Alpaca’s & Disco & Skylines, oh my!
As we bid adieu to summer, it’s time to find new ways to stay engaged as schoolbooks, conference calls and carpool schedules threaten to impede on our fitness resolutions. We’ve highlighted a few of the many upcoming events in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to get both beginners and experienced yogi’s creative juices ‘flow’ing.
With Labor Day upon us those without travel plans can follow their mat to a slew of cool local events, including starting the holiday weekend off with live music yoga on Friday evening (8/30, 7 pm local time) at Indra’s Grace studio (http://indrasgrace.com) just a stone’s throw from the bustling Magnolia Ave strip in Fort Worth. Texas natives, The Cush, will accompany Indra instructor Kasey Bell in an energetic flow sure to set the stage for a festive weekend. Follow that up the next day by attending the 13th Annual Dallas Yoga Festival (http://dfwfreedayofyoga.com/) in Main Street Garden Park in downtown Dallas. Not only can you join the largest free community yoga class in the DFW area, but this family friendly event also boasts music, food, and shopping vendors as well as giveaways to sunset. Partnering with over 20 yoga studios, including North Texas Bikram Yoga and City Yoga, you can find inspiration and guidance from local instructors and explore new options for your weekly practice.
If you’re in search of other outdoor options for Labor Day weekend, head to Uptown for a barnyard bonanza at The Rustic on Saturday August 31st at 9 a.m. Not only can you partake in the goat yoga craze that’s sweeping the nation, but “It’s for Charity” has taken this experience to the next level with celebrity appearances, alpaca’s Jolene and Rita! Proceeds to this event benefit local non-profit and mental health advocates via The Reminder Project (@heresyourreminder). For additional furry friend facetime, head over to Flea Style (https://fleastyle.com) the first Saturday of September (9/7) for an all-level bunny and piggy practice that boasts plenty of post vinyasa playtime and selfies. Following your flow, snag a complimentary hard cider and peruse the 80+ vendors of local jewelry, décor, clothing, and culinary finds that the store has to offer. If retail therapy is your go-to Saturday activity, make sure you’re in Plano on the 7th to catch a 9 a.m. Yoga Sculpt class at the Fabletics in Legacy West before your shopping spree. Head over to the Dallas Observer event page to RSVP, and bonus, it’s free to attend so all your budget can be spent on that new pair of yoga pants you’ve had your eye on.
If balancing adorable pigmy goats on your back isn’t your scene, you have each Wednesday in September to get yo glam on. Sweet Tooth Hotel (https://sweettoothhotel.com) and Dallas Fitness Ambassadors have partnered to bring you GLOW, a silent disco fitness series celebrating “music, movement and art.” Each week you have opportunity to not only partake in a 45 minute yoga practice with the co-owner of Class Studios (@class_studios), but each admission also includes access to the DISCOTECH art installation, a post sweat sesh cocktail at Reign, the hotels Prince themed bar, as well as a full glitter and glam area to get you fully decked out in glow paint and body jewels for that perfect ‘grammable moment. Snag your tickets on Eventbrite before the series concludes, and while you’re there check out Dallas Fitness Ambassador’s (@dallasfitnessambassadors) FAME Fest happening later in the month (9/27 & 9/28) for more boutique classes, arts and music fun. Studio partners include sexy up and comer to the Dallas area, TruFusion (@trufusion_dallas), which is a multi-class studio concept popularized by the likes of Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend investor A-Rod. In addition to power, flow & vinyasa practices you can box, spin, squat and plié in a variety of heated and non-heated class options.
Patio season is also upon us, so whether you’re looking for a view or something new to do there is a flow for that! Not far from the Stockyards you can flow al fresco on September 14th at Topgolf, which is launching their new brunch menu with a practice on their terrace overlooking the downtown Fort Worth skyline. What better way to open your hubby’s heart chakra than an hour of complimentary gameplay and free Topgolf swag?? Or for those downtowners looking for something within walking distance, on September 28th yogis can flow in Sundance Square at 9 a.m. All levels are welcome and it’s free to boot!
If you’ve spent time in Lower Greenville, you already know that it boasts some of the best brunch spots in Dallas. Take your hair of the dog up to the rooftop of HG SPLY CO and practice with CorePower Yoga on Saturday the 14th. Ticket holders get a chance to win a free month of yoga and HG gift card for your next night out! CorePower Yoga is a nationwide staple and will be opening its 6th DFW location soon in the West Village. Each location boasts a wide variety of classes for those looking to try hot yoga, learn new inversions, or even unwind with a meditative candle-lit yin experience. Rounding out the month, DALLASITES101 (https://www.dallasites101.com) has brought back their rooftop yoga series in Deep Ellum. You even have time to sneak in a lazy Sunday morning before heading over to Bottled Blonde (@bottledblondetx) for an 11 a.m. free flow. Nothing says downward facing dog like bottles of Dom Perignon after, am I right?
So come on DFW, get inspired, and we’ll see you on the mat!