Definition - What does Pop-up Yoga mean?
Pop-up yoga refers to the practice of yoga in non-traditional spaces (places not normally used for exercise or meditation) within a community. Grocery stores, public parks, coffee shops, beaches and art galleries become venues for pop-up yoga classes that are often viewed as fun and accessible by longtime and beginning yogis alike. These group yoga practices increase awareness of yoga and offer an accessible, inclusive location that may encourage individuals to try yoga for the first time.
Yogapedia explains Pop-up Yoga
There are many philosophies behind the importance and practice of Pop-up yoga. Some yoga instructors lead pop-up classes to offer more accessible, adventurous and cost-effective classes in their communities. Other teachers offer Pop-up yoga classes as a spiritual discipline in order to encourage yogis to create peaceful, meditative environments wherever they are able.
Pop-up yoga can be impromptu or planned, and classes are routinely offered at low-cost or on a donation basis. In many cities, there are Pop-up yoga communities that get the word out on scheduled or unscheduled classes through social media, while some yoga professionals teach pop-up classes alone to cut down on studio costs, using social media to communicate with students on their offerings.