In the days of social distancing, you can still find plenty of ways to play in our beautiful and sunny region. Below you'll find a list of outdoor yoga venues to melt away the stress and enjoy the fresh air!
Get giggling with Laughter Yoga Venice on Saturday mornings at Centennial Park. Enjoy a series of poses and breathing exercises that stimulate laughter and help produce happy hormones or endorphins. No mat required, but come prepared with a silly joke or two. 200 W. Venice Ave., Venice; laughteryogavenice.com
All levels are welcome to join morning or sunset beach yoga sessions with Elin, a certified yoga teacher in Venice. All ages and levels can join for exercise and relaxation. Class is free; no reservations needed. Venice Beach Pavilion, Monday-Thursday at 7 p.m. and every morning at 8 a.m.; yogawithelin.us
Try practicing yoga under the bright, full moon at Siesta Key Beach. Classes hosted once a month by Alicia Stevens of Sarasota’s Full Moon Yoga. All are welcome and no registration necessary, but times vary, so check her Facebook page. 10 Beach Road, Sarasota, Access Point 7, facebook.com/groups/siestafullmoonyoga
Anna Maria Island
Enjoy beach yoga every weekend morning on Anna Maria Island with Thrive Yoga and Fitness. This free, hour-long class is suitable for all levels and ages. Bring a yoga mat or beach blanket to use on the sand. Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Island (by the Sandbar restaurant), Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 a.m.; thriveyogafit.com
Join the Yoga Shack at Lakewood Ranch for free yoga classes at Bob Gardner Community Park on the second Sunday of every month. Classes are one hour and free, no registration required. Bring a yoga mat. 710 White Eagle Blvd., Bradenton, second Sunday or every month at 9 a.m.; lakewoodranch.com