Outdoor Yoga Classes Minneapolis

Take your practice outdoors this summer. Here is an outline of the regular classes that you can count on for lakeside yoga in Minneapolis between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Times and availability may change, so visit the links to see if anything moved.

Lake Harriet Yoga Project
Every morning at 6:30am
Next to the lake behind the bandshell.
You can get your downdog on at Lake Harriet. Teachers in the community volunteer to offer this complimentary class all summer long.

Luminous Yoga
Savasana at Sunset
Tuesdays at 6:30pm
Lake Calhoun & Xenia
Suggested donation $5


Yoga Garage / Gorilla Yogis
Outdoor Yoga at Lake of the Isles
Wednesdays at 7:00pm
E Lake of the Isles & W 27th St
Suggested donation $5-10

Yoga by Dori
Sunset Yoga at Lake of the Isles
Thursdays at 7:00pm
E Lake of the Isles & W 27th St
Suggested donation $5

Rooftop Yoga in Minneapolis

Outdoor yoga is a one of the best things about Minneapolis summers. (Well, anything outdoor that is!)

When you are from Minneapolis (and survive the subzero winter temperatures,) you usually want to do all your activities outdoors in the summer months. The reason outdoor yoga is so amazing is that you slow down and actually take in all the sensations around you. You bring your attention inward and actually feel the breeze on your skin and the sunshine on your face, you hear the birds singing and the breeze moving through the trees.  And its pretty darn amazing to watch the clouds roll by when you flip your dog (down dog, that is).

Lululemon Athletica, as I have written about here before, organizes some amazing community yoga events throughout the entire year. But during the summer, they create one of the most fun classes – Rooftop Yoga at Brits Pub, cleverly titled “Bend it at Brits”.  


via facebook.com/lululemonmallofamerica

Brits Pub has an outdoor lawn for lawn bowling games and tournaments, and four times during the summer they lend it over to Lulu to host a yoga class for 500+ students. It doesn’t feel that huge or intimidating when you are right there in the mix. They have a live DJ and a yoga instructor on the mic for a super fun yoga class. Its not your traditional class, so one should not take it seriously. Because, the teacher may have you twerk it in chair pose, or better yet, partner up for dancers pose.


Partner tree pose before class started


Catch the next one on August 22nd. Details here 

The Grand Mall-Asana @ MOA

Come one yogi, come all yogis! Here is a great event for every level yogi, including a class specifically for teens!

Practice your down dog at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota on Sunday, March 10, 2013. Gorilla Yogis are coming together with dozens of yoga studios, and other karma yoga programs to put together a record breaking and COMPLIMENTARY all-day yoga event in the Rotunda at Mall of America.

Bring your own mat and water and stay for a marathon of fun!

Here is the event breakdown:

11:00 Guided Meditation
12:00 Master Yoga Class
1:00 ‘The Grand Mallasana’ Yoga Experience
2:00 Teen Flow Yoga with a Twist (8-15yrs. old)
3:00 Yoga Sculpt Class
4:00 Power Vinyasa Class



Goal Coaching Class at Sigh Yoga

It’s almost the new year, and I don’t know about you but I don’t do ‘New Years Resolutions’. I like to set goals in the Fall and start to work towards them before the calendar year even changes. That way, I always feel ahead of the game!

Have you seen the goal setting guide that lululemon provides on their website? Do you need extra guidance on how to get started on your 1, 5, and 10 year goals? Join Sigh Yoga as they will be hosting lululemon for this goal setting event!

Here is the event from Sigh Yoga’s Website:

Goal Coaching Class with lululemon athletica

Join us as we welcome Julie Harris from lululemon athletica to learn about setting goals! This class is for everyone looking to live their best life. No experience needed! Bring a journal and pen! Wear comfortable clothes!! No yoga mat needed for this fun class!

Julie Harris is a yogi, mother of 2 daughter, wife to Paul and a dog rescuer. She works full time at lululemon athletica as an Assistant Store Manager and has been with the company since the “showroom days”. Many know Julie for her fun spirit, undying energy, laugh and her commitment to other’s living their best life. She has practiced at Sigh Yoga from day one and loves to sweat!

Click to Register!

Start: November 17th
Time: 12:30-2:00PM
Cost: FREE


Crossfit AMRAP + Yoga by Lululemon MOA

Have you been curious about CrossFit? Try it out with a yoga combo class!

Lululemon of Mall of America is hosting this workout session for you to do a little CrossFit AMRAP (as many reps as possible), “sandwiched” between two outdoor yoga sessions!

Saturday, September 29



Lake Nokomis – Minneapolis, MN 55417

More info to come…

Gorilla Yogis Fall Mala – 108 Sun Salutations

Celebrate Fall!

Typically this ritual of 108 Sun Salutations is performed four times a year, with the start of each season, to acknowledge the changing world around us.

Join the Gorilla Yogis for this energizing Fall Mala! (Take a break in child’s pose any time you need)

Saturday, September 22

12PM – 1:30PM

$10 Suggested Donation

A percentage of the donations will benefit Project Sweetie Pie www.projectsweetiepie.org

Lyndale Peace Gardens

4124 Roseway Road

Minneapolis, MN 55409


BLOOMA YOGA | prenatal, postnatal yoga & wellness

Sunday mornings with Laura Leventhal are back starting September 9th!

Many of us turn to yoga to relieve stress, but often our yoga practice is as fast-paced and rushed as our lives.

Join certified yoga instructor Laura Leventhal every Sunday morning (9-10:15 a.m.) at Blooma for a nurturing practice with extra attention given to breath, alignment and mindfulness.

Expect lots of stretching and lingering. Meditation and relaxation techniques will also be introduced — perfect for restoring a sense of balance, peace and well-being to body, mind and spirit. Ahhhh.

Sign up now for Laura’s Sept. 9 Acoustic Sunrise Yoga class.


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

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We are loving the numerous outdoor yoga events this summer! Here is another one, for the mama-to-be yoginis…

BLOOMA YOGA | prenatal, postnatal yoga & wellness

Imagine the breeze on your skin, the gorgeous view of Lake Harriet, and those fabulous Blooma rubdowns at the end of an uplifting, outdoor yoga practice. We can’t wait to see YOU tomorrow morning, 9 a.m. at the Lake Harriet Bandshell for the 3rd Annual Bellyrama!

What is it? Free, feel-good, outdoor yoga for all mamas-to-be, mamas and their families — dads, kids, neighbors, grandparents are ALL welcome!

Show up right at 9 a.m. to make sure you catch our surprise, big announcement, too! At 10:30, stay for Kids Yoga with Adventures of Super Stretch.

Bring your own mat, water & sunscreen. Details below! Be sure to check out our vendors, too — there’s LOTS of fun in store for you tomorrow at Bellyrama!


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

P.S. — Check out the story about Bellyrama on Mothering.com’s blog, All Things Mothering!


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BELLYRAMA Outdoor Yoga – Save the Date!

BLOOMA YOGA | prenatal, postnatal yoga & wellness

Blooma’s 3rd annual Bellyrama yoga festival is coming up Saturday, Aug. 25, 9-11 a.m. As always, this FREE event will be held at the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis, rain or shine, bring your own mat + water + sunscreen.

ALL mamas — whether prenatal or postnatal — families, sisters, friends, grandmothers and kiddos are welcome to attend this FREE, fabulous morning of sunny energy, live music, and inspirational yoga taught by Sarah Longacre (with a couple of surprise guests!).

Bellyrama yoga starts promptly at 9 a.m., followed by kid + family yoga at 10:30 a.m. by the Adventures of Super Stretch.

You’ll also have the opportunity to have your beautiful pregnant belly painted by Gail Tully of Spinning Babies. This is a favorite of mamas every year!

Mark your calendar now for Aug. 25 and bring the whole family! Though this event is free, we’d love it…

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