Who’s ready for some sun salutations? True sun salutations.
That’s right friends — outdoor yoga season is here, and it’s bigger and better than ever.
There’s no denying that our city is bursting with cycling, yoga, and fitness studios. And. We. Love. Them. But when summer comes around, there’s nothing quite like grabbing your mat and heading to one of Pittsburgh’s coolest outdoor venues for a workout under the sun.
It’s baaaccckkk! Yoga in the Square is a fan favorite in Pittsburgh. And if you’re one of those fans, we’ve got some good news. It’s happening again this summer! Join hundreds of yogis in Pittsburgh’s charming Market Square for hour-long yoga classes all summer long. Check out our schedule of instructors here. The Square will be hopping, and the Vinyasas will be flowing. Oh, and did we mention it’s free? Sundays, 10am, May – September.
You can’t get more Pittsburgh than this one. On Wednesday evenings this summer, you can roll out your mat atop the city’s famous Mt. Washington overlook. Yoga is all about power and serenity – and you’re sure to feel both of those doing your favorite yoga moves looking over Pittsburgh’s most famous view. Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm, May – September.
We’re teaming up with our friends over at UPMC Health Plan to celebrate the North Side’s victory in the Pittsburgh Half Marathon Steel City Spirit Social Media Challenge with a free outdoor class on The Plaza at Nova Place. This all-levels yoga class will be led by three local instructors from Northside Yoga, Urban Elements, and Union Fitness. After yoga wraps up, enjoy fresh juice from Reed & Co.Trust us on this one — you’re not going to miss this. June 17, 10a-12p.
The name of this class says it all. Find your inner strength, quiet your mind, and connect with nature by the pond at Blackberry Meadows Farm in Natrona Heights. You can settle in as Alyssa from Adore Infinite Wellness helps you exhale and release all that mid-week stress. Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:30pm, June 7- June 14.
That’s right, yinz. If you’re a sleep-in-on-Sunday kind of person, don’t worry. The fun, sweat, and yoga in the square doesn’t stop on Sundays. This year, this ever-popular summer event is expanding to Wednesday evenings. After work, you can head to the square to get your flow on with Pittsburgh’s best instructors. And maybe—just maybe—grab a drink or a bite in the square afterward (we mean, you worked hard. AND you made it to Wednesday). Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm, June – September.
Frick Park is one of the Burgh’s largest and prettiest historic parks (seriously, we could spend all day there). And for the second time ever, One Point One Yoga invites you, no matter what kind of yogi you are , to head to the park for a scenic and relaxing yoga sesh. Walk along the Riverview Trail into the park and follow the yoga signs. You’ll be greeted by a big field and a bunch of happy yogis. Fridays, 7pm, May 26 – June 1.
Let’s face it. We love our rivers. And what better way to check out their beauty than settling in for some Chaturangas and a few Oms? This summer, Yoga Flow invites you to get your stretch on at Aspinwall Riverfront Park in front of the Allegheny River. Get in a good workout, enjoy the view, and check out the food trucks and juice afterward. Sundays, 11am – 12pm, June – September.
Station Square fans: this one’s for you. BYS Yoga is coming back to The Landing and Marina at Station Square for all-level, all-awesome classes. After all, Station Square is the place to be for yinzers and visitors alike. Plan your Saturday at the square and start the morning off right with some yoga. Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:30am, June – September.
Yoga, brunch, and drinks. Need we say more? Vinyasa on over to the Great Lawn at the Frick Pittsburgh for free classes on Saturday mornings this summer. And the best part? You can grab a delicious brunch or some drinks at the Café at the Frick after your workout. Fitt tip: Buy your brunch package in advance online by Wednesday, June 21. 9 – 10am on June 9; July 15; Aug. 19; Sep. 16
Sure, Pizza Penny is the talk of the town. In a few weeks, OMs in the Outfield will be too. We all dream of what it’s like to be on the field in PNC Park looking out at our city and all the stands. And this summer, we can live it. Head to the ballpark on Sunday, June 18 for Yoga Day. Signing up gets you the yoga class, tickets to the game, $10 in concessions, a yoga block, and a Pirates baseball cap. If you register early, you can get a free yoga mat! Sunday, June 18, 7:30am.
Ready for somethin’ a little classy? Inhale Pittsburgh has got you. And hint: it’s not a rooftop bar… but it IS a rooftop yoga class. Every Monday at 6:30pm, you can head nine floors up at the Hotel Monaco for a yoga sesh that’s unlike any other. Take in the city lights, warm air and candlelight, then head downstairs to The Commoner for a free beer or wine. Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30pm.
We’re big fans of this North Side sweat spot because, well, it’s legit. And this summer, they’re stepping their game up even further with an outdoor yoga class on The Plaza at Nova Place. This brand new courtyard-style lawn is really incredible, making it the perfect spot to find your flow. And for just $5, you can’t really pass up this practice. Saturdays, 10 – 11am on June 24; July 1; July 8.
Back for its sixth year, One WHIRL Yoga Fest is taking over Point State Park for a day of wellness. Festival-goers can expect yoga, Pilates, barre, and meditation classes on the lawn, as well as a Vendor Village offering local eats, clothing, wellness products, and good vibes. Saturday, July 22, 6am – 4pm.
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