The Best Spots for Outdoor Summer Yoga in Chicago
What’s better than a well-rounded yoga class? In my opinion, it’s yoga in NATURE!
There’s nothing better than breathing in fresh air and feeling the breeze on your toes, while you practice yoga outside. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to teach yoga at some pretty neat places in Chicago. And, since our outdoor yoga season is limited, I wanted to share some of my favorite spots with you ASAP, so you can get your outdoor yoga ON this summer!
Below is a list of all my favorite Chicago yoga spots for summer, and my upcoming yoga schedule. I’d love to see you at yoga!
Claire’s Summer Yoga Class Schedule:
- Saturdays, 9 – 10am, Hatha/Vinyasa, Lincoln Park Zoo Nature Boardwalk, $20 drop-in, begins May 30th
- Sunday, May 31st 10 – 11am, Logan Square Farmer’s Market, FREE class
- Tuesdays, 8:30 – 9:30am, Vinyasa Flow, Tula Yoga Studio
- Butterfly Haven Yoga – Pre-registration only www.naturemuseum.org
YOGA AT LINCOLN PARK ZOO
Take in views of the city skyline as you connect with nature at the zoo. Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo provides a unique, peaceful environment for practicing yoga amidst shady trees, chirping birds and the warm summer breeze.
- Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30pm
- Saturdays 9 – 10am
- Sundays 9 – 10am and 10:30 – 11:30am
YOGA AT THE NATURE MUSEUM
Try a rejuvenating class in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. Warm temperatures, lots of greenery, a waterfall and butterflies make for a tropical yoga experience. Students will leave class feeling energized, balanced and ready to take their practice off the mat and out into the world. Space is limited and registration required.
- CLASS TIME: Saturdays 8:30 – 9:45am
STAND UP PADDLEBOARD YOGA
Challenge your balance and water skills with SUP yoga and Kayak Chicago. Bring your own paddleboard or rent one and try a yoga class on Lake Michigan! Class times vary, private lessons, and private group classes are available.
YOGA AT MONTROSE BEACH
Sun and Moon Beach Yoga offers a serene and beautiful environment for your yoga practice. You can connect with Mother Nature as the sun rises or sets while the waves crash against the shore. The instructors are here to guide the students through physical postures (asanas), and breathing techniques (pranayama). Classes will start Friday, May 22nd and run through Monday, September 7th.
YOGA/WORKOUTS AT MILLENNIUM PARK
Start your weekends with Saturday morning Workouts on the Great Lawn and enjoy classes in tai chi, yoga, pilates and zumba. Classes begin June 6, and run through Sept. 7, 2015.
YOGA AT LOGAN SQUARE FARMER’S MARKET
Join Tula Yoga Studio instructors and BYOM (bring your own mat) for a lively yoga session along Logan Boulevard. After a few sun salutations, enjoy the delicious food and market stall vendors. Class every Sunday at 10am during market season.
I can personally vouch for all these yoga locations! You’ll have a blast wherever you end up. Grab your mat and head out to your backyard too, there’s nothing like savasana with some sun and a breeze. Happy almost summer Chicago!
XOXO – CLAIRE