Where to do Outdoor Yoga
Combine sunshine and fresh air with your morning yoga. Here's where to do yoga outdoors
Bikes & Bends Outdoor Yoga
Bikes & Bends is a social enterprise which offers lighthearted outdoor yoga classes for beginners and beyond. Throughout summer they have several different classes across the week, from hatha to vinyasa plus mindful meditation. Booking is essential, and the casual cost to attend is $15.
— Wynyard Crossing, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland. Visit bikesandbends.com
Free Park Yoga
Held at various parks throughout Auckland - including Olympic Park in New Lynn and Victoria Park in the city - the mission of Free Park Yoga is to make yoga accessible to everyone. A seasonal summer project, classes are weather dependent - find session times, park locations and more on Facebook.
Wellington Outdoor Yoga Meet-up
A group for anyone interested in doing yoga outdoors in Wellington, with trained local yoga instructors leading different classes. Join the group to find out details, sessions and more; visit meetup.com
Sunrise Yoga on Queens Wharf
Another free yoga event, held on the water’s edge behind the Cloud at the end of Queens Wharf. The annual series runs each year throughout January and February, with all experience levels welcome. Just bring your own yoga mat.
— Queens Wharf, Auckland. To find out session times and more info visit ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
Yoga on the Beach
Give 20 minutes of easy yoga on the beach a go this summer. Qualified instructor Shelley Charlton is offering free classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7.30am on Big Manly Beach (by the Manly Sailing Club) until the end of February. There's no need to bring a mat or make a booking either.
— Big Manly Beach, The Esplanade, Whangaparaoa Peninsula, Auckland. Visit Eventfinda
Free Hatha Yoga and Picnic
Practise pranayama, asanas and mudras with other like-minded yoga lovers, on Vellenoweth Green at St Heliers Bay Beach. Plus bring along a plate and enjoy a shared picnic after the yoga session.
— Vellenoweth Green, St Heliers Bay Beach, Auckland. This is a free event, contact Aum Shanti 022 088 1601 or visit meetup.com