Summer Fun 2016: Five ways to be active
How and where to get moving this summer with mountain biking, climbing, running, paddling and yoga.
While yoga is a year-round venture, the outdoor variety is reserved for only the most glorious months in Minnesota. With a gentle breeze and the warming sun, Mother Nature offers a particularly spiritual setting to get your Namaste on. Drawing in all ages and ability levels, outdoor yoga sheds the intimidation factor that sometimes accompanies regular studio classes.
Classes: There are outdoor yoga options every day of the week. Tuesday evenings at 6:30 from June 14-Sept. 13, end your workday with Luminous Yoga (luminous-yoga.com) on the shores of Lake Calhoun. On Wednesdays, the Yoga Garage (theyogagarage.com) visits Lake of the Isles in that same time frame. Head to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska (arboretum.umn.edu) at lunchtime on Thursdays for yoga in the gardens, and return for a Sunday morning session. Or hit up a Sunday morning class at Lake Calhoun, hosted by the Twin Cities Yoga Cooperative (facebook.com/twincitiesyogacooperative). For early birds, the Lake Harriet Yoga Project (facebook.com/lakeharrietyogaproject) holds 6:30 a.m. sunrise yoga classes at the Lake Harriet Bandshell every single day Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Events: Minneapolis’ Loring Park will play host to the Common Grounds Yoga and Music Festival (commongroundsfestival.com) on July 9. The event features al fresco classes in various styles of yoga, along with music, meditation and performances in the park.
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