ALL you need to know
we're NOT YOUR CONVENTIONAL
No walls, no memberships, no expensive yoga merch. Yoga as it should be - plain and simple, for all people.
The Southport Yoga Dock is a spacious open air private dock that serves
as a tranquil space for our community to gather together and share in the magic of yoga, surrounded by the natural beauty of our local waters.
It's a truly unique experience!.
We offer a blend of vinyasa and hatha yoga classes, suitable for any practitioner, led by local certified yoga teachers - each with their own individual style and gifts. Get to know our teachers more below the schedule!
We are located at 317 W Bay St on the Southport, NC waterfront, to the immediate left of Frying Pan Restaurant
$10 CASH - DROP IN
All classes are $10, drop in style, no sign up required.
Some teachers accept venmo/paypal.
NO credit cards.
Bring Your Own Mat - or a large beach towel!
We also have a small supply of mats & blocks available at no cost
Our dock has a public parking lot directly in front of it, but that doesn't always mean spaces will be available, especially in the busy summer! Park anywhere nearby and walk over if there isnt space for you in the lot.
Because we are exposed to nature, our classes are weather dependent!
CHECK FOR CANCELLATIONS on our Facebook page AND
here on the website below!
We may cancel classes due to high winds, heavy rain, or lightning in the area. Light rain typically isn't an issue. We suggest always checking for cancellations before you head to the dock no matter what just to be sure!
meet your yoga teachers
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Erica is an Oak Island native, who has been with her yoga mat for over 13 years as a humble student and 11 years as an even more humble international traveling teacher. Inspired by all her widespread mentors and the potent wisdom of nature, her intuitive style of facilitating blossoms with vibrant creativity and whimsical joy.
She fiercely believes ANYONE can enjoy the practice of yoga on the mat because yoga is for ALL people and ALL bodies. She speaks from the heart and teaches through the lens of trauma awareness in hopes of inspiring everyone to feel seen, cared for, and welcome, beginners to yoga and experienced practitioners alike.
By blending her deep knowledge of accessible yoga, creative sequencing, non violent communication, and mindfulness, her classes come alive with tangible inclusivity and compassion to honor each student, no matter where they are in their individual yoga & life journey.
Erica is an E-RYT 500, with over 700hrs of training; a couple of her recent certifications are Accessible Yoga with Jivana Heyman and Mental Health Aware Yoga with Dr. Lauren Tober. BUT her most beloved teacher, the one that inspires, humbles, and noursishes her the most, has always been and will always be Mother Ocean
Leslie received her 200 RYT in 2016 through Wilmington Yoga Center
and has taught for 5 years. This training was a continuation of a lifelong
interest in health and wellness promotion. As an athlete in younger
years, her interest in health led her down her current career path as a
Registered Nurse receiving her BSN at the University of Iowa. Her other
interests include travel, cooking and spending time with her husband,
children and grandchildren. Her intention is to create a safe space to
explore the many benefits of yoga while working with any limitations.
She believes yoga is for Every Body!
Tammy’s gentle teaching style offers modifications and alternatives, personalizing your experience. She has been practicing yoga for 16 years and is originally from MD, where she received her RYT 200 and taught chair, beginner, intermediate, and children’s yoga.
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Stacy started teaching fitness including pilates in 1983 while studying to be a school teacher. She started teaching yoga in 1985, being a dancer her whole life it was an easy transition. She has worked in corporate America as a yoga teacher, throughout the United States and Internationally. She has experience in teaching just about every age from Mommy and Me, children’s, teens, seniors and special needs and believes yoga is for everybody and every BODY. Her mission is to spread love and the love of yoga.
She has taught most styles of yoga, but her favorite is vinyasa. Because of her experience as a dancer and choreographer, she loves to bring her creativity into the flow, with many options so everyone feels successful. She is the owner of Yoga Unlimited NC Teacher Training School and certifies yoga teachers and offers continuing education to current yoga teachers.
Stacy is also a Reiki Master, a Holy Fire Reiki Master, a Thai Body Worker and a Sound Healer. Outside of wellness she loves the beach, bike riding, painting, traveling and spending time with her husband and two daughters
Kristi first discovered yoga over 5 years ago as a way to stretch out her body. She started with just a few classes a month. It was committing to a more consistent practice and becoming part of a supportive yoga studio and community that helped her fully realize the physical, mental and emotional benefits that yoga provides. She completed RYT-200 in 2020 through the Baptiste methodology.
She has found that a slow gentle yoga flow is what she prefers to teach encouraging students of all ages to look within themselves for that energy, strength and calm. She gives her students space to move in a way that feels good and encourages them to always listen to their bodies.
Off the mat, some of Kristi’s favorite things are going to the beach, gardening, getting on the boat with Jeff and her chocolate lab, Sadie.
Zari Zeron is a 200hour RYT, and is certified as a Kunga Yoga teacher through Wilmington Yoga Center. She teaches an introduction to basic yoga, gentle yoga, and Hatha yoga. Classes normally consist of a fun flow connecting the pranayama (breath) with the asanas (postures). She uses meditation, stress reducing, and breath control as tools in her yoga classes. Zari has a wild 5 year old son, Kai! He enjoys the practice of yoga as well! She loves teaching others as an activity for all ages!
Sarah Epting is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, having completed her 200 Hour training with the Kunga Yoga School at Wilmington Yoga Center in 2018. She loves teaching gentle and vinyasa flows, drawing from intention-based movement.
Sarah believes in the power of moving through the body to build new awarenesses, relationships, and gratitude within our minds, that aid in growing appreciation of self and understanding of others. In a Sarah class, you can expect to be introduced to all of the limbs of yoga incorporated in the physical asana practice. She offers an alignment-based approach to teaching, with modifications for all levels of experience. Her classes begin and end with breathwork and mindfulness to offer bookends for your physical practice. In Sarah’s class, you can expect to be encouraged, challenged, and supported. She can’t wait to see you on the dock!
Kelly is a believer in the benefits of movement and loves to help others stay active and strong. She incorporates the ideas of mindfulness, creating space both physically and mentally, and finding balance into her classes so all of her students can leave feeling both grounded and energized at the same time! Kelly enjoys teaching gentle yet flowing classes for all levels; combining core strengthening, stretching, linking the movements with breath, and increasing range of motion for better mobility. She is a firm believer that yoga is for all levels and all bodies!
Kelly is also a certified children’s yoga instructor and teacher trainer, and is currently working toward her 500 hour Yoga Therapy certification through Yoga Medicine. She recently moved to Oak Island with her husband and 3 kids.
The essence of yoga called to Amber during a pivotal time in her life. She loves this practice because every single day it teaches her to listen, to watch, to remember and to feel into the connection with spirit. It is in asana practice that she finds the deeper connection with yoga, and she loves being able to share this gift with others. This ancient practice is a way of life for her as well as a reminder to enjoy the experience of mind, body, and breath connecting in the moment. Her training focused on Hatha and vinyasa styles as well as physical and spiritual asana practices, self-study, meditation, pranayama, yoga anatomy, Sanskrit terminology, adjustments, and modifications.
Amber completed her teacher training at Movement Works in Calabash, NC August 2019. She is a student of yoga teachers Claire Liddle licensed Anusara-Inspired yoga teacher by the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga and Nancy Smith Movement Education 20+ years and founding director of Community Movement Alliance in Calabash, NC. Amber most
recently completed a Restorative Aerial Yoga Certification with AlReal© Yoga and is in the process of completing an apprenticeship program through ‘Sacred Soul’ with Evolutionary Astrologer and Mindset Mentor Lindsey DePeri Franz learning the Foundations to Evolutionary Astrology and intermediate chart readings.
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