Yoga benefits from being outdoors. Breathing becomes deeper and more life affirming when you take in fresh air. Stretches reach further when the ceiling is the untouchable sky. International Day of Yoga, held on Friday June 21st, gives enthusiasts, devotees and novices the chance to try yoga out of the studio – often for free.
Yoga al fresco changes the demands on your kit, too – you may sweat more during the session but cool down faster at the end. OHMME’s Dharma Pants and Chandra sleeveless T-shirt, plus the 8 Limb Hoodie, make a superior outfit for practice outdoors. Super comfortable and flexible, the Dharma and Chandra have genius moisture-management built into the fabric. The 8 Limb hoodie is warm and soft, to keep you cosy before and after your session – wherever in the world you might be. Here are just a few…
In Gasholder Park, near Kings Cross, the Sports Edit’s mindfulness guru Michael James Wong hosts a yoga flow and guided meditation class.
You. Doing yoga. Next to the grand fountains. In Parco Del Valentino, Turin. Because you can. All day and free, too.
Factory Berlin is a community co-working space in the German capital. In collaboration with Beats by Dr Dre, the space plays host to a guided meditation. Find the event here.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands:
The Dutch take International Day of Yoga to the max. The celebration includes free yoga, vegan food, music and dance in Dam Square, the city’s beautiful, bustling heart. Find out more here.
New York, USA:
Times Square in New York City surrenders to Solstice: a full day of free yoga classes – and livestreamed on Facebook if you’re not in the neighbourhood. Get involved here.
Scheduled a few days earlier, on Sunday 16th, this free yoga event is held at Chulalongkorn University playgrounds – an innovative green space that also tackles the city’s climate issues such as flooding and overheating.
Well, Milsons Point, over the bridge. On Saturday 22nd, Art of Living Australia invites you to a free day of yoga, meditation, music and stalls – that also celebrates the 150th birthday of peace pioneer Mahatma Gandhi.