At a time when pandemic-weary people are looking for outdoor activities for everything from dining and entertainment to exercise and social interaction, Freeman Stage organizers saw an opportunity to put its 2,400-square-foot lawn to use for an arts-related collaboration on non-performance nights.
In a perfect fit with SoulFire Collective, a popular yoga studio in Rehoboth Beach, the Art of Yoga will be offered weekly at 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26. There will be 60 minutes of yoga instruction followed by live music and refreshments on the lawn. Local band Hot Sauce will bring its spicy Latin sound to the occasion Aug. 5. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person.
“We were already big fans of SoulFire Collective and thought of them immediately when we came up with the idea,” said Michelle Freeman, chairman and president of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, which runs the Freeman Stage.
SoulFire Collective owners Kat and Brooke Wyman were already conducting classes on the beach, and at other outdoor venues like Good Earth Market and Salted Vines Vineyard. The chance to offer another outdoor experience to their loyal group of yoga enthusiasts was an easy yes, said Brooke. “Their lawn is perfect, since it is so large and already set up with seating pods with six feet of physical distance from each other. The fact that they could accommodate live music, and offer food and beverages after class made it an ideal space for us.”
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.freemanstage.org or www.soulfirecollective.com. Participants will be required to wear a mask when entering and exiting, and while moving around the venue. Masks can be removed once inside a pod; up to three individuals can choose to practice within a single 8-foot pod.