Outdoor yoga in Norfolk
Summer 2022

Are there any outdoor yoga classes in Norfolk?

Bridget from MindSteadyGo is running outdoor yoga classes on land and on the water this summer.

There will be outdoor yoga classes on a nature reserve in Heacham North Beach and GO WITH THE FLOW yoga + breathwork sessions on the water in collaboration with Brancaster Boards.

Outdoor yoga classes in Heacham, Norfolk

Heacham village has a beautiful, peaceful nature reserve called The Saltings, tucked away behind Heacham North Beach.

Twice a week, on a Tuesday and Thursday evening (and weather permitting), Bridget will be running a very special yoga + breathwork class.

Classes started on July 26th and run until September 29th – weather permitting.

The outdoor yoga session will be held in The Saltings Nature Reserve. The reserve lies parallel to Heacham North Beach and is a wonderful haven for wildlife. It is the home to rabbits, pheasants and all manners of other creatures. This means the terrain is somewhat wild – definitely not a level lawn.

After 40 minutes of hatha yoga aimed at all levels, the class will walk over to the sea wall (2 mins walks) to finish with some breathwork and meditation looking out to sea. If it’s high tide, you may have the sea lapping at your feet & you can jump in for a swim afterwards. The beach faces west and the setting sun.

Outdoor Yoga Schedule

Date

Day

Class Time

Sun set

High Tide

Post-yoga swim possible

August 2nd

Tuesday

6:30 PM

8:49 PM

10:18 PM

No

August 4th

Thursday

6:30 PM

8:46 PM

11:35 PM

No

August 9th

Tuesday

NO CLASS!

August 11th

Thursday

6:30 PM

8:32 PM

6:53 PM

Yes

August 16th

Tuesday

NO CLASS!

August 18th

Thursday

6:30 PM

8:18 PM

11:43 PM

No

August 23rd

Tuesday

6:30 PM

8:07 PM

4:59 PM

No

August 25th

Thursday

6:30 PM

8:02 PM

6:31 PM

Yes

August 30th

Tuesday

6:30 PM

7:51 PM

9:17 PM

Yes

September 1st

Thursday

6:30 PM

7:47 PM

10:22 PM

No

September 6th

Tuesday

6:30 PM

7:34 PM

3:24 PM

No

September 8th

Thursday

6:30 PM

7:30 PM

5:53 PM

Yes

September 13th

Tuesday

6:30 PM

7:18 PM

9:19 PM

Yes

September 15th

Thursday

6:30 PM

7:13 PM

10:20 PM

No

How much does the outdoor yoga class cost?

Outdoor yoga class

£ 10

£10 per session payable in cash

No booking required – just turn up

£1 yoga mat hire

What do I need to bring for outdoor yoga classes?

  • A thick yoga or pilates mat (or 2 yoga mats) perfect for uneven surfaces
  • Layers of clothing to peel off or add on depending on the weather
  • A blanket for the meditation on the beach
  • A pair of sandals or flip-flops to slip on to walk over to the beach
  • Sunscreen if it’s a hot sunny day
  • A hat or headband if you want protection from the sun
  • A bottle of water
  • A love of nature and the wild outdoors!

There will be some spare yoga mats for which we charge £1 rental if you don’t have a yoga mat with you.

Outdoor yoga and the weather

If it’s not raining and not blowing a gale, the outdoor yoga class will take place. Check our Instagram page to see if a class has been cancelled – we post at 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays to let you know

Where are the Heacham outdoor yoga classes held?

Classes will be held in The Saltings Nature Reserve – just north of the North Beach car park, Heacham. The best place to park is in the Heacham North Beach car park (see map on the right).

You can walk along the sea wall from Hunstanton if you want to come on foot. Once the row of beach houses ends and the row of beach huts begin, walk over the sea wall and you’ll be opposite The Saltings Nature Reserve.

How to find the outdoor yoga class in the nature reserve

Exit the car park and facing the beach huts, turn right. Walk about 2 minutes down the unmade-up road, past the North Beach Holiday home park entrance and you’ll find the The Saltings entrance on your right. You can see picnic tables and a bike stand. You will see us setting up the class on the left as you enter the nature reserve.

Join us and reap the benefits of practising yoga outdoors. 

Go With The Flow: SUP ~ Yoga ~ Breath

DAWN Go With The Flow

An immersive, mindful stand up paddle board (SUP) experience. Reconnect to yourself and nature as you paddle along NW Norfolk’s beautiful wild coastline.

For this unique immersive adventure, you will experience the natural rhythms of the sun and the moon, motion & stillness – all while paddling or floating peacefully on your board.

As the tide flows in and dawn breaks, you will paddle through the stillness to a secluded, side creek where the group moors to a post.

Here, under the guidance of Yoga Teacher & Breath Coach Bridget Rooth, you’ll be led through a series of simple yoga poses to reconnect you to your body before practising some breathwork to calm your mind & help you centre yourself.

Book your SUP experience now!

Finally, sitting or lying on your board, you will be lulled into a meditative state by the sea’s rhythmic rocking & the seabirds’ calls. There’s also time for a morning swim before enjoying a paddle back to harbour and a hot steaming cup of Chai tea.

Previous experience of paddling / yoga / breath work / is not required as you will be under the instruction of Annalisa Dovey from Brancaster Boards and guided by Yoga Teacher & Breath Coach Bridget Rooth.

If you are a little water nervous, don’t worry, we will all be wearing buoyancy aids!

Who can join the SUP Go With The Flow?

  • Anyone aged 12 and above.
  • All levels of yoga and all levels of paddle boarding.
  • Instruction and guidance provided by two instructors.

This time, as the tide flows in and the sun sets, you will paddle through the last rays of the day to a serene spot to moor up. Here, under the guidance of Yoga Teacher & Breath Coach Bridget Rooth, you’ll be led through a series of simple yoga poses to reconnect you to your body before practising some calming breathwork.

Finally, in the evening glow, sitting or lying on your board, you will be invited to lie back and watch the clouds, tune into nature or just relax to the rhythmic rocking of your paddleboard. There’s time for a swim before a paddle back to the harbour.

This session is not all about mindfulness though – there is ample room for silliness, splashing falls & swims. Previous experience of paddling / yoga / breath work / is not necessary – you are in the safe hands of SUP instructor Annalisa Dovey and Yoga Teacher & Breath Coach Bridget Rooth.

Wetsuits are available and everyone will be wearing buoyancy aids. Come join us for an unforgettable Go With The Flow experience.