yoga Free poolside yoga classes

Free poolside yoga classes

Open Barre and Renaissance offer free poolside yoga classes

Rather practice yoga outside by the pool than inside a studio? The Renaissance Hotel and Open Barre are teaming up to offer free poolside yoga classes at the hotel on Bluebonnet Boulevard Saturday mornings. From 8 to 9 a.m. every Saturday until Aug. 29, the public classes will have you sweating, learning new moves and saying namaste.

Open Barre owner Maryam Diaab says no registration is required. “You just show up with your yoga mat or towel and everyone does some yoga,” she says. “The classes are for all experience levels.”

Diaab says attendance has been “really great” since the Saturday classes launched July 11. Since south Louisiana summers are hot, the instructors keep in mind the complexity of the moves, she says.

“It’s a great time, a great workout and it’s free!” Diaab says.

No class will be held this Saturday, Aug. 1, but classes resume Aug. 8. Those who go can receive 20% off an in-studio Open Barre class.