Haut, Float or Goat: Outdoor Yoga this Summer

By Paula Colman May 31, 2022
With mild temperatures and stunning views, summer yoga classes in Utah are best enjoyed outdoors.
Haut, Float or Goat: Outdoor Yoga this Summer

Yoga means many things to many people – a chance to meditate or recreate, quiet your mind or power through a vinyasa – and in Utah, you can find your flow just about anywhere you go. While classes abound in this active-obsessed state, yogis and instructors often move their mantras outdoors to capture not only the temperate climate but its grounding effect, even those classes held on water…or with a goat standing on top of you. 

Several ski resorts have reintroduced their summer yoga and other wellness programs, and areas throughout the state continue to announce more (and more unique ones) almost daily. So, search for time, type and location whenever you need some flow on the go.

Sundance Mountain Resort

For guests of Sundance Mountain Resort, complimentary Yoga and Meditation classes are available upon 24-hour booking at its Spa. However, if you and your friends are looking for a curated experience, the answer you seek can likely be found at Sundance Mountain Resort’s Mountaintop Yoga. Take a scenic chairlift ride to Bearclaw Cabin, where you can embrace the spectacular summit views and breathe fresh mountain air as you participate in an invigorating three-hour yoga practice with one of Sundance’s experienced instructors. The price is $350 per class for up to four guests with an additional cost for more participants.

Alta and Snowbird

Alta Community Enrichment offers Yoga in the Mountains this summer on Mondays and Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows (10189 East Highway 210) at Alta. Classes are free, but space is limited. Doors will open at 5:10 p.m. Bring your own mat. Observe the Covid protocols listed on the website.

The Cliff Spa at Snowbird has an entire menu of yoga classes available daily in its rooftop slopeside studio. All classes are complimentary with the purchase of a day pass or spa service.


This summer, The Snowpine Lodge offers its Yoga in the Mountains. The schedule varies weekly. Call 801-742-2000 for weekly offerings. All classes begin at an introductory level and can be adjusted for expert-level yogis. Classes are complimentary for guests or $25 per person. Tip: Purchase a $50 day pass to access the sauna, steam room and stunning grotto.


Enjoy outdoor yoga classes on most Saturday mornings this summer at Solitude. These free, one-hour classes begin at 9 am on The Inn Lawn. Practice your sun salutations in the glorious Big Cottonwood Canyon. Bring your own mat, water and sunscreen. 


Park City and Deer Valley

On Friday mornings starting June 17, the Park City Library (1255 Park Avenue) presents Yoga on the Field, a free one-hour yoga class focusing on mindful flow, alignment, breath, and community. All levels are welcome. Classes are provided In partnership with PC MARC.

This summer, Park City SUP offers daily yoga and fitness classes on stand-up paddleboards at 10 a.m. The cost is $35 per class and includes the use of a board and paddle and pre-and post-class paddles around Osprey Island. 

For a truly unique experience, let Park City Yoga Adventures lead you through your yoga practice on a paddleboard at the Homestead Crater in the Heber Valley, floating upon 95-degree mineral waters and shielded overhead by ancient stone (the venue was featured in the movie 127 Hours). The Crater is open to the public for swimming, snorkeling and diving for a fee, but schedule this paddleboard yoga before or after hours for a memorable and immersive experience.


Could there be anything better than yoga among the flowers? The Ogden Botanical Garden (1750 Monroe Blvd.) offers Yoga in the Garden, one-hour classes for all levels on June 11 or 25. Each class is $5 per person. 

The USU Botanical Center in Kaysville (80 East 725 South) is kicking off its Girls’ Night Out series with a different Yoga in the Garden event on June 22 at 6 p.m., featuring an evening of beginner-friendly yoga and healthy refreshments in its Edible Demonstration Garden. Registration is $25 per person (members receive a $5 discount).

Salt Lake City

One of the area’s most-popular yoga series, State of Mind: Yoga at the Capitol, is back on Wednesday nights this summer! These free one-hour classes begin at 7 p.m. on the southeast lawn of the Utah State Capitol (350 State Street) and bring people of all levels and all political persuasions together redefining ‘power to the people'. Bring your mat, water and sunscreen.

Fill your body and mind on select Mondays at the Rooftop Yoga Summer Series. Watch the sun set over the valley below at these free one-hour classes on the panoramic rooftop deck of the Salt Lake City Public Library (210 East 400 South). Classes are free (but registration is requested) and start at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own mat, water and sunscreen.

This is a yoga event – or event – like no other in Utah! In India, Holi marks the passing of winter and the arrival of spring. On June 11, The Festival of Colors at the Krishna Temple (965 East 3370 South) will not only feature yoga classes throughout the day but in a pastel-hued cloud of joy and celebration. This family-friendly spectacular is free for children 12 and under; adults can pay as little as $7 online. Tip: Leave the expensive leggings at home. 

And finally…

Goat Yoga will return on select Tuesday evenings to The Gateway (400 W 200 S). These “wildly” popular one-hour classes combine traditional yoga practice with…live goats. Participants may bring their own mats, but organizers recommend that you use the ones provided. The fee is $23 per person. Children 10 and under are free but must be willing to sit still on a mat for 40 minutes. There are no rules for the goats. Classes fill up quickly. Additional classes are provided on select Saturday mornings at the Thomas Barrett Farmstead in Orem (63 North 400 West).