A good practice always feels that much better outdoors. Ditch your indoor asanas for sunny grassanas, slap on some sunscreen and get downward dog and dirty at one of these recurring outdoor yoga classes in Cow Town.
Calgary Outdoor Yoga
When: Sundays, May-October
Where: Stanley Park, corner of 42 Ave SW and 1A St SW
Join Krystal Scott and her special guests for karma classes in the grass. All levels welcome, and proceeds go to different small businesses featured on www.kiva.org. More info here.
Yoga in Fish Creek
When: July 8-September 30: Wednesdays 7pm, Saturdays 10am
Where: Bow Valley Ranch, 15975 Bow Bottom Tr SE
Cost: $10 drop-in
90-minute Raja yoga sessions run twice weekly through the summer months with Naomi Parker and Gwen Draude Woolverton. Raja yoga focuses on breathing and balance to connect the body, mind and energy. More info here.
Calgary Farmer’s Market
When: schedule varies
Where: 510 77 Ave SE
Double up your shopping and yoga with Marianne Elliot. Become a healthy living goddess with a 60 minute Vinyasa Flow class suitable for all levels, followed by fresh local produce, organic and homemade products. More info here.
Shift Yoga in the Park
When: Saturdays 11:00am starting May 30
Where: Riley Park, 800-12 St NW
Meetup is a great place to find likeminded people from the comfort of your smartphone. Check out Shift Yoga for your fix of Saturday morning sun and Vinyasa Flow all summer long. More info here.
Farmer’s Market Yoga
When: Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm starting May 20
Where: Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association’s soccer field, 1418 7th Ave NW
This free meetup is brought to you by Soul Seed Journeys for yogis of all levels. Make new friends and savasana in the evening sun each week. More info here.
Yoga in Bowness
When: Wednesdays 7:15-8:30pm, Sundays 9:30-10:30am beginning in June
Cost: $14 drop-in, packages vary
Yoga in Bowness normally holds practice indoors, but likes to shake things up a little bit in the summer heat. Their times are weather dependant, and more classes may be taken outside last minute. Check their website a few hours before you arrive. More info here.