Bishop and its big backyard are known as an outdoor playground for visitors: world class fishing in its alpine lakes, a family cycling outing on the jaw dropping views on Benton Crossing Road, a good ole’ fashioned auto touring on a variety of paved highways and dirt roads. And yet deep in its core is a place that rejuvenates the soul, that inspires visitors and residents alike to enrich themselves holistically and creatively. As the sunsets over the sharp razorback line of the Eastern Sierra, let these yoga studios and artistic outlets round out an already fulfilling trip.
Sierra Shanti Studio
Not just a yoga studio but a wellness center to restore your body to its full potential. The intimate Sierra Shanti Studio provides a wide variety of workshops including Tai Chi and Reiki as well as yoga classes based on Hatha, Vinyasa and Bhakti traditions.
Standing for Create, Connect, Converse, Construct, and Contribute, it’s Bishop’s creative hub. A place for residents and visitors to connect with the artistic side of the community. C5 Studios features artist studios, a gift shop, and a multi-purpose event space. Each week there’s an assortment of classes and workshops such as line dancing on Thursday nights, open mic nights on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, and workshops about artistic expressions such as cyanotype.
The Language Of The Spirit
No matter the kind of music you enjoy, sound sparks something deep in the soul. When you’re running a marathon, it can inspire you to keep going. A song could make you feel calm on a sunny day. A strum of a guitar can bring back a memory long forgotten. It also brings people together such as the summer concert series at the Tri-County Fairgrounds where you can enjoy live music under the starry sky. The live music festival season here in Bishop finishes off at the Millpond Music Fest. A laid back and family-friendly festival featuring an eclectic selection of contemporary and traditional music.
Take Your Photography To The Next Level
Bishop and its big backyard are like the paint to a photographer’s canvas: the weathered Ancient Bristlecone pines, Mother Nature’s sculptured boulders in the Alabama Hills, the towering High Sierra and White Mountains. It is arguably one of the greatest places to go for landscape photography.