Yoga By The Sea
If you're looking for an unusual morning pick me up, may I suggest Yoga By the Sea at Bondi Beach. Though there is an earlier early morning option, 630 or 7a, in my opinion, 10a is the perfect time for an Oceanside Vinyasa flow. I'm relatively new to my yoga practice and might not have discovered Yoga by the sea had it not been for my three yoga loving girlfriends. The class takes place at the famous Bondi Icebergs (winter) Swimming club and can take place either on the rocks level with the shore or an elevated platform just outside of the club's gym. The class was reasonably priced ($18/single class), however, we had to pay an additional $7 Aussie dollars to enter the club itself. I've always seen pictures of the Bondi Iceberg club and I've always wanted to visit, which is why I woke up to battle Tuesday morning traffic from Sydney's CBD. But besides the initial thrill of being there in person, the swim club is scruffy at best. While the additional entrance fee we paid would have allowed us to use the pool and spa facilities, it all was a bit untidy for my taste. However, for yoga is was the best seat in the house, secluded from other tourists on Bondi and of course, dry, because you're not on the water but still get a full frontal. Our teacher, Mary Jane was inviting, communicative yet challenging. And due to a brief break from a storm system passing through causing audacious wind, she kept up with the flow all the while fixing form and holding down flying yoga mats.
By Elle Ball
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1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
+61 411 336 476
Sun - Sat 6:30am - 7:30pm