At one point, yoga was a sacred activity focused more on the spiritual than the physical. Since hitting the mainstream in the last decade or so, yoga has become ubiquitous, practiced across generations, by all types of athletes, and with differing intentions.
Whatever your interest in yoga is, there’s no doubt that a great yoga class on the beach can melt away your stress – and keep you strong and limber while on vacation. One of the best activities for the body, mind, and soul, yoga will add another layer of relaxation to your holiday at Amelia Island vacation rentals.
Grab your mat, stretchy pants, and a bottle of water, and head to the beach with these Amelia Island yoga studios.
Location: 2244 S. 8th St., Fernandina Beach
This yoga and wellness center is an Amelia Island mainstay, offering yoga overlooking the beach, by candlelight, and in the studio.
Go Yoga offers classes for all levels: Flexibility and Basic Flow for those who are new to yoga, Vinyasa 2 for intermediate students, and all-level Yin Yang.
On Mondays and Wednesdays, they offer sunset yoga overlooking the beach outside the Ocean Club (2080 S. Fletcher) from 6 to 7 p.m. Practice a series of flow poses in this hour-long class on the upper deck of the club amongst the palms. Watch as the sun and the moon change places, signalling a transformation in the body and heart. Sign up and pay online in advance or pay with cash onsite.
For the ultimate relaxation, try their floor-based Candlelight class from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Melt your stress away and get ready to start the week with gentle twists, calming music, and, of course, the glow of the candlelight.
Drop-in classes are $15. If you’re staying at Amelia Island vacation rentals for a week, save yourself a few dollars and buy a five or 10 class pass – $60 and $99, respectively. For more information, contact the studio at (904) 335-0539 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Yoga + Wellness / Iyengar Yoga North Florida
Location: 210 Beech St., Fernandina Beach
This Fernandina Beach yoga studio focuses on Iyengar yoga, a practice based on physiology and alignment using lots of yoga props.
They offer a variety of class types, including Yoga Basics for new practitioners, Gentler Yoga for those who want to take it easy, and challenging Iyengar classes. They even offer a mens-specific class focusing on mobility and flexibility for surfers, cyclists, and golfers, as well as Pilates and tai chi.
They also host a number of workshops, including beginner’s courses, a back pain series, and a belly dance workshop.
Class prices are $15 for a drop-in or $60 for a session of six. Classes can be booked online at www.yoga-amelia.com/schedule. For more information, contact the studio at (904) 613-6345.
Centred on Yoga
Location: 212 Centre St., Fernandina Beach
As the name implies, this yoga studio wants you to leave your Amelia Island vacation flexible, fit, and centered.
Opened in 2013, Centred on Yoga is also located in downtown Fernandina Beach, offering yoga classes every day of the week.
Classes include Ashtanga, Gentle Flow, Prenatal, and Kids’ Yoga, as well as Restorative Candlelight. Sweat at a Heated Power Yoga class, relax at a candlelit session, or book a private or group session on the beach. To schedule your oceanfront session, call Elizabeth at (904) 323-2530
Drop-ins cost $15 and a five-class pass is $50. Switch it up and try a class at their second location (opened in February 2018) at the south end of Amelia Island at 1401 Julia St.
Amelia Island is a great place to engage in some mind-body self-care, and yoga is the perfect way to do it. Enjoy a private session on the beach, a group class overlooking the ocean, or a relaxing evening class by candlelight, then return home to your Amelia Island vacation rental to relax. To find an available accommodation, check out our availability calendar.