Calling all yogis, Pilates enthusiasts, and wannabe chill peeps: This Saturday, September 23rd, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the folks from Philly Power Yoga and Thrive Pilates will be hosting a morning of yoga, Pilates, meditation, and — very importantly — snacks to benefit Girls on the Run Philadelphia. Oh, and did we mention the fun is all going down on a rooftop in Northern Liberties? Because it is.
Skip your standing brunch reservation this week: One of Philly’s many beloved outdoor yoga series, Yoga on the Banks, is hosting a special fundraising class this Sunday, September 24th, with the added bonus of a guided meditation and a potluck picnic along the river. Say it with us: Yes, please!
Yogis, this is YOUR month! Yup, you heard me: September is National Yoga Month. To celebrate, we’ve put together your guide to a bunch of yoga classes happening throughout the month that will get you on your mat outside of the studio. Don’t get us wrong: We’ve got a lot of love for yoga studios, but it never hurts to mix it up! (And add a little wine to your practice.)
Below, you will find 11 yoga classes happening around town this month that take place outside of a yoga studio — we’ve got parks, rooftops, bars, wineries and more on the line up. Take your pick and try something new to celebrate. But be sure to note that all of these classes are BYO-mat, water, towels, etc.
• Your most overlooked workout buddy might just be sitting at home on the couch: yup, your dog. Think about it: there’s no competition and no one to impress — just a lot of love. Plus, you already have to walk them. So, here are six exercises to turn your morning dog walk into a full-body workout for you. Multitasking for the win! [Greatist]
This Thursday, August 17th, we suggest you throw a little bit of yoga into your Thirsty Thursday plans (because balance). Henry’s Hard Sparkling, a new line of booze-infused sparkling water, is hosting a launch party at Old City’s Power Plant Productions (230 North 2nd Street, 3rd floor) where Fishtown’s Grace & Glory Yoga will be kicking things off with a yoga session. Andddd it’s all free! Meaning: This will be your cheapest Thursday night out in quite some time. #Winning
Maybe you’re new to the whole hardcore running thing, or you’re just trying to take your running to the next level — either way, it’s likely that you’ve been looking up your game and improve your experience. Well that, my friends, is where Justine Bacon of Philly Yoga Factory comes in.
Bacon, a local yoga pro in Philly, is known for her yoga classes for runners and cyclists. Here, Bacon shares five need-to-know yoga poses, tweaked specifically for the needs of runners who want to improve their running, safely, without having to hit the studio. Read on for the five poses, when you should do them and how it will help your running.
Last month, we told you guys that Lululemon would be putting on a “yoga and music experience” at the Fillmore, the live music venue in Fishtown. And now, the Fillmore has announced another yoga event: Adriene Mishler, the YouTube star behind Yoga with Adriene, with over two million subscribers to her YouTube channel, will be laying her mat down at the Fillmore this September. And yes, you are invited to join her IRL.
• We all know yoga can double as therapy, but what you might not know is this: There’s one pose in particular that is known to be the king of all kings when it comes to emotional-release poses (read: poses that bring on the water works). That pose, my friends, is fire log pose. So next time you’re in need of a good cry, just hop on your mat. [Well + Good]
“Yoga music” isn’t actually a genre a music, but it’s still easily identifiable — sounds of waterfalls, strums on acoustic instruments, you know the drill. And like, say, opera, it’s not for everyone. In fact, such music might even sound like nails on a chalkboard to you. That’s where this list of Philly yoga classes that offer up different sounds to accompany your sun salutations — from Beyoncé to heavy metal — comes in.