5 Amazing Summer Yoga Experiences You Can Only Get in Vancouver

Image: Mat Collective

When visiting Vancouver, it would be a shame not to take advantage of how much this city loves yoga. A variety of yoga styles are offered at our world-class studios around the city, and summer provides the opportunity for some unique venues and experiences for both a first-time and experienced yogi. So whether you want to brighten your day up, or wind your day down, check out what we’ve got for you this summer!

Park or Beach Yoga

All summer long, Mat Collective offers Hatha, Flow, Power, and Yin classes at several outdoor locations around the city. Locations include Riley Park and the incredibly beautiful Kits Beach. Classes are free (yes!) and are rain or shine. As rain is a slight possibility in Vancouver (even in the summer!), should it be unsafe to practice outside, the teacher will guide an alternate activity. For more information, visit the Mat Collective website.

Mat Collective Yoga Class at Kits Beach | Image via Google

Sunrise / Sunset Yoga at Granville Island

To be more accurate for the summer, this would be more morning light and golden hour yoga – but if there’s anywhere to start or end a day of exploring on Granville Island, Semperviva Yoga’s Sea Studio location is it. With the calming water sounds and the incredible city and False Creek views, you will come out of your yoga class ready for the day or a good night’s sleep! Click here for the Sea Studio class schedule and for more information.

Image: Do604.com/Semperviva Yoga

Goat Yoga

Yep, you read that right. Goat yoga. Held at Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver (a short drive or quick trip via Seabus and bus from Vancouver), this will be an experience you’ll definitely want to Instagram about! Get ready to have a unique yoga class where social goats will join you for downward dog… errr goat. This will be a VIP experience as the sessions are held on Saturdays and Sundays before the farm opens to the public. Tickets are $30 and partial proceeds go to Maplewood Farm. To purchase your tickets and for more info, click here.

Image: Goat Yoga on Eventbrite

Peak Yoga on Grouse

Pre-brunch or post-Grouse Grind yoga, anyone? Grouse Mountain and YYOGA have brought back a yoga experience with an amazing view. This summer, you can attend a 60-minute outdoor yoga class at The Plaza, on top of Grouse Mountain, every Saturday and Sunday for the rest of the season! Your Skyride down will be perfect bliss. Classes are complimentary with Grouse Mountain membership or class admission ticket. To choose your date and for more information, visit the event website.

Image: YYOGA Eventbrite page

Wanderlust Festival (Aug 2-5)

Experience the world’s leading yoga and meditation instructors, musicians, speakers, chefs and more at the popular Wanderlust Festival in Whistler! Being only a couple hours’ drive from Vancouver, Whistler is a fantastic day-trip or overnight option before coming back into the city. Check out the schedule and lineup here!

Image: Tourism Whistler


Make sure to share your Vancouver summer yoga experience photos by tagging us @inside_vancouver and #VeryVancouver on Instagram!

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