New England winters are no joke. So when the weather in Boston warms up, you’ll find us outside.
Luckily, Boston’s yoga community totally gets it. They know we’re never going to pass up a chance to sweat and flow in the sun, breathing in the fresh air. That’s why Boston’s outdoor yoga scene is expanding every year. So we’ve put together this list of outdoor classes that will have you saying, ‘Indoor yoga? Namaste outside.’
As much as we love ice-skating in Boston Common, we love outdoor yoga at the Frog Pond even more. Because, summer. Grab your mat and head to this huge Thursday night at 6pm. June 8 to August 31.
Everyday is outdoor yoga day with Exhale Spa. They’re taking class outside to the HarborWalk five days a week. Starting in June and continuing as long as the summer holds out, check out this serene spot for $25 a pop (ClassPass and Exhale members, you get to come for free). Choose any of the following classes: Mondays 7am & 6pm, Thursdays 7am, Fridays 5:30pm, and Saturdays 4pm. They even host a special yoga and brunch event on Sundays at 830am – after class, you can choose to throw down an extra $30 for the optional brunch at nearby upscale Aragosta. Sunday bend and brunch with your besties?
Few things are better than watching the sunset over the water on a warm summer’s night. But doing yoga by the water while watching the sunset on a warm summer’s night is definitely one of those things. Well friend, you can have it all on the Esplanade thanks to Sunset Yoga led by Sara Divello every Wednesday night at 6pm. Mark your calendar. Beginning July 13.
The Boston Public Health Commission is on board with the idea of combining fitness with sunshine in Beantown. In addition to Frog Pond Thursdays (see above), they’re serving up daily free yoga classes in parks all across the city, including Christopher Columbus Park, Dorchester Park, Franklin Park, Jamaica Pond, and Franklin Square. See the schedule for a complete rundown on classes this summer. June 3 to August 31.
Hump days just got a whole lot better! All summer long you can start your Wednesday mornings off right with Rooftop Yoga at the beautiful Colonnade Hotel in the Back Bay. The all-levels practice is taught by acclaimed local yogi Rebecca Pacheco, author of Do Your Om Thing. Make your hump day even better when you spring for an all-day pool pass so you can keep soaking up the sun. Wednesdays starting June 28.
The Liberty is a hidden gem in the outdoor yoga world. The courtyard just off Storrow Drive, where cocktails flow and couches glow, becomes a peaceful oasis to further your practice every Saturday morning from 10-11am. With wedding season in full swing, it’s worth calling ahead to see if they’ve moved the yoga inside, just to be safe. July to August
Start your summer Sundays off right with an hour of yoga in the beautiful Minot Rose Garden in Brookline. Brought to you by the awesome instructors at Coolidge Corner Yoga, these all-levels, Vinyasa mat sessions are the perfect way to unwind before brunch. The best part? The classes are completely free! Sundays, July 9 to August 27
The BHIA (Boston Harbor Islands Alliance) has partnered with South Boston Yoga to bring outdoor yoga classes to you all summer long! Ferry over to Spectacle Island for a 90-minute weekend flow every Saturday from 10:15-11:45am. If you’re looking for a little lunchtime flow, head to the BHIA Welcome Center on the greenway every Friday at noon for a 60-minute lunch break. June 18th to September 3rd.
Start your Saturday right with yoga along the Mystic River at Baxter Riverfront Park at Assembly Row. You’ll definitely need a yoga mat, and maybe your wallet. With the outlets and restaurants nearby, hanging out after your workout isn’t a bad idea. Either way, you’ll want to register in advance as space is limited! May to September.
There’s a new yoga studio in East Boston and it’s taking classes outside this summer. The Point recently opened in Eastie and to celebrate the season, it’s offering FREE outdoor mat sessions at Piers Park. This one-hour class takes place right on the water.
The Seaport Sweat series gives fitness enthusiasts of all types the opportunity to stay active this summer. For those who prefer savasanas to burpees, Seaport Sweat offers two different classes to find your inner zen. The fun kicks off June 1 and runs through the end of the summer, so make your way to the Seaport Common every Wednesday at 6pm or Friday at noon to enjoy a free yoga session with Jenna of Jenna Hill Yoga. Starting June 1.
Ivy Child International, a company that brings yoga to children and families, is hosting a free summer outdoor yoga series. Classes run Saturdays 12-1pm in Blackstone Park for yogis of all ages! This is a safe community space to teach your little one a little down dog. Bring a mat, towel, or blanket and the volunteer yoga teachers will help with the rest. June and July.
Rise and shine, it’s yoga time! Meet at the Charles River Bistro for this one-hour Saturday morning yoga class that takes place at Fiedler Field. Not only do you get free yoga, but participants also get 50% off Jazz Brunch at the bistro after class. The sessions run through August and begin bright and early at 8am, so you could even make it to the beach after class.
This Boston-based company combines live music or a DJ with their outdoor yoga events. Some even have a post-practice party at a bar or restaurant nearby. Be on the lookout for YAT at spots like the Greenway, Spectacle Island, Carson Beach, George’s Island, and more. These all-levels classes will not disappoint. Dates and prices vary, so hit the link and check out what’s new and upcoming!
Get ready, gang! Local instructor Meghan Rozanski Brundage is bringing rooftop back in 2016! Find your flow while enjoying gorgeous views of the Prudential Center and Boston city skyline. Class is $14 and makes for the roof most Wednesday nights 6:30-7:30pm. June to September.
Get your down dog on every Saturday this summer at Magazine Beach in Cambridge. This beautiful spot is right on the Charles and has a free pool that you can take a dip in after class. The weekly sessions run through the beginning of August and are completely free!
On the first and third Sunday in Jamaica Plain, Branching Out Yoga is offering donation-based classes in the Arnold Arboretum. It’s your chance to become one with nature in one of Boston’s most beautiful green spaces. Classes are held near Dawson Pond. Bring a mat, pay what you can, and get your Ujjayi (that’s yoga breath, so you know) on. June through September.
Backcountry Yoga is bringing you $10 yoga every Wednesday at the Q Park Lawn in the Seaport. Looking for something a little more rustic? A little more in tune with nature? Backcountry Yoga doesn’t stop with yoga in the park. Venture even further into the wild by participating in one of their local Sunday Yoga Hikes, or the even longer Summit Hikes.
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