Yoga in the Park

“Feel good, be good, and do good.” Harbhajan Singh Khalsa (aka Yogi Bhajan)

Several people in the shade on the grass doing yoga
Several visitors at Mound City Group engaged in a Yoga session outside of the earthwork.

NPS Photo / Tom Engberg

Join us at the Mound City Group Visitor Center on Saturdays in the summer for FREE yoga with a certified yoga therapist. All fitness levels welcome! Please be sure to bring your own yoga mat, blanket or towel and enjoy a beautiful morning in the park as you stretch the body, mind and spirit. This is a free program, open to the public.

If weather does not permit an outdoor session, the class will gather inside in the visitor center auditorium. Classes last approximately 60 minutes. Please call the visitor center prior to each Saturday's class to register for the session you would like to attend. For more detailed information and to sign up, please call the park at 740-774-1126.

Summer 2018
Yoga Class Schedule:

** All classes begin promptly at 9:00 AM **

  • June: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th

  • July: 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th

Read about our two other special Yoga programs that we are offering this year, Summer Solstice Yoga and Full Moon Yoga.


Important things to remember for each class:

  • All classes start promptly at 9:00 AM at the Mound City Group visitor center
  • Please be sure to bring a water bottle
  • Be sure to bring your own Yoga mat or blanket - the park, nor the instructor will be able to provide one for you
  • Classes usually last around one hour
  • Call ahead to reserve a spot
    (unless otherwise noted for special Yoga classes)
  • ALL fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Special Yoga Programs:

The sun begins to rise and long, dark shadows are seen from the trees and mounds under a blue sky
Dawn at the Mound City Group as the sun casts a long shadow from the Cottonwood tree.

NPS Photo / T. Engberg

Summer Solstice Yoga

Date: Saturday, June 21st
Time: Class starts promptly at 6:00 AM - please arrive early

In the northern hemisphere, June 21st marks the transition from the short days of winter to the bright, long days of summer. Derived from two Latin words, sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), the word solstice actually means “sun standing still.” A solstice occurs twice each year, when the movement of the sun's path (as seen from Earth) comes to a stop before it reverses direction.

Many of the practices of yoga revolve around the sun, including, of course, Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar). This “saluting the sun” is about bowing to and taking in the fiery solar energy of the sun to wake up, get energized, and start the day. Various options for sun salutations will be demonstrated (including salutations done with a chair) so this is a practice that anyone can participate in! Bring a yoga mat or towel and join us at sunrise at the Mound City Group Visitor Center.

Reservations are NOT required to participate in this one-time class. Please review the Things to Remember before you head out to the program.

A full bright moon with darker shades in some spots
A bright, full moon in the night sky.

NPS Photo / T. Engberg

Full Moon Yoga

We invite you to join us for relaxing evenings at the park this summer and to slow down & soak up the moon’s soothing energy. On those days where you’re feeling depleted, overstimulated, or overheated, you can benefit from a slower yoga practice that helps quiet your mind and body and balances your energy before you get to the point of exhaustion.

Led by a teacher from Explorer Yoga, these soothing, all levels Full Moon Flow classes will include Moon Salutations (Chandra Namaskar) as well as meditation/centering at the beginning and end of the practice. BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME and various options for poses will be demonstrated. Wear clothes you can move in and bring a yoga mat or towel to practice on. No children under the age of 12, please. This is a FREE program to attend and participate!

Full Moon Yoga class dates and times are as follows:

  • Thursday, June 28th: walk starts at 8pm - Yoga starts at 9pm
  • Friday, July 27th: walk starts at 7:45pm - Yoga starts at 8:45pm
  • Sunday, August 26th: walk starts at 7pm - Yoga starts at 8pm
  • Monday, September 24th: walk starts at 6:30pm - Yoga starts at 7:30pm

Please Note: Registration for this special program is required. Please call the park at (740) 774-1126 and sign up for the date(s) you would like to attend. Visit the Directions page for detailed directions and maps to the park. No children under the age of 12, please.

Please review the Things to Remember before you head out to the program.

Last updated: June 3, 2018

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Mailing Address:

16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601


(740) 774-1126

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