Outdoor Yoga Classes in Parks, the Seaside & the Lakes Post Lockdown

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Last Updated on July 26, 2021 by Editor

It’s beginning to look (and feel) like….summer at last! Here’s all the best place to roll out that yoga mat outside: in the park, on the roof tops, on the beac, lakeside or even amongst the lavender fields.

London

SUP Yoga with Lucie Norris in Stoke Newington

These sup yoga classes are based at the beautiful and serene location of the west reservoir centre within urban North Londons Stoke Newington.

Sunset sup yoga is such a great way to end your day, after finishing your working day, being outside on the water really helps set that relaxing and calming end to your day, grounding and connecting to nature is the only way to finish your day in the spring/ summer months.

The water temperature ranges from a chilly 12 degrees to a tropical high of 26 degrees. You will enjoy a dip of the finger tips, toes or maybe you’re whole body.

At the reservoir they use Red Paddle boards the are inflatable and are sized at 10ft x 6-8. When you arrive at the centre you will first be briefed on the boards, all equipment used and also how to paddle on the water.

All this is introduced at your first sup yoga class. The Sup yoga season starts May 2021. Classes are £30 for 1 hour 15 mins. Book here.

Park Flow Clapham Common With Yogannie

Yoga Annie on Wednesday evenings on Clapham Common. Annie ensures everyone feels comfortable and is super friendly and welcoming.

The classes are open level but she makes sure with her playful sequencing and fun humour that you leave the class feeling challenged yet blissfully invigorated. Expect to laugh, smile and topple over in the grass together.

The first class begins on the 19th of May at 6.30pm. Classes are £10. Book here.

Outdoor Yoga in Richmond/Twickenham

Move your body, still your mind. Why not join Diana for her unique blend of hatha yoga, gentle somatic movements and qigong exercises to lengthen out tight muscles, release chronic tension held in the body and calm your mind.

Classes take place at the two following locations in either Twickenham or Richmond.

1. Mondays (10.30am-11.30am) in Marble Hill Park, Richmond Rd, Twickenham TW1 2NL
2. Thursdays (10.30am-11.30am) in Old Deer Park ,Old Palace Lane, Richmond, TW9 1PQ

Contact me on the day if you can’t find the exact location: 07748 697 693. Please note that if you don’t see the date listed when you try to book , it would mean that the class is not going ahead due to unfavourable weather. If you book and the weather changes overnight, I will always refund you.

Classes cost £10. Book here.

Hatha Yoga Classes with Ashley at The Lesnes Abbey in Bexley

Join Ashley on Sunday Mornings (starting on the 4th of April) for an hour long Hatha Yoga class from 8.30 – 9.30am for just £10 at Lesnes Abbey Lodge.

Ashley’s style is rooted in traditional Hatha yoga. Classes include pranayama (breath work), meditation, asana (postures), and are layered with both yoga and modern philosophy to inspire your yoga practice beyond the mat.

Her intention is to cultivate a safe and empowering space, giving students freedom to explore and connect with their body, mind and deeper values. Ashley’s approach is light hearted, friendly and inclusive.

Classes are suitable for all levels, including beginners. This class runs in dry and warm weather only! Please check your email two hours before. In bad weather this class moves online. Book here.

Yoga with Alex Ellison in Cricklewood

Alex offers a welcoming space for beginners to mixed experience guiding you through a Hatha flow class, synchronising breath with movement at a steady pace to harmonise your body and mind.

Classes focus on the breath breath, Asana (poses), Drishti (internal gaze), Bandhas (body locks), mudra (gesture) and intension setting.

Outdoor yoga classes (and option for shelter with indoor studio) take place on Saturdays (excluding 31st July) from 9-10am at The studio Reema Physio and Wellness, based in Cricklewood and cost £12 for a drop in single class.

Stay in touch via @yogawithalexelinson on Instagram and her Facebook group for updates on workshops, special outdoor events and classes. Book here.

Yoga in the Sky Garden with the best views of London

36 floors high – Sky Garden is the perfect setting for a morning yoga class. Set among Sky Garden’s luscious tropical greenery with a backdrop of incredible city views, take to the mat in the idyllic City Garden. With a dynamic, vinyasa flow style, this class is suitable for all levels and abilities.

Classes are on Saturdays and Sundays, starting from the 24th July at 8.30am, running for one hour and costing £20 per person.

After you’ve enjoyed your class, feel free to explore the Sky Garden as your ticket includes access to the gardens. You can refuel at Darwin Brasserie, or at Sky Pod, open for hearty breakfasts and morning snacks.

Please note there are no shower facilities and mats are not provided, so we ask you to please bring your own. Read our review here and see the fabulous views for yourself. Book here.

Roof top Yoga & Brunch at Ham Yard Hotel

Returning for summer 2021, Ham Yard Hotel will be hosting a series of summertime yoga sessions on the hotel’s leafy Roof Terrace in partnership with Third Space.

Set amongst olive trees and meadows of wild flowers with views over the rooftops of Soho, experience a Hatha Yoga class under the expert guidance of one of Third Space’s top instructors.

Hatha Yoga brings balance, strength and a sense of well-being. A 45-minute session will guide you through a series of postures and conscious breathing in combination with mental focus to develop awareness, strength, flexibility and relaxation.

The Saturday mid-morning class includes a healthy yet hearty brunch from avocado and poached eggs on rye to granola, yoghurt and berries or coconut chia seed pots with mango.

Take the relaxation one step further with an Express Manicure in The Nail Bar at Ham Yard Hotel’s Soholistic Spa following the class. Enjoy a luxurious treatment using the latest techniques and colour ranges from OPI in the serene spa designed by Kit Kemp in her signature style.

£39 including 45-minute yoga session – open level (mats will be provided), mineral water and brunch in Ham Yard Bar & Restaurant following the class.

£65 including 45-minute yoga session – open level (mats will be provided), mineral water, brunch in Ham Yard Bar & Restaurant and an Express Manicure in Soholistic Spa following the class.

What an absolute weekend treat to yourself. Book here.

FLEX Chelsea in Battersea Park

Join FLEX Chelsea for Power Flow in Battersea Park each week at 10am. We believe yoga is for everybody, and have decided to make this an inclusive class with a £0 price tag, to enable those who may find the cost of yoga in London prohibitive. Each week we move together in a fun, energising practice, where the sights and sounds of the park add to the fun.

If it’s raining, the class won’t go ahead, but you’ll be updated on the day if that’s the case. Everyone attending must book, to ensure health & safety waivers are signed, but there’s nothing more to it than that.

We meet by The Peace Pagoda, and find a peaceful spot close by. Please wear clothing suitable for yoga, and remember, it might get chilly, so don’t forget to bring warm clothes for savasana. Book here.

Brighton

Brighton Beach Yoga with Holly Cooper

Beach yoga is back for Spring and Summer at the seaside town from two popular locations. At Rockwater in Hove, this new beachside community hub offers unspoilt sea views from the beach deck. The yoga classes on the deck at sunrise are the most beautiful start to the day, the peace and quiet with just the sounds of the waves to wake you up.

Holly Cooper is offering weekly classes along with other practitioners as part of The Rockwater life team. Find Deanne and Holly for beach yoga every Monday and Thursday at 6.45am or 8am at the. Rockwater, Hove Beach deck. All classes £10 and please bring your own mat. Book here.

Beach Yoga Deck at the British Airways i360

Launching next week Holly will also bring Beach yoga to the Deck at the British Airways i360, with the perfect view of the Iconic old Brighton Pier. To celebrate the launch Holly has teamed with Sweaty Betty and everyone who books will get 20% off in the Brighton store. Find Holly here every Tuesday at 8.30am or 10am.

Join in weekly for a sea-facing flow the perfect morning movement medicine, open to all levels, no matter if you’ve been donning your leggings all year through zoom yoga or if you’ve never stepped foot on a mat. Book here.

Bournemouth

Yoga Class for Swimmers and Cold Water Therapy

On Southbourne Beach (by Bistro on the Beach) with Helena. Classes take place on Tuesdays from 7-8am and on Saturdays from 3-4pm. For all upcoming dates visit her Facebook page.

The classes are focused on stretching movements to help swimmers, breathwork to increase oxygen intake and help heat your core for cold water dipping and swimming (based on the world-renowned Wim Hof Method technique).

You will need your own yoga mat, towel and swimming costume. Goggles, wetsuits, boots, hood or cap and gloves are optional but advised in the colder months.

Please let the instructor know if you have any heart or respiratory issues before the class.

Classes cost £10 for a drop-in or £30 for block bookings (4 weeks) and £50 (8 weeks) no refunds. Individual sessions are also available – £25 for 45 minutes. Book here.

Cambridgeshire

Wilderness Yoga by the Lakes

With nearly 30 years experience in the wellness industry, MariaElena of “the whole you” offers a fantastic selection of outdoor sessions, workshops, courses and retreats from April until October at the idyllic site known as Wilderness Yoga by the Lakes located in Little Paxton.

The Lakes is only 55 minutes by train from Kings Cross to St Neots station. Just off the A1, you will be pleasantly surprised to find a beautiful outdoor wellness space surrounded by stunning lakes, trees and wildlife. Healing monthly outdoor full moon celebrations take place all year long. These are weather dependent.

MariaElena says: ”Your life if the most precious gift you will ever receive. Many of us are only focused on reaching ‘the end goal’ that we have been programmed to strive for. We are too busy trying to acquire more, achieve more, become more… failing to realised that all we have ever needed has already been gifted to us from the moment we took our first breath. Overtime, this has created a society of uneasiness which has manifested into global ill-health. However, I believe that it is never too late to appreciate the beauty and magic in yourself and in our world. Your body has a magical way of healing itself, physically, mentally and emotionally …. if we allow it to.”

All the sessions at Wilderness by the Lakes, will guide you into realising the amazing being that you truly are. By awakening and living consciously you are empowering yourself; this will enable you to return to the whole you which is, in fact, your birthright. For event announcements stay connected via MariaElena’s Instagram page. Classes cost £20 each. Book here.

Cornwall

Beach Yoga Carlyon Bay beach

Beach Yoga with ELM Yoga will be running every Saturday at 10am starting from the 1st of May and costs just £10 a class. Please bring your own mat or towel to practice on, wear suncream if needed.

You may need something warm for Savasana/relaxation and we will be socially distancing, if new to the class, a waiver will need signing please to say you are happy taking care of your own responsibility whilst practicing on the beach.

Emma’s beach yoga classes will clear your mind and heart. The warmth of the sand, sound of the waves, smell of the ocean, and the gentleness of the wind can all help bring you to a calmer, more peaceful place. Helping with our physical and mental body, reconnecting the mind body and breath.

Keep an eye on Emma’s Facebook page for the pop up beach Yoga, as she could give just 24hrs notice for cancellations if the weather isn’t great.

Dorset

Beach Yoga Classes in Lyme Regis with Pip

Join Pip every Thursday at 6.45am and Saturday at 8am at Marine Parade, Lyme Regis Sandy Beach for just £10 for a group class.

Under foot the sand is soft; in the distance the waves ebb and flow – and with them, so do you. Be inspired and empowered to move, breath and connect through vinyasa based classes.

Strengthen – Improve strength, stability & tone using a variety of different poses & methods to facilitate whole body integration

Open and release – Moving your body through its entire ranges of motion, you will release the feeling of tightness, ease stiffness and find a sense of openness and freedom with series of beautifully linked poses.

Flow and grow – Enjoy the grace of the flowing sequence of postures that will develop and expand your technique and improve your life long yoga practice.

Breathe and rejuvenate – Benefit from the calming effects of controlled breathing and the transformational effects of yoga
Pip will guide and support you with beautiful flowing sequences to discover variations that will deepen and enhance your practice.

Pip’s classes are a safe space to have fun, explore and work hard whilst at the same time finding grace and softness within the practice. Her students are instantaneously transported away from the hustle of daily life allowing them to find an oasis of serenity on their mat. Book here.

Surrey

Yoga among the lavender fields at Mayfield Lavender Farm

Photo credit Ruth Gibs

Set in the dreamiest of settings overlooking the Lavender Fields at Mayfield Lavender Farm in Banstead, you will be guided through a gentle vinyasa class by local yoga teacher, Amanda Wass at sunrise/ sunset.

Classes commence on the 2nd June and run until the 31st of August. Sunset Glow Classe take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Friday, Saturdays & Sundays from  6.15pm – 7.30pm, and Sunrise Stretch Classes on Wednesdays from 7.15am – 8.30am.

Classes cost £30 per 75 mins class or £108 (saving 10%) for booking a bundle of 4.

When the day trippers go home, we will roll out our yoga mats and have the farm to ourselves to unwind, stretch & totally immerse your senses; taking this experience to another level.

This luxury yoga experience is perfect for that “something different to do” or if you’re looking for regular classes in the truly, most stunning yoga ‘studio’ around. It’s perfect for that girls trip you’ve been longing for or ‘mothers day experience’ gift and for that ultimate self care. Wholesome, outside in nature and with a kind, supportive teacher.

“But, Amanda, what happens when it rains?!” Good question. We will take our class underneath the lovely picnic tents where we will enjoy soaking in the patter of rain and be sure to smell the lavender even more so!

So whether you’re a yogi with a regular practice or just really keen to do something different with a loved one or friend, be sure to book your place.

Soak in the dreamy yoga flows among the lavender at Mayfield Lavender Farm this summer with Amanda Wass. It’s set to be a truly extraordinary experience.

Limited spaces available. Mats for rent/sale. Positive yoga teacher at the ready and (so) looking forward to this truly dreamy yoga experience with you. Book here.

Lewes, East Sussex

Mini Day Retreat

How about a whole day of wellbeing and pampering in nature to add to your yoga class? On the 7th of August at Awakening Rose, a gorgeous holistic therapy centre based in an acre garden, with lovely trees, flowers and a meadow.

You can can start the day with yoga with the wonderful Emma Newlyn, suitable for all levels and gently themed around the summer season of Pitta.

After class you will be rewarded with a delicious Ayurvedic organic vegetarian lunch, followed by walking meditations, yoga nidra and the opportunity to rest and relax. Plus a goodie bag to take away. Why not take a friend along and have a chilled out day, catching up and replenishing your mind, body and soul?

Grab the early bird price of just £65 till end of June, then £85. Book here.

Weymouth

Park Yoga

Join the free Park Yoga sessions in Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth every Sunday morning at 9.30am throughout the summer.
5th May – 1st September, weather permitting.

Your instructor Kim began practicing yoga on a holiday to India and continued to attend classes on her return. In 2002 she began her teacher training with YOGA ARTS of Byron Bay, Australia and gained her Yoga alliance certificate. Kim is also qualified to teach pre and postnatal, and children. She teaches group and private classes around the Weymouth and Dorchester area. Book here.

Know of any outdoor yoga classes in London or your local area? Leave a comment to share them with us.