Free Yoga in Central Iowa 2017

Free Yoga in Central Iowa 2017

Yoga. As a parent, we need a little “me” time. I have recently fallen in love with yoga. Yoga is the perfect way to relax, meditate, stretch, meet other people, and have fun. Central Iowa is very lucky to have so many opportunities to enjoy some free, fun yoga outside. I have collected an awesome list of places and dates where you can enjoy some “me” time! Best thing about this, there is no registration required (unless noted). As a busy parent, who knows when and if you will make a class BUT if you bookmark this page you will have a one spot check, to see what is available when you have time!

Check our event calendar for dates & times also! 


Every Saturday starting May 6th until August 19th from 8 am – 9 am, enjoy FREE yoga at the Ankeny Band Shell. Bring a mat, water bottle and yourself!Families and all levels welcome for the free event. Proceeds benefit Miracle League. Sponsored by UnityPoint.


Do you work downtown or close by? Brought to you by Des Moines Parks & Recreations, every Wednesday in May and June at 11:30 am there will be a yoga class. Bring your yoga mat and water during your lunch break and stretch it out! Enjoy some lunch right after downtown. There will be no class if it is raining.


Des Moines Parks and Recreation invites you to participate in Yoga at the Plaza (520 Robert D. Ray Dr.) during your lunch hour. This 45-minute program will be held every Wednesday during July and August and will begin at 11:30 a.m.Sessions will be taught by local yoga instructors, so come join the fun and relax over your lunch break. Remember to bring your yoga mat or towel. Classes will not take place in the event of rain.



Des Moines Parks & Recreation are shaking it up this season and taking Saturday Yoga on the road. The season starts on June 3 at Grey’s Lake on the southeast lawn, and in July classes will move north to enjoy the beauty of Union Park by the Rocket Slide. In August, guests will have the opportunity to stretch at James W. Cownie Soccer Complex and the season will end in September back at Grey’s Lake southeast lawn. Every Saturday, June 3 through September 24, for free outdoor yoga classes from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

The classes, taught by volunteer instructors from around the Metro Area, are perfect for all skill levels, from curious beginner to advanced yogi. You are encouraged to bring a mat or a towel as well as some water and clothes you can move in. No registration for the class is required, just show up ready to relax, release and enjoy.


Relax and enjoy a free yoga class in Buxton Park Aboreteum. A volunteer instructor will lead you though exercises at the park. Bring a mat, towel and water bottle. Classes start Saturday June 3rd through September 30th at 9 a.m.


Beginning June 4th until August 27th. Grab your mat, water bottle and enjoy some relaxation 9 am – 10 am every Sunday. Each week a different, local yoga instructor will be volunteering their time to instruct a class. This event will be located on the North Lawn at the West Des Moines City Hall.



Have you heard of Pop Up Yoga DSM?! This is an awesome program that was created for everyone! They are offering FREE yoga classes all over Des Moines. They have some dates already scheduled, but will also schedule “pop up” dates too. Make sure you follow them on Facebook to see their pop up dates. Des Moines Parent is sponsoring a couple of Kids Yoga Classes as well! 

We have included these on the Des Moines Parent event calendar as well.

Date Time Event / Location


May 11th @ 6:00 p.m. Kick Off Event @ Cowles Commons

May 13th @ 9:00 a.m. Mother’s Day Yoga w/Active Endeavors

May 14th @ 11:00 a.m. Salisbury House & Gardens

May 16th @7:00 p.m. DMACC

May 20th @ 1:00 p.m. Kids Yoga Class @ Colby Park with Des Moines Parent 

May 21st @ 12:00 p.m. Stretch & Sip @ Jasper Winery

May 27th @ 9:00 a.m. Community Yoga @ Lululemon


June 2nd @ 6:00 p.m. First Friday in the East Village; The Stage – Capitol Complex

June 3rd @ 10:30 a.m. Kids Yoga @ Colby Park with Des Moines Parent 

June 5th @ 5:30 p.m. Greenwood Park

June 10th @ 7:00 a.m. The Riverwalk Hub

June 10th @ 9:30 a.m. Lutheran Services of Iowa

June 11th @ 12:00 p.m. Stretch & Sip @ Jasper Winery

June 14th @ 6:30 p.m. Ewing Park

June 16th @ 6:30 p.m. Raygun

June 17th @ 10:00 a.m. Yoga in the Junction; Railroad Park – Valley Junction

June 22nd @ 5:30 p.m. Brody School Park


July 7th @ 6:00 p.m. First Friday in the East Village; The Stage – Capitol Complex

Julu 8th @ 7:00 a.m. The Riverwalk Hub

July 11th @ 6:00 p.m. Ashfield Park

July 16th @ 12:00 p.m. Stretch & Sip @Jasper Winery

July 20th @ 6:30 p.m. Good Park

July 26th @ 7:00 p.m. Columbus Park


August 4th @ 6:00 p.m. First Friday in the East Village; The Stage – Capitol Complex

August 7th @ 5:30 p.m. Union Park

August 12th @ 7:00 a.m. The Riverwalk Hub

August 13th @ 12:00 p.m. Stretch & Sip @ Jasper Winery

August 17th @ 6:30 p.m. Principal Riverwalk

August 23rd @ 7:00 p.m. Witmer Park

Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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  1. Thank you for compiling and sharing this list!!

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