Enjoy Some Yoga on the Beach on Your Next AMI Vacation

Who doesn’t love a rejuvenating and relaxing yoga session? If you love yoga, Anna Maria Island is ripe with opportunities and places for you to practice. In fact, you can do yoga right up there on the beach, just steps away from our Anna Maria Island rentals! Listening as the waves roll in and the wildlife calls out is such an ideal setting for a yoga practitioner, and you are bound to find serenity and strength here on AMI.

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About Island Yoga Space

Island Yoga Space…Practice in Paradise!

Our studio is located on the north end of beautiful Anna Maria Island, Florida (above Ginny’s and Jane E’s cafe) and directly across from the white sandy beach and turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. We offer daily classes, workshops, teacher training and special events in a peaceful and tranquil environment. Island Yoga Space is the island’s original yoga studio and premier location…we’ve been practicing in paradise since 2004!

We offer a variety of yoga classes accessible to everyBODY taught by the area’s most talented instructors. Daily studio classes include, Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Yoga, Guided Meditation, Slow Flow, Restorative, Yin, Chair Yoga, and Crystal Bowl Sound Bath. Off site classes include Sunset Slow Flow Beach Yoga, Morning Sandy Toes Beach Yoga, (both located across from the studio at the end of Magnolia Ave.). In addition, Beachside yoga at the Pergola in Bradenton Beach (across from Tortuga Inn), and Aqua Yoga. Please click HERE to register. We understand you might not have brought your mat on your travels so we will provide one for you…free of charge! 

Whether you are an area local or vacationing in paradise, choose from the vast array of offerings at Island Yoga Space and become part of our island yoga tribe. Make IYS your “OM away from home”.  We look forward to seeing you on the mat!


Pergola takes place on Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Tortuga Inn Beach Resort in Bradenton Beach. Classes are held depending on the weather, so if it is rainy, under 65 degrees, or if the pergola is being used for a special event or a wedding, the class will be canceled.

What to Expect & Bring

Depart from your Anna Maria Island rentals as early as possible since you will need to allow time for traffic or walking if you choose to do so. There is limited parking at Tortuga Inn, so you might want to walk, ride your bike, or take the free trolley that runs from Anna Maria in the north to Coquina Beach in the southernmost tip of the island.

The class costs $20 and is paid by cash only. You should also bring your own mat since the select number of mats they have will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Plan Your Visit

Contact us today for more information about all of our pet-friendly rentals, perfect for vacationing with the whole family!

The pergola itself is covered so that you won’t get baked in the direct sunlight, but you still get a stunning glance out at the beach. This is Gentle Flow Yoga, so you will not be moving into extremely challenging poses. The instructors are all highly skilled and friendly, and they will not push you into doing anything you don’t want to do. This yoga is all about letting your mind focus and body relax while taking in the rolling of the waves and calls of the Anna Maria Island water birds nearby. 

Where to Stay

Snag yourself one of these Anna Maria Island vacation rentals soon. They book up fast when it’s ‘in’ season. There are 1- and 2-bedroom cottages available in AMI, and they are some of the most relaxing and enjoyable places you can stay. You get high definition TVs and wireless high-speed Internet, which should make you feel right at home.

Whether you are coming here by yourself, on a romantic getaway with your significant other, or have the entire family in tow, you will find these places to be serene. After your morning yoga session on the beach, come home and refresh with a dip in a private pool or snag the provided beach wagon and chairs and head out for a swim.

This is truly yoga on the beach Anna Maria Island style! Get up bright and early on Saturday and make the trek to Tortuga Inn for Island Yoga Space’s beachfront yoga. Relax your body, calm your mind, and let nature infuse your every breath.