    Wednesdays at 11:30am
    Admission: FREE!
    Have fun learning the basics of Hatha Yoga as you gently stretch and breathe your stress away.
  3. Boston – Boston Common
    Thursdays at 6:00pm
    Admission: FREE!
    Enjoy the beauty of trees, grass, and water found at historic Boston Common while practicing power Vinyasa flow. Classes are geared towards students of all levels.
  4. Chicago – Millennium Park
    Saturdays at 8:00am
    Admission: FREE!
    A variety of area instructors offer classes throughout the summer on Millennium Park’s Great Lawn.
  5. Miami – Bayfront Park
    Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00pm, Saturdays at 9:00am
    Admission: FREE!
    These classes offer a unique atmosphere to relax and invigorate, with a stunning view of the bay!
  6. San Francisco – Golden Gate Park
    Saturdays at 11:00am
    Admission: By donation.
    Enjoy rejuvinating flows and meditation for your mind, body, and spirit in one of San Francisco’s most beautiful parks.
  7. Los Angeles – Runyon Canyon
    Daily at various times
    Admission: By donation.
    These classes have been held at Runyon Canyon for over a decade, with a casual vibe that is welcoming to yogis of all ages and fitness levels.

For yoga supplies to maximize your practice indoors and out, visit www.barefootyoga.com!

Posted under Styles of Yoga, Yoga Events

This post was written by Lauren on June 10, 2014

Yoga and Art: A Natural Partnership

If you’re in the Bay Area and feeling the need for a little extra culture this weekend, or better yet, the need for culture and yoga, you’re in luck! Head down to the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and check out their new exhibit Yoga: The Art of Transformation. This show covers centuries of yoga practice and philosophy from the 2nd to the 20th centuries. The collection comes from 25 museums and private collectors from U.S., Europe and India. It features artwork, sculptures, print and film among its many highlights.

This could probably go unsaid, but I highly recommend hopping on a train, plane, or automobile (preferably a bike or a bus though) and checking it out. It’s amazing to see how relevant yoga has become in the modern hustle and bustle of our society today, and the revered place it has retained in our culture. It is touted as the “world’s first major art exhibition about yoga”, and I think that says it all.

Yoga: The Art of Transformation opens February 21st and runs until May 25th.

Yoga: The Art of Transformation

To purchase yoga supplies for your own transformation, visit www.barefootyoga.com!

Posted under Yoga Events

This post was written by Carolina on February 28, 2014

Lake Tahoe Yoga’s Cambodia Karma Retreat

Our friends at Lake Tahoe Yoga are hosting a wonderful retreat from January 31-February 10, 2014 in Cambodia:

Cambodia Karma Retreat

“Give some of yourself and help the world around you. Lake Tahoe Yoga in collaboration with Nataraj Yoga and JWOC would like to invite you to join in on a karma trip. We will travel to Phnom Penh where we will spend two days/three nights learning about the local culture and supporting the Yoga community with classes and supplies. The second part of our trip will be spent in Siem Reap. We will participate in sunrise/set practices, visit ancient temples and learn about the history of the area. We invite you to participate in this unique opportunity of true Yoga. Reach out beyond yourself and discover your Self through Yoga.”

Posted under Yoga Conferences, Yoga Events

This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on November 5, 2013

Objects of Meditation: Yoga @ MOHAI

Yoga Class at MOHAIEvery Saturday in September, teachers from 8 Limbs Yoga will be conducting morning Hatha yoga classes at MOHAI. This will be held at the Grand Atrium and all levels are welcome. Doors open at 8:10 am (closes at 8:40, so don’t be late!). Free to all unless you want to explore the museum after the class, in which case, the usual museum fees will apply. Bring your own mat!

Posted under Styles of Yoga, Yoga Events, Yoga Studios

This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on September 10, 2013

Free Yoga event on Saturday in Seattle!

Fit Mob

Ease your way into fall with a free yoga session at Lake Union Park this Saturday, September 7, offered by FitMob! Join professional instructors Lara Hedin, Kathleen Meehan Lorenzo and Dawn Jansen as they teach you how to use yoga to improve both your physical and mental health. Workouts will be catered to all fitness levels.

Location – Lake Union Park in Seattle, WA
Date – Saturday, September 7, 2013
Start Time – 8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. workout

Posted under Styles of Yoga, Yoga Events

This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on September 5, 2013