Unique Places to Practice Yoga in Sonoma County

Nina Jarnum
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Sonoma County is full of unique, beautiful destinations, from stunning wineries to beautiful natural landscapes like redwood groves and the Russian River. It’s only fitting then that these incredible settings in Sonoma County make a great backdrop for yoga. Whether you want an organized yoga class, or a casual park workout, you'll find plenty of opportunities for all types of yoga in unique locations throughout Sonoma County.

Below discover some of the unique yoga experiences in Sonoma County.

Stable Life Yoga with Amy Wolff

woman standing in prayer positionLocated in the beautiful Petaluma countryside, Amy Wolff, a Petaluma yoga teacher with 20 years experience in yoga and wellness, has opened up her delightful rural barn and grounds for not only yoga classes, but also collaboration workshops featuring some of the most inspiring local business owners in the area. Examples of this includes Abundance & the Floral Full Moon Ritual, Women’s Empowerment and Self-Defense workshop and the upcoming Alchemy of Aging workshop, just to name a few. Amy’s incredible experience and warm, infectious smile combined with the gorgeous rustic surroundings are sure to make anyone’s day.

For schedule and workshops offered: http://www.thestable.life

Yoga events at Rodney Strong Winery

rodney strong winery lawnRodney Strong in Healdsburg is one of the oldest wineries in Sonoma County and it has been recognized as a pioneer of the Sonoma County wine industry. Rodney Strong is now expanding their vision and opening up their beautiful grounds for more than just wine tasting. Throughout the year they are hosting yoga and wine tasting events on the beautiful lawn, surrounded by rows of vineyards. Enjoy the outside, do yoga, and savor the wine amidst their beautiful Russian River Valley location.

For more information:  https://www.rodneystrong.com/events/

Yoga by The River with Radiate Studio

For a relaxing and mindful end to your wine country weekend, join yoga teacher Katie Butwill and Radiate Studio for a relaxing Sunday afternoon of Yin yoga and meditation by the Russian River at the Russian River Gardens in Monte Rio. Dubbed "Sunday Balance," the session blends soft movements with focused breath work, creating an opportunity to challenge yourself as practice unfolds, all in a beautiful destination.

To sign up: https://www.radiate.studio

SUP Yoga with Rubicon Adventures

stand up paddleboarding on the russian riverIf yoga by the river is not close enough to water, why not yoga on the river?  Yoga and Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) goes together very well. It enhances the workout, builds balance and core, and increases your focus and concentration skills. All this, combined with the peacefulness and tranquility of floating on the water, and you are practically guaranteed a good time. Rubicon Adventures is the oldest and most experienced SUP tour company in Sonoma County, and throughout the sunny, warm season they offer SUP yoga classes on the Russian River.

Yoga Community Sonoma at Sonoma Garden Park

The Yoga Community Sonoma is a collaborative of yoga teachers who have a full weekly schedule of  classes at the Sonoma Garden Park and Ecology Center. Practice in the luscious native greenery and enjoy the Saturday Harvest Market afterwards. There is also plenty to explore on other days, as Sonoma Garden Park is home to 40,000 plants and a working community farm. For a full schedule: https://yogacommunity.net/yoga-in-sonoma.html

Personalize your yoga with the Yoga Van

For an exclusive yoga experience in Sonoma County, let yoga come to you, or anywhere you dream of practicing yoga. The Yoga Van is a fully mobile yoga studio that will come to you, providing mats, blocks, experienced and knowledgeable teachers, including yours truly, and even mimosas if you wish! The Yoga Van offers Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, sound baths and massage therapy tailor-made for your needs and wishes, whether its a private lesson or a large party.

Acro Jam at Ives Park

Acro Yoga can be both fun and challenging. Local Acro Yogis meet in Ives Park in Sebastopol on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. for all levels for a free, fun evening of connecting with locals. The best way to keep up to date of the latest jams is on the AcroYoga Sonoma County Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/acroyogasonomacounty/

Nina Jarnum is a Sonoma County transplant from Denmark. She is an internationally recognized yoga teacher and podcaster, who teaches online, at Bricoleur Winery and private and public yoga events all over the world. When she is not teaching and podcasting she likes to enjoy all the local delights and travel the world.