I’ve never done yoga before, is Park Yoga for me?
Everyone is invited – all abilities. Park Yoga is a great way to try yoga for the first time.
All our instructors are fully qualified and experienced at leading classes with mixed abilities. Please be aware that you take part at your own risk, so if you are under the care of a medical professional for an injury or condition you might like to check with them first.
Is it really free?
Yes! Please consider donating if you can, so that we can continue to offer Park Yoga next year.
Do I need to book?
No! Just turn up.
Are children welcome?
Absolutely. Park Yoga is for all the family. Children and babies welcome (just bring a parent/guardian if you’re under 18). The yoga instruction is not specifically aimed at children. All we ask is that your children remain your responsibility at all time, even during the yoga poses.
Do I need a yoga mat?
Bring a mat if you have one. If not, bring a towel or a blanket.
What do I need to bring?
Just bring your mat if you have one, a towel, and some water and be part of something great!
What should I wear?
Anything you like that’s comfortable to move and stretch in. Layers are advisable earlier in the season, and sun cream may be needed later in the summer.
What happens if it rains?
In the event of bad weather, cancellations will be announced on the Facebook page and webpage for your venue, usually at least 1 hour before the start time. So check before you travel! Many of our events will continue in light rain.
Where is my nearest Park Yoga?
See our venues to find your nearest location for Park Yoga.
I’m pregnant. Can I come to Park Yoga?
Park Yoga is not tailored to specific needs, and the large group numbers mean that even an instructor trained in pregnancy yoga, they will not be able to give the usual care and attention. If you attend yoga classes regularly and are confident listening to your body and only doing what feels right for you then you may like to come along. Pregnant women should not take part in a general class if they weren’t practicing yoga before and no deep twists. All are welcome, even if you cannot participate.
Are your instructors paid?
We don’t believe that community yoga should mean skilled and experienced yoga instructors have to teach for free. That’s why the Park Yoga charity pays each and every instructor a fair and equal weekly rate for what they do. It’s also why we ask you to donate what you can, if you can.