It's a winning trifecta: Yoga. Nature. Free.
This summer, it seems like everyone wants to be with the trees, wind and sky while they practice. There's nothing like balancing in Tree Pose, humbled and inspired by the real thing all around you. And even better, many outdoor yoga classes are free, many as an offering to the community.
Across the country, yogis are busting out of the studio and onto the fields, parks, and lawns. Here's just a few examples:
New York: Taking Central Park by Storm
Storm Yoga, a nonprofit that runs free classes in Central Park, wants to make yoga accessible to all: The classes are free, but yogis are encouraged to make a donation to a local charity that runs yoga programs for under served communities.
San Francisco: Yoga on the Farm
Five days a week, San Francisco's Hayes Valley Farm offers free yoga, weather permitting. Just show up with your mat at this urban farm.
Los Angeles: Canyon Asanas
All yogis are welcome at Fire Groove's weekly, free yoga classes at Runyon Canyon. The evening starts with an all-level donation-based class and ends with a DJ spinning tunes for a Spin Jam.
Austin: Full Moon Yoga
For the 14th consecutive year, Charles MacInerney offers a monthly free yoga class that includes a hatha practice, meditation, and socializing to the light of the full moon.