Believe it or not, the sun is slated to start reaaallly peeking its head out from behind the clouds next week (we’re talking high 80s and sunny), meaning it will be warm enough — nay pleasant! — to roll your yoga mat out outdoors on the regular.
As relaxing as a yoga studio can be, there’s something especially calming about doing your sun salutations actually under the sun. That’s why we’ve rounded up over 30 regularly scheduled (and some pop-up) outdoor yoga classes in Philadelphia and the suburbs. Take note, then start filling in your calendar.
Note: All of these classes are BYO-mat unless otherwise noted.
Outdoor Yoga in Philadelphia
Yoga on the Pier
Where: Race Street and North Columbus Boulevard.
When: Monday through Thursday at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Fridays at 7 a.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 a.m., plus select Twilight Yoga dates.
From late spring to early fall, Race Street Pier offers daily yoga classes open to all levels. The series runs until November 12th. Free; donations welcome.
Yoga on the Banks
Where: 25th and Locust Streets, Schuylkill Banks.
When: Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m., Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Throughout the summer, donation-based yoga classes are hosted on a grassy waterfront patch on the Schuylkill. All donations go to the yoga teachers and the the Yoga on the Banks organization. Pay what you wish.
Yoga at the Market
Where: Clark Park, Dickinson Square and Schuylkill River Park.
When: Schedule TBD. Check their website for updates.
Put on by the folks who put on Yoga on the Banks, Yoga at the Market offers open-air classes at Philadelphia farmers’ markets. After you say Namaste, you can hit up local vendors for some fresh produce. You’ll surely leave feeling refreshed and healthful. Pay what you wish.
Yoga at Fairmount Water Works
Where: 640 Waterworks Drive.
When: June 15th, July 20th, August 17th, September 14th, and October 19th at 6 p.m.
Led by instructors from Priya Hot Yoga, these classes will make you break a sweat while overlooking the Schuylkill. These classes are donation-based, with collected funds going toward the Water Works’ summer programs. $15 suggested donation.
Floating Yoga at Spruce Street Harbor Park
Where: 121 North Columbus Boulevard.
When: Schedule varies; you can check here.
Combine stand-up paddleboarding with yoga for the ultimate test of balance in this outdoor yoga series. Paddleboards are provided, but you might want to trade in your yoga pants for a pair of board shorts for this class. $38 per class.
Yoga on the Green
Where: 129 South 30th Street.
When: Mondays at 5:30 p.m. through June 19th.
Head on over to Cira Green for some power Vinyasa with local instructor Robin Fencel on Mondays. Free.
Yoga in the Garden at Morris Arboretum
Where: 100 East Northwester Avenue.
When: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. from May 16th through July 25th.
Take advantage of the Morris Arboretum’s beautiful flora as you flow through a Vinyasa sesh on a summer night. The series is comprised of 10 sessions, but you can opt in for just five or a single walk-in if you don’t want to commit to every Tuesday. Sign up here. For members: $180 for 10 sessions or $100 for 5; for non-members: $200 for 10 sessions or $120 for 5 sessions. $25 walk-in for both members and non-members.
Yoga in Philly Parks with Roots2Rise and Parks on Tap
Where: A different Philadelphia park each week; check the schedule here for location details.
When: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. through September 28th.
This series combines happy hour with yoga — yes, bites and beverages are available after yoga! Roots2Rise and Parks on Tap are giving you a yoga tour of some of Philly’s greatest parks. Use this as an excuse to explore Philly’s nature through yoga and get together with friends over post-workout drinks. $10 per class.
Yoga on the Manayunk Bridge
Where: Manayunk Bridge.
When: Sundays at 10 a.m.
Here’s another series brought to you by Roots2Rise. Feel especially centered in your bridge pose while balancing on the Manayunk Bridge. All donations benefit Roots2Rise. $5 suggested donation.
Pop-up Yoga with hgAthletics
Where: 21 South 11th Street.
When: Select days and times on a pop-up basis; check their Facebook to stay up to date on the whereabouts of the pop-up classes.
As a part of Honeygrow’s hgAthletics summer workout series, your favorite salad joint will be bringing you free yoga at various outdoor locations. On June 7th, you can find them at The Yard, and on June 14th, you can find them at Cira Green. After the classes, you get 20 percent off a stir fry or salad. Free.
Three Queens Yoga at the Shambles
Where: 104 Lombard Street.
When: Saturdays at 9 a.m. through September 2nd.
Three Queens Yoga is offering free outdoor yoga all summer! Enjoy their all-levels yoga class at the Shambles, then head to Spruce Street Harbor Park for some hammock time. You can sign up ahead of time here. Free.
Yoga at the Art Museum
Where: Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
When: Wednesdays at 6 and 7 p.m.
After you’re done perusing the collections, meditate on the inspiring art with a complimentary yoga class at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Free after pay-what-you-want Art Museum admission.
Yoga at the Piazza at the Schmidt’s Commons
Where: 1001 North. Second Street.
When: June 24th, July 22nd, August 26th, September 23rd, and October 28th at 11 a.m.
The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons is hosting monthly Makers Markets complete with art vendors and produce booths. And let’s not forget about the yoga hosted at 11 a.m. at each market. $10.
Yoga at Rittenhouse Square Park
Where: Rittenhouse Square Park.
When: Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
Brought to you by Rittenhouse Spa & Club, there will be free yoga monthly classes in Rittenhouse Square Park. Sign up here. Free.
Yoga on The Deck
Where: The Deck, 401 South Colombus Boulevard.
When: Sundays at 10:30 a.m. starting June 25th.
These classes will get you your perfect work-hard, play-hard combo. Start out the morning with yoga then stick around for boozy brunch. $10 for yoga and 15 percent off brunch.
Yoga in the Cemetery
Where: 3822 Ridge Avenue.
When: June 17th, July 15th, August 19th, and September 16th at 2 p.m.
Okay, this might sound a little, well, creepy. But local instructor Emily Tara Sabalbaro, who teaches at Mindful Elephant, is sure to give a great class. Plus, Laurel Hill Cemetery is a beautiful backdrop for your downward dog. Your Savasana might just feel a little too real. Free.
Yogetree in the Park
Where: Clark Park, 43rd and Baltimore Avenue.
When: Every second Friday of the summer from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Head to Clark Park June 9th, July 14th, and August 11th for a 45 minute yoga flow class followed by engaging conversations about the community and current events. You can pre-register here. $5 pre-registration.
Hip Hop Yoga on the Roof
Where: Bok Bar, 1901 South 9th Street.
When: June 6th, June 27th, July 11th, July 25th, August 8th, August 22nd, September 5th, and September 19th at 7:30 p.m.
Watch the sunset on the roof of Bok and get into the groove with some upbeat yoga. You’ll need to sign up ahead of time here. Pay what you want.
Outdoor Yoga in Philadelphia Suburbs
YogaBootcamp at Wilson Farm Park
Where: 500 Lee Road, Wayne.
When: Wednesdays at 6 p.m. from June 14th through August 2nd.
Paoli’s PureEnergy fitness studio is bringing you a bootcamp-yoga combo. Sweat it out with strength training and cardio work for the first half hour, then stretch it out with an hour -ong Vinyasa class. What’s even cooler than this awesome two-in-one class is that all donations benefit All 4 Paws Rescue, an animal rescue organization based in Chester Springs, PA. $10 donation.
Yoga Happy Hour at King of Prussia Town Center
Where: 115 Village Drive, King of Prussia.
When: Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in June and July (excluding July 4th).
King of Prussia’s Stillpoint Yoga Studio is providing free yoga classes in front of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse starting the first Tuesday in June. After your yoga class, treat yourself and indulge in KOP’s shopping district. Free.
Yoga on the Roof at Whole Foods
Where: 500 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting.
When: Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. through September 3rd.
Get your grocery shopping and workout done in one fell swoop. Yoga Home is hosting these all-level classes, and you won’t want to miss ’em. $5.
Yoga on the Lawn at Sutcliffe Park
Where: 800 Colwell Lane, Conshohocken.
When: Wednesdays at 6 a.m.
This series is also brought to you by Yoga Home. Rise at the crack of dawn and enjoy an outdoor class at Sutcliffe Park. $5.
Yoga at ‘feine
Where: 812 Fayette Street, Conshohocken.
When: Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m.
This Conshohocken cafe is hosting Sol Yoga for weekly classes on their new patio. Say namaste with a cup o’ joe right after class. $5.
Morning Yoga with Uptown!
Where: 226 North High Street, West Chester.
When: The second Saturday of every month at 8:30 a.m. through October.
Uptown! and Local Yoga Cafe are teaming up to bring you outdoor morning yoga the second Saturday of every month. And you’ll want to save breakfast for after class, because the West Chester’s Grower’s Market conveniently opens at 9 a.m. down the street. You can register ahead of time here. $15.
Farm Animal Yoga
Where: 1314 North Limekiln Pike, Dresher.
When: Sundays at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and Monday at 6 p.m. through June 12th.
You’ve probably heard of goat yoga. Well, now you can try it in the Philly ‘burbs. Water and Rock Studio has teamed up with Rose Bridge Farm to bring you goat, bunny, lamb AND other animal yoga. Get into downward dog and get ready to have a lamb cuddling up against you. Register ahead of time here. $25 drop-in.
Sunset Yoga and Wine Tasting
Where: 124 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford.
When: Select Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer; see the full schedule here.
Yoga in a vineyard? And wine afterwards? Count us in. Enjoy Penns Woods Winery’s summer series of an hour long Vinyasa class followed by a wine tasting. You’ll even get a souvenir wine glass and 10 percent off any wine purchase. $35 for yoga and wine tasting.
Outdoor Yoga In South Jersey
Yoga on the Beach in Sea Isle
Where: JFK Boulevard Beach, Sea Isle.
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7:30 a.m.
Get your toes a little sandy with NJ Beach Yoga‘s morning seaside classes. You won’t have to sign up ahead of time, so if you make a spontaneous trip to the beach, just show up and get into the flow. $10.
Yoga on Avalon Beach
Where: 30th Street Beach, Avalon.
When: Mondays through Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.
Here’s another beach yoga class put on by Island Aerobics. Instead of a mat, the folks at Island Aerobics recommend a beach towel. Just show up at the beach ready for some yoga and pay in cash. $15.
Yoga at Cadwalader Park
Where: Parkside Avenue, Trenton.
When: Various pop-up dates; next event is June 11th at noon.
A group of yoga and outdoors-loving people get together in Cadwalader Park for yoga led by a volunteer instructor. Check out their Facebook page to stay up to date on the pop-up classes. Free.
Yoga at Timber Creek Park
Where: 236 Taylor Avenue & Chews Landing Road, Blackwood.
When: Saturdays at 11 a.m.
This donation-based class meets right in Timber Creek Park and sets up camp with mats facing Philly skyline views. You’ll have to fill out a waiver before your first class, which can be found on the groups Meetup page. Donations welcome.
Yoga-On Events Pop-up Classes
Where: Various outdoor locations in South Jersey; Check their Facebook page to stay updated on upcoming events.
When: July 14th, August 4th, and September 8th at 7 p.m.
Yoga-On not only hosts outdoor yoga classes at some pretty spectacular outdoor spots, but it also hosts BYOB post-yoga hangouts. Hit up their Yoga-On the Pool event, their Yoga-In the Garden event, or their Yoga-In the Winery event (a wine tasting will be provided for this one) — or all three! And don’t forget your bottle of vino to sip on after. You can buy your ticket through Eventbrite. $20 to 25 per event.
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