Eight Yoga Classes That Are Worth a Trip

Take a break from your usual studio, and try these eight classes in unique locations.


Yoga at Tanglewood/Photo provided

There’s hardly a shortage of yoga studios in Boston, nor is there any lack of outdoor yoga series when the weather warms up. The fact is, though, sometimes you just need to get out of the city—especially when the siren song of summer is at its peak.

Just be sure you pack your mat next time you leave city limits. We found eight upcoming yoga classes and events worth a trip.

1. Welch-Dickey Yoga Hike

This Backcountry Yoga event includes a morning meditation, hikes to the summits of New Hampshire’s Welch and Dickey Mountains, and a mountain yoga class. You can do just the Welch-Dickey hike for $50, or sign up for Backcountry’s entire yoga hikes series for $135.

$50, 6/11, 9 a.m. Welch-Dickey Loop, Thornton, NH, backcountryyoga.com.

2. Yoga at the Ropes Mansion

Starting June 20, the Peabody Essex Museum will host Monday afternoon yoga classes on the lawn of its historic Ropes Mansion. Classes run through October 1, so there’s no need to ruin your zen rushing to get there.

$13, Mondays, 4:30 p.m. 318 Essex St., Salem, pem.org.

3. Summer Solstice Yoga Celebration

Haven’t been to Plimoth Plantation since your middle school field trip days? Head there for an outdoor yoga class in a unique location. Class will have views of the water as the sun sets.

$30, 6/21, 6 p.m. 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth, opendoorsyogastudios.com.

4. Yoga at Tanglewood

On June 21, the International Day of Yoga, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health will host a free yoga class on the lawn of the Tanglewood Music Center. Drink in the Berkshires scenery while listening to live classical music.

Free, 6/21, 10 a.m. 297 West St., Lenox, bso.org.

5. Chrysalis Center Yoga Retreat

If you’re looking to make yoga the focus of your escape, try this yoga retreat at New Hampshire’s Sunapee View Bed and Breakfast. The four-day event includes tons of yoga, meditation, and other wellness activities. Commute by the day, or stay overnight at the B&B.

Prices vary, 6/23-6/26. 348 Route 103A, Newbury, NH, insidethechyrsalis.com.

6. Yoga at deCordova Sculpture Park

Set your drishti on one of deCordova’s outdoor sculptures, or on its picturesque surroundings. Classes are held at 11:30 a.m. on June 26, July 17, August 14, and September 11.

$15, various dates, 11:30 a.m. 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, decordova.org.

7. Vinyasa & Vino

Join Pop Up Asana for a trip to Mill River Winery. Your ticket includes an hour-long yoga class, a guided tour of the vineyard, wine tastings, and snacks.

$35, 6/26, 10:30 a.m. 498 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley, eventbrite.com.

8. Nantucket Yoga Festival

Enjoy this festival dedicated to all things yoga from July 8 through 10. There are “regular” yoga classes, sure, but also circus yoga, slackline yoga, AcroYoga, and more. A pass for the whole festival is a splurge at $375, but day and weekend passes are also available.

Tickets start at $125, 7/8-7/10. Locations vary, nantucketyogafestival.com.