Downtown Zen

You Can Now Take a Free Outdoor Yoga Class at Rosemary Park Every Friday

The next class takes place tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. and includes a sound bath.

By Allison Forsyth August 4, 2022

Yoga in Rosemary Park.

Sarasota's Rosemary District has opened its first pocket park, called Rosemary Park, in a 10,500 square-foot lot on the corner of Central Avenue and Boulevard of the Arts. The park, which serves as a hub for free community gatherings and events, has hosted live music, festivals and now free yoga classes.

DreamLarge—an organization that helps nonprofits—has launched Yoga at Rosemary Park on Friday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The free classes are available to all ages and levels of experience, and will be run by Rosemary Court Yoga and Yoga Shack instructors. The only thing you need to bring? A mat, towel or blanket to flow on.

The classes are meant to be a blend of yoga styles that help build strength and increase flexibility. The next class is Friday, August 5. It will also include a sound bath experience and be taught by Rosemary Court Yoga instructor Stacey Fradkin.

(Unfamiliar with sound baths? According to the DreamLarge website, "they're like a deep, internal sonic massage.")

If there's rain, the class will be moved to the DreamLarge Loft at 513 Central Ave., third floor, in the Rosemary District, where DreamLarge hosts free events, like its most recent RADD music show with local Sarasota bands Me Umbra and Physical Plant.

DreamLarge staff hope the classes will activate the new green space in the heart of the Rosemary District, which are within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and all that new, modern downtown housing.

Book your spot in the Aug. 5 class here.

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