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Detroit Zoo Adds Morning Yoga Sessions To Summer Events

June 21, 2018 - 10:33 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - Namaste... right here at the Detroit Zoo.

Local yogis can bring their cows, cats, camels and downward dogs to the Detroit Zoo this summer.

Beginning July 10, guests 13 years and older can participate in an early morning meditative flow with a certified yoga instructor. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8 to 9 a.m., through August 30.

"Practicing yoga outdoors surrounded by nature and wildlife – before the Zoo even opens to the public – will be an incredible way to begin the day," Gerry Van Acker, chief operating officer for the Detroit Zoological Society, said in a statement. "Spending time at the zoo is beneficial for both mental and physical health; it’s only natural that we offer an opportunity like this for our guests."

Yoga will take place in the zoo’s Nature Grove, located near the National Amphibian Conservation Center. The cost for one session is $15 for zoo members and $30 for non-members. The cost includes zoo admission and parking on the day of the yoga session. Packages are available in increments of five, 10 and 16 classes, and can be purchased online.

Guests will need to bring their own yoga mat and water bottle. Complimentary infused water will be provided. Yoga participants can enter the zoo starting at 7:45 a.m.

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