Whether you’re a die-hard yogi or a noob searching for vinyasa, folks of all fitness levels are welcome to find Zen beneath the trees at Bryant Park through the end of August. The outdoor hub is hosting its 17th season in partnership with Health magazine. Instructors from yoga studios all over the city teach you how to perfect the poses while you focus on deep breathing. Classes are held at Upper Terrace on Tuesdays morning and the on the Lawn every Thursday evening. Wellness brand Gaiam donates 1,200 mats for folks to use during the class in addition to fitness giveaways. bryantpark.org. Free.
Relaxing in Gotham can be a tough call, which is why we love these outdoor yoga classes in NYC—many of which take place in the calming environs of leafy spots like Prospect Park. For those looking to work up a serious sweat, head to our roundup of best gyms and fitness centers, but if you're more into breathing deeply in a beautiful space and finding some inner peace, check out our picks of the best fresh air yoga sessions below. Pack a mat, grab the sunscreen, and we'll see you on the grass!
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