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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 water and sky. It's a truly unique experience sure to inspire mindful presence and peace.
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 available at no cost
Our dock has a private parking lot that we open before class for students. We close the gate just before class starts, so if you are running late, you can park in any of the public parking nearby and walk to the dock!
Because we are exposed to nature, our classes are weather dependent!
CHECK FOR CANCELLATIONS on our Facebook page AND
here on the website below the schedule!
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
RYT500, E-RYT 200
Erica is an Oak Island native, who has been with her yoga mat for
over 12 years as a humble student and 10 years as an even more humble teacher. After spending the past 7 years as an international traveling yoga teacher, she has returned to her hometown
for a period of deep integration.
Inspired by all her widespread teachers 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 with 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 and life journey.
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!
My passion with yoga started reluctantly and turned into the unexpected. Yoga has taught me to be in the moment while on the mat, lifting barbells as well as going through my everyday life! I love guiding yoga practices and watching how different each person and their body really is making their experience unique to just them. I love learning from each person that I am fortunate enough to guide through a practice.
When not at the yoga dock, you can find me at Cape Fear Fitness guiding yoga or at Crossfit Southport playing with barbells! The Yin and Yang of my life!
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.
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 3 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!
I discovered yoga after my second son, but really fell in love with it after my third, as it slowly became my outlet for myself. I started with a goal to get on my mat everyday for five minutes. That time quickly grew, and six years later I became a Registered Yoga Teacher.
My focus for flows tends to lean toward combining strength with mobility work in a dynamic, vinyasa style class. Expect to move, sweat + breathe. I guide you through different modifications for many poses, as well as ways to enhance your practice
e-ryt 200, ryt 200
Micki found yoga fifteen years ago when her many health issues including back pain and insomnia made her elementary education teaching challenging. She has since slowly grown her personal yoga practice over the years and received her Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Teacher Certification. She has owned and operated Tree of Life Yoga Studio, RYS for 10 years, now located on Oak Island, NC. Her passion of Anatomical Yoga inspires her teaching, making yoga accessible for all. Her background and teaching experience of over 3000 group and private yoga classes, enables her to bring a more knowledgeable and skilled instruction to your practice with variations and modifications for all levels.
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