Free Yoga Boston: Summer 2021

The 9th Annual listing of free yoga classes for Greater Boston and beyond is here!

Getting from the summer of 2019 to now encompasses so much. There’s grief for people lost during the pandemic. But there’s also triumph. We survived.

Virtual classes were the norm for the past year and a half, so this summer list focuses on live in-person outdoor yoga classes. Finally! Classes listed are free or donation based.

Click on the links for more details and to be sure there is class. Sometimes registration is required and also double check in case of bad weather, because classes may be cancelled. Bring your own mat, props, water and anything else you might need.

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.

As always, this list is a work in progress that will have changes and updates. Please let me know if you have any questions, corrections and/or tips! Enjoy!

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MONDAY

Boston Parks Fitness Series: Through September 27 (No class September 6)
(Vinyasa Yoga, Lopresti Park, 33 Sumner St., East Boston)
6pm – 7pm

Seaport Sweat: Through October
(Mindful Warrior Yoga, Seaport Common, 85 Northern Ave., Boston)
6:30pm – 7:15pm

Flow Yoga On The Greenway: Through September 27
(Rose Kennedy Greenway Parcel 16-Rowes Wharf Lawn, Atlantic Ave. & India St.,Boston)
6:30pm – 7:15pm

TUESDAY

Boston Parks Fitness Series: Through September 28
(Ashtanga Yoga, Adams Park, 4225 Washington St., Roslindale)
6pm -7pm

WEDNESDAY

Blue Sky Kripalu Yoga: Through the summer
(The Green at Partners Village Store, 865 Main Rd., Westport, MA)
8:30am – 9:30am

Community Yoga Class: Through October
(Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington Street, Quincy)
9:30am – 10:30am

Boston Parks Fitness Series: Through September 29
(Chair Yoga, Symphony Park, 39 Edgerly Rd., Boston)
10am – 11am

NamaStay Flowing: Through the summer
(Revere Beach, Revere)
6pm – 7:30pm

HarborFit: Sunset Yoga at Piers Park: Through September 15
(East Boston Piers Park, 95 Marginal St., Boston)
7:30pm – 8:30pm

THURSDAY

Boston Parks Fitness Series: Through September 30
(Virtual Chair Yoga)
11am -12pm

Seaport Sweat: Through October
(Yoga Sculpt, Seaport Common, 85 Northern Ave., Boston)
5:30pm – 6:15pm

Boston Parks Fitness Series: Through September 30
(Yoga, Brighton Common, 30 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton )
6pm – 7pm

Boston Parks Fitness Series: Through September 30
(Yoga @ The Frog Pond, Boston Common, 38 Beacon St., Boston )
6pm – 7pm

Yoga & Movement: Classes may be every other week
(Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston )
6pm – 7pm

Outdoor Yoga: Every other week
(Magoun Park, Medford)
6pm – 7pm

FRIDAY

Seaport Sweat: Through October
(Vinyasa Flow, Seaport Common, 85 Northern Ave., Boston)
12pm – 12:45pm

Boston Parks Fitness Series: Through October 1
(Fusion Fit (HIIT & Yoga), Doherty Playground, 349 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown)
6pm – 7pm

SATURDAY

Blue Sky Kripalu Yoga: Through the summer
(The Green at Partners Village Store, 865 Main Rd., Westport, MA)
8:30am – 9:30am

Yoga @ 3rd Ave Burlington: Through September 25
(3rd Ave Burlington, Third Ave., Burlington, MA)
8:30am – 9:30am

Franklin Park Yoga: Through October 2
(School Master Hill, Franklin Park, Dorchester)
9:15am – 10:30am

Boston Parks Fitness Series: Through October 2
(Restorative Yoga, Marcella Playground, 260 Highland St., Roxbury)
10am -11am

SUNDAY

NamaStay Flowing: Through the summer
(Revere Beach, Revere)
9:30am – 10:30am

Outdoor Yoga:
(Magoun Park, Medford)
10am – 11am

Yoga  @ Jamaica Pond: Through September 26
(Pinebank Promontory, Perkins Street and Jamaicaway, Boston)
11am – 12pm

Lotus Community Outdoor Yoga:
(Magnolia Park, Arlington)
12pm – 1pm

NEY Outside Community Yoga:
(Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, Atlantic Ave., North End)
5pm – 6pm

Boston Parks Fitness Series: Through September 26
(Virtual Yoga)
7pm – 8pm

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Free Yoga Boston (October 2020 – May 2021)

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For now, virtual classes are still the norm, so it’s still a good time to continue working on a home yoga practice and include meditation.

So let’s light some candles and roll out our mats. 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.

Classes for Boston Community Yoga (BCY) are included and may vary somewhat week to week. DM them on Instagram to sign up and look at their weekly schedule.

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

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MONDAY

BCY – Monday Motivational Flow (Ongoing) Virtual
5:30pm – 6:30pm (Time may vary. Check weekly schedule and DM to sign up.)

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

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

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

TUESDAY

BCY – All Levels Flow (Ongoing) Virtual
6pm – 7pm (Time may vary. Check weekly schedule and DM to sign up.)

BCY – Beginner Vinyasa Flow (Ongoing) Virtual
7pm – 8pm (Time may vary. Check weekly schedule and DM to sign up.)

 

WEDNESDAY

BCY – Morning Flow (Ongoing) Virtual
7am – 8am (Time may vary. Check weekly schedule and DM to sign up.)

Yoga for Busy Legal Professionals (Ongoing) Virtual
2pm – 2:20pm

BCY – Vinyasa Flow (Ongoing) Virtual
6pm – 7pm (Time may vary. Check weekly schedule and DM to sign up.)

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

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

THURSDAY

Chair Yoga with Ivor (Weekly through 4/29/21) Virtual
11am – 12pm

Older Adults’ Chair Yoga (4/22/21, 6/24/21) Virtual
2pm – 3pm

BCY – Vinyasa Flow (Ongoing) Virtual
5:30pm – 6:30pm (Time may vary. Check weekly schedule and DM to sign up.)

FRIDAY

Yogi Dimps Flow (Ongoing) Virtual
12pm – 12:30pm (DM for IG Live classes)

BCY – Friday Morning Flow (Ongoing) Virtual
6:30am – 7:30am (Time may vary. Check weekly schedule and DM to sign up.)

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

SATURDAY

BCY – Power Vinyasa (Ongoing) Virtual
8am – 9am (Time may vary. Check weekly schedule and DM to sign up.)

Self Care Saturday All Levels Yoga (Ongoing) Virtual
9am – 10am

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

BCY – Weekend Warrior Flow (Ongoing) Virtual
11am – 12pm (Time may vary. Check weekly schedule and DM to sign up.)

SUNDAY

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

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

Yoga and Mindfulness (Ongoing) Virtual
2pm – 3pm

BCY – Yoga for the Sunday Scaries (Ongoing) Virtual
6:30pm – 7:30pm (Time may vary. Check weekly schedule and DM to sign up.)

BCY – Restorative Flow (Ongoing) Virtual
7:30pm – 8:30pm (Time may vary. Check weekly schedule and DM to sign up.)

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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