Saturday, May 5th we begin our 5th Outdoor Season!

2018 OUTDOOR SCHEDULE 

We’re excited to be returning to the Schuylkill Banks for our 5th year of donation-based outdoor classes. We will continue the schedule we’ve had in past years, and we are adding a Thursday evening class.Yoga on the Banks meets on the grassy area at 25th and Locust, near the Schuylkill River Banks boardwalk in Philadelphia. In order to meet our mission of making yoga accessible to everyone, Yoga on the Banks is donation-based, and has no set fee. This program is entirely supported by you – our students – and your donation is gratefully accepted to support our teachers and assistants, insurance costs, and the administration of this program.

Saturdays: 11am – 12pm

Sundays: 11am – 12pm

Tuesdays: 6pm – 7pm

Thursdays: 6pm – 7pm

 

Philadelphia Yoga on the Banks classes are accessible to all levels of students – even if this is your very first yoga class! Bring a friend, bring your child, even bring your well-behaved dog. Because we practice outside in the warmer months, we suggest you bring your own mat or towel to practice on, sunglasses and sunscreen, and water bottle. There is a free public water fountain on site, and a public restroom. For up-date-weather and other announcements, please follow our Facebook page.

Spring is Coming!

It’s been a long, cold Winter, but we’re ready to flow into Spring! We plan to begin our 5th outdoor season the first week of May. We will keep our traditional schedule this year, and add a Thursday evening class! We’ll announce our official season opening event here, but please follow our Facebook  group for of-the minute updates and events.

Winter 2017 Schedule

WINTER SCHEDULE 

Yoga on the Banks is currently holding a weekly indoor class called Schuylkill Flow on Saturdays at 11:15. The class hosted by Philly Yoga Factory at their 1520 Sansom St. 3rd Floor studio (there is an elevator). Class remains donation-based! We’ll return to our outdoor class schedule in the early Spring, weather permitting.

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2017 Community Potluck Picnic

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September 24th 2017 Season Community Potluck Picnic

Special vinyasas class, led meditation, and potluck picnic to celebrate the 2017 season. All donations will go to support the Schuylkill Bank Redevelopment Commission, and cares and advocates for our beautiful banks urban greenspace. We’ll also be raffling YOTB tank tops! Rain date is September 30th.

Yoga on the Banks begins Sat. May 6th

Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia’s popular, outdoor yoga classes begin on the Schuylkill Banks on Saturday, May 6th 2017 at 11:00am. Classes take place on the banks of the Schuylkill River at 25th and Locust Streets and are open to all levels of participants. Yoga on the Banks is a community-supported program, and students pay-what-they-can for class participation (suggested donation is $5). Classes last for one hour, and students are encouraged to bring their own mat, sunglasses, and water.

Yoga on the Banks will continue multiple class offerings in 2017, with weekly Saturday 11:00am classes, an 11:00am Sunday class and a 6:00pm Tuesday class. All classes will take place on the banks of Schuylkill River at 25th and Locust Streets.

“Our goal is to provide a fun, healthy outdoor activity for Philadelphians, and to make yoga accessible for everyone,” said Erin Gautsche, Co-Director of yoga on the Banks. “Classes are pay-what-you-can, and all donations go directly to support our certified teachers, assistants, and organization.” Philadelphia Yoga on the Banks’ schedule, and additional information, is available at www.yogaonthebanks.com. Weather considerations and immediate updates are announced on the Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/YogaOnTheBanks/.

About Yoga on the Banks

Philadelphia Yoga on the Banks began in the spring of 2014 to bring accessible, community-supported yoga to Philadelphia. Yoga on the Banks offers all-levels classes, taught by certified, experienced teachers in a welcoming, outdoor environment. Yoga on the Banks is excited to return to outdoor practice for our 4th year.

Contact

To learn more about Yoga on the Banks, please contact

Erin Gautsche, Co-Director

Email: yogaonthebanks@gmail.com  (erin@yogaonthebanks.com?)

Movies on the Block + Yoga on the Banks

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We’re partnering with the Philadelphia Film Society on Saturday night for Movies on the Block in the Kingsessing neighborhood of West Philly.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 / 6:00 PM / FREE
ERNEST & CELESTINE
KINGSESSING | Kingsessing Playground 51st Street & Chester

Enjoy FREE interactive art workshops with Tiny WPA, face painting, musical entertainment, community wellness workshops with Yoga on the Banks, snacks, giveaways, and more!  Fun all ages activities, a Yoga and Breath Work workshop with Erin and Ashley  at 7:20, and then a very sweet, family-friendly movie about the power of friendship at dark. Make a night of it! Academy Award Nominated Movie trailer here: 

About the Movie: Growing up in an underground world of rodents, young mouse Celestine has been raised to fear the bears that live aboveground. But when she meets a poor musician bear named Ernest, the two find that they have more in common than they would have imagined and embark on a series of adventures. Beautiful and utterly enchanting, ERNEST AND CELESTINE is a heartwarming look at a friendship that transcends adversity.

Movies on the Block is a free, seasonal screening program designed to support Philadelphia neighborhoods with little access to film by invigorating established community gathering spaces and facilitating engagement with meaningful film programming and activities. Each free movie offers an additional community activity, and we’re excited to be partnering with the Philadelphia Film Society to bring free yoga classes to these neighborhood events. Our neighborhood schedule for the season:
AUG 20th: Kingsessing
AUG 26th: Juniata
SEPT 1st: North Philly
SEPT 9th: Newbold
SEPT 17th: Mantua

To learn more about Movies on the Block, check out their site.

Movies on the Block + Yoga on the Banks

We’re partnering with the Philadelphia Film Society on Saturday August 20th for Movies on the Block in the Kingsessing neighborhood of West Philly (and more neighborhoods to come!) Fun all ages activities, a Yoga and Breath Work workshop with Erin and Ashley at 7:20, and then a very sweet, family-friendly movie about the power of friendship at dark. Make a night of it! Academy Award Nominated Movie trailer here:

 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 / 6:00 PM / FREE
ERNEST & CELESTINE
KINGSESSING | Kingsessing Playground 51st Street & Chester
 
Enjoy FREE interactive art workshops with Tiny WPA, face painting, musical entertainment, community wellness workshops with Yoga on the Banks, snacks, giveaways, and more!
 
About the Movie: Growing up in an underground world of rodents, young mouse Celestine has been raised to fear the bears that live aboveground. But when she meets a poor musician bear named Ernest, the two find that they have more in common than they would have imagined and embark on a series of adventures. Beautiful and utterly enchanting, ERNEST AND CELESTINE is a heartwarming look at a friendship that transcends adversity.

Shake Shack Saturday!

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It’s Shake Shack Saturday! Come out to the Banks for our fun all-levels vinyasa class, grab a  bottle of water from Shake Shack, and get a certificate good for one FREE drink, beer, wine, or shake at the Shack. We’ll see you there!