Bays Mountain Park hosts barge, planetarium yoga classes

A local yoga instructor is partnering with Bays Mountain Park to offer two special yoga classes to the community in the coming weeks.

The first class – Barge Yoga – will be held on September 30 from 10 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. on the Bays Mountain Barge. The class is designed to challenge your core muscles and balance abilities, all while enjoying the beautiful lake at Bays Mountain.

This fun, exercise science-based yoga class features poses that challenge students to build strength and flexibility while also working on coordination skills. The class will further incorporate a rest and restore portion (10 minutes) that includes stretching and breathing exercises.

Designed for all levels and modifications will be offered. The cost is $6 per adult and registration is limited to 8 people. Please bring your own mat and water. Participants will meet by the barge 15 minutes prior to class starting.

The second class – Planetarium Yoga – will be held on October 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Bays Mountain Park planetarium.

This truly immersive yoga class will be held in the planetarium theater, while the images shown run from dawn to dusk, simulating a day’s journey while participants do Sun Salutations, Warrior series, and balance poses.

Concentric, eccentric and isometric contractions will be featured so participants can work to optimize both their strength and balance. Finally, the class concludes with a twilight to starry night sky for the restorative portion of the yoga class.

The cost is $12 per person and class size is limited to 10 people. Wear exercise clothing and bring your own mat and water with a sealable lid.

To register, visit You can also register by clicking on the CivicRec link in the Connect Kingsport app or go to and click on “CivicRec,” then search for “yoga” in the search bar.