Guys, warm weather fiiiiiiiinally seems to be headed our way, with the forecast calling for temperatures in the high 70s and 80s this week. Say it with us: YESSSSSSSSSS. And if you’ve been feeling just as sun-deprived as we have, you’ll be very pleased to hear about two rooftop yoga classes, being led by KG Strong’s Katie Gould, where you can soak up some serious vitamin D this week.
There are two things that signal to me that spring really is a comin’: 1) People preemptively donning shorts to go to brunch in 38-degree weather and 2) the announcement of when Yoga on the Pier will start up again. And we, my friends, have spotted both of these signs in the past few days. (Dear fellow humans of the world, please — I beg you — put on a pair of pants. There is SNOW on the ground.)
So, about Yoga on the Pier: In case you aren’t familiar with what it is, Yoga on the Pier is the beloved free yoga series (though donations are always very much welcome and appreciated) held at Race Street Pier in the warmer months, helmed by local yoga instructor Malik Wilson and made possible by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. The views of the Ben Franklin Bridge from savasana are amazing. You can bring your (well-behaved) dog. You can bring your kid. Needless to say, it’s pretty awesome. And this year, they’ve added even MORE programming than they offered last year.
This morning, I had to wait at the Girard El stop in 27-degree weather for upward of 20 minutes, watching three packed-like-sardines trains pass before one came that I could squeeze into. By the time I pushed my way onto the car — some days, you just have to be that person — I could not feel my toes anymore.
That said, it’s kind of hard to believe that outdoor workout season, and all of the awesome free fitness that pops up around town along with it, is right around the corner. But it is! And here’s proof: The Center City Parks District has announced the lineup for Spring Training at Dilworth Park, their annual series of free spring workouts hosted at the park. Go ahead and bust out your calendars, people!
Fact: Mondays are hard. But next Monday will be different — really! Because next Monday, my friends, is National Relaxation Day. And wait! Before you start stressing out, wondering how on EARTH you are going to relax, note that The Logan has already planned your day for you. And the icing on the cake: It won’t cost you a dime.
If you never got around to getting your downward dog on at the rooftop of South Philly’s Bok building, formerly Bok Technical High School, last summer, you can wipe away your tears now. Katie Gould, the yoga teacher behind last year’s awesome rooftop classes at Bok, just let us know the rooftop classes will officially be making a comeback this Sunday, July 31st. AND they’ve added weeknight classes to the schedule, too!
Calling all yogis! We have the perfect Saturday plans for you for the rest of the summer (you’re welcome). We just learned that the folks over Rittenhouse’s Maha Yoga are hosting pay-what-you-wish yoga classes every Saturday at Parks on Tap, the floating beer garden that’s popping up at Philly parks all summer long.
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So two weeks ago, we gave you this epic guide to outdoor yoga in Philly, you are welcome. And this week, we decided to put a cherry on that namaste sundae and round up a few places that offer the king of outdoor yoga: rooftop yoga. So here you go, four places where you can go get your warrior on a bit closer to the clouds.
UPDATE 6/28: The date for this event has been moved to Thursday, June 30th, due to weather.
As you know, we LOVE us some outdoor yoga, so when we heard about this 60-minute free session at Rittenhouse Square next week, we couldn’t help but squeal. Listen to this: The class, put on by The Rittenhouse Spa & Club, will be held on Tuesday, June 28th at 6 p.m. — and it ends with boozy green juice and chair massages. Yassss.
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Would it be a stretch to call this handy, giant guide to outdoor yoga in Philadelphia this summer season a masterpiece? Mmmmm, I don’t think so. Below, we’ve rounded up over 30 regularly scheduled outdoor yoga classes and series — many of them free! — going on around town throughout these warmer months. So please, consider this your go-to guide the next time you get a hankering for a sun-kissed (or moonlit) savasana. Read more »