I was four when I got kicked out of my first yoga class. I reportedly “saw no point” in attempting any of those strange poses, decided it would be safer not to get involved and spent the class sitting idly on my mat instead. My mum tried again twice, to no avail, before being strongly advised to sign me off the course as I might be bad influence.

Today, I genuinely think yoga is the best thing in the world. Or at least somewhere in the top 10. Especially when you choose a class in a lush green park, with birds singing and trees gently swishing in the background. Or when the teacher brings in candles plus a cellist, and presses an intoxicating essential oil into your palm during the final meditation. Purr.

Al fresco yoga is not only a superb way to make the most of those balmy summer nights but also perfect for trying out new teachers, styles – and exploring Prague! Best of all, outdoor classes are often free of charge or half price compared to those in studios. Just remember to bring your own mat, ask the teacher to throw in a few English translations where necessary and take it away.

Due to popular demand, I have compiled a list of all Prague’s al fresco yoga classes for you. It took me mere 4 hours. I am now considerably dehydrated and completely out of snacks and Doris Day songs to play (yes, as a matter of fact I did the Christmas ones, too).

You are most welcome.

Photo: @katerinabalikova

Photo: @katerinabalikova

P.S. I absolutely loved Jozo Rabara’s classes in the newly opened Werich villa gardens and Alice’s morning classes in Grebovka but curious to find out about everyone’s favourites – do share them in the comments below, please. Namaste!



Kampa Park – Sundays 4 pm (FREE)

No reservations.

More info: http://yoga-federation.eu/practice-yoga-us-kampa-park-2017/



Grebovka Park (Grotta cave) – Wednesdays 7.30 am (100 Kc)

Register at +420 607 932 702 or alice@yog-a-live.cz

More info: yog-a-live.cz


Grebovka Park (vineyard) – Tuesdays 6.30 pm (donation based)

Register at +420 702 816 284

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/739376646187422/


Vysehrad Park (park entrance at the church) – Tuesdays 6 pm and 7 pm (30 Kc)

No reservations.

More info: https://dum-jogy.cz/kurzy-a-pobyty/joga-na-vysehrade.html


Naplavka (beach volleyball court and paddle boards on the river) – beach yoga: Wednesdays 5 pm and Fridays 12 pm (100 Kc); paddle board yoga: Wednesdays 6 pm and Saturdays 10.30 am (250 Kc)

Registration and more info: http://www.kayakbeachbar.cz/rezervace-joga-paddlejoga/



Rajska zahrada Park – dates vary (donation based)

No reservations.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/pg/pavlabrozovayoga/events/



Centrum Chodov shopping mall rooftop (S4, Beach bar) – Mondays and Tuesdays 6 pm (100 Kc)

Register at +420 722 272 912

More info: https://dum-jogy.cz/kurzy-a-pobyty/joga-na-strese-oc-chodov.html



Portheimka Park (church) – Wednesdays 6 pm (FREE)

No reservations.

More info: https://dum-jogy.cz/kurzy-a-pobyty/joga-pod-sluncem.html


Novy Smichov shopping mall rooftop – Mondays 6.45 pm, Tuesdays 6.15 pm and Thursdays 6.15 pm (100 Kc)

Register at +420 608 636 877

More info: https://dum-jogy.cz/kurzy-a-pobyty/joga-nad-prahou.html


Kinskych Garden (summerhouse) – Wednesdays 6.30 pm (130 Kc)

Register at: lenka@bindu-yoga.cz

More info: http://bit.ly/2uCnYZM



Ladronka Park (restaurant) – Thursdays 5 pm (80 Kc)

Register at +420 774 021 970 or via FB: www.facebook.com/jogasdominikou/


Ladronka Park (restaurant) – Thursdays 6 pm and Sundays 6 pm (donation based)

No reservations.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009448304814


Sestak – Vitezne namesti – dates vary (donation based)

No reservations.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1719248638087001/?acontext=%7B



Letna Park (Werich villa Garden) – Thursdays 7 pm (220 Kc)

Registration and more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1391474610900173/


Letna Park (Werich villa garden) – Thursdays 7.30 am (150 Kc)

Registration and more info: https://goout.net/cs/kulturni-centra/werichova-vila/favb/


Letna Park (Sparta) – Thursdays 7 pm (FREE)

Registration and more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/603213623205212/


Letna Park (Sparta) – Tuesdays 7 pm (50 Kc)

Registration and more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jogapraha/?fref=ts



River Diamond in Karlin – Fridays 7.30 am (100 Kc)

Register at +420 607 932 702 or alice@yog-a-live.cz

More info: yog-a-live.cz



Malesicky Park, Wednesdays 5.30 pm (FREE)

No reservations.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1248619048597372

outdoor yoga in prague

Photo: @terezka_yoga


Photo credit: Kayak Beach Bar, Instagram