15 Instagram-Worthy Spots To Practice Yoga in Canada
We love our local yoga studios, but there’s something special about flowing it out in the great outdoors, surrounded by nature. Check out these magical, photo-worthy yoga classes and studios across Canada
Instagram Yoga in Canada: Your followers are going to love this!
Nothing ups your Instagram likes game more than a photo of a beautiful yoga pose with a beautiful background. But the best part? The experience. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best spots in Canada to strike a pose and to snap a pic.
Instagram Yoga in Canada: Yoga beside a waterfall at Niagara Falls
The sound of rushing water and mist on your face (and your mat) makes for a stunning and fun yoga experience beside Canada’s famous falls. You’ll want to snap photos with this breathtaking background – just don’t forget to bring a towel and a change of clothes! Namaste Niagara is being held on select Sundays throughout the summer by Niagara Parks.
Instagram Yoga in Canada: Yoga in a Greenhouse at Kind Yoga by Heart, Stouffville, Ontario
Nestled in a bed of trees on a farm just 40 minutes north of Toronto, you’ll find this peaceful greenhouse yoga studio, Kind Yoga By Heart. There’s no better place to go for fresh air and a much-needed stretch. In the summer, the structure provides shade and mosquito netting keeps the bugs out. In the autumn, a wood stove heats the greenhouse to keep it nice and toasty. The welcoming, unpretentious vibe of this lovely spot is the best part. Tip: Don’t forget to pick up some fresh produce from Reesor Farm’s open-air market (after you manage to get up from Savasana, that is).
Instagram Yoga in Canada: Yoga on the Peak of Grouse Mountain, Vancouver
Is there anything fresher than mountain air? Hike up the 2.9km Grouse Grind trail (or hop on the Skyride) for some deep breathing and sunshine stretches at the mountain’s peak with YYoga. These free classes are offered every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The sessions run until August 27 in the Plaza at the top of the mountain. Tip: Get there early to land a rental mat – or bring your own.
Instagram Yoga in Canada: SUP Yoga on Lake Ontario, Toronto
Amidst all the hustle and bustle of the city, there’s a chance for pure bliss (aka lake air, a full-body stretch and a fun adventure). SupGirlz in Toronto offers stand up paddleboard yoga at Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club and other locations throughout the city. Their Hatha-style classes will leave you feeling relaxed and restored.
Instagram Yoga in Canada: Yoga on the beach in Tofino, B.C.
Tofino is famous for its wild natural scenery, surfing and relaxed hippie vibe. So naturally, it’s the perfect place for all your downward dogs and chaturangas. Coastal Bliss Yoga offers beach yoga on this beautiful island, where the sound of the ocean will lull you into a state of complete relaxation.
Instagram Yoga in Canada: Yoga at Kitsilano Beach Park, Vancouver
Park + ocean = heaven. Every day until August 31, The Mat Collective hosts classes outside on the grass at Kits Beach in Vancouver. Find your perfect grassy spot overlooking the beach with like-minded yogis and move through your Asanas while breathing in fresh ocean air. Namaste.
Instagram Yoga in Canada: Yoga on Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Canada’s capital city has no shortage of gorgeous vistas, and Parliament Hill is one of them – especially when hundreds of yogis take up residence on it. That’s the case every Wednesday at noon when Lululemon hosts free yoga sessions in the shadow of these beautiful buildings.
Instagram Yoga in Canada: Goat Yoga, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan
Fact: Everything is better when goats are involved. Especially yoga. At Grotto Gardens, you can strike a pose while a dwarf goat wanders around looking for the perfect peaceful spot under your downward dog. Your yoga class just got exponentially cuter.
Instagram Yoga in Canada: Animal Yoga, Anola, Manitoba
Yoga has something in common with animal therapy: It has a calming effect. At 10 Acre Woods rescue and petting farm, not only is there a beautiful view, there are also chickens, ducks, goats and dogs roaming around. They offer both animal therapy and goat yoga at this serene spot.
Instagram Yoga in Canada: Yoga on the beach at Prince Edward Island National Parks, Prince Edward Island
It’s pretty much impossible to take a bad photo on PEI’s gorgeous beaches. So if you’re looking for a stunning post-yoga photo-op, this is it. These yoga classes take place at 8:30 every Wednesday morning at the Cavendish Campground and every Thursday at the Stanhope Campground until September.
Instagram Yoga in Canada: Ottawa SUP, Ottawa, Ontario
We know: It’s the third time we’ve mentioned SUP yoga on our list. But when you rock a challenging yoga pose while balancing on your SUP board with a beautiful background, it’s the definition of Instagram-worthy. At Ottawa SUP, you’ll glide along the Rideau River during a challenging but peaceful hour-long yoga class.
Instagram Yoga in Canada: Heli yoga in Banff National Park, Lake Louise and Jasper
If you’re looking for a bit more thrill with your yoga experience, this helicopter ride with Rockies Heli Canada into the heart of the Rocky Mountains will do it. After flying over glaciers and waterfalls, you’ll hike through the wilderness to a stunning untouched location for your hatha yoga class. Mountain pose has never been more appropriate.
Best Health Tip: This is a total bucket list tick. It’s $479 each for the experience if you bring two friends along.
Instagram Yoga in Canada: Yoga in the garden at Toronto Botanical Gardens
Stepping into Toronto Botanical Gardens is like an instant nature escape from the bustling city–and the perfect place for some Instagram-worthy outdoor yoga. Surrounded by bright flowers, trees, plants and buzzing bees, you’ll feel instantly calmer and refreshed.