The end of the ‘peak season’ is approaching and things are starting to warm up and slow down in the Cairns Region. This has allowed me the time to reflect on what a beautiful winter/dry season we have had here in Far North Queensland, and how wonderful my first few months teaching Yoga in Palm Cove, Cairns have been.
Cairns region is pretty special. When I first arrived here in June 2014, I was overwhelmed by its beauty and magical energy. Palm Cove is my favourite of the Cairns beaches, and I feel so lucky that I get to call it home! I’ve known for a long time that a warm climate is for me (being from England, I learnt the hard way!) and tropical North Queensland offers warm temperatures all year round. But the reason I really really love the Cairns region, is the availability of great yoga classes, in Cairns, and dotted along the Cairns beaches. And… I GET TO TEACH yoga in paradise! I get to teach yoga in Palm Cove, Cairns. It really is my dream come true. Sometimes I have to pinch myself as I walk along Palm Cove beach on the way to ‘work’. This is my life! The life that I have wanted for so long. To be able to share yoga with people from all walks of life, on a tropical beach.
Alfresco Yoga in Palm Cove
I am not exaggerating when I say, my yoga classes are in the most beautiful setting in the Cairns region. Under some of the many swaying palms of Palm Cove, directly in front of the ocean glittering in the morning sun… there is no comparing it to yoga indoors. Just being amongst the beauty is enough to relax even the most uptight of people.. even before they get on to a yoga mat! And the weather is just perfect for it (95% of the time!- we’ve been rained on a few times, but my students just said ‘it was nice, I’ve never done yoga in the rain!). And it’s been incredible to watch the scenery change as the months have passed. In June, my 7am Yoga class was a sunrise class, the sun would be just starting to come up over the sea, the sky would be blasted with magical colours and we would all have to bring a blanket or a jumper. But after 75 minutes of asana and relaxation, the sun and our movements would have warmed us completely. As we are approaching the end of October, the sun is quite high in the sky by the time my sessions start at 7am, but we are shaded by the palm trees and so can continue our practice without getting too hot. Now i have had a taste for yoga outdoors, its something I will always do. I still have my home practice, but yoga on the beach, with the elements, is something truly special and an experience everybody should try. It really is worth the drive from Cairns, to experience practicing yoga in Palm Cove, in this glorious nature.
Yoga in Palm Cove, Cairns – through the wet season
Although we are going to see even more changes in the weather, with temperatures and humidity rising and eventually, rain falling, the yoga must go on! I will continue to teach yoga in Palm Cove until mid January in the great outdoors. I will then disappear for a few months to focus on my own practice for a while (and escape the worst of the rain!) and will resume outdoor yoga classes in early April. There will hopefully be an indoor location coming soon… keep an eye on my classes page for more information. Thank you to everyone that has got themselves up and out of bed so early to come to my classes over this beautiful season, I am grateful for each and everyone of you : ) Namaste friends.