I don't know about you, but for me, the last place I want to be on a beautiful summer day is cooped up inside a stuffy fitness studio. This can put a kink in your normal workout routine--unless, of course, you take it outside.
Here in the Bay Area, we're lucky to have several outdoor yoga classes and events happening this summer.
Interested in doing yoga outside? Check out this list of all yoga in the park, outdoor yoga classes, and yoga meetups this summer in San Jose and Silicon Valley.
Summer Yoga in the Park
Free outdoor yoga classes in the park hosted by downtown's Be The Change yoga.
Where: St. James Park, Downtown San Jose.
When: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (starting 6/13), 12-1pm.
Summer Yoga Series at Santana Row
Free yoga in the park taught by instructors from top Silicon Valley yoga studios. The events are sponsored by lululemon athletica.
Where: Santana Row Park (near the chess boards), San Jose
When: Every Saturday through September, registration opens at 8:30am and class starts at 9am.
Twilight Yoga in the Park
An outdoor yoga series taught by a local instructor and organized by the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy.
Where: Guadalupe River Park (the meadow adjacent to the Heritage Rose Garden), San Jose, CA
When: 8 Weeks - Thursdays, June 16 – July 21, 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Cost: $30/members, $40/non-members, $10/drop-in
Yoga on the Farm @ Veggielution
Outdoor yoga on a working farm, taught by instructors from Be The Change Yoga
Where: Veggielution Urban Farm, 647 S. King Rd., San Jose
When: First Saturday of every month, 9 - 9:50 am. 2016 Dates: 5/7, 6/4, 7/2, 8/6, 9/2
Cost: Minimum $10 donation
Yoga, Hike, Meditate
Outdoor yoga and a hike in Santa Teresa County Park. Begin with gentle yoga, then a 1-mile hike uphill. Finish with guided meditation at the peak. Ages 13+ in good physical condition. Meet at the Joice trailhead with yoga mat or blanket.
When: Thursday, June 23 - 6pm to 8pm
Where: Juice trailhead near Bernal Ranch, Santa Teresa County Park - See park map here.
A fitness tour company that leads "yoga hikes" (hikes alternating with stops to do yoga asanas) in various locations around the Bay Area.
1. Lexington Reservoir, Los Gatos: Third Saturday of each month
2. Wunderlich Park, Woodside: Second Saturday of each month
Cost: $20 drop-in
Mountain View Yoga Meetup With Dorothy
A twice weekly hatha yoga course organized on Meetup.com
1. Tuesdays at 12:30, Rengstorf Park, Mountain View
2. Fridays at 12 noon, Eagle Park, Mountain View
Cost: $5 drop-in
South Bay Yoga Group Meetup
A weekly nithya yoga class organized on Meetup.com
Where: Lick Mill Park, Santa Clara
When: Every Sunday from 8-9:30am