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Roll Out Your Mat for International Yoga Day at One of These Events in Boston

Seaside yoga at sunset, summer solstice rooftop yoga, and more.


International Yoga Day

Photo provided/Breathe

This Friday we welcome the longest day of the year and the official first day of summer during the summer solstice. It also happens to be International Yoga Day. Local Boston yoga instructors and studios are offering a whole array of special yoga experiences from seaside to rooftop yoga, plus Reiki and even bootcamp classes—for good measure. Below we rounded up some of the coolest International Yoga Day events happening this weekend.

Summer Sculpt Vibes: An early celebration, but a celebration none-the-less, this hot sculpt class will be set to a summer-themed playlist and will be held at Breathe in Cambridge.

Class rates apply, June 18, 5:30 p.m., Breathe, 30 JFK St., Cambridge, breathecambridge.com

International Day of Yoga Celebration: Head to Fan Pier Marina for seaside yoga at sunset with Boston-based instructors Meghan Rozanski Brundage and Taryn Burns, hosted by Lululemon. You’ll flow to the beats of a live DJ and views of the water. The class will be timed so it ends right before sunset.

Free, June 21, 6:45 p.m.-8 p.m., The Breakwater Dock at Fan Pier Marina, 1 Fan Pier Boulevard, Boston, eventbrite.com

International Yoga Day at the Sea: Sheena Patel, founder of the wellness company Savasani, will be hosting a yoga practice overlooking the Harbor at the Harbor Park in the Seaport. The session will highlight yoga for health and yoga for peace, to leave you rejuvenated and aligned with your body and mind.

$48, June 21, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., HarborPark, 1 Courthouse Way, Boston, eventbrite.com.

Summer Solstice Rooftop Yoga and Reiki: Head to the roof deck at Lantera for yoga and Reiki hosted by Cambridge Naturals. You’ll be lead through a 90-minute practice followed by a Group Reiki session to let go of unneeded stress and tension.

$10, June 22, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Lantera at Boston Landing, 125 Guest St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Summer Solstice Yoga 2019: This event will be held outside at the Baxter Riverfront Park Amphitheater in Somerville and will include giveaways and free yoga sessions from Some.Yoga Studio. You can also choose from two different practices, a vinyasa or detox flow. Please bring your own mat.

Free, June 21, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Baxter Riverfront Park Amphitheater, Somerville, eventbrite.com   

International Day of Yoga Grand Celebration and Workshops: The real place to be on International Yoga Day is the Boston Common where all day there will be yoga classes, meditation, speakers, and more. The fun starts at 9 a.m. with a yoga class and the afternoon festivities and speakers will begin at 1 p.m. at the State House.

Free, June 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Boston Common, 139 Tremont St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Summer Solstice Sweat: Some of your favorite Boston instructors are coming together to host an evening dedicated to the summer solstice at The Revolution Hotel. The evening kicks off with a bootcamp type class led by Naomi Rotstein and is followed up with a 30-minute yoga cool-down by the Luna Yogis. You will also receive complimentary bites from Grainmaker and refreshments from FitVine Wine and can shop the new summer line at Bold Body Apparel. Please bring a yoga mat and an inspirational book for a book swap.

$30, June 20, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., The Revolution Hotel, 40 Berkeley St., Boston, juliemcosta.com.  

International Day of Yoga at Athleta: Join yoga instructor and author Sara DiVello in the Public Garden for an outdoor meditative practice to calm, ground, and rejuvenate you. You will also get the chance to win a free weekend pass to the Nantucket Yoga Festival.

Free, June 21, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Athleta, 92 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Work Out, Then Chill Out with Beam: Head to the CBD pop-up, Beam, in the Seaport for a yoga flow with instructors Llyod Hawthorn and Sarah White. Afterwards enjoy an ice cream social courtesy of FoMu and complimentary cryotherapy treatments from Cryothletics. Please bring your own mat.

Free, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Seaport Common, 85 Northern Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com