Outdoor Yoga in Philadelphia: Where to Do Outdoor Yoga in Philly and the ‘Burbs
Would it be a stretch to call this handy, giant guide to outdoor yoga in Philadelphia this summer season a masterpiece? Mmmmm, I don’t think so. Below, we’ve rounded up over 30 regularly scheduled outdoor yoga classes and series — many of them free! — going on around town throughout these warmer months. So please, consider this your go-to guide the next time you get a hankering for a sun-kissed (or moonlit) savasana.
Note: All of these classes are BYO-mat unless otherwise noted. And make sure to check back; we’ll add new classes as we hear about them.
Outdoor Yoga in Philadelphia
Yoga on the Pier
Where: Race Street and North Columbus Boulevard, Delaware Riverfront.
When: Monday through Thursday at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Fridays at 7 a.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 a.m., plus select Twilight Yoga dates.
During the warmer months, Race Street Pier basically turns into an outdoor yoga studio, with at least one all-levels yoga class held each day. And note: kids and well-behaved pups are both welcome. The series runs through the first weekend of November. Free, donations welcome.
Yoga on the Banks
Where: 25th and Locust, Schuylkill Banks Park.
When: Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m., Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
This all-levels, warm-weather yoga series is held on the grassy edge of the Schuylkill River, making it the perfect spot for yoga-and-picnic dates. Pay what you wish.
Yoga at the Market
Where: Clark Park, Dickinson Square and Schuylkill River Park.
When: Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at the Schuylkill River Park, Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Clark Park, Sundays at 9 a.m. at Dickinson Square.
This new series, which comes from the same folks who put on Yoga on the Banks, combines two of our favorite things: yoga and farmers’ markets. Like Yoga on the Banks, classes are open to all levels. Pay what you wish.
Yoga in the Garden at Front Steet Cafe
Where: 1253 North Front Street, Fishtown.
When: Mondays at 7 a.m.
This free all-levels class, taught by local yoga instructor Jenna Brown, is held every Monday morning in the courtyard at Front Street Cafe. After class, yogis get 50 percent off coffee, tea, juice or smoothies, along with discounts on breakfast if they’re dining in. Free.
Yoga at Lemon Hill
Where: Lemon Hill, Sedgley Drive and North Lemon Hill Drive, Fairmount.
When: Saturdays at 9 a.m. through September 17th.
This all-levels Saturday-morning yoga series, put on by the Fairmount Park Conservancy, is led by the teachers from the Brewerytown’s new Yoga and Movement Sanctuary. Free for Fairmount Park Conservancy Members, $10 for non-members.
Rooftop Yoga at Whole Foods South Street
Where: 929 South Street, Bella Vista.
When: Thursdays at 11 a.m.
These weekly rooftop yoga classes, led by Palo Santo Wellness Boutique’s Daniel Cordua, benefit the Leukemia Society. $5.
Yoga at the Oval
Where: Eakins Oval, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Fairmount.
When: Wednesdays from July 20th through August 17th, Baby & Me Yoga at 11 a.m., Power Yoga at 6 p.m.
This year, the Oval is bringing back its Wellness Wednesday free fitness offerings, with tons of fitness going throughout the day. When it comes to yoga, Wake Up Yoga will be hosting Baby & Me Yoga in the mornings, and Fairmount’s newly opened Yoga Habit will be putting on Power Yoga classes after work. Free.
Yoga at the Sculpture Garden
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Fairmount.
When: Wednesdays at 6 and 7 p.m.
During the summer months, the Art Museum’s Wednesday-evening yoga classes (free with your pay-what-you-wish admission to the museum) are held in the Sculpture Garden on the back side of the museum. Free with pay-what-you-wish museum admission.
Because why not get your downward dog on underneath the full moon? $10.
Yoga at the Piazza
Where: 2nd Street and Germantown Avenue, Northern Liberties.
When: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
These hourlong classes are put on by instructors from Dhyana Yoga. Conveniently, Cantina Dos Segundos is just a hop, skip and a throw away for your post-yoga Thirsty-Thursday needs. Pay what you wish.
This mosaic courtyard of South Street’s Magic Gardens just might win for the best yoga spot around. Pop Up Yoga Philly holds these classes monthly. $17.
The folks of Aqua Vida have brought SUP yoga back to the Spruce Street Harbor Park for the third year, offering way more classes each week this year than last, plus other floating fitness — think: boot camp — and meditation classes. $35.
This class, another one put on by Pop Up Yoga Philly (they are busy this year), is a blend of vinyasa and yin styles of yoga that happens on a pop-up basis at Franklin Square throughout the summer months. $17.
Yoga at Franklin Square
Where: 200 6th Street, Franklin Square.
When: Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and Mondays at 6:30 p.m. through August.
These all-levels yoga classes are put on by the folks from Dhyana Yoga. One very cool detail to point out: During the Saturday classes, they have a sign language interpreter on deck so hearing-impaired yogis can get in on the action. Free.
Yoga at the Water Works
Where: 640 Waterworks Drive, Fairmount.
When: Every third Friday through October at 6:15 p.m.
This monthly class is held behind the Art Museum in the outdoor pavilion at the Fairmount Water Works, which makes for a pretty sweet savasana spot. $17.
This pop-up yoga class is made up of an hour of yoga in the pavilion at Valley Green Inn followed by a wine happy happy hour, complete with a free glass of vino for all attendees. $17.
This class, put on Pop Up Yoga Philly, kicks off at dusk and is held with the backdrop of the market fountain lights. Glow sticks galore provided. $17.
Yoga Out on a Limb at Morris Arboretum
Where: 100 East Northwester Avenue, Chestnut Hill.
When: Sundays at 8:30 a.m., July 10th, August 7th and September 11th.
This 90-minute class, held 50-feet high in the Arboretum’s tree canopy (!!), gives you a dose of Vinyasa at birds-eye level. $25.
Yoga in the Garden at Morris Arboretum
Where: 100 East Northwester Avenue, Chestnut Hill.
When: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. from May 31st through August 9th.
This 10-session series led by Jennifer Schelter gives attendees a taste of Vinyasa yoga, mindfulness meditation, and breathing. $180 for five sessions.
Yoga at League Island Park
Where: League Island Park at the Navy Yard, 4747 South Broad Street, South Philly.
When: Tuesdays at 6:30 a.m.
This free weekly early-morning yoga class is a collaboration between South Philly’s Nava Yoga and the Vincera Institute. Note: Classes aren’t cancelled on rain days, they’re moved into Nava’s studio. And psst: They also hold a free boot camp, same spot and time, on Thursday mornings. Free.
Outdoor Yoga Classes in the Philadelphia Suburbs
Rooftop Yoga at Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting
Where: 500 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting Mall.
When: Saturdays at 9 a.m. through September 3rd.
This class, taught by Yoga Home co-owner Maura Manzo, is held weekly on the rooftop of Whole Foods. $5 (cash at the door).
Yoga at Spring Mills Farmers’ Market
Where: 1001 East Hector Street, Conshohocken.
When: Sundays at 8:30 a.m. through September 4th.
This is another weekly class put on by the lovely folks at Yoga Home. Conveniently, the farmers’ market opens as class ends, so you can get everything you need for a post-yoga brunch. $5.
These hourlong vineyard yoga classes are are followed by — what else? — a tasting of five wines, along with cheeses. Perfect Sunday morning plans, don’t you say? $35.
Yoga and Wine Tasting at Crossing Vineyards and Winery
Where: 1853 Wrightstown Road, Newtown.
When: Select Sundays throughout the summer at 11 a.m.: June 26th, July 17th, July 31st, August 14 and August 28th.
Here, another winery yoga series (because are there ever really enough?). This one features a one-hour all-levels vineyard vinyasa class followed by a wine tasting, charcuterie and chocolate. Mmmm. $45.
Sunrise Yoga at Narberth Park
Where: Meet at 80 Windsor Avenue, Narberth.
When: Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6 a.m. through July 28th.
The folks from the Yoga Garden in Narberth put on these very early sunrise yoga classes throughout the summer. Hey, the early bird gets the worm, right? $17.
Yoga and Happy Hour at Valley Beach
Where: Valley Beach at Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia.
When: Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. through July.
These weekly summer yoga class, led by Stillpoint Yoga Studios, end with — drumroll, please — happy hour, complete with complimentary light bites and drink specials. Yasssss! Free.
YOGABOOTCAMP at Wilson Farm Park
Where: 500 Lee Road, Wayne.
When: Wednesdays at 6 p.m. through August 10th.
Every Wednesday through the beginning of August, Purenergy is leading a 30-minute boot camp class followed by a 30-minute vinyasa yoga class at Wilson Farm Park, with proceeds going to Paoli’s Fighting Back Scholarship Program. Pay what you can.
Yoga at Cynwyd Station Park
Where: Cynwyd Station Park, Bala Cynwyd.
When: 11 a.m. on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month through August.
Dana Hot Yoga is bringing their practice outside with a twice-monthly all-levels class at Cynwyd Station Park, with proceeds benefit Cynwyd Heritage Trail. $5 suggested donation.
Outdoor Yoga Classes in South Jersey
Yoga on the Camden Waterfront
Where: Wiggins Park Marina, Martin Luther King Boulevard and Riverside Drive, Camden.
When: Select Wednesdays at 6 p.m.: June 15th, 22nd and 29th, July 6th, 13th, and 20th, August 17th, 24th and 31st.
Instructors from Moonshine Power Yoga lead these hourlong waterfront classes throughout the summer months. Free.
Yoga at Johnson Park
Where: 303 Cooper Street, Camden.
When: Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. through August.
These free hourlong family yoga classes are put on through the YMCA and are open to all levels. Free.
Yoga at Pratt Gardens
Where: 158 County Home Road, Woodstown.
When: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Every Wednesday, the instructors from Bee Inspired Yoga take their 6:30 p.m. class outdoors. The class is open to all levels. $10.
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