Free classes, superstar teachers, giveaways and whole-day wellness extravaganzas. Celebrate National Yoga Month this September at one of these New York happenings.
Free yoga at The Assemblage
This co-working community for the wellness crowd is offering free yoga sessions at its John Street location through September 25. Join beloved teachers like Bee Bosnak, creator of the Heal Yourself method, and Cat Meyer, a yogi and sex therapist, for power vinyasa on the outdoor terrace or stress-mitigating restorative sessions. Or bring your kids to a free yoga lesson led by Beth Tufekcic, general manager for The Assemblage John Street and an experienced children’s yoga instructor.
Various dates and times
The Assemblage, 17 John Street, New York, NY 10038 +16468595013
Yoga Day at Citi Field
Back for its second year, Yoga Day at Citi Field will see hundreds of yogis congregate on the stadium’s outfield grass for a one-hour class. The ticket price also includes entrance to the Mets v Atlanta Braves game later that evening at 7.10pm. Early birds get to take a Mets yoga mat home with them.
5.40pm, September 26
Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue, Queens, NY 11368 +17185078499
One week of free yoga at participating studios
The Yoga Health Foundation teamed up with studios around the country to offer a week of complimentary classes for new students. Sign up by entering your contact details before September 30, then find the nearest participating studio you haven’t visited before and bring your printed Yoga Month Card to claim seven days of free classes. Cards are good until the end of October.
Art & Yoga Urban Retreat at the Rubin Museum of Art
Curated by NY Yoga + Life magazine, the third annual Art & Yoga Urban Retreat blends a number of wellness activities and modalities including meditation, medicine readings, astrology and a yoga class led by the renowned Tao Porchon-Lynch. One of the oldest yoga teachers in the world, Porchon-Lynch, 100, will also be giving a talk about her experiences practicing with yoga masters including BKS Iyengar.
9am-6pm, September 15
Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011 +12126205000
Astoria Yoga Crawl
The Queens neighborhood of Astoria is known for its diverse and plentiful food options, but it also has a burgeoning wellness scene to keep things balanced. On the Astoria Yoga Crawl you’ll stop at four local venues for meditation and intention setting, a beginner-friendly inversions class (if you’ve always wanted to master the headstand, this one’s for you), herbal tea and a restorative session to wrap up the day. Best of all, it’s free.
11am-4pm, September 22
Omonia Cafe Next Door, 32-16 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106 +17186263205
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