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NYC outdoor yoga to practice this summer

Forget the stuffy yoga studio.

There are plenty of opportunities to do downward dog outdoors in New York City this spring and summer, from waterfront parks to Brooklyn rooftops.

Here’s where to find a class near you — weather permitting, naturally, so always check the schedule ahead of the class.

Mr. Purple rooftop bar

Setting: Take in the view 15 floors up
Photo Credit: Meredith Deliso

Setting: Take in the view 15 floors up during this Vinyasa class at the rooftop bar.

Led by: Pure Yoga instructors

When: Saturdays at 9 a.m., now through Sept. 10

Where: Mr. Purple, 180 Orchard St., 15th Floor (inside the Hotel Indigo LES)

Length: 60 minutes

Cost: $25 (includes post-class juice)

Mats provided?: Yes

More info: pureyoga.com

Wave Hill

Setting: Enjoy the grounds of this Bronx public
Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Setting: Enjoy the grounds of this Bronx public garden during a morning or evening session.

Led by: Yoga for Bliss instructors

When: Sundays at 10 a.m., now through Aug. 28 (no class May 29 or July 3), Wednesdays at 6 p.m., June 29-Aug. 10

Where: Meet at the Ecology Building (Sundays) or Perkins Visitor Center (Wednesdays), West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx

Length: 75 minutes

Cost: $25, $15 members (includes admission)

Mats provided?: No

More info: wavehill.org

Citi Field

Setting: Baseball and yoga fans unite for this
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Al Bello

Setting: Baseball and yoga fans unite for this first-of-its-kind yoga class on the outfield grass of Citi Field.

Led by: Yoga Alliance certified instructor Steph Armijo

When: Saturday, Aug. 27, 9:30 a.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Where: Citi Field, 120-01 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing

Length: 60 minutes

Cost: $45-$65 (includes a ticket to that night's Mets game against the Phillies)

Mats provided?: First 500 through the gates that morning receive a limited-edition Mets yoga mat.

More info: Mets.com/yoga

Socrates Sculpture Park

Setting: Practice hatha yoga amid the sculptures of
Photo Credit: Socrates Sculpture Park

Setting: Practice hatha yoga amid the sculptures of this East River waterfront park.

Led by: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health instructors

When: Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., now through Sept. 24

Where: 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City

Length: 60 minutes

Cost: FREE

Mats provided?: No

More info: socratessculpturepark.org

Randall’s Island

Setting: Practice yoga on the southern end of
Photo Credit: Randall’s Island Park Alliance

Setting: Practice yoga on the southern end of the park, nestled between Manhattan and Queens, in this new class from the Randall's Island Park Alliance.

Led by: Sweet Water Dance & Yoga instructors

When: Every other Tuesday, now through September (next up June 7) at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Near the Sunken Meadow Picnic Area, at the base of the 103rd Street Bridge

Length: 60 minutes

Cost: FREE

Mats provided?: No

More info: randallsisland.org

Hudson River Park

Setting: Take in views of the Hudson River
Photo Credit: Meatpacking District

Setting: Take in views of the Hudson River while you do yoga on the grass in this sunset class.

Led by: Lululemon ambassador

When: May 31 at 7 p.m., June 21 at 8 p.m.

Where: 14th Street Park, 10th Avenue between 14th and 15th streets

Length: 45 minutes

Cost: FREE

Mats provided?: Yes

More info: thesweatsessions.splashthat.com

New York Health & Racquet Club

Setting: The intimate vinyasa class takes place on
Photo Credit: New York Health and Racquet Club

Setting: The intimate vinyasa class takes place on the outdoor sundeck of the gym on the second floor, with space for about 17 yogis.

Led by: New York Health & Racquet Club instructors

When: Thursdays at 7 a.m., July 7 through August

Where: 60 W. 23rd St.

Length: 60 minutes

Cost: FREE for members, $50 day pass for non-members will grant access to the class, as well as the entire facility

Mats provided?: Yes

More info: nyhrc.com

Bryant Park

Setting: Join hundreds of New Yorkers at this
Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay

Setting: Join hundreds of New Yorkers at this summer institution in the middle of the midtown park, which has drawn upwards of 1,200 attendees.

Led by: Instructors curated by Yoga Journal

When: Tuesdays at 10 a.m., and Thursdays at 6 p.m., now through Sept. 22

Where: Bryant Park's upper terrace (Tuesdays) and lawn (Thursdays)

Length: 60 minutes

Cost: FREE

Mats provided?: Yes

More info: bryantparkyoga.eventbrite.com

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Setting: Start your day with a meditative class
Photo Credit: Julienne Schaer

Setting: Start your day with a meditative class on the lawn of the waterfront park, with views of lower Manhattan.

Led by: Sunrise Abhaya Yoga instructors

When: Mondays at 7:30 a.m., June 6-July 25

Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6

Length: 60 minutes

Cost: FREE

Mats provided?: Limited number, bring one if you have it

More info: brooklynbridgepark.org

Brooklyn Navy Yard

Setting: Practice on Rooftop Reds Winery's rooftop vineyard,
Photo Credit: Area Yoga Brooklyn

Setting: Practice on Rooftop Reds Winery's rooftop vineyard, which offers views of the Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn skyline, with about 70 other yogis.

Led by: Area Yoga Brooklyn instructors

When: Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m., now through at least Labor Day Weekend; Friday evening classes starting soon

Where: 63 Flushing Ave., Building #92, Brooklyn Navy Yard (meet in the lobby of Building 92 15 minutes before class start)

Length: 80 minutes

Cost: $25

Mats provided?: No

More info: areayogabrooklyn.com

Battery Park City

Setting: This sunset yoga class offers waterfront and
Photo Credit: Battery Park City Authority

Setting: This sunset yoga class offers waterfront and lower Manhattan views.

Led by: Mary Barnes, director of Yoga for Two

When: Wednesdays at 6 p.m., now through Sept. 28

Where: Wagner Park, 20 Battery Place

Length: 60 minutes

Cost: FREE

Mats provided?: No

More info: bpcparks.org

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