Rooftop Yoga Classes Around the Country


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It’s Saturday morning. You hit your snooze button more than once before easing your way out of bed and sipping your morning bevvie. As you grab your yoga mat, water bottle, and natural sunscreen, you drop a quick “On my way!” in the group chat with your besties and head out the door. It’s summer. And that means rooftop yoga.

Although the traditional yoga studio setting holds its charms, taking your practice to (literally) new heights at an outdoor location brings something electrifying to the experience.

And who knows? The urban escape might inspire you to engage in a little more socializing than usual after class, fostering community and connection. Whether you’re a local or passing through town, consider the following rooftop yoga classes and then seek out additional options that are local to you.

17 Rooftop Yoga Classes for Your Weekend

1. Morning Flow at the Nautilus Sonesta Hotel in Miami, FL

Imagine blissing out in Savasana as you listen to the nearby sounds of crashing waves and smell sea, sand, and fresh air. That’s the type of experience taking place at the Nautilus Sonesta Hotel in Miami. Advertised as a vinyasa flow suitable for “beginners” and “seasoned practitioners” alike, the class includes 15 percent off food and drinks at the hotel’s Cabana Club after class.

Visit the Nautilus Sonesta Hotel on Saturdays and Sundays at 8 am. June and July.

(Photo: The Line Hotels)

2. Sundown Salutations at the Line Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The Line Hotel’s D.C. location is beloved for many reasons—the fact that it’s a renovated century-old church, its location in the lively Adam Morgan neighborhood, and now, its sunset yoga classes. The gathering on the Line’s rooftop boasts views of the Washington Monument and a yoga experience designed to “increase flexibility, relax the body, and quiet the mind.” Class is open to all levels, according to The Line.

Visit the Line on Sundays at 7 pm in June.

3. Rooftop Yoga at the Kimpton Alma Hotel in San Diego, CA

In downtown San Diego, the weekend begins at the Kimpton Alma Hotel with a one-hour “energizing” yoga class that focuses on breathwork and building strength. Tickets include a complimentary drink after class.

Visit the Kimpton Alma on Saturdays at 9 am. Ongoing.

 

4. La Vita Yoga at The Durham in Durham, NC

Embrace a “health at every size” experience featuring accessible movement and inclusivity from the tip-top of a stylish, mid-century modern hotel. The open-air rooftop at The Durham affords you unencumbered views of its namesake city during rejuvenating all-level asana classes led by teachers from La Vita Yoga.

Visit The Durham on Sundays at 10 am. Ongoing.

 

5. 360 Sky Yoga in Chicago, IL

You can practice 1,000 feet closer to the Sun at 360 Chicago. Dubbed “America’s Highest Yoga Class,” this weekly vinyasa class gives you unbeatable 94th-floor views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago Bay. Class is held in an enclosed rooftop so that gusts don’t rock you in your balancing poses. We imagine the sprawling views make the class worth the trek up to the top.

Visit 360 Chicago on Saturdays, 7:45 am. Ongoing.

Image of yoga class at One World Observatory in New York City
(Photo: Bucket Listers)

6. Up, Up & Away Yoga at One World Observatory in New York, NY

One World Observatory and event company Bucket Listers have partnered to host vinyasa flow classes on the 102nd-floor observation deck (not technically a roof…but close enough). The price of tickets includes post-yoga access to the rest of the observation deck floors of the tallest building in the Western hemisphere plus a $10 credit to grab something at the cafe afterward.

Visit One World Observatory on Saturdays and Sundays, times vary. June through August.

7. Rooftop Vinyasa Yoga at the Palomar Hotel in Miami, FL

Hanu Yoga Studio in Miami Beach provides an array of yoga and wellness offerings (including a recently added cold plunge room). This summer, they are—forgive the pun—leveling up by hosting a rooftop vinyasa flow at the Palomar Hotel in South Beach. Try not to lose your focus as you take in the Miami skyline while you practice.

Visit the Palomar Hotel Tuesdays to Fridays and Sundays. June through August. Times vary.

Woman doing Downward Dog on The Edge Observation Deck in NYC
(Photo: Edge NYC)

8. Sky-High Yoga at Edge Observation Deck in New York, NY

Doing yoga on a 1,100-foot-high observation deck that’s suspended in mid-air isn’t for everyone—but then again, how do you know if you don’t try? Located at 30 Hudson Yards, the Edge offers a 360-degree view of NYC, and a few days per week, a 45-minute open-air yoga class. Tickets include 30-minute access to the deck so you can relish the view after Savasana.

Visit Edge Observation Deck at 6:30 am. Dates vary. Through September.

9. Rooftop Yoga at Attitude Fitness in Los Angeles, CA

Attitude Fitness, located in the InterContinental Hotel in LA, is taking advantage of the property’s rooftop view of the French Quarter by holding weekend yoga classes on the 73rd floor. Unsolicited advice: Arrive early to take in the sights and you’ll find it easier than usual to slip into the meditation at the start of each stretch and flow class.

Visit Attitude Fitness at 7 am on Saturdays. Through August.

10. Rooftop Yoga at Drift Yoga + Juice Bar in Seattle, WA

Drift Yoga + Juice Bar opened in 2023. Its space was designed to “provide an oasis from the outside world,” says their website, and includes its own rooftop where they host 45-minute vinyasa classes. Plus—you guessed it—there’s a juice bar that offers an array of organic juices, matcha, and coffee.

Visit Drift Yoga on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm and Saturdays at 11:30 am. Dates vary.

11. BOK Rooftop Yoga in Philadelphia, PA

A technical high school in South Philly was repurposed and transformed into BOK, a community center that dozens of artists, makers, and businesses call home. BOK hosts what they call “Philly’s most popular rooftop yoga,” their sunset classes with a city skyline view and a private happy hour post-flow. What’s even better? Proceeds go to BOK’s nonprofit partners.

Visit Bok at 6 pm every second and fourth Tuesday from May-September.

12. Sunset Skyline Yoga at the Catbird Hotel in Denver, CO

Groove to the beat of live DJs as you take in the backdrop of the mountainous skyline at the Denver Yoga Social classes. The all-level vinyasa-style classes take place from the tented rooftop of the Catbird Hotel in the charming River North Arts District. There’s also dancing afterward. Yoga, music, and community await you.

Visit the Catbird Hotel on Wednesdays, 8:30 pm. Ongoing.

13. Rooftop Yoga at the Brick Hotel in Oceanside, CA

Breathe in the ocean air during rooftop yoga at The Brick Hotel. The morning vinyasa flow takes place on the rooftop Cococabana bar and is described as a “feel-good” all-levels class. Whether you’re looking to challenge yourself or just soak up the sunny vibes, all are welcome.

Visit Cococabana on Thursdays at 9:30 am. Dates vary.

14. Sunset Yoga with Brooklyn Grange in Brooklyn, NY

Escape the concrete jungle and unwind as the Sun slips behind the Manhattan skyline at Brooklyn Navy Yard. The 1.5-acre urban farm was the brainchild of Brooklyn Grange, a New York-based green roofing business, and includes a rooftop space overlooking the East River where evening yoga classes (and the occasional wedding reception) take place. Expect both movement and meditation.

Visit Brooklyn Grange on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm. Through October 8.

15. Summer Rooftop Series at Take Care Yoga, Seattle, WA

“A community hub based on progress, not perfection,” is the self-description of Take Care Yoga in Seattle. Its students echo the sentiment, noting in reviews that the studio’s teachers inspire them to return to their mats time and time again. In the spirit of growth, Take Care opens their rooftop for summer vinyasa classes. Allow the view of Mount Rainier to inspire you to reach new peaks in your practice.

Visit Take Care Yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30. Through June 26.

16. Rooftop Yoga at the Kansas City Hotel, MO

Established in 1882, the historic Kansas City Hotel originated as a social club. All the more fitting that its Starlight Rooftop Terrace be the site for Radiant Yoga’s weekend morning yoga classes, where you’re able to take in Old World charm as well as the company of others.

Visit Kansas City Hotel on Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 am and Thursdays at 6 pm.

17. Summer Rooftop Yoga at W. 25th Lofts in Cleveland, OH

Twice a week, the W. 25th Lofts’ rooftop becomes the backdrop to more than just city lights. The renovated loft space, situated in one of Cleveland’s oldest neighborhoods, doubles as a destination for colorful yoga mats and students of all experience levels. Classes are led by Yoga Strong Studios.

Visit W. 25th Lofts on Tuesdays at 7 pm and Thursdays at 7:45 am. Through summer.

This article has been updated. Originally published May 31, 2023.



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