I’ve always loved outdoor yoga and I miss practicing in community, so I decided to investigate who was offering this physically distanced, vitamin-D mindful movement option in summer 2020.
Classes are by advanced registration open except where noted. Be sure to visit the studio’s site to register.
On the day of your outdoor class , check your email or visit the studio or organization’s site or Facebook page for the weather updates.
Note that some studios are also offering a limited number of in-studio classes and many are offering virtual classes.
Share your additions in the comments!
Bhakti Yoga DC
Bhakti Yoga DC offers outdoor yoga Saturday 8-9 am, Sunday 8:30-9:30 am, Monday 8-9 am and Wednesday 7-8 pm at 7th & K Streets NW on the grassy area beside Carnegie Library/Apple Store.
Flow Yoga Center
Flow Yoga Center offers outdoor yoga on Saturday mornings. July 4 will be at Stead Park in DC between Logan & Dupont Circles at 10:30 a.m. with Mimi Rieger. The previous week started at 9:00 in Rock Creek Park with Hawah Kasat.
Shortlink for sharing is flowlove.me/outdoorclasses
Cool Yoga Meetup Group
The Cool Yoga Meetup group in Del Ray Alexandria offers free yoga on Wednesdays July 8-August 26 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Del Ray Psych & Wellness Lot (1900 Mt. Vernon Ave.), a tradition started in 2014!
Visit the Cool Yoga Meetup Group and the Cool Yoga Facebook page for details.
Ease Yoga & Cafe
Ease Yoga & Cafe in Del Ray Alexandria offers outdoor yoga every day at 8:00 a.m. on the lawn in front of the studio and also has several other outdoor offerings, including evenings and later mornings. Be sure to check out the full schedule!
Mind the Mat
Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga has three outdoor offerings in different locations in Arlington and Alexandria according to My Area Yoga and some additional offerings on the studio’s website.
- Outdoor power yoga flow in Clarendon/Arlington on Thursdays 7:00-8:00 p.m.
- Outdoor Mommy & Me Get Fit After Baby on Fridays 11:15 am-12:30 pm – walk to parks around the Del Ray neighborhood to move
- Outdoor slow flow class on Saturdays 11:15-12:30 at the Madison Day School parking lot in Alexandria (203 E. Custis)
Annmarie Sculpture Garden
About a 45-minute drive from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge is Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, part of the Smithsonian Institution.
Register for yoga with Evolve Yoga and Wellness for the following classes through mid-July:
- Kids Yoga on Wednesdays at 9 a.m.
- Adult Yoga on Tuesdays at 9 a.m.
For more about our past visits to Annmarie, read this post and this post.
Annmarie’s outdoor gardens and the Fairy Lolly are open!
Annmarie has revamped its Fairy & Gnome Home Festival into an Enchanted Summer at the Garden, a “low-touch/no-touch, multimedia, daily, outdoor experience of frolicking fairy fun” available through September 7. Check out the activity guide and map, which includes activity stations that go with art kits available on site.
The Murray Arts Center is open with Pandemic Postcard project and the Nature Nook and exhibits, but the ArtLAB remains closed.
Earth to Sky Arts Yoga Meetup
Earth to Sky Arts Yoga Meetup group in Rockville, MD is offering yoga in the park on Tuesday, June 30 on the playground on Fallsgrove Road at 7:00 p.m.
UP in Silver Spring offers outdoor yoga at Mrs. K’s Toll House (9201 Colesville Rd.) most days of the week including Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 a.m. and some middays and evenings. Register here.
Where else is there outdoor yoga in Metro DC? Share resources in the comments or email jessica (at) mindfulhealthylife (dot) com!
Interested in the intersection of yoga and social justice?
The State of Union (Yoga) Address six-part series that uplifts and amplifies the voices and experiences of Black and Brown Yoga teachers. Episode One airs June 30.
Also be sure to check out Soul of a Crisis weekly vigil at 9:00 p.m. on Monday nights for meditation and reflections on how to move through the coronavirus pandemic and racism and revolution with grace, love, and surrender.
Jessica Claire Haney is the founder, publisher and editor of Mindful Healthy Life and the author of its Guide to Holistic Family Living in Metro DC. A mother of two, Jessica founded the Arlington/Alexandria Chapter of Holistic Moms Network and volunteers on school wellness issues. Follow on Facebook at MindfulHealthyLife, on @Twitter @MindfulHealthy and on Instagram at @mindfulhealthy. A writer seeking representation for her first novel, Jessica offers writing, editing, tutoring and consulting services. Learn more at JessicaClaireHaney.com. Jessica’s personal blog is Crunchy-Chewy Mama, on Facebook at CrunchyChewyMama, Instagram at @jessicalclairehaney and on Twitter @CrunchyChewy.