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By: Miami New Times writer

When you consider Miami’s scenic surroundings and flourishing health and wellness community, it makes sense that the city has no shortage of opportunities when it comes to getting zen with a great yoga class. From local Miami yoga studios to the chicest and stylish resorts and spas in South Florida, you can find yoga classes in a wide variety of styles and traditions.

In addition to rolling out your yoga mat in one of the many for-purchase yoga classes in Miami, you can also refresh and recharge for free at one of the city’s no-cost yoga sessions. From South Beach to Coconut Grove and beyond, beginner and seasoned yogis alike can get their vinyasa on for free both indoors and under the Miami sun.

Here are some of our favorite free yoga classes in Miami, with options to suit every yogi’s style and neighborhood.

Yoga at Tina Hills Pavillion in Bayfront Park
Free Yoga at Tina Hills Pavillion in Bayfront Park

Downtown Miami

Bayfront Park

Every weekday evening at Bayfront Park, you can join fellow yoga enthusiasts as they get their downward dog on at the Tina Hills Pavilion. The free yoga sessions (sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida, TeamFootWorks, and Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run) have welcomed more than 100,000 participants over the years, making it one of the most successful yoga classes in Downtown Miami.

Sessions are open from Monday through Thursday at 6:00 p.m., with an additional weekend morning class available at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays. Note that classes are first-come, first-served, and fill up quickly, so be sure to stake out your yoga mat spot early.

Museum Park at Maurice A. Ferre Park

In addition to the free yoga at Bayfront Park, Baptist Health South Florida also partners with additional certified yoga teachers to teach open-level classes at Museum Park at Maurice A. Ferre Park. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced students alike can join the sessions, which are tucked between the Frost Science Museum and Perez Art Museum Miami.

Enjoy peaceful views of Biscayne Bay as you realign your body and soul to center, with classes available Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., Fridays at 6:20 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Saturdays at 9:00 a.m., and Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Bring a yoga mat and water and prepare to emerge completely rejuvenated.

Little Havana

Jose Marti Park

If you’re closer to the west side of Downtown Miami, the free yoga at José Marti Park might be the perfect downtown session for you. Scheduled at 6:00 p.m. every Tuesday, this Miami yoga class is a fun way to switch up your weekly workout routine.

Little Haiti

Nago Yoga at the Little Haiti Cultural Center

At the heart of the Nago Yoga mission is founder Janet Meier’s belief that yoga should be accessible for everyone, a principle that has led her to offer free yoga in Little Haiti (as well as South Beach). Every Thursday at 6:00 p.m., as well as most Saturdays at noon, a free Nago Yoga session is hosted by the Little Haiti Cultural Center. The classes often feature live drumming, a fitting complement to the Nago Yoga’s signature combination of traditional yoga poses, warrior-style poses, and African dance.

Free Yoga on 3rd Street Beach
Free Yoga on 3rd Street Beach

Miami Beach

3rd Street Beach Yoga

Every day at sunrise and sunset, you can dig your toes in the sand with free yoga in South Beach. The classes are hosted at the 3rd Street lifeguard tower, with a morning session at 7:00 a.m. and an evening option at 5:00 p.m. (winter and fall) or 6:00 p.m. (spring and summer).

3rd Street Beach Yoga is a tradition that dates back to 1998 when newly-certified yoga teacher, October Rose, decided that the 3rd Street beach was the perfect place for her daily practice. Soon, other locals joined in, and it evolved into an unofficial event every morning. Although Rose relocated to India in 2008, local yoga teachers kept her legacy going by continuing classes on a daily basis. If you’d like to participate in 3rd Street Beach Yoga, all you’ll need is a large beach towel, water, and sunscreen – donations are appreciated but not required.

Nago Yoga at Flamingo Park

In addition to the free yoga sessions at Little Haiti’s Cultural Center, Nago Yoga also offers classes at Flamingo Park in South Beach. Your first class is always free, with sessions typically scheduled on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.

Nobe Yoga in the Park

Nobe Yoga is a popular studio based in Miami Beach, expanding its reach in 2018 to offer free classes at three parks across Miami. Nobe-certified yoga teachers lead sessions at Collins Park and the North Shore Park Bandshell every Monday and Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., as well as Tuesday and Thursday classes at South Pointe Park (6:00 p.m.). The Nobe Yoga belief is that experience level doesn’t matter, so gather up your friends and make plans to stretch it out under the evening sky.

Free Yoga at New World Center
Free Yoga on 3rd Street Beach

Soundscape Park

The world-famous Yoga Mornings take place one Saturday per month at the New World Center’s Soundscape Park, welcoming yogis of all skill levels to enjoy yoga, classical music, top Miami yoga instructors and the beauty of being outdoors.

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