Free, all-level outdoor classes offered through October 10 with safety guidelines in place
Yoga in Our City presented by ConnectiCare is offering in-person classes with safety guidelines in place at parks in Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, and Waterbury.
The popular outdoor wellness program kicked-off after Memorial Day with virtual yoga sessions. The all-level, in-person classes began on July 20 and will run through October 10 with safety guidelines that include wearing a mask when entering or exiting the yoga area and spacing yoga mats at least six feet apart.
“ConnectiCare is encouraging people to take advantage of this free outdoor program, especially during these challenging times,” said Kimberly Kann, Senior Director, Public Relations and Corporate Communications at ConnectiCare. “There are several mental and physical health benefits associated with yoga, and we’re proud to support a program that makes it available to people of all ages, backgrounds, genders, and skill levels.”
ConnectiCare became the program’s presenting sponsor in 2013 and has helped expand Yoga in Our City from several parks in Hartford to Bridgeport, New Haven, and Waterbury. This summer tradition provides Connecticut communities, residents, and families with access to free yoga classes taught by local instructors.
Vasu Tribe Studios leads yoga sessions in Hartford six times a week at the following times and locations:
- Mondays – 5:30 m. – Bushnell Park
- Tuesdays – 5:30 p.m. – Elizabeth Park
- Wednesdays – 5:30 p.m. – Bushnell Park
- Thursdays – 5:30 p.m. – Elizabeth Park
- Saturdays – 10:00 a.m. – Pope Park
- Sundays – 10:00 a.m. – Colt Park
The City of New Haven leads yoga sessions twice a week at the following times and locations:
- Tuesdays – 5:30 p.m. – Scantlebury Park
- Sundays – 10:00 a.m. – Edgewood Park
Great Heart Yoga leads yoga sessions in Bridgeport twice a week at the following times and locations:
- Tuesdays – 5:30 p.m. – Seaside Park
- Sundays – 10:30 a.m. – Seaside Park
The City of Waterbury’s Bureau of Recreation leads yoga sessions twice a week at the following times and locations:
- Tuesdays – 5:30 p.m. – Chase Park House
- Saturdays – 10:00 a.m. – Chase Park House
Participants should bring a bottle of water, towel, yoga mat, face mask, sanitizer, and wipes for wiping down their yoga mat. Visit yogainourcity.com for additional program information, safety guidelines, and to access virtual sessions.
ConnectiCare is a leading health plan in the state of Connecticut. A local company for almost 40 years, ConnectiCare has a full range of products and services for businesses, municipalities, individuals and those who are Medicare-eligible. By striving to make it easy for members to get the care they need, ConnectiCare leads the individual market in the state, and is ranked among the top commercial health plans in the nation, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance. ConnectiCare is part of the EmblemHealth family of companies. For more information, visit connecticare.com.