8 Ways to Relieve Holiday Stress at the Beach

From yoga to meditation, here’s how to unwind and calm your mind by the water.


The holidays give us things to be grateful for— and to stress about. From hosting family and cooking for dozens to finding everyone on your list the perfect gift, the holiday season can be overwhelming. If you need to take a breather before the chaos commences, check out some of these stress-busters at the Delaware beaches.


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Ashtanga Weekend with Michelle Dorer

Friday, Nov. 2-Sunday, Nov. 4, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day
Instructor Michelle Dorer, director of Ashtanga Yoga Center in Nags Head, North Carolina, has studied or practiced with prominent Ashtanga teachers, including Tim Miller and Pattabhi Jois. The fee is $275 for three sessions.

Involution Yoga 
1632 Savannah Road, Suite 7, Lewes • 645-7053



Saturday, Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m.
This yoga class is for men of all shapes, sizes and abilities. Tickets are $10.

CAMP Rehoboth Community Center
37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth • 227-5620

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Listen to your Body: Perception, Reception & Awareness Workshop

Sunday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Participants will start with a visualization meditation to tap into inner wisdom and activate natural healing, then progress into breath-centered movement. The workshop fee is $35. 

Dimitra Yoga
17437 Ocean One Plaza, Suite 1, Lewes • 645-9100


Meditative Approaches to Coping with Holiday Stress

Thursday, Nov. 8, 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 a.m.
Develop skills to help calm your mind and relax your body before the pressure of the holidays ensues. The class will be taught by Mary Anne LaTorre of the Lewes Wellness Center. Registration is requested.

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Lewes Library
111 Adams Ave., Lewes • 645-2733


Reiki 1

Saturday, Nov. 10, Noon to 5 p.m.
If you’re interested in learning this form of hands-on energy healing, consider this initiation into reiki. Shaman and reiki master Nate Metz will lead the class, which is open to the public. The fee is $200 and due upon enrollment. Space is limited to eight people.

Dimitra Yoga
43A Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-3450


Yoga Workshop

Saturday, Nov. 10, 11:30 to 2 p.m.
Learn to self-massage the hands and feet to improve circulation, release tension and relieve arthritic pain and plantar fasciitis. The fee is $35; sign up in advance.

The Yoga Studio 24
33247 Fairfield Rd, Lewes • 542-8529


Embodied Mindfulness Class

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 3 p.m.-4 p.m.
Raylen Williams will teach the class how to integrate mindfulness into life through movement. The program is free, but donations are welcome.

Lewes Public Library
111 Adams Ave., Lewes • 645-2733


The Pawanmuktasana Series

Sunday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
The series moves bones and muscles to improve circulation and clear toxins. The workshop is open to students of all experience levels and costs $45 to attend.

Rehoboth Beach Yoga
20245 Bay Vista Road, Suite 101, Rehoboth Beach • 226-7646


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