AlchemYoga takes our Asanas to Santa Cruz, California

Posted by on Mar 30, 2013

Greetings friends and fellow Yogis! Recently AlchemYoga went on a little road trip down to the beautiful coastal city of Santa Cruz, California! We had a blast getting creative with our postures while exploring all the fun this amazing place has to offer. We hope that you enjoy these little snippets from our trip.

Yoga fuels you! This was first of many spots to burst into spontaneous Yoga Postures.

Our first stop when we made it to town, The world famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk!

Our first stop when we made it to town, The world famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk!

Making our mark in the sand!


We can't go anywhere without Owen scaling something and busting into some Movnat!

We can’t go anywhere without Owen scaling something and busting into some Movnat!

A little Yoga Hike through the Forest at UC Santa Cruz

A wonderful little find in the forest!


Our Buddha House Offering, a Honu! On the hike through the Redwoods we found a wonderful little meditation hut where we took some time to just Sit & Breathe.

And then (of course) we did some Yoga! Upward Bow under a tree limb.

The next morning we took our dogs to the

The next morning we took our dogs to the

beach for some Energizing sun salutations!

beach for some Energizing sun salutations!

Then stopped to play on the picnic tables where

we enjoyed some more spontaneous yoga!

And some nice, deep stretches, like Hanumanasana!

And then we spent some time doing "tree yoga"

And then we spent some time doing “tree yoga”


One of our favorites was Tree in Tree :)

One of our favorites was Tree in Tree 🙂

Our next stop was at the "Mystery Spot"

Our next stop was at the “Mystery Spot”


Where we did some more mind bending yoga

Where we did some more mind bending yoga

and tried our hand at some Balance poses

and tried our hand at some Balance poses

We went on another hike and enjoyed some Vrksasana al la Sequia sempervirens <3

We went on another hike and enjoyed some Vrksasana al la Sequia sempervirens <3[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2738" align="aligncenter" width="600"]We found this little guy on our hike and became full fledged members of the "Banana Slug Club" We also found this little guy and became full fledged members of the “Banana Slug Club”

Then we made our way to the coast and did a little abstract yoga art ;)

Then we made our way to the coast and did a little abstract yoga art 😉

And enjoyed the beautiful Sunset!

And enjoyed the beautiful California Sunset

Showing gratitude and taking some time to Breathe

Showing gratitude and taking some time to Breathe

and Bend. Namaste!

and Bend. Namaste!

by Ashley Freeman RYT

Ashley Freeman is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. Certified in Raja Yoga, her experience includes private in-home lessons, workplace wellness programs, and group instruction teaching various class formats and yoga styles. Find her on


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