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!
Yoga in the Park – Ankeny
Every Saturday starting May 2nd until September 26th from 8 am – 9 am, enjoy FREE yoga at the Ankeny Band Shell. Bring a mat, water bottle and yourself!
Community Yoga with Ben Spellman of Good Vibes
I Work & Play is proud to host Ben Spellman and Good Vibes, his free community yoga class. Good Vibes yoga is yoga for the people. The mission of Good Vibes is yoga to better the community. Good Vibes brings yoga into schools, into institutions in our state, and right into your backyard. Donations are welcome, but not required. Contributions fund equipment and supplies for Good Vibes’ yoga community outreach program. We at I Work & Play and the Central Iowa yoga community know and love Ben’s Good Vibes. Come do something good for yourself and support a great cause.
Every Wednesday evening; 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm at I Work & Play
Yoga at the Hub Spot
Do you work downtown or close by? 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.
Yoga in the Park – Gray’s Lake
Every Saturday starting June 6th through September 26th from 9 am – 10 am enjoy yoga at Gray’s Lake. Bring your yoga mat and water bottle! Right afterwards, you can head on down to the Downtown Farmer’s Market!
Yoga at the Band Shell in Ames
Beginning June 6th, every Saturday 10 am – 11 am there will be FREE yoga offered at the bandshell in Ames. Grab your mat, water bottle, and friend!
Yoga on the Lawn – West Des Moines
Beginning May 31st until August 30th. 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.
Bottoms Up with Power Life Yoga at Exile
Who wouldn’t love yoga AND beer?! Come out and do 60 minutes of yoga and then enjoy a complimentary beer at Exile Brewing Company. A great way to get some exercise, drink some awesome beer and socialize!
- Sunday, June 14th at 1 pm
- Sunday, July 12th at 1 pm
- Sunday, August 9th at 1 pm
- Sunday, September 13th at 1 pm
Pop Up Yoga DSM
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!
- May 16th at 7 am – Riverwalk Hub
- May 19th at 7 am – The Market Building in East Village (Free but donations will be accepted. Also pre-register here.)
- June 3rd at 5:30 pm – Greenwood Park
- June 18th at 6 pm – MLK Park
- June 28th at 2:30 pm – Union Park
- July 7th at 6:30 pm – Ewing Park
- July 17th at 5 pm – Principal Riverwalk
- July 22nd at 6 pm – Ashfield Park
- July 27th at 5:30 pm – Brody School Park
- August 6th at 6 pm – Good Park
- August 18th at 5:30 pm – Columbus Park
- August 28th – Iowa Yoga Festival at the Iowa Events Center.