Get fit in the park with our free weekly yoga classes. Classes will be held every Wednesday evening in June and July at 6:30pm (weather permitting). Extended 2 weeks to August 9th.
In partnership with Shape Up NYC - a free fitness program of NYC Parks & Recreation, these instructor led classes are free to the public and open to all levels of experience from beginner to advanced practitioners. A limited number of yoga mats will be available for use but if you have your own, please bring it. We will also provide snacks and water for class participants. Come dressed in comfy, stretchable clothes as there is no changing facility on site.
What is Yoga?
While there are more than 100 different types, or schools, of yoga, most sessions typically include breathing exercises, meditation, and assuming postures (sometimes called asana or poses) that stretch and flex various muscle groups. The purpose of yoga is to create strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body. Yoga can have both physical and mental benefits to those who practice it. The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome. Yoga’s incorporation of meditation and breathing can help create mental clarity and calmness, increase body awareness, relieve chronic stress patterns, relax the mind, and sharpen concentration.