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: 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

Summer 2018: Free Yoga Boston

*9/21/2018*
The list has been updated to remove some classes that have ended. Many classes continue through the end of September and beyond. Click on the links and then look up future dates.

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Hopefully better late than never! Here is the 6th Annual listing of free yoga classes for the summer.

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

This list is streamlined, so click on the links for more detailed information about dates, etc. Some classes will be ending soon and dates can vary. Enjoy!

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MONDAY

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Yoga
(Mother’s Rest at 4 Corners, Dorchester)
6:30pm

TUESDAY

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Chair Yoga
(Symphony Park, Fenway)
10am

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Yoga
(Medal of Honor Park, M Street, South Boston)
6pm

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

Patagonia Yoga Tuesdays
(346 Newbury Street, Boston)
7:30pm – 8:30pm

WEDNESDAY

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Chair Yoga
(Elliot Norton Park, Chinatown)
10am

Complimentary Yoga at Hyatt Regency Boston by YogaHub
(Downtown Boston, 1 Avenue de Lafayette)
5:45pm – 6:45pm

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Yoga
(Brighton Common, Brighton)
6pm

Seaport Sweat
Yoga with Jenna (Seaport Common, 85 Northern Avenue, Boston)
6:30pm – 7:30pm

THURSDAY

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Gentle Yoga
(Christopher Columbus Park, North End)
10am

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

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Yoga
(Boston Common, Beacon Hill)
6pm

Free Summer Yoga
Boston Common Frog Pond (Downtown Boston)
6pm – 7:15pm

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Yoga
(Marcella Playground, Roxbury)
6pm

FRIDAY

Seaport Sweat
Yoga with Jenna (Seaport Common, 85 Northern Avenue, Boston)
12pm – 1pm

SATURDAY

Complimentary Yoga at Hyatt Regency Boston by YogaHub
(Downtown Boston, 1 Avenue de Lafayette)
8:30am – 9:30am

Yoga with Linda Wellness Warrior
Franklin Park Coalition (School Master Hill, Franklin Park)
9am – 10:15am

Island Om: Yoga on Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands (Spectacle Island, Boston)
9:45am

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Yoga
(Healy Playground, Roslindale)
10am

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

Castle Island Yoga (Castle Island, Boston)
10:15am – 11:30am

SUNDAY

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Kids Yoga
(Jamaica Pond, Jamaica Plain)
11am

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Yoga
(Winthrop Square, Charlestown)
12:30pm

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series ~ Yoga
(Jamaica Pond, Jamaica Plain)
2pm

Summer 2017: Free Yoga Boston

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While the listing of free yoga classes is year-round now, updating for the seasons, this is the 5th Annual listing of free yoga classes for the summer. Thank you to those who have taken the Free Yoga Boston Survey!

INTRODUCTION

Remember there are Meetups in the area to try out. Hands To Heart Center Yoga – Yoga for the People provides free yoga classes for people living with poverty and trauma in Boston. Check out their website and Twitter for class schedules.

Boston Medical Center has a list of affordable yoga classes around Boston. Make sure to look for community classes offered by yoga studios in your area. Many are offered at discounted rates. A growing trend is libraries offering free yoga classes. Just one more reason to frequent your local library!

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Here are some general suggestions for those of you who may be new to taking free yoga classes that are outdoors. Classes listed here are free or donation based.

Sometimes mats and props might be available to you, but don’t count on it. If they are available, there may not be enough for everyone. So bringing your own mat, water, towel, etc., is the general rule.

Double check if the weather is bad. Usually the organization’s Twitter, Facebook page and/or website will give an update if the class will be cancelled. Sometimes classes are brought indoors instead.

Most outdoor summer classes are over by the end of September or sooner. Based on my sources, most classes take place on the days listed, but there can be gaps in the schedule for certain weeks, so you may want to double check first before you go. Also, most classes last for an hour, but when I am not sure, I do not put an end time.

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The Free Yoga Boston Community on Facebook is updated most everyday and 1,400+ have “Liked” the page. Check each day for all sorts of yoga news in addition to free yoga classes in Boston and beyond.

Sign up for the Free Yoga Boston email list! When you are on the email list, you’ll be one of the first to know about changes and updates to this schedule. More than 350 have signed up so far!

Every once in a while, when I learn about one-off special yoga classes and/or related events that might interest you, I will send an email to keep you in the know!

If you know of other free or donation based classes in the Boston area that are missing from this list or are on the list, but need correction, please let me know.

This “Big List” is always a work in progress and will be updating for the fall. There will be updates, so if you have not signed up for the email list, keep checking back. Namaste!

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MONDAY

P.O. Fitness Classes ~ Yoga with Christine
Norman B. Leventhal Park (Financial District, Boston)
5:30pm – 6:30pm

This all levels class will strengthen the body, unwind the mind and uplift the spirit. Join us to breathe, move, stretch and relax in the sunshine. Start your week off with self-care to feel balanced and refreshed. Check the Facebook page for updates and cancellations.

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McGann Playground (Hyde Park)
6:30pm

Free yoga classes are offered all over Boston as part of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Summer Fitness Series. Classes end August 31st.

TUESDAY

Yoga
Medal of Honor Park (M Street, South Boston)
6:30am

Free yoga classes are offered all over Boston as part of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Summer Fitness Series. Classes end August 31st.

Sunrise Yoga on the Dock
Community Boating Docks (21 David G. Mugar Way, Boston)
6:30am – 7:30am

Anne Marie Costantino will help you begin your day with a supportive, gentle vinyasa flow that focuses on building postures from the ground up and exploring modifications. Anne Marie teaches an alignment-focused, slow flow style of yoga. With a focus on the breath, she guides students step-by-step into a pose and offers many modifications, making it a safe environment for practitioners of every level. These free yoga classes in Boston are offered in partnership with Athleta on Newbury Street through August. Class location is between MGH T stop and the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade and no parking is available. Please bring your own mat. For cancellations and updates, check their Twitter.

Yoga in the Park
Fitness in Cushman Park (Cushman Park, Green Street, Fairhaven)
8:30am – 9:30am

The South Coast community is keeping fit and staying healthy with free yoga classes through August 24th. Bring a mat and classes are weather permitting. See the Facebook page for updates.

Chair Yoga
Symphony Park (The Fenway)
10am

Free yoga classes are offered all over Boston as part of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Summer Fitness Series. Classes end August 31st.

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Franklin Square (South End)
6pm

Free yoga classes are offered all over Boston as part of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Summer Fitness Series. Classes end August 31st.

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

These yoga classes are not just during the summer and are held indoors as part of the Program for Integrative Medicine & Health Care Disparities. Take the elevator or stairs down to the basement. The listing for this class has changed since I last updated this list. Before community members were welcome in addition to BMC patients and staff. Will try and confirm if still open to the community.

WEDNESDAY

P.O. Fitness Classes ~ Yoga Bootcamp with Emily
Norman B. Leventhal Park (Financial District, Boston)
7:15am – 8:15am

Kick off your mornings by burning a ton of calories, getting stronger, and having fun! The class includes a variety of exercises including body-weight strength training, bursts of cardio and endurance, and HIIT to really boost your workout. Come to break a sweat, but leave feeling relaxed and centered. Check the Facebook page for updates and cancellations.

Summer Yoga
Slocum’s River Reserve (Horseneck Rd., Dartmouth)
8:30am – 9:30am

Jeff Costa teaches yoga for the 5th consecutive Summer of healthy lifestyle programming in nature ~ thanks to Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust – DNRT and Hawthorn Medical Associates. There is a $5.00 donation and classes take place through August 16th.

Prenatal Yoga
Whittier Wellness & Fitness Club (1290 Tremont Street, Roxbury)
9:30am – 10:30am

Connect with your unborn baby at these prenatal classes, which are open to the public. You don’t have to be a club member to attend. From what I can tell, classes are held indoors and will be year-round.

Sunset Yoga
The Esplanade (Fiedler Field – Arthur Fiedler Memorial Head, Boston)
6pm

Challenge your mind and body while enjoying beautiful river views with class instructor Sara Divello. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and please bring your own mat. Classes go through early September.

Seaport Sweat
Yoga with Jenna Hill (85 Northern Avenue, Boston)
6pm – 7pm

The Seaport District offers classes on Seaport Green through October. Sweat and flow with beautiful views of the city and ocean along to music provided by DJ Sprino. Bring your own mat and water and register for classes before attending.

THURSDAY

P.O. Fitness Classes ~ Yoga with Emily
Norman B. Leventhal Park (Financial District, Boston)
7:15am – 8:15am

Come flow into your weekend. This class will get your body moving and heart rate up first thing in the morning. Then enjoy a deep stretch and period of relaxation before starting your day. Check the Facebook page for updates and cancellations.

Yoga
Almont Park(Mattapan)
10am

Free yoga classes are offered all over Boston as part of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Summer Fitness Series. Classes end August 31st.

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

These yoga classes are not just during the summer and are held indoors as part of the Program for Integrative Medicine & Health Care Disparities. Take the elevator or stairs down to the basement. The listing for this class has changed since I last updated this list. Before community members were welcome in addition to BMC patients and staff. Will try and confirm if still open to the community.

FREE Summer Yoga
Boston Common Frog Pond (Downtown Boston)
6pm – 7:15pm

Power vinyasa flow classes will take place through August 31st and is for students of all levels. Challenge yourself. Release stress. Expand energy and tap into the beauty of trees, grass, and water  at Boston’s most historic park. Sessions are held on the lawn adjacent to the Frog Pond Carousel.  Weather related cancellations will be posted on the Frog Pond Facebook page.

FRIDAY

Lunchtime Yoga
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center (Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston)
12pm – 1pm

Now through September 2nd, enjoy all-levels free yoga class in Boston with South Boston Yoga. Change up your lunch hour with a 45-minute yoga class. Bring your own mat and practice right on the grassy lawn. Space is limited, so get there early!

Seaport Sweat
Yoga with Jenna Hill (85 Northern Avenue, Boston)
12pm – 1pm

The Seaport District offers classes on Seaport Green through October. Sweat and flow with beautiful views of the city and ocean along to music provided by DJ Sprino. Bring your own mat and water and register for classes before attending.

SATURDAY

Sunrise Yoga
Anthem Entertainment (Charles River Bistro, Boston)
8am – 9am

Master your downward facing dog this summer with Smooth Vinyasa instructor, Mike Massey! The group will meet at the Charles River Bistro, located directly across from the DCR Hatch Shell at 8am and walk to Fiedler Field as a group. Please bring your  own yoga mat. Participants will receive 50% off of Jazz Brunch at The Charles River Bistro following class. Classes go through August.

Riverfront Yoga
Baxter Riverfront Park Amphitheater (100 Great River Road, Somerville)
9am – 10am

Relax and restore along the Mystic River with free yoga classes offered to you by Assembly Row. Advance registration is required. Day of registration will be available only if space permits. If it rains, the class is moved to 521 Assembly Row, next to DAVID’s Tea. Also check the Facebook page for updates.

Yoga in Franklin Park
Schoolmaster Hill (Roxbury/Dorchester, Boston)
9:15am – 10:15am

Breathe, enjoy, activate your body and mind with an all levels yoga. Classes organized by Linda the Wellness Warrior, who will teach with guest yoga instructors throughout September 17th.  Look for signs directing you from the main park road. Parking in the small gravel lot across from the Schoolmaster Hill path and the golf course. If it rains, class will be cancelled, so check her Facebook page for updates. Classes are free, but $5 is a suggested donation to support Yoga For The People. The class location will change to the Valley Gates Parking Lot for September classes.

Family Yoga
Almont Park(Mattapan)
10am

Free yoga classes are offered all over Boston as part of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Summer Fitness Series. Classes end August 31st.

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

Back in 2009, The Liberty was one of the first hotels in Boston, or anyplace in the area for that matter, to start offering free yoga classes in the summer. They set the trend and still offer free classes in collaboration with Equinox. Guests of the hotel and members of the community are welcome to take the class for free. Classes are year round. In the summer, classes are outside in the courtyard. In the cooler months, they are indoors. Check with the concierge to find the exact class location, since it appears to change.

Island Yoga
Boston Harbor Islands (Spectacle Island, Boston)
10:15am – 11:45am

Now through September 3rd, enjoy all-levels free yoga class with South Boston Yoga on Spectacle Island. Unless you have your own boat, you will be taking a ferry. The 9:30 ferry is recommended, then meet at the Spectacle Island Visitor Center. You might want to make a day of it and go swimming or have a picnic. Just 15 minutes from downtown Boston, Spectacle Island is the highest point in the harbor, with spectacular views of the city and other islands. While the classes are free, you will have to pay to take the ferry.

SUNDAY

Vinyasa Yoga
Winthrop Square/Minot Rose Garden (St. Paul St. and Freeman St., Brookline)
8am – 9am

Classes take place through August 27th. Coolidge Corner Yoga and The Brookline Departments of Health and Parks and Open Space will be co-hosting a free all-levels Vinyasa flow in front of the rose garden. Sign up for classes on the yoga studio website and get updates on their Facebook page.

Donation Hatha Yoga
Arnold Arboretum near Dawson Pond (Jamaica Plain, Boston)
9am – 10am

Classes are provided by Branching Out Yoga, which is the brainchild of Jennifer Maniates.  She offers these free yoga classes in Boston on the first and third Sundays of the month. Check the Facebook page for updates.

Free Yoga Medford
Medford Condon Shell Park (Medford)
10am – 11am

Lauren Farenga firmly believes yoga should be for All People and All bodies! That’s why she is offering free yoga every week to her community!

Island Yoga
Boston Harbor Islands (Grape Island, Boston)
11:30am – 12:30pm

Now through August 16th, enjoy all-levels free yoga class with Open Doors Yoga Studios on Grape Island. This style of yoga provides a space for all to challenge themselves, release stress, expand energy, and tap into the beauty of the Boston Harbor.

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Pinebank Promontory (Jamaica Pond, Jamaica Plain)
2pm

Free yoga classes are offered all over Boston as part of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Summer Fitness Series. Classes end August 31st.

Yoga For Runners
Boston Marathon adidas Runbase (855 Boylston Street, Boston)
6:30pm

These free yoga classes in Boston are vinyasa flow, and are on select Sundays are customized to bring balance to overworked muscles used when running. All levels of yoga experience are welcome, but you may need to register each week.

Summer 2016: Free Yoga Classes in Boston

A sepia image showing one of many free yoga classes in Boston.

Looking for free yoga classes in Boston? You’ve come to the right place.

Memorial Day weekend may be the the unofficial start of summer. The summer solstice is the official start of summer. But for me, once the 4th of July rolls around, then it’s truly summer. So here we are! In the heart of summer. Bring on the picnics, barbecues, trips to the beach and of course, lots of outdoor free yoga classes in Boston! This year class locations expand beyond the Boston area to the South Coast and includes Fairhaven.

While the listing of free yoga classes is year-round now, one for each season, this is the 5th Annual listing of free yoga classes for the summer. Remember there are Meetups in the area to try out. Hands To Heart Center Yoga – Yoga for the People provides free yoga classes for people living with poverty and trauma in Boston. Check out their website and Twitter for class schedules.

There are also free yoga classes being offered by a new group called Breathe Boston. They offer individual or group yoga and meditation classes.  You can sign up for classes at their location or have them come to you for a private class in your own home.

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Here are some general suggestions for those of you who may be new to taking free yoga classes in Boston that are outdoors. All classes listed here are free or donation based.

Sometimes mats and props might be available to you, but don’t count on it. If they are available, there may not be enough for everyone. So bringing your own mat, water, towel, etc., is the general rule.

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Double check if the weather is bad. Usually the Facebook page and/or website will give an update if the class will be cancelled. Sometimes classes are brought indoors instead.

Most outdoor summer classes start in June or July and are over by the end of September.

Based on my sources, most classes take place on the days listed, but there can be gaps in the schedule for certain weeks, so you may want to double check first before you go. Also, most classes last for an hour, but when I am not sure, I do not put an end time.

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The Free Yoga Boston Community on Facebook is updated most everyday and more than 1000 have “Liked” the page.  Thank you! Check each day for all sorts of yoga news in addition to free yoga classes in Boston.

Sign up for the Free Yoga Boston email list! When you are on the email list, you will be the first to know about changes and updates to this schedule.

Every once in a while, when I learn about one-off special yoga classes and/or related events that might interest you, I will send an email to keep you in the know about free yoga classes in Boston.

A collage of two pictures, a duck on the left standing on gravely ground, on the right a duck in water.

If you know of other free or donation based classes in the Boston area that are missing from this list or are on the list, but need correction, please let me know.

This “Big List” is always a work in progress. There will be updates, so if you have not signed up for the email list, keep checking back. Namaste!

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MONDAY

P.O. Fitness Classes ~ Yoga Flow
Norman B. Leventhal Park (Financial District, Boston)
5:30pm – 6:30pm

This all levels class will strengthen the body, unwind the mind and uplift the spirit.  Join us to breathe, move, stretch and relax in the sunshine. Start your week off with self-care to feel balanced and refreshed. Check the Facebook page for updates and cancellations.

TUESDAY

Sunrise Yoga on the Dock
Community Boating Docks (21 David G. Mugar Way, Boston)
6:30am – 7:30am

Anne Marie Costantino will help you begin your day with a supportive, gentle vinyasa flow that focuses on building postures from the ground up and exploring modifications. Anne Marie teaches an alignment-focused, slow flow style of yoga. With a focus on the breath, she guides students step-by-step into a pose and offers many modifications, making it a safe environment for practitioners of every level. These free yoga classes in Boston are offered in partnership with Athleta on Newbury Street through August. Class location is between MGH T stop and the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade and no parking is available. Please bring your own mat!

Yoga in the Park
Fitness in Cushman Park (Cushman Park, Green Street, Fairhaven)
8:30am – 9:30am

Kripalu certified yoga instructor Jeff Costa is helping the South Coast community keep fit and stay healthy with free yoga classes through August 23rd. Bring a mat and note that classes are weather permitting. See the Facebook page for updates.

Seaport Sweat
Yoga with Jenna Hill (85 Northern Avenue, Boston)
9:30am – 10:30am

The Seaport District recently added several types of fitness classes next to District Hall, including yoga. The classes started in August and go through October. You must register for the class before attending.

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

These yoga classes are not just during the summer and are open to community members in addition to BMC patients and staff. They are held indoors and part of the Program for Integrative Medicine & Health Care Disparities. Take the elevator or stairs down to the basement. The classes are free, but there is a suggested donation of $5.00. Currently there is a flyer online [click here], but it is old. If the online flyer is updated, I will link to it here.

Patagonia Practice
Patagonia (346 Newbury Street, Boston)
7:30pm – 8:30pm

Join Yoga Hub Founder Ali Singer, for an all-levels flow yoga class sponsored by Patagonia.

WEDNESDAY

Prenatal Yoga
Whittier Wellness & Fitness Club (1290 Tremont Street, Roxbury)
9:30am – 10:30am

Connect with your unborn baby at these prenatal classes, which are open to the public. You don’t have to be a club member to attend. From what I can tell, classes are held indoors and will be year-round.

Happy Hour Yoga
North End Park (corner of Cross and Hanover St, Boston)
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Join Yoga Hub Founder Ali Singer for a healthy way to celebrate the end of your work day with good-vibes and vinyasa yoga outdoors on the grass.

Sunset Yoga
The Esplanade (Fiedler Field – Arthur Fiedler Memorial Head, Boston)
6pm

Challenge your mind and body while enjoying beautiful river views. Registration is required. You can pre-register on the website (scroll down to the form) or register at the event. Class instructor is Sara Divello. Please bring a mat. Enjoy refreshments provided by Polar Beverages, CLIF and Stop & Shop. Classes are free, but donations are welcome! To receive up to date alerts for class cancellations or changes, text HFF15 to #51555. Classes go through early September.

FIT on the Garden *New*
Prudential Center (South Garden, Boston)
6pm – 7pm

MoveWith is the first teacher-centric fitness community that leverages the power of social sweat to get more people moving and loving it! Some of Boston’s best yoga and pilates  instructors will be teaching classes through September 28th. You need to register before attending each class.

THURSDAY

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

These yoga classes are not just during the summer and are open to community members in addition to BMC patients and staff. They are held indoors and part of the Program for Integrative Medicine & Health Care Disparities. Take the elevator or stairs down to the basement. The classes are free, but there is a suggested donation of $5.00. Currently there is a flyer online [click here], but it is old. The Thursday class starts at 4:30pm. If the online flyer is updated, I will link to it here.

FREE Summer Yoga
Boston Common Frog Pond (Downtown Boston)
6pm – 7:15pm

Power vinyasa flow classes will take place through September 1st (except for July 14th) and is for students of all levels. Challenge yourself. Release stress. Expand energy and tap into the beauty of trees, grass, and water  at Boston’s most historic park. Sessions are held on the lawn adjacent to the Frog Pond Carousel.  Weather related cancellations will be posted on the Frog Pond Facebook page by 4:30pm on the day of class.

P.O. Fitness Classes ~ Yoga Bootcamp
Norman B. Leventhal Park (Financial District, Boston)
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Yoga bootcamp will guide participants through a challenging vinyasa flow, building extra strength through bodyweight movements. Come to break a sweat, but leave feeling relaxed and centered. Check the Facebook page for updates and cancellations.

FRIDAY

Seaport Sweat
Yoga with Jenna Hill (85 Northern Avenue, Boston)
12pm – 1pm

The Seaport District recently added several types of fitness classes next to District Hall, including yoga. The classes started in August and go through October. You must register for the class before attending.

Lunchtime Yoga
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center (Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston)
12:15pm – 1pm

Now through September 2nd, enjoy all-levels free yoga classes in Boston with South Boston Yoga. Change up your lunch hour with a 45-minute yoga class. Bring your own mat and practice right on the grassy lawn. Space is limited, so get there early!

SATURDAY

Sunrise Yoga
Anthem Entertainment (Charles River Bistro, Boston)
8am – 9am

Master your downward facing dog this summer with Smooth Vinyasa instructor, Mike Massey! The group will meet at the Charles River Bistro, located directly across from the DCR Hatch Shell at 8am and walk to Fiedler Field as a group. Please bring your  own yoga mat. Participants will receive 50% off of Jazz Brunch at The Charles River Bistro following class.

Riverfront Yoga
Baxter Riverfront Park Amphitheater (100 Great River Road, Somerville)
9am – 10am

Relax and restore along the Mystic River with free yoga classes offered to you by Assembly Row and Some.Yoga Studio. You must register each week for one of the 100 spots available. If the class fills up, wait list sign up begins at 8:30am on Saturday for any available spots. Anyone not checked in by 8:55am forfeits their spot and class starts promptly at 9am. Also check the Facebook page for updates.

Yoga in Franklin Park
Schoolmaster Hill (Roxbury/Dorchester, Boston)
9:15am – 10:15am

Breathe, enjoy, activate your body and mind with an all levels yoga. Classes organized by Linda the Wellness Warrior, who will teach with guest yoga instructors throughout September 17th.  Look for signs directing you from the main park road. Parking in the small gravel lot across from the Schoolmaster Hill path and the golf course. If it rains, class will be cancelled, so check the Facebook page for updates. Classes are free, but $5 is a suggested donation to support Yoga For The People. The class location will change to the Valley Gates Parking Lot for September classes.

Summer Stretch
The Liberty Hotel (Charles Street, Beacon Hill, Boston)
10am

Back in 2009, The Liberty was one of the first hotels in Boston, or anyplace in the area for that matter, to start offering free yoga classes in the summer. They set the trend and still offer free classes in collaboration with Equinox. Guests of the hotel and members of the community are welcome to take the class for free. Classes are year round. In the summer, classes are outside in the courtyard. In the cooler months, they are indoors. Check with the concierge to find the exact class location, since it appears to change.

Island Yoga
Boston Harbor Islands (Spectacle Island, Boston)
10:15am – 11:45am

Join Ciara Clark for another summer of yoga and all-levels free yoga classes in Boston on Spectacle Island. Unless you have your own boat, you will be taking a ferry. The 9:30 ferry is recommended, then meet at the  Spectacle Island Visitor Center. Space is limited, so advance registration is recommended. Even still, get there early! You might want to make a day of it and go swimming or have a picnic. Just 15 minutes from downtown Boston, Spectacle Island is the highest point in the harbor, with spectacular views of the city and other islands. While the classes are free, you will have to pay to take the ferry.

SUNDAY

Vinyasa Yoga
Winthrop Square/Minot Rose Garden (St. Paul St. and Freeman St., Brookline)
8am – 9am

Classes take place through August 28th. Coolidge Corner Yoga and The Brookline Departments of Health and Parks and Open Space will be co-hosting a free all-levels Vinyasa flow in front of the rose garden. Sign up for classes on the yoga studio website and get updates on their Facebook page.

Adult Yoga Program
Powderhouse Park (Next to the old mill, Somerville)
9am – 10am

Practice under the Somerville sun with yoga instructor Caity Colleen for an all levels fun Vinyasa yoga class. Sign up on the website. Reiki assists and invigorating essential oils will be provided during Savasana. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes. Classes take place through September 4th, except for July 31st. If there is bad weather, class will be cancelled, so check the Facebook page.

Donation Hatha Yoga
Arnold Arboretum near Dawson Pond (Jamaica Plain, Boston)
9am – 10am

Classes are provided by Branching Out Yoga, which is the brainchild of Jennifer Maniates.  She offers these free yoga classes in Boston on the first and third Sundays of the month. Check the Facebook page for updates.

Yoga on The Green
The Street (Chestnut Hill)
10am – 11am

All levels of experience are welcome at these classes offered by lululemon. Mats are available too!

Island Yoga
Boston Harbor Islands (Grape Island, Boston)
11:30am – 12:30am

Enjoy a gentle yoga class overlooking the Boston Harbor with classes taught by yoga instructors from Open Doors Studios through September 4th. Bring your own mat or towel and meet at the dock on Grape Island. Island yoga is first come, first serve. Bring your own yoga mat and towel. The 11am ferry from Hingham Shipyard will arrive at Grape Island right on time for the class. Walk-ups are available on a limited basis. Register to ensure your spot in the class!

Brewery Yoga
Night Shift Brewing (87 Santilli Highway, Everett)
11am – 12pm

These yoga classes take place at the brewery every so often. Take a look at their event calendar for confirmation and sign up! Kat O’Leary from CorePower Yoga teaches the vinyasa classes.

Yoga 101
Pop Allston (89 Brighton Ave., Boston)
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Join Yoga Hub Founder Ali Singer for this donation based class, so you can learn yoga fundamentals to start and grow your practice. Suggested cash donation is $10.00. Classes are now through August 21st.

Family Yoga
Pinebank Promontory (Jamaica Pond, Jamaica Plain)
2pm – 3pm

Join Yoga Hub Founder Ali Singer for an all-ages yoga flow. Beginners are welcome!

Free Yoga Class
North Point Park (Cambridge)
5pm – 6pm

As part of CRC’s Sunday Parkland Games, Karma Yoga Studio offers an hour long yoga class.

Yoga For Runners
Boston Marathon adidas Runbase (855 Boylston Street, Boston)
6:30pm

These free yoga classes in Boston are vinyasa flow, and are on select Sundays are customized to bring balance to overworked muscles used when running. All levels of yoga experience are welcome, but you may need to register each week.

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