4 Outdoor Yoga Classes To Get Zen This Summer
Why namaste in a yoga studio this summer? Become one with nature with these outdoor yoga classes in Bergen County.
During the summer months, we like to take our usual year-round activities and bring them outdoors. Hungry? Enjoy a picnic or alfresco meal. Want to watch a movie? Do it in the park. In the mood for a yoga session? Good, because that’s the perfect outdoor workout.
In fact, the benefits of yoga are magnified when the practice is performed outdoors—it has spiritual benefits, sure, but studies have found that being in nature awakens the senses, and being outdoors in general energizes you and provides your daily dose of vitamin D.
So whether you’re a bonafide yogi who knows your Sukhasana from your Vajrasana or you’re a newbie who’s just learning the basics of the downward dog, these four outdoor yoga classes in Bergen County are just the thing:
- Every Monday at 6 and 7:30 p.m. until Aug. 29, the Hackensack Department of Cultural Arts hosts Sunset Yoga at Atlantic Street Park. The event is free and open to both newbies and pros.
- Every Thursday at 7 p.m., Midland Park Library hosts an outdoor “gentle yoga” class on Godwin Avenue on the lawn between the library and borough hall. It’s $5 per class per person, and registration is required in advance.
- Every Saturday at 8:30 a.m., Flow Yoga Studio, with locations in Ho-Ho-Kus and Mahwah, hosts one-hour-long Yoga in the Park sessions at the Meadow at the Stable (259 N. Maple Ave. at Leuning Park in Ridgewood). Classes are free and open to yogis of all skills levels. Register in advance online, and bring your own mat and water bottle to class.
- Every Sunday at 8:30 a.m., Pure Bliss Yoga in Fort Lee hosts outdoor yoga by the “Be Fort Lee” sign in front of Hudson Lights apartments on Hudson Street. Kids and adults of all skill levels are welcome; classes are free, and you must bring your own equipment. Questions? Text 518.406.8077.