Just a few years ago, yoga was considered an esoteric form of exercise for many Texans, but it's caught on in San Antonio, as people sign up to take classes in the many schools and forms of yoga.
Many private studios are working with the City of San Antonio and nonprofits to offer free public yoga classes to residents. Here is a sampling of upcoming free yoga sessions for both practiced yogis and beginners.
Fitness in the Park
The City of San Antonio offers free yoga classes to people of all fitness levels, including family-friendly classes. If you’re looking to exercise your mind and body while improving flexibility and reducing anxiety, attend a traditional yoga class. For added support, try chair yoga. Additionally, classes focused on the ancient Chinese tradition of tai chi are available. For a full list of times and locations, click here.
Classes at this yoga studio are free courtesy of the Connections outreach program at the Village at Incarnate Word. Teacher Mary Margaret McNeel and special guests lead participants through sessions centered on qigong, active but mellow yoga, ashtanga, and tai chi chuan principles. Click here for a month-by-month calendar.
inBalance San Antonio
Not all yoga classes are confined to the studio. Through inBalance studio, you can attend free community yoga classes held at San Antonio-area businesses the first, second, and third Saturday of the month. Click here for specific locations.
LezRide SA Coalition will host free summer yoga sessions, as well as other free fitness opportunities. LezMove SA is offering free yoga every Tuesday in June from 6-7 pm at A/C Power Yoga with class leader Amanda Cepeda. Weekly classes will continue in August at the same time and location. Registration is free, and it is required for all classes.
This Southside yoga studio hosts a variety of community classes in partnership with the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, University Health System, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Artpace, and San Antonio Center City Development Office. The classes are free and open to the public and aim to create awareness, cultivate mindfulness, and inspire movement to the heart of San Antonio.