Rooftop yoga classes across the country

June 1, 2023 0 Comments

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Saturday morning. You hit the snooze button at least a couple of times before easily rolling out of bed and sipping your morning drink. As you grab your yoga mat, water bottle, and natural sunscreen, you’re quick to say, “On your way!” in a group chat with your best friends and off you go. Summer is finally here. And that means yoga on the roof.

As the practice of yoga evolves in response to the modern world, so do the places where we find ourselves experiencing it. The traditional studio setting continues to hold its charm, although taking your practice (literally) to new heights with an unexpected location can bring something electrifying to the experience.

And who knows? An urban escape can inspire you to socialize a little more than usual after class, fostering community and connection. Whether you’re local or passing through town, check out the following rooftop yoga classes and find more options in your city.

8 rooftop yoga classes across the country

1. Three Summer Rooftop Sessions Studio, Austin, Texas

Immerse yourself in Austin’s famously “weird” vibe with Studio Three Summer Rooftop Sessions. Located on the tranquil pool patio on the fourth floor of the Thompson Hotel, free classes offer breathtaking views of the city skyline as well as centering and rejuvenating yoga.

Monday and Wednesday at 7 a.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. until August 30.

2. Delve Rooftop Yoga at Coco Cabana, Oceanside, CA

Breathe in the ocean air during rooftop yoga at The Brick Hotel in Oceanside, California. Sunday morning’s vinyasa flow is cool and playful, while Tuesday’s Taco ‘Bout Twists class is all about challenging yourself (and then enjoying the taco menu at Coco Cabana’s rooftop bar). Beginners as well as those with a “beginner’s mind” are invited.

Sunday Funday Flow, 9am and Tuesday Taco ‘Bout Twists, 9:30am. Until July 30

3. Western Yoga from Brooklyn Grange, Brooklyn, New York

Escape the concrete jungle and relax as the sun slips over the Manhattan skyline at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The 1.5-acre urban farm was the brainchild of New York-based green roofing company Brooklyn Grange, and includes a rooftop space overlooking the East River that hosts evening yoga classes (and the occasional wedding reception). Expect both movement and meditation.
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Until October 10.

4. La Vita Yoga at The Durham, Durham, NC

Enjoy a “health at any size” experience that includes mobility and inclusivity at the pinnacle of a stylish mid-century modern hotel. Outdoors on the Durham Hotel’s rooftop, you can admire the panorama of the city of the same name during rejuvenating asana classes for all levels led by La Vita Yoga teachers.

Saturday, 9 am; Sunday, 10 am. Continues

5. Espadín Rooftop Wellness Events, Denver, Colorado

Discover what resonates with you—whether it’s chakra meditations or sound baths, stretching or vinyasa by candlelight—with a solid schedule of summer yoga classes at The Espadín LoHi in Denver. There are plenty of sunset options in the series so you can participate without sacrificing some much-needed shut-eye. Yoga remains at the forefront of every class in support of a calmer, healthier and happier Denver.

Days change. Until August 31.

6. 360 Sky Yoga, Chicago, IL

Train 1,000 feet closer to the sun at 360 Chicago. Aptly named “America’s Highest Yoga Class,” this weekly vinyasa class offers unparalleled views of Lake Michigan and Chicago Bay from the 94th floor. This is a closed roof. But there is a reason why it is called the “windy city”. We imagine the gorgeous views still make this class worthwhile (and worth the climb to the top).

Saturday, 7:45 am. Continues

7. Sunday Greetings, Tucson, Arizona

Enjoy views of the sprawling city of Tucson as well as the surrounding mountains with a Sunday welcome at the Graduate Hotel. Located above the University of Arizona campus, the desert retreat brings you intense rooftop vinyasa sessions. After your workout, you can linger for a swim in the rooftop pool.
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8. Denver Yoga Social Sunset Skyline Yoga, Denver, Colorado

Dance to live DJs and enjoy the Denver skyline and Rocky Mountains at Denver Yoga Social. Vinyasa classes for all levels are held on the tented rooftop of the Cat Bird Hotel in the charming River North Arts District. Then dances. Yoga, music and community await you.
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. Continues

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