Include Yoga in your North Dakota Travel Plans
Yoga is an ancient Hindu spiritual discipline, but in North Dakota, the practice is going through a renaissance. Statista projects that more than 55 million people will be practicing yoga by 2020, which means more travelers will organize their trips around areas that provide yoga opportunities. Across the prairie state, yogis are unfurling their mats and practicing postures that improve both mental and physical health. Yoga studios, gyms and wellness centers welcome participants of all skill levels, making it easy to find one that works for you. Apps like Body and Soul make it easy to find a studio or class to help you breath deeper and be more present to enjoy your vacation.
Many facilities are taking yoga beyond their studio walls and hosting classes and events within the community. Think it would be fun to vinyasa in a brewery? Here’s your chance: Grand Forks-based studio New Love Yoga invites yogis for Craft Yoga at Half Brothers Brewing Company (https://www.newloveyoga.com/attend/) and Bismarck’s Transitions Yoga welcomes practitioners for Salutations at the Sun at Laughing Sun Brewing Company (https://www.facebook.com/events/121338431923594/).
It’s fun to practice in new locations. Try yoga on a rooftop, in a park … or in a salt cave. Mojo Fit Studios (https://www.mojofitstudios.com/events/) takes yogis to Hotel Donaldson’s roof in downtown Fargo during warm months and Bismarck’s Salt Cave Relaxation and Wellness Center offers yoga within the cozy confines of a cave made of salt (https://www.saltcavend.com/yoga-). Youth yoga classes (https://www.facebook.com/yogifyuniversity/) and Chair Yoga and Gentle Yoga (https://yogaforyoubismarck.com/special-events-2/silver-sneakers/) are available for those seeking a slower, more moderate practice. Looking to perfect yoga’s essential downward-facing dog pose? There’s no better way than in the company of your four-legged, furry friend with Fargo’s Danilynnyoga’s Dogga (https://www.danilynnyoga.com/new-events/).
If being on the water helps you restore balance, try Outdoor SUP Yoga hosted by Transitions Yoga at Harmon Lake (http://www.transitions-yoga.com/sup.html).
The North Dakota Yoga Conference (https://www.ndyogaconference.com/) is back after a hugely successful inaugural year. North Dakota’s yoga community – and instructors from across the country – will convene in Bismarck this September for three fun days of yoga sessions, lectures and workshops.