Hallelujah, spring has arrived — am I right? If you need solid proof (because, you know, it’s still pretty darn cold out there), I give you this: news of the arrival of this year’s Yoga on the Banks outdoor yoga series, set to return to the Schuylkill Banks on April 18th. Read more »
In case you haven’t checked the weather forecast today, we’re in for temperatures in the low 60s. The sixties, people! To celebrate the warmer — and way more outdoor-workout-friendly — weather, a couple of Philly studios are offering free (!!) outdoor workouts tonight. Check ‘em out below. Read more »
For all the people out there who spend most of winter sitting in front of sun lamps and dreaming of days that don’t require two layers of gloves, we’ve got some good news: It won’t be freezing cold forever. You want proof, you say? Here you go: The dates for free outdoor yoga at Race Street Pier have been announced. Meaning, in just a few months, we’ll all be getting our Savasana on outside in the warmth of spring. Only a few more months, people.
The free classes, run, as always, by Malik Wilson of Dhyana yoga, will kick off on Saturday, April 11th. And this year, they’re giving us all even more chances to get our downward dog on for free. They’ve got a whopping 11 classes on the roster each week—up from six classes last year. How awesome is that?
It’s not every day that a free outdoor yoga class comes complete with a light show. Here’s the deal: This Thursday, October 2nd, Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood will be hosting a free outdoor yoga class with a pink-luminary lighting ceremony in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
UPDATe 9/25: Due to today’s rainy weather, the event has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 2nd, at the same time and place. If you’ve already RSVP’d, no need RSVP again.
Consider your Thursday workout plans covered, yogis: Thursday evening, Pop Up Yoga Philly is teaming up with Healthing You and Living Beyond Breast Cancer for an hourlong power yoga class at LOVE Park. Bonus: There will be free smoothie samples galore, you guys.
Get ready to enjoy some yoga with a view, guys: September 19th, Pop Up Yoga Philly will be hosting an evening yoga class at the Fairmount Water Works. A $10 donation gets you a 90-minute outdoor yoga class overlooking the waterfall. Um, can you think of a better way to end your workweek? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
Good news, yogis: Nava Yoga Center just announced that its pay-what-you-can Tuesday morning classes in the Navy Yard’s Crescent Park will continue through September, and they’re even adding another class just like it on Thursday mornings. So now you can down-dog bright and early two days a week, and keep it up all through the dog days of summer, too. Pretty sweet, right? Read more »
On a beautiful summer day, it can be tough to head over to a yoga studio for an indoor class. So why not head outside? There’s nothing like an Om in the trees or catching a sunset right after savasana to take your practice to the next level. So drag your yoga mat out of the studio and soak up some sunshine for a refreshing change to your typical yoga class.
We sleuthed out 20 outdoor classes in Philly, the ‘burbs and Jersey, happening everywhere from the beach to the rooftops. (Some of them are even free!) Just don’t forget to check the details before you go—some classes require advance sign-ups. Read more »
As you probably already know, the summer solstice is this Saturday, June 21st. But what you might not know is that the solstice is a big deal to yogis. As per tradition, yogis everywhere will be doing 108 sun salutations to celebrate. Why 108, you ask? It’s a sacred number in Buddhism and several other Eastern religions. The practice of 108 sun salutations is supposed to honor change and often occurs at times of celebration, rebirth, or, in this case, the changing of seasons.
Sounds intense, right? Most events break it up into four rounds of 27 or nine rounds of 12 to make it a little more manageable. If you’re up for the challenge, here are six places in Philly and the ‘burbs where you can get in on the action. (Plus, three other places to hit the mat this solstice if you’re not taking on the 108 sun salutations.) Read more »