Lifestyle NYC outdoor yoga to practice this summer By Meredith Deliso Updated June 5, 2016 4:57 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 By Meredith Deliso Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.