Outdoor Yoga

***Covid-19 Update*** Nature Space is committed to offering safe programming this summer in compliance with the recommendations of the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO). Beach Yoga presents an excellent opportunity for this, as social distancing can be easily maintained in an outdoor environment. Outdoor classes will be limited to the maximum of 20 people as per current recommendations (KaYOGA will be limited to 6 participants per guide/instructor). For classes, yoga props will not be available this summer and participants will be required to bring their own mats. For KaYOGA, mats and props are provided and cleaned/disinfected/dried between each session.


Beach Yoga – Returning Summer 2021

83296FE8-C678-4EE9-BAE4-12DE8D35BFA1Nature Space is excited to announce that beach yoga is back again for the 2021 summer season! Come practice yoga on the Lighthouse Beach in front of one of PEI’s historic lighthouses (which received Heritage Designation in September 2016). 

We have two different offerings this summer. The Wednesday evening session will run from 7 PM to 8 PM and will be a slightly more active Vinyasa style practice. This practice is based on sun salutations and is a flow practice connecting breath with movement.

Classes will also run on Saturdays from 10 AM to 11 AM and will be a gentle Hatha style practice. The Saturday practice is focussed on alignment and flexibility.

Both practises are suited to all levels.

Exciting news this season is that we can still have practice even on rainy days! In the next several weeks our yoga yurt will be arriving to our resort at 631 St Peter’s Harbour Road. As soon as the yoga yurt is constructed, rainy day yoga sessions will take place inside the yurt. Stay tuned for that. We will also offer the occasional yin class throughout the summer in the yoga yurt (as it’s not well suited to the beach).

The cost is $15 + tax per class or $125 + tax for a 10 class pass. 10 class passes never expire and are good for not only the summer beach yoga season, but also for yurt yoga throughout the year. 10 class passes can be shared with other family members in the same household, but are not transferable to others outside of your household. We are also honouring any leftover passes from the 2020 season (given what a bizarre year that was! But we ask that those get used up this year).

Classes start Wednesday June 30th and Saturday July 3rd. We sure hope we’ll see you there.

***PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE AS IT’S DIFFICULT TO DO REGISTRATIONS AT THE BEACH (especially if there are a lot of them) and we need these for CPHO guidelines. Also, if you’re only coming to single classes or you have an old 2020 class pass, please register so that we can do contact tracing and have your paperwork on file and you can pay when you come to class (for single classes).

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Location for Lighthouse Beach Yoga

Located just outside of the village of Morell, the Lighthouse Beach is a hidden gem on PEI. Coming from Charlottetown, take a left onto the St. Peters Harbour Road (just before the Village of Morell). A few minutes down the road on the right hand side is Lighthouse Road (past Creek Rd and Cairns Rd). You can drive down the private road; however, parking is extremely limited. Visitors should consider the environmental impact of car traffic on this delicate ecological site on Prince Edward Island’s north shore. Why not walk along the beach, carpool down the road, walk down from the main road, or bike from your cottage or from the main road to get to the lighthouse?

Remember, there are no garbage disposal bins, washrooms or snack bars on site. Try to stick to the existing “path”, and please don’t walk on the ecologically-sensitive dunes!


KaYOGA

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Nature Space Yoga is especially excited to offer two unique opportunities to explore yoga, nature, and paddling all in the same incredible experience….KaYOGA! The two offerings include:

A) Sunset KaYOGA- This 2.5-3 hour adventure combines a beautiful 1/2 hour paddle up to PEIs spectacular parabolic sand dunes followed by a 1 hour yoga class on an secluded white sand beach. There will be the opportunity for a dip in PEI’s beautifully warm waters, before paddling back to our launch spot. This paddle takes place on a sheltered lake abundant with wildlife including eagles, osprey, and great blue herons. Perfect for yogis and paddlers of all levels.

Experience includes:
– 1hr Guided kayak tour with Nature Space Eco Resort’s highly certified, experienced, and knowledgeable local guides
– 1hr Yoga practice from a certified Yoga Instructor (RYT-200)
– Kayak, Paddle and Safety Gear
– Yoga Equipment

B) Creek and Dunes KaYOGA- This half day (4-4 1/2 hour) experience takes place on the biodiverse St Peters Lake. We will start our adventure with a 1-1.5 hour paddle through the brackish waters to the Stillwater Creek, an incredible place to spot many bird species. We will return from the creek to paddle North up to PEIs spectacular parabolic sand dunes. Here we will pause for a delicious, homemade healthy snack (using local ingredients) and a lovely dip in PEI’s beautifully warm waters. After this short break, participants will enjoy a 1 hour yoga class on an isolated white sand beach, before a relaxing 30 minute paddle back to our launch spot.

Experience Includes:
– 2hr Guided kayak tour with Nature Space Eco Resort’s highly certified, experienced, and knowledgeable local guides
– 1hr Yoga practice from a certified Yoga Instructor (RYT-200)
– Homemade Healthy Snack with Local Ingredients
– Kayak, Paddle and Safety Gear
– Yoga Equipment
– A chance to relax and swim on a secluded white sand beach

More information on tours and experience can be found HERE

Please contact Nature Space Resort at 902-916-0136 or info@naturespaceresort.com if you’re interested in KaYOGA


FAQs about Beach Yoga and KaYOGA

  1. Are classes for everyone or do you need to be an advanced yogi? Nature Space Classes are “all-levels” classes with modifications taught for beginners right through to more advanced students. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Click here for more information on Class Style or about Nature Space Yoga. If you’re new to yoga or have any health conditions, please take some time to fill out a physical activity questionnaire in advance of taking a class.
  2. What should I bring with me? You need a yoga mat, a water bottle, and some layers (in case it gets breezy/cool). You may also want to apply and bring along sunscreen or bug spray. For Beach Yoga, participants may enjoy a blanket and/or cushion to get comfortable in meditation. Meditation typically lasts for 10-15 minutes at the end of each class. For KaYOGA participants, if you don’t have your own mat, one can be provided.
  3. What if it’s raining, windy, buggy, cold? Practicing yoga in nature gives participants the opportunity to authentically experience their d1174956-5b0e-415a-87cf-b74bca3e1c4d.jpegenvironment, even when it changes. It allows you to be mindful of the sun on your back, or the coolness cast by a cloud overhead. A gentle shower provides relief from the heat and brings out heavenly smells from the earth. Even bugs give us the opportunity to mindful and patient and to remember that, “This too shall pass.” For this reason, we ask that our yogis bring some extra layers, sunscreen, and  bug spray. That said, when the weather is truly inclement (pouring rain or brutal winds or risk of thunderstorms) yoga classes and KaYOGA will be cancelled. Participants are encouraged to follow the Nature Space Resort Facebook Page as cancellations will be posted there.
  4. What if I arrive late? For beach yoga, if you arrive late we can be found on the beach in front of the lighthouse. Please feel free to join in when you arrive, being mindful to not disturb others. Discounts are not offered for late arrivals. For KaYOGA, if you are late and the tour has already left on the water with the boats, you will not be able to join the program and will lose your deposit.
  5. Are there change rooms/washrooms there? At the beaches there are no washroom facilities. We are in a beautiful, natural beach setting. This is an ecologically sensitive area that has not been developed. Please change and use the washroom prior to coming to beach yoga class. For KaYOGA, you will have the opportunity to use the washroom prior to departing for the tour. There are no washroom facilities once we are out on the water, so plan accordingly. There is an opportunity for a swim for both the short and long tours.
  6. How do I sign up for KaYOGA? KaYOGA is offered through Nature Space Eco Resort, and thus is a slightly different registration form with a direct payment option. Registration for KaYOGA is found HERE.
  7. How do I buy a punch card for beach yoga? Use the link above to be taken to the registration form or click HERE.
  8. How do I get my punch card? Punch cards with the participant’s name and assigned ID number are held by Nature Space and brought to each class. This prevents participants from forgetting or losing their cards. Punches are deducted for each class the participant attends. Participants will be notified when they only have one punch left and when their card is completed. If you would prefer to hold your own card please let us know; however, we are not responsible for lost or forgotten cards.
  9. What if I buy a pass and don’t use it all? Passes never expire and can be used for yurt yoga during the fall or into the next season.

DSC_2108“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air…”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Snowga- RETURNING WINTER 2021…STAY TUNED!

An amazing outdoor winter yoga experience. This 1.5-2 hour program takes place on various trails near Morell. We will snowshoe along the trails stopping periodically to do some forest bathing (Shinrin-yoku), enjoy mindful moments, and practice yoga on snowshoes. We will end our snowshoe with some hot beverages. Snowshoes are available for rent ($5) if required.

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  • 2-4 pm on the following Saturdays:
    • Saturday, January 19th (poor weather date is Sunday January 27th) @ Mooney’s Pond
    • Saturday, February 23rd (poor weather date is Sunday February 24th) @ Greenwich
    • Possibly one more in March – weather dependent
  • Weather dependent-dates may change or sessions may be cancelled based on the forecast/snow levels
  • Minimum of 3 people required to run a session
  • Maximum of 10 people per session
  • Participants need snowshoes (unless renting), comfortable outdoor clothing that you can move in (ideally a breathable base layer like Merino wool to prevent getting sweaty), hat, mittens/gloves, scarf/neckie, sunglasses (if sunny day), and water bottle
  • $20 per session or $25 with snowshoe rental
  • Registration can be completed HERE
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