Zoo Yoga

Looking for a new exercise routine and a cool experience? Join a yoga class at the Minnesota Zoo to expand your wellness practice, change-up your workout, and try something different. We offer both virtual and in-person yoga classes. So get ready to practice your best animal poses, stretch, and relax while enjoying the Zoo.

These classes are perfect for beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

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Register for a single class or all the classes in one session to receive a discount.

Virtually Wild Yoga!

Join the Minnesota Zoo—from the comfort of your own home—for virtual yoga. On Wednesday mornings, your yoga instructor will be teaching live virtual yoga classes from around the Zoo. Each session will highlight a different animal or trail.

Best Activity in the Twin Cities!
The Minnesota Zoo’s Virtual Yoga was named in April 2021 by the Mpls St. Paul Magazine as one of the best Fun and Games activities in the Twin Cities.

Summer Season–Session 2 (virtual)

Animals: Tigers*
July 14
July 21
July 28
August 4
August 11
August 18

Time: 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Ages: 16 and up
Fee: Members: $6/class OR 6-week session ($5/class)
Non-members: $8/class OR 6-week session ($7/class)

*Animals are tentative and may change based on their willingness to participate, weather, and other Zoo operational activities.

Fall Season–Session 1 (virtual)

Animals: TBD*
August 25
September 1
September 8
September 15
September 22
September 29

Time: 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Ages: 16 and up
Fee: Members: $6/class OR 6-week session ($5/class)
Non-members: $8/class OR 6-week session ($7/class)

*Animals are tentative and may change based on their willingness to participate, weather, and other Zoo operational activities.

Moonlight Yoga (in person)

Are you looking for an in-person yoga experience that’s both unique and safe? Then register and join us at the Zoo for our Moonlight Yoga classes. Each class has been scheduled as close to a full moon as possible, to let the moon bathe us in evening light.


Location: Llama Trek**
Date/Time: Friday, July 23 from 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Location: Weesner Family Amphitheater**
Date/Time: Saturday, August 21 from 8-9 p.m.

Location: Lakeside Terrace**
Date/Time: Saturday, September 18 from 7-8 p.m.

Location: front entrance hill**
Date/Time: Friday, October 22 from 6-7 p.m.

Ages: 16 and up
Fee: Members: $14/class OR $60/5-week series ($12/class)
Non-members: $18/class OR $80/5-week series ($16/class)
**Locations may change due to animal safety, guest safety, or Zoo operational needs.

In case of inclement weather, you will be notified if classes will be cancelled and a refund will be given.

More Information

Virtual Yoga Classes use Zoom as the online platform. Moonlight Yoga Classes are in person at the Minnesota Zoo.

Instructor: Michelle Darsow has been practicing yoga for 14 years, and teaching for 12. She started taking yoga classes for the fitness part of it. As her journey continued, she realized how much it helped her mind and spirit. She credits yoga for helping her recover from breast cancer in 2015. Her training was completed through YogaFit and is currently deepening her yoga background by taking classes through the National Exercise Trainers Association. Most classes are a mix between Hatha (holding poses) and Vinyasa (flowing breath and body together).

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