Bryant Park


Bryant Park Yoga Opens 13th Season

Enjoy the restorative and invigorating of yoga in the middle of Midtown at NYC's biggest outdoor yoga class starting May 17.

Angelito Jusay

Bryant Park Yoga, the phenomenal free outdoor yoga series presented by by Athleta and conducted by instructors curated by Yoga Journal, returns on May 17 for another season of twice-weekly sessions. It just wouldn’t be summer in NYC without Bryant Park Yoga, the biggest and longest-running outdoor series of its kind in the country.

We’ve nearly run out of superlatives to describe attendance at our classes, so we’ll just give you some numbers: last season, our Tuesday morning classes averaged 278 participants over 17 sessions, and our Thursday evening classes averaged 848 participants over 17 sessions. Add that up and you get 19,167 participants overall for the season, a 19% increase over 2014. Five of our evening classes drew more than 1,000 participants, and we even set a new single-session record with 1,223 participants.

If you’re a veteran of Bryant Park Yoga, we’re looking forward to seeing you again. If you have yet to experience it, we invite you to come and see what all the excitement is about. Being outdoors in a beautiful park, surrounded by magnificent horticulture, and urged on by helpful and enthusiastic instructors does wonders for body and soul alike.  

Classes meet Tuesdays, 10am-11am on the Upper Terrace, and Thursdays, 6pm-7pm on the Lawn, through September 22. Mats are generously provided by Athleta. All classes are free and open to everyone, regardless of skill level. You can RSVP in advance using Eventbrite, or just show up, as walk-ins are always welcome. Don’t forget to pick up a Frequent Yogi Card when you check in. We’ll stamp it each time you return for a class, and you can earn your way toward rewards from Athleta and Yoga Journal.    

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