Yoga in Cemeteries Is All the Rage: Do Yoga in the Cemetery at St. Peter’s Church



So, for the past few years, outdoor yoga classes have been going down at Laurel Hill Cemetery on a regular basis, and now it looks like we’ve got another yoga-in-the-cemetery class to add to the mix: On Saturday, August 1st, Justine Bacon of Philly Yoga Factory will be leading an hourlong donation-based yoga class in the cemetery at St. Peter’s Church (at 3rd and Pine Streets), complete with live music, bagels and coffee.

Now, before you get all worked up about the class taking place in the church’s graveyard, know: All donations — accepted in the form of money or canned foods — will go to St. Peter’s Food Cupboard which feeds 180 local families each week. And, as Bacon tells us, the church really wants the public to see the cemetery (which is beautiful, by the way) as a place where they can come to read a book, have a picnic, or do yoga.

Local band Visoon will be playing live music throughout the class (if you made it to our Be Well Philly Underground Candlelight Yoga Class, you’ll remember them) and the first 10 people to donate $20 or more in money or canned goods will receive a free yoga mat, courtesy of KIND. To join in, just get to St. Peter’s at 10 a.m. with your mat and donation in hand.

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