Pop-Up Yoga at the Fairmount Water Works September 19th

Fairmount Water Works

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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.

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Nava Yoga Extends Pay-What-You-Can Outdoor Yoga at the Navy Yard

Photo via Nava Yoga Center/Facebook

Photo via Nava Yoga Center/Facebook

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 »

20 Outdoor Yoga Classes to Try This Summer

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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 »

Six Places to Do 108 Sun Salutations for the Summer Solstice

Last year's Summer SOLstice with Sol Yoga Studio

Last year’s Summer SOLstice with Sol Yoga Studio

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 »

To Do: Pop-Up Yoga Class at Philadelphia Magic Gardens This Thursday

 

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Photo via Facebook

Here’s some awesome news for your Monday morning: this Thursday evening, Pop Up Yoga Philly is hosting a Vinyasa class in the courtyard of the Philadelphia Magic Gardens on South Street. Um, does this sound like the perfect way to way to unwind after a long workday, or what?

 New to yoga? No problem. The class is all-levels. Art and yoga, friends. It doesn’t get much better than that. Details below.

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Free Morning Yoga in the Navy Yard Starts on Tuesday

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Calling all yogis: Thanks to the folks at Nava Yoga Center, you can consider your Tuesday morning workouts covered. From May 27th through July 1st, the studio will be hosting an all-levels yoga class every Tuesday Morning at Crescent Park in the Navy Yard. And the best part? It won’t cost you a dime.

The free hour-long class will kick off bright and early every Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. To get your downward dog on, you just need to pre-register here and show up with your own mat, plus any other props you like to use. And we’ll keep our fingers crossed that rain doesn’t ruin any of these lovely outdoor yoga sessions, but in the case of bad weather, the class will be held indoors at Nava Yoga Center, instead. Happy hand-standing, friends!

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