Yoga in the Park

“The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.” B.K.S Iyengar

 

Special Yoga Programs:


 
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. There is no need to call in to pre-register for yoga this year. For additional information about the yoga classes, please call the park at 740-774-1126.

Summer 2019
Yoga Class Schedule:

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

  • June: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th

  • July: 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

 

Important things to remember:

  • All classes start promptly at 9:00 AM at the Mound City Group visitor center
  • Please be sure to bring a reusable water bottle - there is a refill water station inside of the visitor center
  • 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
  • ALL fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to attend!
 
The early morning sunrise showing the sun starting to clear the trees behind several mounds
Dawn at the Mound City Group as the sun begins to clear the tree line.

NPS Photo / Tom Engberg

Summer Solstice Yoga

Date: Friday, June 21st, 2019
Time: 6:00 am - 7:00 am

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. We invite you to slow down and soak up the moon’s soothing energy this summer. 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 Moonlight Flow classes will include 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.

Things to remember:
Bring your own water
Bring your own mat or blanket
No children under the age of 12, please.
Class is FREE

 
An orange glowing moon rises behind the tree line while people practice yoga in the foreground

NPS Photo / Tom Engberg

Moonlight Yoga

We invite you to slow down and soak up the moon’s soothing energy this summer. 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 Moonlight Flow classes will include 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.

Things to remember:
Bring your own water
Bring your own mat or blanket
No children under the age of 12, please.
Class is FREE

Moonlight Yoga class dates and times are as follows:

  • Sunday, June 16th, 2019
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Monday, July 15th, 2019
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Last updated: May 31, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Phone:

(740) 774-1126

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