For some, a glorious summer’s day along the Western Australian (WA) coastline is an occurrence that can only be dreamt. Luckily for us Perthians, such things are entirely possible with the pristine locations right on our doorstep.
And for those who fancy something a lil’ more than a stroll and a sunbake session, the community-wide movement makers, Cold Nips is back for another season of free, mega group yoga, dips in the ocean, and post-session sips at local cafes every Wednesday morning at three WA beaches.
With an ethos that claims ‘connection, discomfort, joy, nature, and finding meaning’, Cold Nips is open to all who care for activities that cater for groups in the hundreds at Bathers Beach in Fremantle, Seashells/Town Beach in Mandurah, and Gnarabup Beach in Margaret River.
Cold Nips aims to promote wellbeing with the shared experience of group yoga al fresco-style, followed by all the emotions that come with running into an icy cold body of water, and facilitating real connection over a cuppa nearby.
If you’re thinking of heading to Bathers Beach in Fremantle, set your alarms for the crack of dawn and start your day off right with Cold Nips’ 5am yoga lead by local teacher Shawn from YogaLab Fremantle, get into the water at 5:45am, and make new pals at The Bistrot Cafe shortly after.
If you’re close down Mandurah way, Seashells/Town Beach is the place to be for a big old and cold swim in the sea at 5:45am, with post-dip sips and a socialise at Mataya Eatery.
And if you’re a fair way douth (down south), then Gnarabup Beach in Margaret River is your spot for Cold Nips at 6:30am, followed by a group cup o’ Joe at White Elephant Beach Cafe.
Cold Nips state, “Our mission is to promote wellbeing, understanding and positive mental health among people, so that we may all live a happier, healthier and fuller life.”
You can join in on the salty action every dang Wednesday until further notice for a midweek stretch and splash. Register your interest here – see you on the sand!