Free Outdoor Yoga Classes in Vancouver for Summer of 2015

Photo courtesy of lululemon Athletica | Flickr

Photo courtesy of lululemon Athletica | Flickr

During the summer in Vancouver when the sun is shining and the days are long and hot, it’s pretty hard to drag yourself into a yoga studio. Luckily, there are several options around Vancouver that offer outdoor yoga classes that lets you breathe in the fresh air and practice your sun salutations under the actual sun.

We’ve found four yoga classes around Vancouver that offer weekly outdoor yoga classes that are 100% free! These free outdoor yoga classes in Vancouver are a great option for beginners, experts, and those who just want to get outside and do a little stretching.

Outdoor Yoga Kitsilano

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1. Yoga by the Kits Beach Pool (Kitsilano) – website

Organized by the grassroots group, Kits Space, this 100% free, beachfront yoga is held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:00 – 8:00 pm until August 31st. All you need to bring is a mat or beach towel, and no previous experience is necessary. These classes are free, but tips are welcome.

Last summer, the community gathered 3 times a week and sometimes up to 75 enthusiastic yogis flowed together in the sunshine! In 2014 they offered 37 free classes to 1080 people and 2015 is likely going to be even more popular!

The Kits Beach Yoga classes are held between the pool and the tennis courts by the big trees, facing the water in Kitsilano Beach Park.

free outdoor yoga vancouver

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Nooner Yoga at Jack Poole Plaza (Downtown) – website

Back for the third year, Nooner Yoga is organized by Lululemon and is held on Jack Poole Plaza or Pacific Terrace (where the Digital Orca is located) near the Olympic Cauldron at noon (12:00 pm).

Take a break from the daily grind and join beginner and experienced yoga-buffs for a midday flow at Burrard Landing. The class is held every Wednesday* until September 2nd (full schedule. *Except for one Thursday on July 23rd).

Each week will feature a unique practice where you can relax and get your yoga on while surrounded by natural Vancouver’s beautiful mountains and water.

free yoga grouse mountain

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Yoga on Grouse Mountain (North Vancouver) – website

Stretch in the sunshine after a hike up the grind (or picturesque ride up the gondola!) and relax while breathing in the mountaintop fresh air. Grouse Mountain will be offering free 60 minute yoga classes taught by YYoga instructors every Saturday and Sunday morning from 10:00 – 11:00 am.

The Yoga on Grouse Mountain sessions will run until August 30th and are located in the Plaza at the top of Grouse Mountain, just outside of the chalet.

Whether you need a great post-Grind cool down or would just love to experience a different yoga venue at one of the city’s most spectacular locations, these 60-minute classes are bound to enhance your physical well-being and kick start your weekend.

Dude Chilling Park Yoga

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Yoga at Dude Chilling Park (Main Street) – website

What is more chill than yoga? Doing yoga at Dude Chilling Park! These free yoga classes are held every morning at 10:00 am and every evening at 6:00 pm.

Go through a sequence of asanas and exercises in breath and awareness, intended to nourish the body, mind and soul!

All classes are 100% free, but tips are gratefully accepted. All you need to do is bring a water bottle, yoga mats, and anything else you’d like to share (muffins?)

Know of any other free outdoor yoga classes in Vancouver? Let us know in the comment section below!

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