The Bayfront Park Management Trust is partnering with Baptist Health South Florida, the new sponsor of Bayfront Park’s ongoing free yoga classes, which started Mar. 2, and will continue for one year.
“We are extremely excited to join with Baptist Health South Florida to continue providing free yoga classes to our community,” said Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo, Bayfront Park Management Trust chair. “Baptist Health South Florida’s dedication, compassion and commitment will be an asset to the yoga programming.”
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals and nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence.
The Bayfront Park Management Trust began free yoga classes in 2005. Since its inception, the classes and practice have grown exponentially, surpassing 138,000 participants. The Trust recognizes that Baptist Health South Florida is the ideal partner for this program and is happy to have Baptist Health South Florida on board.
Free yoga classes, held outdoors by the bay, offer a unique atmosphere for participants to relax, breathe and stretch together. In the 10 years of yoga practice, only two classes have been cancelled, both instances as a result of severe weather conditions. The free yoga classes at Bayfront Park have created a community within the downtown Miami community; friendships have flourished, yogis have met, married and started families.
The yoga classes have been featured by Fox Sports Network, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Delta Sky Magazine, Celebrated Living (in-flight magazine for American Airlines) and Vues d’Ailleurs (in-flight magazine for French airline Corsairfly). They have also been listed as “Best Of” by Miami New Times.
Free yoga in Bayfront Park takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday in the Tina Hills Pavilion at Bayfront Park. Sessions are Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-7:15 p.m., and Saturdays, 9-10:15 a.m.