Beach Yoga


This class is taught by:

Mely Ann

"I began practicing yoga 30 years ago when I was living in Templeton. A life long dancer and pilates instructor, I enjoy the stretching, strengthening, the way yoga makes me feel. It became a regular part of my routine ~ Something I looked forward to. And then something else happened... My life began to change in positive ways. My love and appreciation for all things, big and small grew. I felt new peace, newfound clarity. I have learned that the practice of yoga creates a perfect platform to reveal the inner light and beauty that is within each and every one of us.
My passion took me many places to study and practice. I have traveled to take classes from Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Jason Crandall and Rod Stryker to name a few. It is said that to really learn something, teach it. So I took the plunge and became a teacher!!
I love creating classes for all levels. Yoga truly is for every body. And because our bodies continue to change, there are many styles of yoga that take in the needs of each person at all levels and ages. Being a Reiki practitioner, I love to spoil my students with healing hands.
When I am not on the mat, I am taking my practice out into the world ~ Yoga by the shore, ballet dancing, gardening, hiking this pristine county we live in, exploring our beaches, learning to surf, reading endless inspirational books on yoga practice, and I am part of a women's group ~ Girls Going Greater ~ bringing awareness and support to women and children in need on the Central Coast.
It is a joy and an honor to become a part of the Yoga Village family!"

Annie Elson

I fell in love with Yoga the first time I stepped onto a mat in 1993 and have been voraciously studying ever since. Passionate about Restorative Yoga and all of its benefits, I became certified in 2009 after completing my first Yoga Teacher Training at The Yoga Tree in San Francisco with Judith Hanson Lasater. One year later, I founded and operated Grass Valley Yoga Studio, and began to share my love of this beautiful practice. I successfully completed the Foundations of Svaroopa Yoga teacher training in 2012. I received my 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification through The Yoga Shack in Nipomo, CA. I relocated to the Central Coast in 2014 and I am grateful to have found the incredible community of Yoga Village which has welcomed me with open arms as the owner / director, since March 2016. I  received my 500 hour Advanced Teaching Certification through Yoga Village in 2018 and I look forward to sharing my newfound knowledge with you!
Join us at Grover Beach for this grounding, all levels practice as we let go of the week and greet the weekend with open hearts and open minds. There is plenty of free parking at the end of West Grand. Walk onto the beach at the end of the boardwalk and you will see us down by the water, off to the right, ready to greet you!
Please bring a sheet, a firm blanket, and your sense of adventure. Yoga mat is optional.

Studio class passes accepted or $10 cash drop-in.

Weather permitting, so please check the on-line schedule before attending.


Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Jan 19 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Mely Ann
  • Sat Jan 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Annie Elson
  • Sat Feb 02 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Annie Elson
  • Sat Feb 09 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Mely Ann
  • Sat Feb 16 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Annie Elson
  • Sat Feb 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Annie Elson
  • Sat Mar 02 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Annie Elson
  • Sat Mar 09 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Annie Elson
  • Sat Mar 16 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Annie Elson
  • Sat Mar 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Annie Elson
  • Sat Mar 30 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Annie Elson
  • Sat Apr 06 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Annie Elson
  • Sat Apr 13 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Annie Elson
  • Sat Apr 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Annie Elson
  • Sat Apr 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Annie Elson
  • Sat May 04 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Annie Elson
  • Sat May 11 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Annie Elson