At Kure Beach Yoga we strive to make yoga accessible for all physically and financially. Our classes are held either on the beach just north of the Pier, on the stage at the Oceanfront Park or inside the clean & modern Kure Beach Community Center, located just one block from the Atlantic Ocean. We’re also just a short drive or bike ride from Carolina Beach, NC. Whether your an Island local or visiting our beautiful beaches on Pleasure Island, we’d love to have you join us for a class. With new covid-19 standards, we now require pre-registration for all of our classes. This is managed via class ticket sales on Tula. You can now view our calendar, purchase class passes and register for classes online. Just click the button below and you’ll be directed to create an account that you can use to log on and manage your classes.
Our classes are held on the sand just North of the Kure Beach Pier, on the Kure Beach Oceanfront Park Stage or inside the Kure Beach Community Center (check when you sign up for a class), are an hour long and require Pre-registration. Just like the tides, our schedule ebbs and flows, so click our calendar button (Tula) to view our schedule. Sometimes we have to cancel and outdoor class, so please watch the weather, our FB page and the calendar for last minute changes to our schedule. As a rule, we make an announcement 30 minutes prior to the class start time if we need to cancel. Most of our classes are ‘Slow Flow’, meaning they’re appropriate for all levels, allow for modifications to accommodate those wanting to bring it to a softer level, or those wanting to take an advanced modification. We also offer Vinyasa Flow for those wanting to move a little more and our signature ‘Reggae Flow’ on Wednesday nights. Our Beach Yoga classes are a great way to connect your breath with the rhythm of the sea. We look forward to practicing with you and having you become a part of our special yoga community❤️
Kure Beach Yoga is happy to lead your private group through a practice that suits your needs! We offer oceanfront yoga or indoor yoga for all levels, ages and abilities. Whether your having a Bachelorette Party, wedding or just want to gather some friends or colleagues-we have you covered. Our rates are affordable and our instructors are the best!
Carla is known for her laid back and inspirational style of teaching that encourages personal expression through energetic connection and creative movement. She has over 25 years of yoga experience including certifications in Samdhaana Yoga and Yoga for Trauma (Yoga Warriors International). Her classes are meant to hold space and inspire one to move in a way that is safe and also satisfying, whether that is taking a modification or reaching for more
depth in a posture. She is the founder of Kure Beach Yoga.
Kim Gargiulo has been teaching yoga classes for over 12 years. She enjoys teaching and practicing vinyasa yoga where each pose organically flows into the next, incorporating breath with movement. Poses are held to increase strength and flexibility. She has taught students of all ages from 80 years to three months old. Her yoga class is energizing, challenging and invigorating with the goal of leaving students feeling relaxed and centered - fitting for beginners as well as experienced practitioners. The overarching goal of yoga, to Kim, is to unite the body, mind and spirit. She hopes that each student will have the experience of unity at some point during her class.
Yoga has been part of Marla’s life for about 14 years now and there are many reasons why she continues to practice. Marla says that “aside of the many health benefits, practicing yoga allows me to connect to who I am and be present not only on my mat, but to myself and others. With the responsibility of my full time job and being a mother of two teenagers, I find that each yoga class slows me down and reconnects me to what is important.” Marla recently completed her certification to teach Samdhaana yoga and is Registered with Yoga Alliance (RYT 200). She is also received her Reiki Certification in 2015 (level III), crediting her yoga practice for introducing her to the body’s 7 main energy centers or “chakras” which led her to the healing practice of Reiki or “Universal Life-Force Energy“. Marla’s classes are laid back, soulful and offer the student a chance to set aside ego and just be.
Megan has been practicing the many styles of yoga for over 13 years. She believes it is an essential tool in building physical strength and mental awareness. Yoga fosters this connection of mind, body and spirit, connecting us to our own truths and assists with continuing our life’s path.
Megan says “My hope in teaching is to offer a comfortable and safe space where you can let go of expectation, get into the body, create space and mobility and reconnect to the essence of you! I want you to feel energized, achieve your potential and just feel good!” Megan completed her Samdhanna Yoga teacher training and is registered with Yoga Alliance (RYT 200). Her classes are purposeful, peaceful and introspective.
Denise started practicing yoga decades ago and is so grateful to have a daily practice in her life. She loves sharing yoga and encouraging students to develop their own personal yoga practice. An illness that put her in the hospital for four days was the wake up call to commit to yoga every day. The unexpected results amazed her. Consistent practice really works! Her mission is to help her students be comfortable in their body and to truly enjoy yoga. Denise is a Senior Yoga specialist and offers Integral Hatha and Chair Yoga classes.
Paula started practicing yoga in the mid 70’s and has been an instructor of yoga for 20 plus years. Combining her life’s work experience in the health care field with her yoga teaching, Paula’s focus is on the healing and restorative aspects of yoga. Her style of teaching encourages a quiet, gentle, reflective approach to the poses and incorporates her mindfulness background into the classroom experience as well. Paula holds the belief that yoga can be adapted to meet student’s needs regardless of limitations they may be experiencing. She maintains her own personal practices with gratitude and an added appreciation for being able to share her experiences with others.
Paula currently teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Pain Management Classes with UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine’s Program on Integrative Medicine after studying with and completing two intensive Mindfulness curriculums with the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Mass led by Jon Kabat Zinn and Center Staff. She received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with the NC School of Yoga in 2001 and has received specialty certifications in Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater, Yin Yoga with Sarah Powers, Perinatal Fitness with the International Childbirth Education Association, Mindful Yoga with Frank Jude Boccio and Level I Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy.
You can send us questions and view our weekly schedule updates and announcements on our Facebook Page - Kure Beach Yoga
118 N 3rd Avenue, Kure Beach NC
Our hours and class schedule varies. Please check our TULA calendar page for class listings and details.