San Antonio’s Top 3 places to practice yoga for free

Anke Neustadt

More and more opportunities are rising up for residents to practice yoga for free in San Antonio and we love to see it (yes to self-care). The classes are part of a nationwide trend where yoga has increasingly become one of the most popular fitness trends in the United States, according to a report from YogaEarth. The number of “yogis” increased by over 50% in four years.

Yoga offers physical and mental health benefits for people of all ages, according to Hopkins Medicine. And, if you’re going through an illness, recovering from surgery or living with a chronic condition, yoga can become an integral part of your treatment and potentially hasten to healing.

Recently, I’ve begun practicing yoga as another form to release stress and improve my mental health. It’s helped me become a bit more flexible and work on balance, while also providing breathing techniques that I use when I have anxiety. 

Below are some classes where you can begin your yogi journey: 

Yoga instructor Stacie Orsagh leads her class in exercises at Woodlawn Lake on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

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Yoga at Woodlawn Lake Park 

Yoga teacher Stacie Orsagh with Esther Vexler Yoga School hosts free yoga classes on Wednesdays at Woodlawn Lake Park, located at 221 Alexander Avenue. The donation-based class begins at 7 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested. Just bring a mat and water. 

All proceeds benefit the Esther Vexler Yoga School, a non-profit with a mission to be an inspiring and unifying presence delivering quality yoga education to our community. For more information, follow esthervexleryogaschool on Instagram

Riding bikes in Eisenhower Park is prohibited, but dogs are welcome in the park.

Riding bikes in Eisenhower Park is prohibited, but dogs are welcome in the park.

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Yoga at Eisenhower Park

San Antonio yoga teacher Amy Cruz is hosting a weekly donation-based outdoor yoga class at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at Eisenhower Park, located at 19399 NW Military Highway. All you need is a mat or towel and water.

There’s a $10 donation suggestion. For more information on the class, follow moon_phaseyoga on Instagram

San Antonio’s Frost Bank tower.

San Antonio’s Frost Bank tower.

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Yoga classes all over San Antonio with Mobile Om Yoga

Mobile Om hosts community free yoga every first, second, and third Saturday of every month at various parks and businesses in San Antonio. For example, the yoga company recently hosted a free community yoga event in front of the new Frost Bank tower at Legacy Park on Monday, June 6. 

For the schedule on upcoming dates, visit their website at Or, you can give them a follow on Instagram at mobileom.

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