Escape Tampa: Saturday Yoga on the Beach on Anna Maria Island!

This is my friend Dolores enjoying Anna Maria Island.

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape ~ Author Unknown

Yoga and the beach share several assets: Both can soothe your soul, raise your sagging spirits and allow you to view the world in a slightly kinder, more relaxed way. So you can imagine what a powerful – and pleasant – recipe they make when you mix them together.

Every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. (weather-permitting) you can enjoy yoga at Pine Ave. public beach access on Anna Maria Island, Gulf-side. This relaxed, beginner-friendly class is open to all. The cost is by donation. Call 941-794-6723 for more information.

Insider’s Tip: Bring a big towel or sheet, water and sunscreen.

Never been to Anna Maria Island?

That’s as sad as a surfer without a swell, because it’s lovely. This little sliver of sand is only seven miles long, and so narrow you can often see the Gulf and the bay at the same time. It’s an old-fashioned, laid-back escape, with sugar-sand beaches.

Its waters are emerald hued and many times, so clear you can see your toes when you are neck-deep in it. One of my favorite things to do there is to rent a Hobie-Cat and go sailing. You might even say a visit there could help you stay balanced…

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