Free Yoga Boston (October 2020 – May 2021)

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And just like that, summer’s over. We’re in fall and inevitably heading toward winter. With the continuing pandemic, I’m guessing that without a vaccine there may not be any in person yoga classes listed here for the colder months. It’s a good time to continue working on a home yoga practice. With virtual yoga classes becoming the norm, basically all classes are part of a home practice. Several meditation classes are included in the list below as well.

So let’s light some candles, roll out our mats and settle in. Classes listed are free or donation based. Please donate if you can! Also, since people can take online classes from anywhere, the times listed here are Eastern Time.

Make sure to check the Free Yoga Boston Facebook Group in addition to the Free Yoga Boston Facebook page. The group is private, but you can request to join. Members share information and there are additional classes and events listed.

Some classes here are found on Eventbrite and Meetup, so you can look for classes there as well. As always, this list is a work in progress and will be updated. From what I can tell, the classes listed below are ongoing for the time being.

If you know of other classes that are missing or have corrections, let me know!

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MONDAY

#YogaLemonade (Ongoing) Virtual
5:15pm – 6:15pm

Online Zoom Yoga (Ongoing) Virtual
8pm – 9:15pm

Meditation Group (Ongoing) Virtual
9pm – 9:30pm

TUESDAY

Yoga with Allison (Ongoing) Virtual
6:30pm – 7:30pm

WEDNESDAY

Dan Rodman Meditation and Spirituality (Ongoing) Virtual
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Laughter Yoga on Zoom (Ongoing) Virtual
7:30pm – 8:10pm

Zoom Yoga, Wednesday Release! (Ongoing) Virtual
8pm – 9:15pm

THURSDAY

Relaxing Yoga with Jason (Ongoing) Virtual
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Community Yoga (Ongoing) Virtual
7pm – 8:30pm

FRIDAY

Friday Unwind: Gentle Yoga (Ongoing) Virtual
4pm – 5pm

Meditation with Martin (Ongoing) Virtual
6:30pm – 7:30pm

SATURDAY

Online Guided Meditation (Ongoing) Virtual
9:45pm – 11pm

SUNDAY

Online Guided Meditation (Ongoing) Virtual
9:45am – 11am

Afro Flow Yoga (Ongoing) Virtual
1:30pm – 2:30pm

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Free Yoga Boston: Summer 2020

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This summer is like no other. So this 8th Annual listing of free yoga classes is unique for sure. Updates may occur more often than usual, because none of us really has any idea how different things will be a month from now. The pandemic continues and the virus makes the rules.

Right now, classes are a mix of virtual and outdoor classes. In person classes have size limits, social distancing, and may require face masks. Whether virtual or outdoors, both types of yoga classes usually require registration in advance.

Click the links to confirm dates, requirements and check for weather cancellations. Most instructors accept donations, so please donate if you can.

Make sure to check the Free Yoga Boston Facebook Group in addition to the Free Yoga Boston Facebook page. The group is private, but you can request to join. Members share information and there are additional classes and events listed.

Many of the free classes that I find are on Eventbrite and Eventful, so give them a look. There are classes on Meetup that I generally do not include in my listings, but NamaStay Sober has many free online classes that are open to everyone. Also check out Third Space Chi Yoga, Home Yoga for Beginners and donation based classes in Dedham, Yoga for the Spine.

If you know other classes that are missing, let me know!

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MONDAY

#YogaLemonade (Ongoing) Virtual
5:15pm – 6:15pm

Seaport Sweat – Flow (July 13 – September 28) Virtual
6:30pm – 7:30pm

TUESDAY

Yoga In The Park (July 7 – August 27)
(Cushman Park, Green Street, Fairhaven, MA)
8:30am – 9:30am

Yoga and Mindfulness (July 7 – July 28)  Mixed Virtual & Outdoors
(Newburyport Public Library, 94 State Street, Newburyport, MA )
2pm – 3pm

Weekly Meditation (July 14 – August 25) Virtual
7pm – 8pm

WEDNESDAY

Mindful Minis – For children ages 6-12 (July 22, July 29, August 5) Virtual
2pm – 3pm

Complimentary Yoga (Ongoing) – Virtual & Possibly Live
(The Yoga Room at SP, 12 Salem Street, Lynnfield, MA)
6pm – 7pm

Seaport Sweat – Vinyasa Yoga (July 15 – September 30) Virtual
6:30pm – 7:30pm

THURSDAY

Boston Parks Fitness Chair Yoga (July 16 – October 1) Virtual
11am – 12pm

Lunchtime Flow (July 16 – July 30)
(The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Wharf District Park, Boston, MA)
1pm – 2pm

FRIDAY

Seaport Sweat – Align n’ Flow (July 10 – October 2) Virtual
12pm – 1pm

Friday Unwind: Gentle Yoga (July 10 – August 28) Virtual
4pm – 5pm

SATURDAY

Yoga In The Park (July 11 – August 29)
(Schoolmaster Hill (Franklin Park), 1 Circuit Drive, Boston, MA)
9am – 10:15pm

SUNDAY

Yoga At Jamaica Pond (July 19 – September 6)
(Pinebank Promontory, Perkins Street and Jamaicaway, Boston, MA)
11am – 12pm

Boston Parks Fitness Restorative Yoga (July 12 – September 27)
(Marcella Playground, 260 Highland Street, Roxbury, MA)
1pm – 2pm

Afro Flow Yoga (July 12 – August 30) Virtual
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Boston Parks Fitness Live Yoga (July 12 – September 27) Virtual
6pm – 7pm

Free Yoga Boston ~ Virtual Yoga Classes

*UPDATED: June 17, 2020*

Some of these classes may have ended or changed. As more places open up, some live classes, especially outdoor classes may take place. My focus won’t be updating this list. Instead. I’m researching a new summer list of free outdoor classes in the Boston area. virtual yoga class listing

When I first started blogging about free yoga classes in Boston back in 2009, I could never have imagined that 11 years later, I’d be writing about free virtual yoga classes because we would be in the middle of a worldwide pandemic that would prohibit us from going outdoors.

Whew. Take a breath. We probably all need to take a breath.

But here we are. It’s 2020 and the spread of coronavirus has taken over every single aspect of all of our lives. Collectively, the world has been required to take a pause. We’ve had to stop life as normal and learn to exist in a whole different way.

Social distancing and self-quarantine is now a thing. Working from home is way more accepted now. Gatherings have been put on hold. Like my dinner club, that had just started up again! Schools are all closed. Businesses are closed. Sports have stopped. The Boston Marathon was postponed. The Olympics were postponed. No more dining in restaurants. Only take-out and delivery.

Life has been transformed. Everyday I still wonder how this is all real. But we humans are resilient.  The “Rona” is here for now and we have no choice but to accept it and get on with living our lives.

Free Yoga Boston – A Collaboration

Soooo, on the Free Yoga Boston Facebook page, there was a comment from Sophie Besl asking if there was an online specific list on my blog. I didn’t have one.

I’ve been sharing free online classes since COVID-19 took hold — because most yoga classes were forced out of the studios and have gone virtual. It was a good question and I thought it was an excellent idea too. But to be honest, I needed help. I’ve found that people are often willing if I ask.

I asked Sophie if she’d do the research and she did. She created a Google spreadsheet and made it so that if anyone would like to add additional virtual yoga classes to the list, they can submit them here. Thank you Sophie!

Even thought most classes are free, if you have the means to offer a donation, I’m sure it would be greatly appreciated.

Most of these classes are for a limited period of time. Since things change swiftly in this new reality, the classes are not listed by day of the week like the other FYB list.

Please click on the links and find the dates and times that work for you. Hopefully this list will be helpful. Stay healthy!

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Pilgrimage Yoga Online

India in USA (Embassy of India)

Afro Flow Yoga

Friday Unwind: Gentle Yoga

Lunch Break Yoga

Linda Wellness Warrior

4 Corners Yoga + Wellness

Seana Mac

Jess Livin’ The Dream

YogaHub – Lemonade

The Phoenix

NamaStay Connected

Third Space Chi Yoga

Setu (live + on-demand)

Peace Through Yoga LIVE

YEG Boss Babes

Camile Thai

Sri Sri Yoga

Free Yoga Boston (October 2019 – May 2020)

*UPDATED: July 10, 2020*

The Summer 2020 List is up! Look here.

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Yoga classes are still indoors, but spring is just around the corner. This list of free yoga classes in the Greater Boston area and beyond has been updated several times over the last few months and changes to the list continue.  Please let me know if you have any corrections and/or tips!

The current list has classes that are year round and for the winterClick links for details about current dates, etc. Even though classes are free, most require registration due to size constraints. Marathon Sports classes are usually offered on Sundays, but vary greatly by date and location.

Many branches of the Boston Public Library have free yoga classes on different days and most are listed below. Also look at the BPL website for details and changes that I may have not seen.

Make sure to check the Free Yoga Boston Group too. It’s a private group, but you can request to join. Members share information and there are additional classes and events listed there as well.

Many of the free classes that I find are on Eventbrite and Eventful, so check there too! There are classes on Meetup that I generally do not include in my listings.

Enjoy!

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MONDAY

Community Yoga (February 24 – June 29)
(St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 15 Saint Paul Street, Brookline)
7am – 8am

Yoga For Adults (Ongoing through June 29)
(BPL Charlestown Branch, 179 Main Street, Charlestown)
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Winter Fitness Series Yoga (February 24 – April 27)
(BCYF Paris Street Community Center, 112 Paris Street, East Boston)
6pm – 7pm

Yoga at the Library (February 24, March 9, March 16, March, March 23, March 30)
(Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Avenue, Somerville)
6:30pm – 9:30pm

Beginner Yoga For Cyclists (January 13 – March 16)
(JRA Cycles, 229 Salem Street, Medford)
6:45pm  – 7:45pm

TUESDAY

Yoga: Brighton (February 25 – April 28)
(Veronica B Smith Multi Services Senior Center, 20 Chestnut Hill Ave, Boston)
11am – 12pm

Yoga For Seniors/Gentle Chair Yoga/ (Ongoing through September 15)
(BPL West End Branch, 151 Cambridge St., Boston)
2pm – 2:45pm

Yoga Classes at Boston Medical Center (Ongoing)
(Moakley Building, 830 Harrison Avenue, Boston)
5pm – 6:15pm

Patagonia Community Class (Ongoing)
(346 Newbury Street, Boston)
7:15pm

WEDNESDAY

YogaHub Yoga & Meditation (Ongoing)
(1 Avenue de Lafayette, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Downtown Boston)
5:45pm – 6:45pm

Complimentary Yoga (Ongoing)
(The Yoga Room at SP, 12 Salem Street, Lynnfield)
6pm – 7pm

Yoga For All (Ongoing through March 25)
(BPL Central Library Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, Boston)
6pm – 7pm

Afro Flow Yoga® (April 1, April 15, April 29, May 13, June 10, June 24)
(Northeastern Crossing, 1175 Tremont Street, Boston)
6pm – 7pm

Spring into Yoga (March 18 – May 6)
(Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Avenue, Allston)
6:30pm – 7:30pm

THURSDAY

Yoga Classes at Boston Medical Center (Ongoing)
(Moakley Building, 830 Harrison Avenue, Boston)
5pm – 6:15pm

Gentle Yoga (Ongoing through March 19)
(BPL Mattapan Branch, 1350 Blue Hill Avenue)
6:30pm – 7:30pm

SATURDAY

lululemon x lifetime Monthly Yoga Series  (February 22, March 21, April 25, May 23)
(lululemon, 55 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill)
8:30am – 9:30am

1st Saturdays Yoga (Ongoing)
(Woburn Public Library, 45 Pleasant Street, Woburn)
9:30am

Saturday Seasonal Yoga (Ongoing)
(The Liberty Hotel, Charles Street, Beacon Hill, Boston)
10am

Yoga For Older Adults (Ongoing through June 27)
(BPL Parker Hill Branch, 1497 Tremont Street, Roxbury
10am – 11am

SUNDAY

Complimentary Sunday Yoga (February 23 – April 5)
(lululemon, 94 Derby Street Hingham)
9:30am – 10:30am

Yoga Sculpt Class (February 23 – March 22)
(The Presentation School Foundation Community Center, 640 Washington St, Boston)
1pm – 2pm

Yoga For Runners Community Class
(Marathon Sports, Norwell)
6:15pm – 7:15pm

Free Yoga Boston: Summer 2019

Outdoor free yoga classes are all over Boston this summer.Here is the 7th Annual listing of free yoga classes for the summer! There are close to more than 40 classes, so there should be something for just about everyone.

Take a look at the Introduction to the 2017 list, for general information and suggestions for taking free yoga classes.

Click the links for details to confirm dates, to see if you need to register, for weather cancellations, etc.

Many branches of the Boston Public Library have free yoga classes on different days. Take a look at the website for details. Many classes, especially without dates, are ongoing.

As always, this list is a work in progress that will have changes and updates. Because I’m trying to get this post up sooner rather than later, it might change a bit more than usual.

Please let me know if you have any questions, corrections and/or tips! Enjoy!

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MONDAY

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: June  3 – September 28 (No class September 2)
(Yoga, Mother’s Rest at 4 Corners, Dorchester)
6:30pm

Hands to Heart Center/Yoga For The People
(BPL Charlestown Branch, 179 Main Street)
1:30pm – 2:30pm

FREE/By-Donation Yoga in the Park: July 8 – August 26
(Boarding House Park, 40 French Street, Lowell)
6pm – 7pm

Seaport Sweat: May 28 – September 28
(Vinyasa Yoga, Seaport Common, 85 Northern Avenue, Boston)
6:30pm – 7:30pm

TUESDAY

P.O. Fitness: June 25 – August 31
(Chill Flow Yoga, Post Office Square, Downtown Boston)
7:30am – 8:30am

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: June  3 – September 28
(Chair Yoga, Symphony Park, Fenway)
10am

Seaport Sweat: May 28 – September 28
(Vinyasa Yoga, Seaport Common, 85 Northern Avenue, Boston)
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Yoga with Laura: July 2 – September 10
(The Anchor of Hull, 7 Hadassah Way, Hull)
6pm – 7pm

Hands to Heart Center/Yoga For The People
(Union Capital Boston, aka UCB Building, 1544 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury)
6pm – 7pm

Yoga Classes at Boston Medical Center
(Moakley Building, 830 Harrison Avenue, Boston)
6pm – 7:15pm

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: June  3 – September 28
(Yoga, Medal of Honor Park, M Street, South Boston)
6pm

Patagonia Yoga Tuesdays: (Free class through October 31, 2019)
(346 Newbury Street, Boston)
7:30pm – 8:30pm

WEDNESDAY

P.O. Fitness: June 25 – August 31
(Yoga For Athletes, Post Office Square, Downtown Boston)
7:30am – 8:30am

Donation Based Outdoor Summer Yoga: July 10 – August 7
(Slocum’s River Reserve, 283 Horseneck Road, Dartmouth)
8:30am – 9:30am

Summer Yoga: (July 24, August 7, August 21)
(Fuller Room, 7 Temple Street, YWCA Cambridge)
12pm

Greenway Fitness: July 10th – August 28
(Lunchtime Vinyasa, Oliver + Atlantic Streets, Downtown Boston)
12:15pm – 1:15pm

P.O. Fitness: June 25 – August 31
(Stretch & Strengthen Yoga , Post Office Square, Downtown Boston)
5:30pm – 6:30pm

YogaHub Yoga & Meditation
(1 Avenue de Lafayette, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Downtown Boston)
5:45pm – 6:45pm

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: June  3 – September 28
(Yoga, Brighton Common, Brighton)
6pm

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: June  3 – September 28
(Yoga, Adams Park, Roslindale)
6:30pm

HarborFit: Old Ironsides Yoga: July 3 – August 28
(Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center, Boston)
6:30pm – 7:45pm

THURSDAY

Greenway Fitness: May 26 – September 23 (No class July 4th)
(Yoga-Lates, Hanover + Cross Streets, North End Park, Boston)
10:30am – 11:30am

 Yoga Classes at Boston Medical Center
(Moakley Building, 830 Harrison Avenue, Boston)
4:30pm – 6pm

P.O. Fitness: June 25 – August 31 (No class July 4)
(Vinyasa Yoga , Post Office Square, Downtown Boston)
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: June  3 – September 28 (No class July 4)
(Summer Yoga, Boston Common near Frog Pond Carousel)
6pm

Sunset Yoga: July 18 – September 5
(Fiedler Field – Charles River Esplanade, Boston)
6pm

Hands to Heart Center/Yoga For The People
(BPL Mattapan Branch, 1350 Blue Hill Avenue)
6:30pm – 7:30pm

 FRIDAY

P.O. Fitness: June 25 – August 31 (No class July 5)
(Restorative Yoga , Post Office Square, Downtown Boston)
7:30am – 8:30am

SeaportSweat: May 28 – September 28
(Hip-Hop Yoga, Seaport Common, 85 Northern Avenue, Boston)
12pm – 1pm

SATURDAY

Borealis Community Yoga: Starting July 13
(Wright’s Pond, Medford)
8am – 9am

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: June  3 – September 28
(Yoga, School Master Hill, Franklin Park, Dorchester)
9am – 10:15am

Yoga in The Park: May 4 – September 28
(Assembly Row, Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park, Somerville)
9am – 10am

Free Yoga Medford: June 1 – August 24 (No class July 6)
(Condon Shell Park, Medford)
9:30am – 10:30am

HarborFit: Island Yoga on Spectacle Island: July 6 – August 31
(Take 9am ferry from Long Wharf to Spectacle Island, Boston)
9:45am – 11am

Saturday Seasonal Yoga
(The Liberty Hotel, Charles Street, Beacon Hill, Boston)
10am

HarborFit: Castle Island Yoga: July 6 – August 31
(Near the information sign at Fort Independence, Castle Island, Boston)
10:15am -11:15am

Hands to Heart Center/Yoga For The People
(Level Ground, 527 Columbia Road, Uphams Corner, Dorchester)
11am – 12pm

Hands to Heart Center/Yoga For The People: July 13 and every other Saturday after.
(Family Yoga, BPL Grove Hall Branch, 41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester)
1pm – 2pm

SUNDAY

Free Outdoor Yoga: July 14 – August 25
(Winthrop Square/Minot Rose Garden, Brookline)
8am – 9am

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: June  3 – September 28
(Yoga, Winthrop Square, Charlestown)
9am

Free Yoga Arlington: June 2 – August 25
(June: Magnolia Park, July: McClennan Park, August: Spy Pond Park in Arlington)
9:30am – 10:30am

Yoga with lululemon: June 2 – September 29
(The Street, Chestnut Hill, 33 Boylston Street, Newton)
9:30am – 10:30am

Yoga at the Pru
(lululemon, 776 Boylston Street, Space 6B, Boston)
10am – 10:50am

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: June  3 – September 28
(Yoga, Jamaica Pond, Jamaica Plain)
2pm

Yoga For Runners Community Class
(Marathon Sports, Norwell)
6:15pm – 7:15pm