There’s nothing quite like downward dogging with the buzz of NYC floating around you–taxis honking, construction sites clanking, and different languages being spoken. Yep, I’m talking summertime outdoor yoga in in NYC! And what’s better–there’s many places that offer free, regularly scheduled classes during these warm months! Can I get a namaste?!
Grab your bestie, your boo, or yourself and head out to one of our five faves:
1. Yoga in Bryant Park
Instructors from Yoga Journal will be guiding free one-hour classes on Tuesdays at 10am on the Upper Terrace and on Thursdays at 6pm on the lawn. Super bonus: Mats are provided! Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also save a bit of time by registering ahead of time on their website.
2. Yoga in Washington Square Park
Sacred Sounds Yoga offers free classes on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:30am for adults in Washington Square Park, starting on June 3rd. You must bring your own mat; more details and registration instructions are available on their website.
3. Yoga in Riverside Park
Riverside Park offers free sunset hatha yoga classes every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm at the 66th Street Plaza starting June 3rd. You must bring your own mat, and can get more details on their website.
4. Yoga in Prospect Park
During the month of July, YogaSole will offer free tree-shaded Sunday morning classes in Prospect Park from 10-11am. Bring your own mat; full details here.
5. Yoga in Socrates Sculpture Park
Every Saturday through late September, free classes are offered from 9:30-10:30am and 11-12pm. A gorgeous waterfront environment filled with nature and art. Bring your own mat, full details here.
For more information on where to find free or donation based yoga classes around the city, this is a great guide. Just make sure to call the studios before heading out to make sure the schedule is still the same! And if you’re looking for free workout classes besides just yoga, Shape Up NYC hosts classes ranging from zumba to kickboxing to belly dancing in every single borough, every single day–all completely free.
Would love to know…what’s your favorite way to exercise in the summer? Share below!
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