5 Places for Great Outdoor Yoga in the Big Apple



There’s nothing quite like downward dogging with the buzz of NYC floating around you–taxis honking, construction sites clanking, and different languages being spoken.  Yep, I’m talking summertime outdoor yoga in in NYC!  And what’s better–there’s many places that offer free, regularly scheduled classes during these warm months!  Can I get a namaste?!

Grab your bestie, your boo, or yourself and head out to one of our five faves:


1. Yoga in Bryant Park

Instructors from Yoga Journal will be guiding free one-hour classes on Tuesdays at 10am on the Upper Terrace and on Thursdays at 6pm on the lawn.  Super bonus: Mats are provided!  Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also save a bit of time by registering ahead of time on their website.

2. Yoga in Washington Square Park

Sacred Sounds Yoga offers free classes on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:30am for adults in Washington Square Park, starting on June 3rd. You must bring your own mat; more details and registration instructions are available on their website.

3. Yoga in Riverside Park

Riverside Park offers free sunset hatha yoga classes every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm at the 66th Street Plaza starting June 3rd. You must bring your own mat, and can get more details on their website.


4. Yoga in Prospect Park

During the month of July, YogaSole will offer free tree-shaded Sunday morning classes in Prospect Park from 10-11am. Bring your own mat.


5. Yoga in Socrates Sculpture Park

Every Saturday through late September, free classes are offered from 9:30-10:30am and 11-12pm.  A gorgeous waterfront environment filled with nature and art.

Would love to know…what’s your favorite way to exercise in the summer?  Share below!

Jessica Tiare Bowen
Jessica Tiare Bowen lives in the juicy Big Apple with her adorable pink-nosed chihuahua, Gillman. He's the inspiration for her first published children's book, "Park Avenue Pound Puppy." The book is the combined result of her two greatest passions: pooches and penning stories.

Her passions include art, urban hikes through Manhattan, drinking coffee with 3 creams and 6 sugars, making extremely detailed itineraries and traveling to far away places, singing along to Broadway shows, Netflix movie nights, discovering incredible treasures at Goodwill and thrift stores, and listening to stories from little people under 7 and big people over 70.

She started her career as New York City Teaching Fellow, teaching elementary school and theater arts at a special education school in the South Bronx for 6 years. She is now a Special Education School Improvement Specialist working in public schools throughout New York City. She is the Editor-In-Chief of the online New York City travel magazine, Used York City. The magazine focuses on finding the best of New York...as used by New Yorkers. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and an ASPCA Ambassador.
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