Yoga Rocks the Park in Cleveland!

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September 11, 2012

Of course yoga always rocks, and this weekend it is going to rock Lincoln Park in Cleveland, Ohio!

If you’re not familiar with Yoga Rocks the Park, they are live music and yoga gatherings set in beautiful parks across the United States. The goal of the events is to bring together like-minded people to connect through yoga, wellness, and music to discover our shared enlightened nature. These events have been held this summer in Boulder, Denver, Milwaukee, Omaha, Phoenix and CLEVELAND!

The previous events this summer were on Saturdays when I was busy teaching beach yoga, so I’m super excited to announce that there will be an event this Sunday, September 16, at Lincoln Park in Cleveland! This Yoga Rocks the Park event will include an all-levels yoga class led by Linda Stevenson and Rebecca Tighe from 10:30 to 11:45 AM, which will be followed by all the music, food, and fun of the 14th Annual Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival. Jennifer Martinez Atzberger will lead a special FREE yoga class for children at 2:00 PM as part of the festival’s children’s village.

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If you are new to yoga and want to give it a try, this class will be accessible to beginners. If you’ve never been to Tremont, this event is a great way to check out this cool Cleveland neighborhood.

The cost to attend the class is $10 if you pre-register at the Yoga Rocks the Park Cleveland webpage, or is $15 at the event. You can feel good knowing that 25% of your class fee goes to Colorado-based non-profit Yoga World Reach, which offers yoga and alternative therapy programs to those in need both locally and around the globe, and another 25% goes to Urban Lotus Youth Yoga, a non-profit organization that brings yoga to at-risk youth in the Cleveland area.

If you have never practiced yoga outdoors, do yourself a favor and get your yoga mats out to Lincoln Park this Sunday! As if doing yoga outside in a beautiful setting with a bunch of cool Cleveland yogis is not incentive enough, you can also look forward to free samples of Vita CoCo pure coconut water.

Thank You Andy Holland and Emily Miller for Bringing Yoga Rocks the Park to Cleveland!

I’m sending out a big yoga hug to Andy Holland and Emily Miller for getting the Yoga Rocks the Park events up and running in Cleveland! I’m so proud that Cleveland is represented and is part of this organization. Please join me this Sunday to support this awesome event, connect with nature as you practice yoga outdoors, spread peace, and help grow the yoga community here in Cleveland!

Enter to Win 2 FREE Passes!

Yoga Rocks the Park Cleveland has offered the Daily Downward Dog two free passes to this event, so if you want to go, please leave a comment below. I’ll randomly select one winner at noon on Friday to win both passes. The winner will be contacted via email and also announced here in the comment section.

Plans are underway to host some winter events, so stay in touch and support Yoga Rocks the Park Cleveland by liking them on Facebook or following them on Twitter.

Lincoln Park is located at Kenilworth Avenue and West 11th Street in Cleveland (Google Map link).  Please arrive early to check in for the class by the main stage, and bring your own yoga mat or towel. If there is rain, the class will be held at Merrick House Gymnasium, which is around the corner from Lincoln Park.

Hope to ROCK the PARK with some friendly faces this weekend!


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Amy Podulka September 11, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Good evening. I would love to experience yoga in the park this Sunday in Termont. Lincoln Park provides the most excellent setting to bring together all the wonderful levels and faces of yoga and to share in the community that is Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. I am 18 weeks pregnant and have had my yoga practice change and grow so much from when I began more than 2 and a half years ago. Exceptional experience this Sunday I hope to be a part of it.

Thank you and Namaste.


Maria @dailydownwarddog September 11, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Amy – thanks for stopping by the Daily Downward Dog – glad to hear you are keeping up with your yoga practice during your pregnancy! I can’t wait to meet other Cleveland area yoginis at this event!!


Mike Brookbank September 13, 2012 at 7:11 AM

I tried yoga years ago — and would love to do it on a more consistent basis. I definitely fell off the fitness bandwagon and need to hop back on, and I think yoga will be a great jumping off point! Sounds like a great event.


Maria @dailydownwarddog September 14, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Mike –
We’ve missed you! Your yoga mat is always ready for you to come back. I hope to see you at Yoga Rocks the Park! If you need a recommendation on a yoga studio near you, please let me know.

Start out gentle and ease your way back into yoga and if you are like me you will find that you can’t go without it! Yoga is one of the coolest bandwagons to hop on!


Maria @dailydownwarddog September 14, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Amy – you are the lucky winner! I’ll be in touch with you about the two free passes!!

Mike – hope you still plan to come on Sunday! Yoga is a fun and easy way to get you back on the good health bandwagon.


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