It’s Outdoor Yoga Weather!

Summer’s here! Summer’s here! It’s picnics in the park, (possible) ferry rides to the beach, and group yoga classes outside time! Unlike the massive outdoor free classes that happen in other parks around the city—I call b.s. when someone says they enjoy doing yoga with about 100 other people—the outdoor classes that happen in North Brooklyn tend to not get too crowded, and you might know an instructor or two. Some of these offerings are free and some aren’t, but it’s really a treat to get your om on outside.

During the week, you can hop over the Pulaski Bridge and head to Long Island City for The Sunset Sessions in LIC Landing. These go on Mondays and Thursdays at 7 pm through August 31. You will need a mat for these vinyasa sessions with Melissa Lomax. (52-10 Center Blvd)

Or, if you want to be surrounded by nature, head down to the Brooklyn Grange’s rooftop farm in the Brooklyn Navy Yard for 6:30 pm classes every Monday night. These classes at $17 each (advanced sign-up highly recommended), happen rain or shine, and you’ll need to bring your own mat. (63 Flushing Ave)

There’s also Tiny Field Roofhop farm, this is on top of the Pfizer Building, which hosts donation-based yoga every Wednesday night at 7 pm, and you’ll need to bring a mat. (630 Flushing Ave)

Good Yoga hosts free weekly classes on Saturdays at 9 am in McCarren Park and Bushwick’s Maria Hernandez Park. On Sundays, you can find a free class at 7 pm in Transmitter Park. At each, look for the Good Yoga instructor wearing a red t-shirt. Classes go on through September 3rd.

Northern Territory (12 Franklin St) is hosting SurfYogaBeer at 9:30 am classes every Sunday morning on their renovated rooftop. Classes are $25 with sign-up through Mindbody and mats available to rent.

There’s really no excuse to not go stretch a little.

About Siobhan Wallace

Siobhan Wallace is a freelance writer & editor. She co-founded the food blog Blondie & Brownie in 2008 and co-authored "New York à la Cart: Recipes and Stories from the Big Apple's Best Food Trucks" (Running Press, 2013).

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