Where to Find Outdoor Yoga Classes Around Philadelphia
Head to these series and pop-ups to get your plein air tree pose on.
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The arrival of spring and summer in Philly typically means the return of outdoor yoga season. While the pandemic dramatically altered gatherings of all kinds last spring, we know a lot more about safely exercising outdoors a year later. We also know that spending time outdoors, socially distanced, is one of our best bets for COVID-safe group exercise options right now. That’s just one reason we’re glad many studios are offering outdoor options within the city and in the surrounding suburbs.
Whether you’ve been practicing yoga for years or you’re totally new to your mat, here’s where to find outdoor yoga sessions in Philly now.
Outdoor Yoga in Philadelphia
Yoga on the Banks
Where: Schuylkill River Banks
When: 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
While yoga on Race Street Pier is cancelled, you can still enjoy a waterfront session on the banks of Philly’s other river. Classes are donation-based, and you’ll want to bring a mat, sunscreen, and a water bottle. You can follow along for weather updates and other pop-ups on Facebook.
Rooftop Yoga with KG Strong
Where: Bok Bar, 800 Mifflin Street
When: Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from May through October at 6 p.m.
Classes are hosted rain or shine, they have limited capacity and cost $18 per session. Thirty percent of proceeds benefit local organizations.
OMM Yoga Studio
Where: By the Schuylkill River Trail (behind CHOP building off of the South Street bridge) and in Fitler Square Park (at 23rd and Pine)
When: By the SRT on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.; in Fitler Square Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m.
From a sculpt class to FIIT yoga, OMM offers a variety of outdoor classes at their two locations in Philly (they also teach outdoors in Ventnor). A drop-in class is $14, and you can register here.
Where: Various Locations
When: Various Times
While their Bok Bar yoga session with Jade Javon may have already sold out, this Best of Philly-winning organization, which seeks to provide a healing space for the Black community through yoga and meditation, is one to follow on Instagram to keep an eye out for any and all upcoming pop-ups.
Tuck Barre & Yoga
Where: Smith School roof (19th and Wharton) and Cira Green (129 S 30th Street)
When: Fridays at 4 p.m., Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., and Sundays at 10 a.m. and noon
With five different studio locations around town, Tuck has quite a robust outdoor yoga (and barre) offering lined up for the warm months. You can find a complete schedule here. Classes are $20 and you can register on Tuck’s MindBody account.
Outdoor Yoga in the Philadelphia Suburbs
Union Library Hatboro
Where: Hatboro Library, 243 S. York Road, Hatboro
When: Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Classes are weather permitting, and will be held in the rear of the library. Classes are $5 and registration via emailing [email protected] is required.
Where: 1537 Dillon Road, Ambler, PA
When: Fridays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in May
Enjoy yoga with the rescued baby goats, then stick around for bottle feeding. In the case of rain, classes will be held in the barn. Tickets are $34 and you can register here.
Yoga at a Vineyard
Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery 1853 Wrightstown Roard, Newtown
When: May 2nd and 23rd and June 6th and 13th, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Two and a half hours may seem like a long time for yoga, but when there are mimosas involved, it’s just right. Take a 45 minute class, followed by continental breakfast and mimosas. Tickets are $50 per person, and you can register here. Alternatively, visit the vineyard for sunset yoga at 7 p.m. on May 6th.
Outdoor Yoga in South Jersey
Paddleboard and Fireside Yoga with Glisten Fitness
Where: 61 Norcross Road, Berlin, New Jersey
When: Various times
Glisten’s class lineup is impressive, ranging from fireside yoga to paddleboard yoga on the lake. After your class, stick around for open water swims on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Classes are $20 and you can register here.