10 Things You Need To Know About The Whitewater Center Yoga Series
May 22, 2019
This post is brought to you in partnership with Whitewater Center. All opinions are our own.
What do you get when you put together fresh air, beautiful scenery, twinkle lights, and relaxation? The Whitewater Center yoga series!
From May through September, you can take part in more than 280 yoga practices in the great outdoors. No matter your preferred style of practice or skill level, there's something for everybody. So the next time you're looking to spice up your brewery yoga routine, check out what's happening at the Whitewater Center.
We tried out a Saturday morning Power Flow, so we could tell you everything you need to know before you go. Read on to learn more.
1. The Whitewater Center offers 13 different practices each week.
Mondays – Open Level Flow at 6:30 PM
Tuesdays – Open Level Flow at 9:30 AM // Slow Flow at 6:30 PM
Wednesdays – Open Level Flow at 6:30 PM
Thursdays – Slow Flow at 9:30 AM // Open Level Flow at 6:30 PM
Fridays – Open Level Flow at 9:30 AM // Fun Flow at 6:30 PM
Saturdays – Slow Flow at 9:30 AM // Open Level Flow at 11:30 AM // Fun Flow at 6:30 PM
Sundays – Open Level Flow at 11:30 AM // Slow Flow at 2:30 PM
2. The practices are FREE.
You heard right — every Whitewater Center yoga practice is free! If that's not a reason to try one of their practicees, we're not sure what is.
Please note: standard parking fees apply. $6/car or annual parking pass for $50.
3. Plan to get there early.
Since the practice is free and it's located in such an amazing space, it's no surprise that it fills up quickly. We recommend getting there 15-20 minutes early to snag a spot, especially if you're going with a group of people.
4. You can find out who's leading the flow on Facebook.
If you want to see who is teaching the practice prior to getting there, you can find out on the Whitewater Center's Facebook page HERE. The Whitewater Center will be partnering with local yoga studios throughout the series, so be sure to keep a look out for your favorite Charlotte-area instructor!
5. The practice takes place at the South Ridge.
Whether you frequent the Whitewater Center or it's your first time, it can be overwhelming to navigate the 1300-acre facility if you don't know where to go. The South Ridge is located within the trees behind the Kayak Center and within a couple of steps of the Ridge Pavilion, so it's best to use the entrance closest to those facilities, rather than heading for the main entrance. To find out more about where to go, check out the map listed on their website HERE.
6. Don't forget to pack the essentials you'll need throughout your practice.
First and foremost, don’t forget a yoga mat! The practices do take places on the decks and the area surrounding the South Ridge, so you will be outside amongst the natural elements. We recommend bringing a mat that you don't mind giving a little nature bath. If you need a mat, yoga mats are available for rent at Guest Service ($4) or can be purchased at the Whitewater Center’s retail store, Outfitters.
Depending on when the practice is, you may also work up a little sweat. A reusable water bottle, towel, and change of clothes are must-haves. And don't forget some bug spray, too!
7. It's a great spot for a friend date.
Whether you're looking for some mid-week relaxation or a flow before weekend brunch, these practices are a great reason to get together with friends. Also, plan to stick around afterwards and enjoy the various other offerings at the Whitewater Center including pass activities, River Jam, grabbing a drink or bite, or simply the fantastic people watching.
8. On the first Sunday of every month, the Whitewater Center holds a SUP Yoga practice.
May through September, you can spend the first Sunday of the month (and select festivals!) challenging your balance with a SUP Yoga practice at 11 AM.
It's important to note that unlike the rest of the practices in the Whitewater Yoga Series, for the SUP Yoga practices, you will need to register in advance in order to participate.
For guests looking to participate in SUP Yoga, there will be a $25 SUP Yoga registration fee. For Annual Pass holders and Day Pass holders, there is no charge, but guests must register for the practice at Guest Services or at the Kayak Center to secure a spot.
Registration includes your SUP board, paddle, PFD (Personal Flotation Device), and anchor. We recommend bringing a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, towel, and comfortable walking shoes for this unique practice!
9. Take a unique yoga practice at one of Whitewater’s many festivals throughout the season.
Specialty yoga practices include Acro Yoga, Meditative Yoga, Power Yoga, and Slackline Yoga. Check out the specific festival schedules for dates and times throughout the year. These practices are free, just like the summer yoga series.
10. Bring the summer yoga series to a close by attending Whitewater’s Flow Fest, September 21-22.
Blending elements of wellness and mindfulness in a natural, outdoor setting, Whitewater’s Flow Fest features a variety of yoga practices and workshops across the spectrum to invigorate and energize both the curious first-timers and the seasoned yogi.
Whether you are looking to elevate your practice to the next level or seek out tips and techniques on inversions and energy healing, there are plenty of opportunities to engage on and off the mat!
Are you ready to flow at the Whitewater Center Yoga Series?
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