8 Rooftop Yoga Classes Around the Country You Need to Know About
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It's Saturday morning. You hit your snooze button at least a couple times before easing your way out of bed and sipping your morning bevvie. As you grab your yoga mat, water bottle, and natural sunscreen, you drop a quick "On my way!" in the group chat with your besties and head out the door. It's finally summer. And that means rooftop yoga.
As the practice of yoga evolves in response to the contemporary world, so do the places we find ourselves experiencing it. The traditional studio setting continues to hold its charms, although taking your practice to (literally) new heights with an unexpected location can bring something electrifying to the experience.
And who knows? The urban escape might inspire you to engage in a little more socializing than usual after class, fostering community and connection. Whether you're a local or passing through town, consider the following rooftop yoga classes and seek out additional options in your city.
8 Rooftop Yoga Classes Around the Country
1. Studio Three Summer Rooftop Sessions, Austin, TX
Immerse yourself in the famous "weird" Austin vibes with Studio Three Summer Rooftop Sessions. Located on the serene patio of the fourth-floor pool deck of the Thompson Hotel, the complimentary classes offer breathtaking city skyline views along with a centering and rejuvenating yoga experience.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 a.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. Through 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. The Sunday morning vinyasa flow is chill and playful while the Tuesday "Taco 'Bout Twists" classes are all about challenging yourself (and indulging in the taco menu afterward at the Coco Cabana rooftop bar). Beginners as well as those "with a 'beginner's mind'" are welcome.
Sunday Funday Flow, 9 am, and Tuesday Taco 'Bout Twists, 9:30 am. Through July 30
3. Sunset Yoga with Brooklyn Grange, Brooklyn, NY
Escape the concrete jungle and unwind as the Sun slips behind the Manhattan skyline at Brooklyn Navy Yard. The 1.5-acre urban farm was the brainchild of Brooklyn Grange, a New York-based green roofing business, and includes a rooftop space overlooking the East River where evening yoga classes (and the occasional wedding reception) take place. Expect both movement and meditation.
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm. Through October 10.
4. La Vita Yoga at The Durham, Durham, NC
Embrace a "health at every size" experience featuring accessible movement and inclusivity from the tip-top of a stylish, mid-century modern hotel. The open-air rooftop at The Durham affords you unencumbered views of its namesake city during rejuvenating all-level asana classes led by teachers from La Vita Yoga.
Saturdays, 9 a.m.; Sundays, 10 am. Ongoing.
5. Espadin Rooftop Wellness Events, Denver, CO
Explore what resonates with you--whether chakra meditations or sound baths, stretching or candlelight vinyasa--with the robust schedule of summer yoga classes at The Espadin LoHi in Denver. The series includes ample sunset options so you can partake without sacrificing necessary shut-eye. Yoga remains at the forefront of each class experience in support of a calmer, healthier, and happier Denver.
Days vary. Through August 31.
6. 360 Sky Yoga, Chicago, IL
Practice 1,000 feet closer to the sun at 360 Chicago. Cleverly dubbed "America's Highest Yoga Class," this weekly vinyasa class gives you unbeatable 94th-floor views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago bay. It is an enclosed rooftop. But there's a reason it's called the "windy city." We imagine the sprawling views still make this class worth noting (and worth the trek up to the top.)
Saturdays, 7:45 am. Ongoing.
7. Sunday Salutations, Tucson, AZ
Take in the views of Tucson's sprawling cityscape as well as surrounding mountains with Sunday Salutations at the Graduate Hotel. Perched above the University of Arizona's campus, the desert retreat brings you an intense vinyasa-stye class at a rooftop sanctuary. After your practice, you're welcome to linger for a dip in the rooftop pool.
First Sunday of the month, 8:30 am. Ongoing.
8. Denver Yoga Social Sunset Skyline Yoga, Denver, CO
Groove to the beat of live DJs and take in the backdrop of the Denver skyline and the Rocky Mountains at the Denver Yoga Social classes. The all-level vinyasa-style classes take place from the tented rooftop of the Cat Bird Hotel in the charming River North Arts District. There's dancing afterward. Yoga, music, and community await you.
Wednesdays, 5:30 pm. Ongoing.