Photo by Jusay Photography

For over a decade, New Yorkers and tourists have flocked to Bryant Park every summer to perform sun salutations under the clear blue sky and also to meditate in the lush-green outdoors, free of charge. Bi-weekly, one hour classes are offered in partnership with lifestyle apparel brand Athleta over the 19 week period from mid-May through September. On Tuesdays mornings, downward dog in the park’s 136 by 56 foot Upper Terrace, adjacent to the café and overlooking the garden. Switch it up on Thursday evenings and calm your mind in the massive central lawn flanked by trees. The green space also hosts the park’s other summer events, such as the HBO Summer Film Festival and Broadway in Bryant Park. The instructors, from Yoga Journal, bring their unique teaching styles and expertise to all classes and Athleta provides a selection colorful mats. Put on your yoga pants and get ready to be rejuvenated in Bryant Park. RSVP online for ease and convenience. Check back for a full schedule of events, coming soon!

Don’t forget to bring your Frequent Yogi card to each class. You’ll get a stamp when you check in to earn your way toward rewards from Athelta and Yoga Journal.