Yoga in the Gardens

People doing yoga in all seasons


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. Please note:

  • Classes and retreats will happen rain or shine. Indoor backup locations have been reserved in the event of inclement weather. Participants will be notified of any location changes via email. 
  • Classes generally last 60 minutes. 
  • A Zoom option will no longer be available for indoor classes. Participants must attend in person. 
  • An email will be sent out to pre-registered participants at least 24 hours prior to class containing important information about expectations and location details. 

Registration

Members: $7.50
Non-members: $27.50

Register for Classes

Refunds will not be granted within 2 weeks of the event date. 

Special thanks to our partner studios!

April

Sunday, April 14 | 10 a.m.
Sensory Garden
Activate & Balance Your Morning Qi (Qigong)
Birgit Kraus with BK Healing Arts

Register for April 14

Thursday, April 18 | 6 p.m.
Event Lawn at the Farm at the Arb
Mindful World Dance
Rachel Soffer with the Marsh

Register for April 18

Sunday, April 21 | 10 a.m.
Lilac Collection
Slow Flow
Val Roder with Olivine Yoga

Register for April 21

Sunday, April 28 | 10 a.m.
Waterfall Pond
Heart Opening Vinyasa
Katie Murphy with Yoga4Life Wellness

Register for April 28

May

Thursday, May 16 | 6 p.m.
Sensory Garden 
Yin Yoga & Sound Healing
Matthew Tift

Register for May 16

Sunday, May 19 | 10 a.m.
Sculpture Garden
Gentle Yoga & Meditation
Holly Bustle with onelove.yoga

Register for May 19

Sunday, May 26 | 10 a.m.
Azalea Collection
Vinyasa
Emily Dusek with Petal to the Mettle

Register for May 26

June

Sunday, June 2 | 10 a.m.
Hedge Collection
Yoga Sculpt
Missy Bruggeman with True North Intuition

Register for June 2

Sunday, June 9 | 10 a.m.
Nelson Shrub Rose Garden 
Soma Yoga
Katie Pilrose with KXP Fitness

Register for June 9

Sunday, June 16 | 10 a.m.
Sensory Garden 
Soothe Your Senses Gentle Yoga
Mira Binzen with HSP Holistic

Register for June 16


 

Thursday, June 20 | 6 p.m.
Oak & Nut Collection
Yoga Nidra Sound Bath
Kristen Wertenberger with The Space

Register for June 20

Sunday, June 30 | 10 a.m.
Pine Collection
Activate & Balance Your Morning Qi (Qigong)
Birgit Kraus with BK Healing Arts

Register for June 30

Women doing yoga in the sensory garden

July

Sunday, July 7 | 10 a.m.
Nelson Shrub Rose Garden 
Hatha
Krista Lindgren with Sacred Ground Wellness

Register for July 7

Sunday, July 7 | 11:15 a.m.
Nelson Shrub Rose Garden
Kids Yoga
Holly Bustle with onelove.yoga

Register for Kids Yoga

Sunday, July 14 | 10 a.m.
Waterfall Pond
Yoga Sculpt
Missy Bruggeman with True North Intuition

Register for July 14

Thursday, July 18 | 6 p.m.
Lilac Walk 
Healthy Hips Flow
Amy Dirksen with Green Lotus

Register for July 18

Sunday, July 21 | 10 a.m.
Event Lawn at the Farm at the Arb
Nia
Beth Giles

Register for July 21

Sunday, July 28 | 10 a.m.
Oak & Nut Collection
Slow Flow
Val Roder with Olivine Yoga 

Register for July 28

August

Sunday, Aug. 4 | 10 a.m.
Garden for Wildlife
T'ai Chi Chih
Sue Bitney with Rest in Chi, LLC

Register for Aug. 4

Thursday, Aug. 8 | 6 p.m.
Sensory Garden
Yin Yoga & Sound Healing
Matthew Tift

Register for Aug. 8

Sunday, Aug. 11 | 10 a.m.
Pine Collection
Hatha
Pati Richards with Sacred Waters Healing Sanctuary

Register for Aug. 11

Sunday, Aug. 18 | 10 a.m.
Waterfall Pond
Vinyasa Kriya Pranayama 
Kacey Kingry with The Salt Cave Yoga

Register for Aug. 18

September

Sunday, Sept. 1 | 10 a.m.
Ornamental Grass Collection
Vinyasa
Karen Murray with Yoga Prairie 

Register for Sept. 1

Sunday, Sept. 8 | 10 a.m.
Nelson Shrub Rose Garden
Soothe Your Senses Gentle Yoga
Mira Binzen with HSP Holistic

Register for Sept. 8

Thursday, Sept. 12 | 6 p.m.
Oak & Nut Collection
Holistic Yoga for All 
Shelley Pagitt with Yoga Sanctuary

Register for Sept. 12

Sunday, Sept. 29 | 10 a.m.
Event Lawn at the Farm at the Arb
Balance Flow
Andrew Seifert with Equinimity Wellness

Register for Sept. 29

People doing yoga on the event lawn with monarch butterflies in the foreground

October

Sunday, Oct. 6 | 10 a.m.
Sculpture Garden
T'ai Chi Chih
Sue Bitney with Rest In Chi, LLC

Register for Oct. 6

Sunday, Oct. 6 | 11:15 a.m.
Sculpture Garden
Kids Yoga
Holly Bustle with onelove.yoga

Register for Kids Yoga


 

Sunday, Oct. 13 | 10 a.m.
Ornamental Grass Collection
Activate & Balance Your Morning Qi (Qigong)
Birgit Kraus with BK Healing Arts

Register for Oct. 13 

Thursday, Oct. 17 | 6 p.m.
Waterfall Pond
Heart Opening Flow
Jenn Holm with Yoga 4 You

Register for Oct. 17


 

Sunday, Oct. 20 | 10 a.m.
Chinese Garden
Self Care Yoga
Karen Murray with Yoga Prairie

Register for Oct. 20

Sunday, Oct. 27 | 10 a.m.
Sensory Garden
Slow Flow 
Val Roder from Olivine Yoga

Register for Oct. 27


November

Sunday, Nov. 3 | 10 a.m.
MacMillan Auditorium
Yoga Nidra Sound Bath
Kristen Wertenberger with The Space

Register for Nov. 3

Sunday, Nov. 10 | 10 a.m.
Snyder Auditorium
Nia 
Beth Giles

Register for Nov. 10

Thursday, Nov. 14 | 12 p.m.
MacMillan Auditorium
Hatha Yoga
Pati Richards with Sacred Waters Healing Sanctuary

Register for Nov. 14

Sunday, Nov. 17 | 10 a.m.
MacMillan Auditorium
Balance Flow
Andrew Seifert with Equinimity Wellness

Register for Nov. 17

Sunday, Nov. 24 | 10 a.m.
MacMillan Auditorium 
Vinyasa Kriya Pranayama
Kacey Kingry with The Cave Salt Yoga

Register for Nov. 24

December

Sunday, Dec. 1 | 10 a.m.
MacMillan Auditorium
Barre/Pilates Fusion
Holly Bustle with onelove.yoga

Register for Dec. 1

Sunday, Dec. 29 | 10 a.m.
MacMillan Auditorium
Soothe Your Senses Gentle Yoga
Mira Binzen with HSP Holistic

Register for Dec. 29

Sunday, Dec. 8 | 10 a.m. 
MacMillan Auditorium 
Vinyasa 
Emily Dusek with Pettle to the Mettle

Register for Dec. 8

Thursday, Dec. 19 | 12 p.m. 
MacMillan Auditorium 
Happy Feet Flow 
Amy Dirksen with Green Lotus 

Register for Dec. 19
 

Sunday, Dec. 22 | 10 a.m. 
MacMillan Auditorium 
Yin Yoga & Sound Healing
Matthew Tift

Register for Dec. 22