Summer is often seen as the season where we all can finally relax. It consists of those June, July and August days we long for in March, overwhelmed with commitments and no time for any fun rewards for ourselves. That being said, when summer does actually arrive, we often find ourselves just as busy, but wearing T-shirts instead of sweaters.

And, ironically, many activities we sign ourselves up for throughout the summer has no real emphasis on relaxation. But some do. Yoga on the Beach of Leelanau County, does.

Classes are held throughout the week at beaches through out the county with classes scheduled throughout the day–some in the evening end just before the sun sets!

This is the sort of thing that brings it all together-the beaches, water, dunes, sunrises and sunsets that you dream of in March are here and we can experience it all while doing something good for your body.

The following schedule is effective July 15 through September 5, but is subject to change. Be sure to visit Yoga on the Beach’s Facebook page for any last-minute changes.

Suttons Bay: at South Shore beach

Tuesdays at 8 a.m. with Amy

Glen Haven: at Glen Haven Beach by the Cannery

Tuesdays at 10 a.m. with Julie                                                                                                                           Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. with Angela, Amy or Julie

Good Harbor: at the end of Good Harbor Trail/CR 651, main entrance, look left

Tuesdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. with Angela

Empire: at Lake Michigan Beach Park by the Lighthouse

Tuesdays at 8 p.m. with Amy                                                                                                                            Thursdays at 8 p.m. with Julie

Leland: at South Beach at Reynolds Street

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. with Angela                                                                                                     Tuesdays at 8 a.m. with Amy

Traverse City: at West End Beach, near the volleyball courts

Thursdays at 6 p.m. with Amy

Northport: at South Beach/Bay Front Park by the Marina

Fridays at 8 a.m. (before the Farmer’s Market!) with Amy

The suggested fee of $10 per 60 minute class.

For more information, visit