Calling All Yogis: Free Outdoor Yoga Summer Classes in Chicago

Feel Renewed and Refreshed With Free Outdoor Yoga Summer Classes in Chicago

It’s hard to single out just a few yoga classes when there are hundreds going on in the city. Some of our staff have attended and enjoyed these specific classes, and there are plenty more we’ll check out in the future. Here are some free outdoor yoga summer classes in Chicago sure to get your heart pumping and energy flowing.

Rooftop Yoga at Whole Foods
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Whole Foods Lincoln Park
1550 North Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL 60642

Cost: FREE
Style: Vinyasa Flow
Friday, July 13, 6pm – 7pm with Instructor Blanca Aviles
Friday, July 17, 9am – 10am with Instructor Amber Cook
Sunday, September 3, 10am -11am with Instructor Andi Hicks

Moksha Yoga Center currently has three locations in Chicago and frequently offers free classes and special events throughout the city. This center takes root in classical yoga practiced in a modern setting. Focus is on asana, meditation, and breathwork.

Chicago Full Moon Fire Jam Yoga
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5100 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60640

Cost: FREE
Style: Candlelight Vinyasa Flow
Wednesday, July 20, 7pm – 8pm
Wednesday, August 17, 7pm – 8pm
Thursday, September 15, 7pm – 8pm

Celebrate the full moon with a divine yoga class led by a Moksha instructor under the summer sky. The Full Moon Jam immediately follows, featuring performing artists and musicians. These aren’t just any old entertainers either. Fire performers, hoopers, and drum circles certainly stand out, and with a large and diverse crowd of attendees, standing out takes some skill.

Millennium Park Summer Workouts
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Millennium Park, Great Lawn
201 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60602

Cost: FREE
Style: Live Music Vinyasa Flow

Saturdays, July 2 – July 30 8am – 8:45am with Instructor Allie McManus, music by Bill Mackay
Saturdays, August 6 -September 3, 8am – 8:45am, led by the Chicago Park District, music by DJ John Simmons

People gather from far and wide to enjoy Millennium Park summer workouts in the Chicago Loop area. These classes are hosted by various instructors found throughout Chicago, from studios including Moksha and the Chicago Park District. Classes surrounding the yoga time slot include Tai Chi, Pilates, and Zumba.

Barefoot Power Yoga in the Park
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Mary Bartleme Park
115 South Sangamon Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Cost: FREE
Style: Vinyasa Flow
Saturdays, June – September, 8am – 9am

Barefoot Power Yoga is known as the friendly neighborhood yoga studio located in the West Loop. All classes in the studio are heated to 90º and students of all levels are welcomed. This studio values community and having fun during their powerful classes!

We hope you delight in these free outdoor summer classes. Yoga is for everyone to enjoy, and while free classes, we love to support the studios. By attending these events, you may find yourself trying yoga for the first time or falling in love with an awesome new instructor and their studio. 

Looking for more free classes? Check out Free Yoga Chicago for a more detailed free or donation-based class schedule.


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