Through community programs such as Swarm Rides, Living Learning Classes, and free Eco-Entrepreneurship training programs, Fleet Farming has stretched its mission beyond food production to directly affect community health and resilience. We are excited to continue changing the cycle of food with you, and to offer community activities that promote health and wellbeing. Introducing our new program, Yoga On the Farms!
In our fast-paced modern world, it’s all too easy to become disconnected from nature and the present moment. However, finding ways to reconnect with our roots and embrace the healing power of nature has become increasingly important. Outdoor yoga provides a perfect opportunity to blend the benefits of physical movement and mindfulness with the regenerative energy of the natural world. Take part in the profound advantages of practicing yoga in the great outdoors and experience the transformative aspects of regenerative agriculture, the nourishing effects of fresh air, and how these elements contribute to a more holistic and fulfilling yoga experience.
Instructor Kala practices a yoga squat among our trellised beans.
Outdoor Yoga and Regenerative Agriculture
One of the key elements that make outdoor yoga unique is the environment it takes place in. Many outdoor yoga classes are held in parks, gardens, or even on organic farms that practice regenerative agriculture. Regenerative agriculture is an innovative approach that focuses on enhancing soil health, biodiversity, and ecosystem function. By adopting regenerative farming techniques, such as crop rotation, composting, and minimizing chemical inputs, farmers can restore the natural balance of the land, nurturing the growth of nutrient-rich crops.
Indeed, practicing yoga in these regenerative spaces allows us to tap into the inherent vitality of the earth. The energy that emanates from the soil, infused with the nutrients and life-giving properties of regenerative agriculture, creates a profound connection to our surroundings. As we flow through yoga postures, we become more attuned to the natural cycles of life and the interconnectedness of all living beings. This synergy between yoga and regenerative agriculture not only benefits our physical well-being but also fosters a deep sense of gratitude and respect for the Earth.
Yoga from a farm critter’s point of view.
The Nourishing Power of Fresh Air
Also, in the confined spaces of our urban lives, the quality of air we breathe can often be compromised. Indoor air pollution, caused by various factors such as chemicals, dust, and mold, can have detrimental effects on our respiratory health and overall well-being. Stepping outdoors for a yoga practice allows us to escape these enclosed environments and embrace the rejuvenating power of fresh air.
Overall, fresh air is not only invigorating but also nourishing for our bodies and minds. Oxygen-rich air helps to improve blood circulation, boost brain function, and enhance our overall energy levels. Breathing in the natural scents and fragrances of the outdoors can have a calming and grounding effect on our nervous system, promoting a sense of relaxation and mental clarity during our yoga practice.
Instructor Katie practices among the collard greens.
Orlando Yoga in the Great Outdoors
Fortunately, outdoor yoga is a powerful means of reconnecting with our roots and nurturing our well-being. The practice in regenerative spaces and the infusion of fresh air create an environment that supports a more holistic and transformative yoga experience. By embracing nature, we can deepen our connection to the world, finding balance, and fostering a profound sense of gratitude and respect for the Earth. So, step outside, unroll your mat, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing through the wonders of outdoor yoga.
So, join us on the last Saturday of each month from 10 am – 11 am at our Audubon Park Covenant Church micro-farm, and let’s flow together! Classes are $10. All proceeds benefit Fleet Farming’s nonprofit educational programming and environmental restoration work.