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Hartford celebrates ‘Yoga In Our City’; free classes being offered in parks across Connecticut until October

Hartford — With inflation on the rise, adding to financial burdens and the more than two years of pandemic-related challenges, Hartford residents gathered Wednesday in Bushnell Park to boost their physical and mental health with the Yoga In Our City initiative.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Yoga In Our City in Connecticut parks,” said Thomas Clynch, founder of Yoga In Our City. “Thanks to continued support from ConnectiCare, Yoga In Our City has developed and grown in many ways since its inception in 2012. Our partnership with the company allows us to offer this essential resource to all residents, regardless of their experience with the practice.”

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Health enthusiasts gathered at the park as part of the 10th season of the free yoga classes, which will be taking place in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, New London, Waterbury and Willimantic.

Yoga In Our City will offer over 600 free yoga classes and includes five bilingual classes per week at parks across Connecticut. The 2022 program will run until Oct. 9.

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The project, Yoga In Our City, is funded by ConnectiCare, spokesperson Kasara Philippas told the Courant. More information on the program can be found at yogainourcity.com.

Yoga classes will be held in the following locations:

Bridgeport

  • Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. – Seaside Park
  • Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. – Ellsworth Park
  • Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. – Beardsley Park
  • Saturdays at 10 a.m. – Seaside Park

Hartford

  • Mondays at 5:30 p.m. – Bushnell Park*
  • Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. – Elizabeth Park
  • Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. – Bushnell Park
  • Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. – Elizabeth Park*
  • Fridays at 5:30 p.m. – Keney Park
  • Saturdays at 10 a.m. – Pope Park
  • Sundays at 10 a.m. – Colt Park

New Haven

  • Mondays at 5:30 p.m. — Scantlebury Park
  • Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. — Edgewood Park
  • Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. — Scantlebury Park*
  • Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. — Edgewood Park*
  • Saturdays at 10 a.m. — East Rock Park

New London

  • Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. — Green Harbor Park
  • Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. — Williams Park
  • Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. — Green Harbor Park
  • Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. — Williams Park

Waterbury

  • Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. — Hamilton Park
  • Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. — Fulton Park
  • Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. — Buck’s Hill Park
  • Saturdays at 10 a.m. — Chase Park

Willimantic

  • Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. — Jillson Square
  • Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. — Lauter Park
  • Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. — Jillson Square*
  • Saturdays at 10 a.m. — Lauter Park

*A bilingual English and Spanish yoga teacher will lead classes.


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