OUTDOOR Yoga In The Park

Open to ALL LEVELS - from first time beginner to experienced. These one hour classes will include a series of poses to increase physical flexibility, strength, balance and stamina while helping to calm and relax the mind in a moving meditation that is accessible to just about everyone.
NEW for 2022 - Yoga In The Park classes will be taught by The Woods Yoga teachers in training. Trainees will lead you through simple movements and mindful moments as they gain experience teaching and you  experience the joy of practicing yoga outside! These classes will be FREE to attend as a means to facilitate our mission of MORE PEOPLE DOING MORE YOGA and so that our trainees can flex their yoga teacher muscle in public for the first time.
  • Saturdays 10am: June 4 through August 20 (no class July 2 + July 9)
  • Classes are FREE to attend (if you benefit from these classes and would like to make a financial contribution to offset associated costs, our venmo is @thewoodsyoga THANK YOU!)
  • Pre-registration is required, register here
  • Outdoor classes take place in Lincoln Woods (North Lot)
  • Classes are held seasonally, weather permitting
  • Parking is available in the Lincoln Woods North Lot. Enter the park at the Twin River Road entrance and turn right at the ranger hut. Park in the North Lot on your left (turn at the porta-potty). Our yoga spot is directly ahead of the gates and stone wall by the historic burial ground.
  • Provide your name to The Woods Yoga staff member wearing an orange vest and they will check you into class. 
Bring your own:
  • yoga mat and/or
  • beach towel
  • layers for cooler weather
  • sunscreen
  • bug spray
  • water
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*in the event of rain, or temperatures above 85 degrees, class will be canceled. Check schedule online before showing up for class. We will make schedule updates as quickly as possible. 
This year's Yoga In The Park classes are taught by our nine teachers in training. They are almost halfway through their training, and the outdoor series is their summer "project".

Our teacher training program is unlike most programs out there, in that we broke up the training into two distinct segments. The first section is focused on developing a genuine teacher by delving into asana (the physical practice), pranayama (breathwork) and pratyahara (withdrawal from the senses). We are taking a break from training for the summer, but trainees will be doing homework which includes these outdoor classes. We will meet back up in the fall to uncover philosophy and the rest of the limbs of yoga.

Most YTT programs conclude with a community class taught by trainees in a round-robin style. The format for our unique series is that each 60 minute class is taught by one teacher months before they graduate from training. This is likely the trainee's first time teaching a full-length class to a group outside their fellow trainees. While we hope the experience is smooth, we know there may be some hiccups. And just like our own practice on the mat, we're okay with things getting a little messy. After all, isn't that why we practice?  To recognize that we are perfectly imperfect just as we are. 
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