Enriching Lives

Bayside Institute LogoHere at Bayside, we value our abilities in offering unparalleled opportunities for family fun and togetherness. Time with loved ones at Bayside is precious, whether it’s kayaking with the kids, playing golf or tennis with friends, or swaying with neighbors to the sounds of a great outdoor concert. But, let’s be honest. Once in awhile you need to take a little time for yourself…

Imagine grabbing a cup of coffee and slipping out the door to greet the morning sun. Hop on your bike and ride to the Point to discover a new hobby or ignite an undiscovered passion. Start your day by sharing your personal story in creative writing, enhancing your wellness with a healthy cooking class or learning to arrange flowers beautifully. Spend a quiet afternoon learning unique local history or wind down another beautiful day in Fenwick Island with a wine tasting by the bay.

As an innovative year-round program, Bayside Institute will enrich lives by giving our members the gift of meaningful “me” time. Learn new skills, explore new subjects, embrace hobbies and share wisdom—in any number of fascinating interest areas. This is about you: “me” time is priceless.

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Mindful Meditation & Yoga @ The Pavilion at The Point
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Raylen Williams from Union of Body, Mind and Soul for a relaxing morning of mindful meditation and yoga to truly center your mind and body. Explore the practice of meditation through this guided experience, with time to connect with those sharing the experience. After a brief break, Raylen will guide attendees through a yoga class for all, with options for those who would like to participate through chair yoga. At the end, explore sound and vibration as a way to calm the nervous system. Leave relax and refreshed, ready to take on the day.

About Raylen: Raylen Williams sees herself as a student of life, open to learn what each experience has to offer.  She continues to be humbled by the interconnectedness of human relations.  She loves exploring connection, learning various ways of connecting, and sharing what she learns in the community.

Raylen completed her 200 hour yoga teacher certification in 2012 and meditation teacher training in 2014 through Empowered Yoga.  In addition, she is a certified Balanced Athlete coach, LifeForce Yoga Practitioner, and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner in training. She remains passionate in supporting health and well-being for all.

$15 for Members, $25 for Guests & Extended Family Members

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

Instructional Photo Walk @ The Point Pavilion
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This on-location course will use the beauty of Bayside as the backdrop for photography and camera instruction with the purpose of developing your “eye” for great photographs.  Photowalking is a social activity for camera enthusiasts who gather in a group to take pictures, develop photo perspectives and learn how to apply photography skills in the real world!  Participants will be given a list of photo prompts to capture and share results with the group.  On-site instruction for improving your photography will be provided.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to apply camera basics for composing beautiful photographs.
  • How to spot beautiful photographic opportunities.
  • How to utilize surrounding light to properly light your subject(s).
  • How to take more impactful photos of people, landscapes, architecture, and more.

$7 for Members, $12 for Guests & Extended Family Members

Please register to reserve  your spot in this class.


Grilling 101 with Chef Cory @ The Community Grills by Sun Ridge and the Condos
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Chef Cory Waddell will teach the fundamentals of grilling. Learn from a pro when to use high heat, when to shut the lid, which foods to grill and which foods might not work out so well. These grilling basics will get you one step closer to becoming a grill master!

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

(This class will be weather dependent, in cases of extreme heat, we will postpone or cancel the class.)

Fresh Flowers with Zenful Petals @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Aug 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Using fun and summery red, white and blue flowers, create a patriotic floral arrangement to display all Labor Day weekend-long! Angie Gillis brings her creative and artistic expertise to guide you through building the perfect arrangement. Leave with fresh flowers to adorn your home! Who doesn’t love fresh flowers?

$45 for Members, $50 for Guests & Extended Family Members

Please register to reserve your spot in this class, limited space available.