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Health & Fitness

5 Unique Ways to Experience Yoga in Dallas

Switch up your practice by adding hiking gear and surfboards to the mix.

Spring brings a lot of changes: longer days, unshakable allergies, and—for some—a rut in their workout routines. The adherence to New Years’ resolutions have begun to wear off; working out feels less like a personal accomplishment and more like an obligatory task. But this is Dallas, and in Dallas, we find ways to add energy to just about anything.

If you’re looking way to revamp your routine, check out these unique twists on the classic yoga practice.

“Sicker Than Your Average Morning Practice” 

Courtesy of Jade & Clover
Courtesy of Jade & Clover

When: 10am, Saturdays

Where: Outside Jade & Clover in Deep Ellum, weather permitting

Cost: Free, but donations are appreciated.

Each week, the Deep Ellum lifestyle boutique picks an artist or genre for their Saturday morning class. Whether it’s Beyonce, Bowie, or ’90s R&B, Jade & Clover brings a refreshing mix of music to get yogis energized and excited for the class.

Buddha Board

courtesy of @citysurfaustin
Courtesy of @citysurfaustin

When: 7:30pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Where: City Surf Fitness – Uptown

Cost: $25 for a single class; membership options are also available.

In theory, this concept might sound mildly terrifying, but in practice, it’s one of the coolest fitness combinations I’ve seen. Utilizing City Surf’s mechanical boards, Buddha Board is a yoga-based class that incorporates balance and strength. Whether you’re a fan of the surf or the salutation, Buddha Board is sure to keep you on your toes. Cowabunga and namaste.

Super Vinyl Yoga

super-yoga-palace
Courtesy of Super Yoga Palace

When: 7:30-8:30pm, Tuesdays

WhereSuper Yoga Palace

Cost: $18 for a single drop-in session; membership options are also available.

Here’s the concept: Guests bring in a vinyl record of their choosing, each record gets numbered, and then one number gets picked to become the class soundtrack that week. Any genre is allowed, and there is no censoring, so there is a high chance of discovering some new tunes.

Hiking Yoga

Courtesy of Natalie Cummings
Courtesy of Natalie Cummings

When: 9-10:30am, Sundays

Where: Katy Trail

Cost: $20 for drop-ins; group packages are available.

If you’re looking to connect with nature as well as a group of friends, Hiking Yoga with Natalie Cummings is for you. The “hike” is approximately 3 miles, with breaks throughout for yoga flows. The unique experience adds a social aspect to yoga, encouraging people to bring friends and enjoy a walk on the trail together. Wear running or hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, and layers if the weather is a bit cool. Hiking yoga meets in front of Reverchon Park Recreation Center by the front entrance (3505 Maple Avenue).

Acro Yoga

Courtesy of Dallas Fitness Ambassadors
Via Dallas Fitness Ambassadors

When: May 14, 10am

Where: The Grove at Harwood

Cost: $10 (portion of proceeds benefit the Epic Animal Rescue)

The Dallas Fitness Ambassadors are known for hosting interesting classes (Silent Disco Yoga, Barre + Bites, Crunch and Brunch, etc.) around town. Their upcoming acro class is open to all levels, so it’s a great opportunity to test out a new form of yoga. A partner is not required, but participants are advised to bring a mat, sunscreen and water. $10 admission grants guests access to the class, refreshments, and an Outdoor Voices pop-up.

 

Jenna Severson is a D Magazine intern.

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