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

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.

brits1

Partner tree pose before class started

 

Catch the next one on August 22nd. Details here 

CANCELLED: Bend it at Brit’s – Yoga on the Lawn on September 12

Update: Due to cold and wet weather, this event has been cancelled. Stay tuned for this series next summer!

Here is the August date for the Mall of America Lululemon event on the lawn at Brits Pub on Nicollet Mall.

Wednesday, September 12

8:00-9:00 PM

Brit’s Pub
1110 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403

Instructor: Jes Rosenberg

DJ: Omaur Bliss

Vinyasa flow class, all levels welcome!

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/357135584343885/?ref=nf

Bend it at Brit’s – Yoga on the Lawn on August 23

Here is the August date for the Mall of America Lululemon event on the lawn at Brits Pub on Nicollet Mall.

Thursday, August 23

8:00-9:00 PM

Brit’s Pub
1110 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403

Instructor: Kathy Flaminio

DJ: Omaur Bliss

Vinyasa flow class, all levels welcome!

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/357135584343885/?ref=nf

Special Spaces Fundraiser – Brit’s Yoga on the Lawn on August 18

Raise your hand if you love yoga on the lawn at Brit’s!!! Good, because we have another great event to tell you about…

Join a great cause for a 60 minute yoga class on the lawn at Brit’s Pub on Nicollet Mall.

Saturday, August 18

11:00 AM -12:00 PM

Brit’s Pub
1110 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403

Instructor: Veronica Miller – Core Power Yoga certified instructor

All levels welcome – even beginners! A limited amount of mats will be available for use. If you don’t have a mat, bring a beach towel!

Special Spaces’ Mission: To create dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening illnesses. Makeovers are funded through the support of individuals, corporations, and community groups

Cost: $10 minimum donation is appreciated to help support this great cause!

Contact: ChelseyG@specialspaces.org

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/specialspacesminneapolis

Bend it at Brit’s on July 18, 2012

 

This is the third annual series of Bend it at Brit’s – Yoga on the lawn, in downtown Minneapolis!

The June date was cancelled due to nasty weather, but its back on for July!

Join the Mall of America Lululemon crew on the lawn at Brit’s Pub on Nicollet Mall.

Wednesday, July 18

8:00-9:00 PM

Brit’s Pub
1110 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403

Instructor: Colleen Brown Cooley

Level 1 Vinyasa flow class, all levels welcome!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bend-It-At-Brits/267336306628435#!/events/357135584343885/

Bend it at Brit’s – Yoga on the Lawn 2012

This is the third annual Bend it at Brit’s series in downtown Minneapolis!

Join the Mall of America Lululemon crew on the lawn at Brits Pub on Nicollet Mall.

 

Wednesday, June 20

8:00-9:00 PM

Brit’s Pub
1110 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403

Instructor: Kathy Flaminio

Vinyasa flow class, all levels welcome!

 

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/357135584343885/?ref=nf