Free Outdoor Yoga at Race Street Pier Starts April 5th

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The sun has officially broken through, my friends, and spring is upon us. And that means all kinds of fun outdoor fitness options are just around the corner, starting with free outdoor yoga at Race Street Pier, which returns next month.

{Check out the free yoga coming to the Schuylkill Banks this spring, too!}

If you can remember waaaay back to summer 2013, you’ll recall that the freebie classes were only offered on Sundays. This year, they’ve seriously ramped up the yoga offerings with six free classes a week: A yoga class will happen every day, except Wednesday, starting April 5th. The weekend classes begin at 9:30 a.m. (Note: People start gathering around 9, but yoga doesn’t start until 9:30 or so); the Monday, Tuesday and Friday classes at 7 a.m.; and the Thursday class at 6 p.m. Instructors from Dhyana Yoga will teach once again, with the bulk of the classes helmed by the awesome Malik Wilson. 

No need to sign up in advance. Just bring your own mat and get ready to sweat.

UPDATE 4/15: A Facebook group has been created for this yoga event so you can stay on top of announcements, time and location changes (the class moves indoors in the case of inclement weather!). Join the group to stay up to date.

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  • Free yoga realness

    I showed up to race st pier on Sat 4/12 and Tues 4/15 and no class was led.

    (Sat class on the schuylkill trail at 25th & locust was phenom tho)

    • Emily Leaman

      So sorry to hear that! I am checking with Malik, the instructor, to see what happened and will get back to you ASAP.

    • Emily Leaman

      Hey there! I just heard back from Malik and got it straightened out. Here’s his response — I’ll add a link to the Facebook group (it was created after this post went up) so everyone can keep on top of schedule/location changes. Thanks!

      From Malik:

      “Saturday class was held at Level 1 Fitness at 100 n 2nd St because of the National Water Dance that was held as is the only thing that was scheduled on the pier’s calendar that would interrupt the yoga classes. Today’s class was also held a at Level 1 Fitness because of rain and is always a judgement call of the teacher and is posted the night before. In case of inclement weather the classes will be held at Level 1 Fitness. The surest way to stay up to date is through the Facebook group.”

      • Free yoga realness

        got it. thank you!