Yoga In Our City Launches 10th Season in Parks Across Connecticut

Free yoga classes, including five bilingual sessions per week, offered now through October 9
 Yoga In Our City, presented by ConnectiCare, recently announced the launch of its 10th season in parks across Connecticut. The popular summertime program allows Connecticut residents to boost their mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing with free yoga classes in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, New London, Waterbury, and Willimantic.
 
“With increased burnout, financial burdens due to inflation, and ongoing challenges related to the pandemic, Connecticut residents are searching for affordable wellness resources that boost their physical and mental health,” said Kimberly Kann, AVP, Public Relations and Corporate Communications at ConnectiCare. “We’re proud to support Yoga In Our City and its mission of providing free yoga classes to communities across our home state.”
 
Physical benefits of yoga include improved strength, balance, flexibility, heart health, sleep quality, and energy. Mental and emotional benefits of yoga include stress relief, improved cognitive skills such as learning and memory, improved mood, decreased anxiety, and reduced feelings of loneliness.
 
“We’re thrilled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Yoga In Our City in Connecticut parks,” said Thomas Clynch, Founder of Yoga In Our City. “Thanks to continued support from ConnectiCare, Yoga In Our City has developed and grown in many ways since its inception in 2012. Our partnership with the company allows us to offer this essential resource to all residents, regardless of their experience with the practice.”  
 
Yoga In Our City offers more than 600 free yoga classes throughout the season, including five bilingual classes per week at parks in Hartford, New Haven, and Willimantic. The 2022 program will run from now through October 9. The entire class schedule can be found below and at yogainourcity.com.
 
Bridgeport

  • Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. – Seaside Park
  • Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. – Ellsworth Park
  • Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. – Beardsley Park
  • Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. – Seaside Park
 
Hartford
  • Mondays at 5:30 p.m. – Bushnell Park*
  • Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. – Elizabeth Park
  • Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. – Bushnell Park
  • Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. – Elizabeth Park*
  • Fridays at 5:30 p.m. – Keney Park
  • Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. – Pope Park
  • Sundays at 10:00 a.m. – Colt Park
 
New Haven
  • Mondays at 5:30 p.m. – Scantlebury Park
  • Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. – Edgewood Park
  • Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. – Scantlebury Park*
  • Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. – Edgewood Park*
  • Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. East Rock Park
 
New London
  • Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. - Green Harbor Park
  • Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. - Williams Park
  • Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. - Green Harbor Park
  • Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. - Williams Park
 
Waterbury
  • Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. – Hamilton Park
  • Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. – Fulton Park
  • Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. – Buck’s Hill Park
  • Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. – Chase Park
 
Willimantic
  • Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. - Jillson Square
  • Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. - Lauter Park
  • Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.  - Jillson Square*
  • Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. - Lauter Park
 
*Classes with asterisks (*) are led by a bilingual teacher (Spanish).
 
All Yoga In Our City classes are free and open to residents of all ages and skill levels, and registration is not required. Participants are encouraged to bring a bottle of water and a yoga mat or towel to each class.
 
For program information and regular updates, follow Yoga In Our City on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.