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Your Guide to the Best Yoga Near Sanibel and Captiva Islands

When you’re on vacation, you deserve some time to relax and unwind. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stay in your Sanibel vacation rentals all day. One of the best things to do on Sanibel Island is to take a yoga class! Whether you already consider yourself a yogi or you’re brand new to the activity, there are plenty of yoga studios in the area that would love to welcome you to a class.

Here are some of our favorite local yoga studios near our Sanibel Island vacation rentals.

Ambu Yoga

Ambu Yoga has been a favorite destination of guests in our Sanibel and Captiva Island condo rentals for years now, offering classes in the studio, on the beach, on the plaza, or private lessons. This studio offers classes for all skill levels, from complete beginners in their Gentle Yoga class to more advanced yogis in their Ambu Heated Flow. You can also experience specialty class offerings like the Radiant Renewal or Blissful Savasana. You’ll always have an experienced instructor guiding you through the flow and helping to focus on rejuvenation.

A single class drop-in costs $29. You. can also get a 3-class pass for $75 or a one-week pass for $89. All classes are open to the public and are offered every day of the week, so there should be nothing stopping you from attending at least one class! The Ambu Yoga studio can be found at 5400 Plantation Road in Captiva, Florida.

Sanibel Fitness by Meta

Sanibel Fitness by Meta calls itself a “lifestyle enhancement studio,” offering yoga classes and other services like strength and cardio training, private Pilates, total body assessments, and more. You can easily fit a yoga session into your itinerary between the other things to do on Sanibel Island, as they can arrange a one-time or recurring session to meet your needs. You won’t have to worry about finding a spot in the crowded studio or not being able to keep up with other participants, as your session will be tailored to your skill level.

The trainers and instructors at Sanibel Fitness by Meta have decades of experience helping clients enjoy yoga and other fitness activities to start feeling like themselves again. For pricing and availability, don’t hesitate to contact the studio at (239) 410-1342. You’ll find Sanibel Fitness by Meta at 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Unit #2, on Sanibel. 

Sanibel Yoga

Guests in our Sanibel Island condo rentals have long loved Sanibel Yoga, founded and owned by Dr. Susan Pataky. Dr. Susan has a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and is a long-time member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, so you can rest assured knowing that you’re experiencing a practice designed to heal your body from the inside out. If you have specific medical restrictions or a particular part of the body you want to focus on, Dr. Susan can provide techniques and tips to help you achieve a healthy and safe yoga practice.

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Currently, classes are offered every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday morning. You can find courses such as Fun with Family or Friends, Living Yoga, Post Flight/Long Drive (perfect for when you first arrive!), or What’s the Rush? A single class drop-in can be attended for $20. You can also purchase a 5-class card for $95 or a 10-class card for $170. You can attend classes with Sanibel Yoga at 2173 Periwinkle Way.


Shiva Yoga Shala

Head out of your Sanibel Island rentals and take a day trip to Fort Myers to visit Shiva Yoga Shala. The instructors are dedicated to offering an inclusive yoga experience, providing classes for any age, skill level, or previous experience. Those new to yoga will enjoy the Beginner Basics class or the Chair Yoga class. All levels can benefit from courses like Core Power Flow, Heated Vinyasa, and Restorative Yoga. 

Classes are offered every day of the week, so you should easily be able to fit a class or two into your schedule. You can drop into a class for $18 or take advantage of the New Student Special, a $20 fee for ten consecutive days of use. You can also purchase a 5- or 10-class pass for $80 or $150. Visit Shiva Yoga Shala at 1901 Brantley Road #3 in Fort Myers.

Come to Life Yoga

Fort Myers has several of the best yoga studios near Sanibel and Captiva Islands, and Come to Life Yoga is another excellent example. Kimberly, the studio owner, has been practicing yoga since 2009 and loves teaching others about the fantastic benefits of the practice. Along with teachers Avrielle, Julie, Bonnie, and Peggy, she offers classes for anyone interested in yoga, regardless of how much previous experience you have.

Some of the most popular classes here include Chair Yoga, Restore Yoga, Hot Power Flow, Gentle Yoga, and Strength Yoga. Classes are offered every weekday, and some pop-up classes on Saturdays. Check their Facebook page to see what pop-up classes are available! Get one class for $15, four classes for $48, or eight classes for $80. Come to Life Yoga can be found at 12713 McGregor Boulevard, Unit 1, in Fort Myers.

Plan Your Visit!

Now that you know all the best places to zen out, it’s time to begin planning your trip to Sanibel or Captiva Island! Book your trip today!

Yoga Bird

During your trip to Sanibel, Florida, check out Yoga Bird, one of the most beloved yoga studios in the area. This studio, located in Fort Myers, is incredibly welcoming and offers classes for all. They call themselves an “inclusive, recovery-safe, body-positive, all-around uplifting community.” What could be better than that? Although starting yoga can be intimidating for some, taking classes at Yoga Bird makes everyone feel welcomed and empowered. 

Here, you’ll find yoga classes including Slow Flow, Chair Yoga, Gentle Yoga, All Levels Flow, and more. Please note that all classes require pre-registration. New students can book the Intro Offer, getting five classes for $50. You can also get a pass for one class ($22), five classes ($100), or ten classes ($180). You’ll find Yoga Bird located at 1400 Colonial Boulevard, Unit 61, in Fort Myers.

When it comes to finding yoga near Sanibel and Captiva Islands, these studios are just a few great options in the area. Be sure to check out one (or all!) of them while you’re in town! Once you’ve relaxed with your yoga flow, you can head back to your Sanibel or Captiva vacation rentals to unwind for the evening or get ready to tackle the rest of the day. 

At Gopher, we take pride in ensuring our Sanibel and Captiva vacation rentals are nothing less than perfect. We stop at nothing, from the d├ęcor to the amenities, location, maintenance, and more, to provide your ultimate “home away from home.” You’ll also have our team available if you have any questions about your rental or Sanibel Island things to do. Your perfect beach vacation awaits! Contact Gopher today to get started.