Yoga in the Gardens

People seated in a side bend on Arboretum lawn with fall trees and bridge behind them


With over 1,200 acres of breathing room, including peaceful indoor spaces, the Arboretum serves as a refuge to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit in one of the greenest spaces in Minnesota. Our Yoga in the Gardens series features year-round wellness classes led by local instructors. From traditional yoga and meditation classes to sound healing and Tai Chi, you’ll get to explore what yoga is truly about. 

Classes are held on Thursdays and Sundays. Advanced registration is required for all classes, and capacity is limited. Please note, we advise that you arrive 15+ minutes prior to class time in order to park and walk to the location on time for your class. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. All experience levels, ages, shapes, and genders are invited and honored. 

A Zoom option will be available for select indoor classes during the winter months to accommodate those who wish to participate virtually. Zoom links will be emailed out a few days before class to pre-registered participants only.

Registration

We are now charging $5 per class for members and $20 per class for non-members. The class fee is used to compensate our teachers for the time and energy they invest into delivering incredible classes. Refunds will not be granted within 2 weeks of the class date. See the full schedule below to register. 

Special thanks to our partner studios!

January 2023

Thursday, Jan. 19 | Noon
Snowga at the Lilac Walk
Back up: MacMillan Auditorium
Yoga 4 You with Jenn Holm

Register for Jan. 19

Sunday, Jan. 29 | 10 a.m.
MacMillan Auditorium
T'ai Chi Chih
Sue Bitney

Register for Jan. 29

February

Thursday, Feb. 16 | Noon
MacMillan Auditorium
Meditation & Yin Yoga
onelove.yoga with Holly Bustle

Register for Feb. 16

Sunday, Feb. 26 | 10 a.m.
Snowga at the Lilac Walk
Back up: MacMillan Auditorium 
Yoga 4 You with Jenn Holm 

Register for Feb. 26

Women doing yoga in Snyder auditorium

March

Sunday, March 5 | 10 a.m.
MacMillan Auditorium 
Nia 
Beth Giles

Register for March 5

Thursday, March 16 | Noon
MacMillan Auditorium
Gentle Yoga
BK Healing Arts with Birgit Kraus

Register for March 16

People doing yoga holding hands in Snyder auditorium

April

Sunday, April 2 
10 a.m.

Sensory Garden
Nia with Beth Giles

Register for April 2

Thursday, April 13
6 p.m.

Sculpture Garden
Yin & Sound Healing 
Matthew Tift

Register for April 13

Sunday, April 16
10 a.m.
 
Chinese Garden 
T'ai Chi Chih
Sue Bitney

Register for April 16

Sunday, April 30
10 a.m. 

Waterfall Pond
Slow Flow & Meditation
Yoga4Life Wellness with Katie Murphy

Register for April 30

May

Thursday, May 11 | 6 p.m.
Azalea Collection
Gentle Yoga
Matthew Tift

Register for May 11

Sunday, May 21 | 10 a.m.
Sculpture Garden
Nia with Beth Giles

Register for May 21

Thursday, May 25 | 6 p.m.
Sensory Garden 
Vitality Vinyasa Flow
onelove.yoga with Nancee Nystrom

Register for May 25

June

Sunday, June 4 | 10 a.m.
Sculpture Garden
Bodyweight Sculpt 
Olivine Yoga with Val Roder

Register for June 4

Thursday, June 15 | 6 p.m.
Oak & Nut Collection
Yin & Sound Healing 
Matthew Tift

Register for June 15

Thursday, June 29 | 6 p.m.
Sensory Garden
Yoga Barre Fusion
onelove.yoga with Holly Bustle

Register for June 29

Yoga participants sitting on mats in the grass

July

Sunday, July 9 | 10 a.m.
Nelson Shrub Rose Garden 
Slow Flow & Meditation
Yoga 4 Life with Katie Murphy

Register for July 9

Thursday, July 13 | 6 p.m.
Sculpture Garden
Gentle Flow & Meditation
Olivine Yoga with Val Roder

Register for July 13

Sunday, July 23 | 10 a.m.
Hedge Collection
T'ai Chi Chih
Sue Bitney

Register for July 23

August

Sunday, Aug. 6 | 10 a.m.
Garden for Wildlife 
Bodyweight Sculpt
Olivine Yoga with Val Roder

Register for Aug. 6

Thursday, Aug. 17 | 6 p.m.
Sensory Garden
Yin & Sound Healing
Matthew Tift

Register for Aug. 17

Sunday, Aug. 20 | 10 a.m.
Event Lawn at the Farm at the Arb
Nia with Beth Giles

Register for Aug. 20

September

Sunday, Sept. 3 | 10 a.m.
Oak & Nut Collection 
Slow Flow & Meditation
BK Healing Arts with Birgit Kraus

Register for Sept. 3

Sunday, Sept. 24 | 10 a.m.
Ornamental Grass Collection
Gentle Flow & Meditation
Olivine Yoga with Val Roder

Register for Sept. 24

Monarch butterflies on purple flowers in front of people doing yoga on the event lawn with the red barn.

October

Sunday, Oct. 8 | 10 a.m. 
Sculpture Garden
Yin & Sound Bath 
Jan Johnson

Register for Oct. 8

Thursday, Oct. 19 | 6 p.m.
Sensory Garden
Vitality Vinyasa Flow
onelove.yoga with Nancee Nystrom

Register for Oct. 19

Sunday, Oct. 22 | 10 a.m.
Chinese Garden
T'ai Chi Chih
Sue Bitney

Register for Oct. 22

November

Sunday, Nov. 5 | 10 a.m.
Snyder Auditorium 
Slow Flow 
onelove.yoga with Holly Bustle

Register for Nov. 5

Sunday, Nov. 19 | 10 a.m.
MacMillan Auditorium 
Vinyasa Yoga
Emily Dusek

Register for Nov. 19

December

Sunday, Dec. 3 | 10 a.m.
MacMillan Auditorium 
Yoga Pilates Fusion
Jan Johnson

Register for Dec. 3

Thursday, Dec. 14 | 12 p.m.
MacMillan Auditorium 
Meditation & Yin Yoga 
onelove.yoga with Holly Bustle

Register for Dec. 14

Sunday, Dec. 17 | 10 a.m. 
MacMillan Auditorium 
Restorative Yoga 
Emily Dusek

Register for Dec. 17