Calling All Yogis: Dates for Free Yoga at Race Street Pier Announced

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?

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Do This: Power Yoga at LOVE Park Thursday

Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™

Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA

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.

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

Fairmount Water Works

Photo by J. Smith for Visit Philadelphia™

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



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 »

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