Astoria, the oldest city in Oregon, is a historical, architectural, and natural marvel. The town acts as a gateway to both Oregon and Washington, as well as the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. Travelers from all across the Pacific Northwest visit Astoria in hopes of savoring coastal cuisines, hiking along the coast, and relaxing seaside with loved ones. And the perfect place to start and finish each day of exploration and relaxation is Astoria Riverwalk Inn, one of the top-reviewed romantic getaways in Oregon. The Riverwalk Inn is a short distance from a bevy of health-conscious eateries and adventure-based companies. Yoga practitioners are often surprised to discover three reputable studios in the heart of the city. Thus, practicing yoga in Astoria is as effortless as a Columbia River sunset.
The Top 3 Yoga Studios in Astoria
Kick-start each day with Sun Salutation, a meditative Vinyasa flow, and a core-burning Chaturanga at The Fire Station. Or melt into the floor with a relaxing Savasana led by Yoga Gypsy Sally. Otherwise, seek out the services of RiversZen, who will masterly help you balance your body, mind, and spirit within minutes upon arrival. Interestingly enough, all three of these top-rated Astoria yoga studios are located east of downtown near the Riverwalk.
RiversZen is a new-age operation led by a husband and wife duo that offers everything from Strala yoga to Qigong and resistance stretching. The Fire Station remains Astoria’s only heated yoga community (and a popular one at that). It’s unlike any other form of exercise. Heated yoga helps just about every aspect of your life, including metabolism, the immune system, and heart health. Sally Anderson, Astoria’s own “Yoga Gypsy,” boasts 30-plus years of experience. Anderson just might be the most skilled yoga therapist in the region.
Forest Bathe in a Natural Landscape
Well-practiced yogis will assuredly feel the urge to tramp into the dense forestry surrounding Astoria’s southern rim. Why not combine an hour of self-led yoga near Astoria with an afternoon of “forest bathing,” a lost Japanese artform. Popular places to practice yoga in Astoria include the Riverwalk itself (near the emerald Astoria-Megler Bridge), nearby Fort Stevens State Park, and world-famous Cannon Beach. There’s also approximately 30 acres of lush green space beside the towering Astoria Column! Meanwhile, many of our guest rooms open up to the scenic Astoria Yacht Club, an idyllic visual for those who want to quickly great each day with 30-plus minutes of waterfront yoga.
The Essential Riverfront Hotel in Astoria
Astoria Riverwalk Inn remains a quintessential Oregon getaway destination for couples and families alike, primarily because of its locale on the Old 300’s trolley route. However, please don’t overlook the allure of our spacious themed rooms, all of which tell a distinct story. On-site amenities include complimentary beach cruisers, a fitness room, fishing guides, pet-friendly facilities, free Columbia River coffee, unobstructed marina views, and so much more! When you’re not practicing yoga, remember to explore downtown, visit a museum, hike the coast, and sip on local craft ales.