Free Yoga in the Square for Summer Solstice

21 Jun


This International Yoga Day, practice your Sun Salutations and celebrate the potential end of lockdown restrictions a little differently, with free outdoor classes for all abilities at Great Northern. Held in the centre of the Great Northern’s iconic amphitheatre, world-class yoga teachers from The Life Centre will be running 3 sessions throughout the day for people of all ages and abilities on 21st June 2021 at 7.30am, 12.30pm and 5.15pm to celebrate this international calendar day.

The event is an annual highlight but sadly had to be cancelled in 2020 due to safety regulations at the height of the global pandemic. Its return is an exciting sign of normality – plus a great way to enjoy a much-needed exercise in mindfulness and de-stressing after the most tumultuous 18th months most Mancunians will have ever known, as well as, of course, a physical workout in a group setting.

Kickstart your day by performing 108 Sun Salutations, under the supervision of accomplished yogis, as the sun rises over the city. Then enjoy classes that are tailored to suit all ages including fun functional flow and classical vinyasa yoga.

Free classes will run from 7:30am, mats are provided and booking is recommended although there will be plenty of space for people to drop in on the day. Please visit the studio’s Eventbrite page to secure your space.

Ruth Allan, Business Manager at The Life Centre, said: “We have designed these classes to work with everyday life, hopefully providing a breath of fresh air after more than a year confined almost entirely to home workouts. What’s more, the day also demonstrates that yoga can be done by anybody at any time.”

Although the events are free, any donations from the day’s event will be passed onto local mental health charity, Manchester Mind.

The day’s schedule is as follows:

Time Class 
7.30am – 9.30am 108 Sun Salutations with Linzi Page
12.30 – 1.15pm Functional Flow with Clare Bethan
5.15 – 6pm Vinyasa Flow with Jess Birchall

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