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Yoga Rocks the Park

Yoga Rocks the Park returns to Point Loma and Carlsbad this summer


Photo by Epic Photojournalism

“The energy that you feel by simply taking your yoga practice outside is incredible,” says Giselle Haack, event director for Yoga Rocks the Park San Diego/Carlsbad. “It awakens all my senses and helps me be more present in my practice.”

Yoga Rocks the Park began seven years ago in Denver and was such a hit, it expanded to several cities, including San Diego. The local chapter now hosts events throughout the summer, each attracting upwards of 200 participants or more. Yogis come for a 75-minute outdoor class led by local teachers and accompanied by live music. There’s also a Camp YRP (ages four to 10) that takes place concurrently, and a Wellness Vendor Village afterwards. The final sesh on September 13 will benefit the Sean O’Shea Foundation for youth nutrition and yoga programs.

Haack says that for her, yoga has “played a significant role in managing stress and anxiety.” But practicing outside? Now that takes the cake.

$10 for Camp YRP, $15 for YRP; July 19 and August 2 at Ingram Plaza in Liberty Station and August 16, 30, and September 13 at Cannon Park in Carlsbad.

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