Not only is Friday the first official day of summer, but it’s also International Yoga Day. It’s the perfect opportunity to recharge and realign on the longest day of the year.
Here are a few ideas of how to stretch out and celebrate – just make sure to BYOM (bring your own mat):
Family Yoga at The Citadel
What to expect: Bring the mat and the kiddos for a sunset yoga gathering presented by Miami’s Kids Yoga Flow on the rooftop of The Citadel, the creative hub in Little River. Kids Flow Yoga has regular classes geared to children ages 10 months to 12 years old.
Event details: Register for free | Rooftop at The Citadel, 8300 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Miami | 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Rise & Greet the Sun at Aventura Mall
What to expect: Four yogis will lead attendees through 108 Sun Salutations (more on why 108 and how to best prepare for 108 Sun Salutations) with a DJ. The mall recommends parking in the garage next to the slide tower.
Event details: Full information | Rooftop Terrace, across from Treats Food Hall of Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura | 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Summer Solstice Deep Hatha Workshop at the National Hotel Miami Beach
What to expect: Described as a “mindful two-and-a-half-hour journey,” a light reception and a beverage follows the deep yoga workshop. The $35 class will be lead by Jenny Cornero, a world renowned instructor with more than 23 years of teaching experience.
Event details: Purchase tickets | The National Hotel, 1677 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach | 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Daily Sacred Sadhana at The Sacred Space
What to expect: For the earlier riser, you could consider joining the daily Sadhana sessions at The Sacred Space. Meditation, breath, yoga, movement, and sound practices will all be incorporated to help you attune yourself for the day.
Event details: $5 suggested donation | The Sacred Space 105 NE 24th St, Miami | 4 a.m. – 7 a.m.