After a winter of being cooped up indoors for classes, it always feels great to get a little more vitamin D when spring comes around. The lakefront path becomes more vibrant as soon as May hits and runners, walkers and bikers seem to come out of hibernation.
This summer, I’m adding a new item to my “get outdoors” initiative: yoga. It just seems so fitting to be connected to nature while doing a tree pose, right?
From studios moving their mats outdoors to park district offerings, there’s more than a few ways to get your ohm on outside this summer. Below I list a few of my findings – but keep in mind that this list is growing. If you know of other spots to practice this summer, let us know in the comments!
Outdoor yoga around the city
- Millenium Park Summer Workouts: June 3rd – September 2nd. Yoga is offered on Saturday mornings at 8 am and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 am – 8:30 am. Price: Free!
- Yoga at the Zoo: June 3rd – September 3rd. Yoga is offered on Wednesday nights from 6:30 – 7:30 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 – 10 am. Price: You can drop-in for $20 or buy packages for discounts.
- VIBEUP Yoga at Navy Pier: On select Sundays throughout the summer, Yoga is offered from 10 – 11 am on Sunday mornings. Price: Free!
- Butterly Haven Yoga at the Nature Museum: Saturdays from 8:30 – 9:45 am. Classes are $15, with a 4-week series available for $48.
Outdoor yoga by the lake
- Sun and Moon Beach Yoga: Starting the season on May 26th and go through Labor Day weekend, there are various offerings throughout the week in the summer.
Pricing: pre-season packages available at $95 for 10 classes or $150 for unlimited classes this summer. Check the schedule and sign up here.
- Chicago S.U.P. Yoga: Get your yoga on … on a stand-up paddle board (why not?) at Montrose Beach this summer. Single classes cost $50 for 1.5 hours, with discounted multiple-class packages available. Check out the schedule here.
Rainy Day: Indoor Yoga Outside the Studio
Don’t let a rainy day stop you from getting outside the studio to get your ohm on. Here are a few unique spots to practice if you want to mix it up.
- The Pilsen Yoga Tribe puts on yoga classes in this beautiful venue on Sunday mornings at 10:30, only asking for a charity donation.
And look out for outdoor yoga here:
These studios have a history of adding outdoor yoga classes to their schedules. Stay tuned!
- BareFeet Power Yoga in the park on Saturdays (see schedule here)
- CorePower Yoga in Old Town offering yoga at the Chicago History Museum (see schedule here)
- Yoga Six summer fun run and 60-minute deep stretch (see schedule here)
What did we miss? Let us know!