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.

NEW! Can’t make it Wednesday mornings? Want to take this class on your own schedule? Each virtual class will be recorded and the link shared with all participants. So now your registration is good for one live virtual class and a recorded class to enjoy whenever you wish during that week.


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 1 (virtual)

Animals: Bird Deck*
June 15
June 22
June 29
July 13
July 20
July 27

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.

Sneak Peek for Summer Session 2: Black Bear

Moonlight Yoga (in person)

The moon and stars provide an amazingly, unique atmosphere for you to practice your yoga. Join us as we tap into the peace and quiet of the Zoo at night, while enjoying the celestial light from our magnificent moon and spectacular stars. Pose, stretch, and relax with a certified yoga instructor while expanding your wellness practice, changing-up your workout routine, or just trying something new.

These classes are perfect for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. And register for all 7 classes in the series or a single class.


Location: Main Entrance Hill**
Date/Time: April 16 from 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.


Location: Farm**
Date/Time: May 15 from 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.


Location: Main Entrance Hill**
Date/Time: June 17 from 8:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.


Location: Llama Trek**
Date/Time: July 15 from 8:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.


Location: Main Entrance Hill**
Date/Time: August 14 from 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.


Location: Farm**
Date/Time: September 10 from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.


Location: Main Entrance Hill**
Date/Time: October 8 from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 13 and up
Fee: Members: $14/class OR $84/7-week series ($12/class)
Non-members: $18/class OR $112/7-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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