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apr 10 2013

Where to Find Free Yoga This Summer

Yoga in the City

Try yoga for free this summer thanks to these four Wanderlust: Yoga In The City events.

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Yoga classes can really add up—I've seen prices as high as $35 per class here in New York City. Luckily, there are a number of free events that take place in cities around the country every summer to help everyone take a breather.

If you happen to be in the New York City area on Friday, June 21st, don't miss Solstice in Times Square: Athleta Mind Over Madness Yoga. Join thousands of other flexible friends in an enormous crowd of New Yorkers and visitors alike, all trying to find their inner peace in one of the busiest, loudest, most crowded places on earth. The event takes place all day and you can score freebies like gift bags and yoga mats (given to the first 1,500 participants). Stick around between classes for soothing musical performances, free giveaways, raffles, and a fashion show by popular yoga clothing company, Athleta.

Wanderlust: Yoga In The City, an annual event stretching across four U.S. cities this year, is hosted in popular parks and other areas with beautiful views to look at while you practice your poses.

San Francisco: Sunday, May 12th, at Little Marina Green from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Register online
for the 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., or 3:30 p.m. class.

Chicago: Sunday, June 2nd, at Butler Field in Grant Park from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Register online
for the 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. class.

New York City: Sunday, June 9th, at Pier 63 in Hudson River Park from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Register online
for the 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. class.

Los Angeles: Sunday, June 30th, at Santa Monica Pier from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Register online
for the 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. class.

If all else fails, wait for September when it's National Yoga Month, and the Yoga Health Foundation offers one free week of classes at your choice of more than 2,200 participating studios around the country. Register online this year starting August 1st, and redeem your certificate anytime between September 1st and October 30th.

Please note that while these events are free and open to the public, you do need to register for a spot through the appropriate website. Space at the Wanderlust: Yoga In The City events is limited to the first 1,000 people who sign up, while more may be accepted for Solstice in Times Square. Remember to wear sunscreen, bring your own yoga mat, and pack plenty of water.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.


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