June Through September
Strike a Pose in a Scenic Outdoor Setting
Take in views of the city skyline as you connect with nature at the zoo. Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo provides a unique, peaceful environment for practicing yoga amidst shady trees, chirping birds and the warm summer breeze.
Learn or perfect the basics of yoga in this class targeted to beginner and intermediate yoga practitioners. We gladly welcome you to your first or 1,000th class. Classes are carefully instructed to give you individualized options that best support your needs.
Classes incorporate elements of hatha and vinyasa practices that will lead you through yoga postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama) and mindfulness techniques (samyama) to not only improve your health but also develop a calm and balanced mind.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat and bottled water.
Location, Times and Dates
Nature Boardwalk Peoples Gas Education Pavilion (see location on zoo map)
Wednesdays 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Regular classes begin on Wednesday, June 3, and run through Sunday, September 13.
New in 2015! There is no Yoga at the Zoo rain location. A yoga instructor will always be present at the Nature Boardwalk Peoples Gas Pavilion at the time of class. As long as there are willing participants, the instructor will hold class, except in the case of severe weather.
FREE Promotional Classes!
Try out Yoga at the Zoo by joining us for one of our free promotional classes:
Saturday, May 30, 9–10 a.m.
(Please note: We expect a large turnout for these free classes. The pavilion can accommodate a maximum of about 50 participants, but we will do our best to welcome all!)
$20 per adult
Purchase this pass online and then join us for any five adult classes during the 2015 yoga season.
$68 for Lincoln Park Zoo members (as low as $13.60 per class)
Looking for a bigger commitment? This pass allows you to attend any ten adult classes during the 2015 season.
$120 for Lincoln Park Zoo members ($12 per class)
$306 for Lincoln Park Zoo members (as low as $6.80 per class)
Love Yoga at the Zoo? Grab your tanks, t-shirts and yoga mat bags next time you join us for a class! Each item costs $20.
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Q. What forms of payment are accepted for drop-in participants?
Participants may also choose to register online to pay for a single yoga class. Follow the yoga registration link and then choose the drop-in pass option.
Q. What happens in the case of rain or severe weather?
Q. Is there a restroom available during class?
Q. What is the maximum capacity for each class?
Q. Is the Nature Boardwalk Peoples Gas Education Pavilion a comfortable location for yoga classes?
Past participants have said:
“Doing yoga outside [at the Nature Boardwalk Peoples Gas Education Pavilion] is lovely. There are other yoga classes closer to my home, but they cannot compete with the great outdoor venue in Lincoln Park.”
“The yoga classes held outdoors at the Nature Boardwalk Peoples Gas Education Pavilion were absolutely wonderful. It was an amazing experience to be near Nature Boardwalk and surrounded by peaceful landscaping while taking yoga.”
As these classes are held outdoors, we recommend dressing in layers, bringing your own bottled water, and using insect repellent, as necessary.
Q. What type of yoga is practiced at the adult class?
Classes are geared towards the beginner to intermediate level.
Q. Is there parking available at the zoo during classes?
Participants are also able to park for free on nearby streets, including Stockton Drive and Lincoln Park West.