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FREE Yoga Spots 2016

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FREE Yoga Spots 2016

Free Yoga Spots 2016

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! 

Yoga in the Park – Ankeny

Every Saturday starting May 7th until September 24th 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. UnityPoint Health is a proud sponsor of Yoga in the Park.

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? 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.

Yoga at the Plaza


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.

Yoga in the Park – Des Moines


Des Moines Parks & Recreation are shaking it up this season and taking Saturday Yoga on the road. The season starts on June 4 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 admire the art work up close when sessions move to the Pappajohn Sculpture Park downtown, and the season will end in September back at Grey’s Lake southeast lawn. Join us every Saturday, June 4 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.

Yoga on the Lawn – West Des Moines

Beginning June 5th until August 28th. 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.

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!

June 3rd @ 5:30 pm – Greenwood Park

June 13th @ 6:30 pm – Ewing Park

June 23rd @ 5:30pm – Brody School Park

July 1st @ 6 pm – Ashfield Park

July 11th @ 6:30 pm – Good Park

July 20th @ 7 pm – Columbus Park

August 5th @ 5:30 pm – Union Park

August 15th @ 6:30 pm – Principal Riverwalk

August 24th @ 7 pm – Witmer Park


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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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