Woo hoo – the beach yoga in Vermilion and Huron has been a blast this summer and I’m sending out big hugs to everyone who has shown up to practice with me on the lovely shores of Lake Erie. Summer is heating up and so are the activities at beach yoga! Check out all the latest updates below!


This Saturday there will be a full moon – but not just any full moon. This one is being touted as a SUPER full moon, aptly named because it is going to be the night of my first Full Moon Yoga class on Main Street Beach in Vermilion!

The reason for the SUPER moniker is due to the fact that this full moon is not only the closest and largest full moon of this year, but it also will be the moon’s closest encounter with earth for all of 2014!

Please join me and tap into the power and energy of this super full moon and align with the natural rhythms of the season. It is said that the full moon is a time that brings closure to things that no longer serve us, enabling us to set intentions and dreams to nourish us in the days to come.


We’ll enjoy rhythmic and empowering moon salutations; nurture our bodies, minds, and souls; balance our energies; and awaken our creativity and intuition as we flow through asanas in the divine light of this super full moon. There will be time at the end of class for meditation, setting intentions, and sending dreams out into the universe. The Super Full Moon class will start at 8:30 PM and is an all-levels-welcome class. Mother nature is providing a double treat Saturday night – you’ll get to see the sunset over Lake Erie and then watch as the moon start to brighten.

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The Full Moon over Linwood Park last summer at beach yoga – thanks Alison Harris Jaggers for sharing this photo!

What to Bring: I’ll have sheets down on the beach to protect your yoga mat or towel, but I’m expecting a big turnout, so bring along an extra sheet if you can. You may want to bring an extra layer of clothing or a blanket to cover up with during savasana and meditation, and you might also want to have some buy spray on hand.

Cost: This is a free class. Donations are welcome!

Location: Main Street Beach is located at the end of Main Street in downtown Vermilion. Class will be held right on the beach. There is parking along Main Street.

Class will be cancelled in the event of rain. I’ll post updates on the Daily Downward Dog Facebook page if the weather is questionable.

Can’t make it this Saturday? There will be full moon beach yoga class on

August 10 and September 9 too at Linwood Beach in Vermilion!



Jim Lawhead of Lake Erie Paddler is bringing 8 stand-up paddle boards to beach yoga at Firefly Beach on Sunday, July 13 and July 20. Sign up now if you want to learn how to paddle board and have a standup paddleboard yoga session with me.

Paddle Board Lesson

10:00 – 11:30 AM on July 13 and 20

$30 – 90 Minutes 

Paddle Board Lesson is taught by experienced certified Paddle Board instructor from Lake Erie Paddler.Paddle Board Lesson is comprised of the following:

  • 15-minute beach tutorial on paddling techniques, footwork, balance, and safety
  • 30-45 minute on-water instructor guided coaching to ensure each student success
  • 30-45 minute self-guided free paddle with instructor
  • Elective SUP Yoga instruction by Maria

Included in Paddle Board Lesson is rental of premium paddle board, paddle, leash, and PFD/Life Jacket.

RESERVE YOUR BOARD NOW – SPACE is Limited. For more information and to register online go to: 



Starting July 12, Ayden Ash will be at Firefly Beach every Saturday and Sunday morning to give Relaxation Massages. Ayden is certified as an Ethical Massage Practitioner and will be at Firefly at 7:30 AM for massages before class or after class. $1 a minute up to 15 minutes, $25 for a half an hour, and $40 for a full hour. First come, first served or you can contact Ayden at aydenanthonyash at gmail.com to book in advance. 


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