This free outdoor yoga series wins best view

Want to practice yoga from one of the best vantage points in Sydney?

You can almost inhale the Sydney Opera House and exhale the Harbour Bridge thanks to lululemon athletica’s new partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA).

Kicking off October 15, every Thursday evening as part of the MCA’s late-night program, Sydney-siders and out-of-towners will be invited to take part in a free, 45-minute Vinyasa yoga class hosted by lululemon athletica.

“Combining yoga with art in a unique and breath taking location in Sydney inspires the creative mind in more than one way,” says Kate Russell, Regional Community Manager for lululemon athletica. “Yoga taps into the emotions stored in the body, which is what art can also do, so it’s a great synergy. Both are an expression of the body.”

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Taking place at sunset (5:15pm) on the MCA’s rooftop sculpture terrace, this is an outdoor yoga experience unlike any other. With panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the city’s most historic landmarks, you’ll be in a state of Zen before your first downward dog.

Whether you’re a beginner or well seasoned yogi, all levels are welcome, with classes being taught by acclaimed Australian and international instructors.

Once finished, participants will be able to relax on the Terrace with live music from Sydney DJs, enjoy a bite to eat at the MCA Café, participate in hands-on creative workshops or head down to the MCA Galleries to immerse themselves in world-class contemporary art.

“This Spring Yoga Series will offer visitors a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a unique setting boasting the best views in town, world-class yoga teachers, friendly hosts and a chance to get up close and personal with inspiring contemporary artworks,” says Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, Director of the MCA. “And all of it is free – what’s not to like?!”

Exhibitions on display at that time will include MCA Collection (free), Aleks Danko: MY FELLOW AUS-TRA-ALIENS (free, until October 18), Primavera 2015: Young Australian Artists and Matthys Gerber (both free, 22 September – 6 December), Grayson Perry: My Pretty Little Art Career as part of the Sydney International Art Series (ticketed, 10 December – 1 May), Being Tiwi and Mikala Dwyer: MCA Collection (both free, 21 December – 21 February).

The Spring Yoga Series will run all the way into summer, finishing up on January 28. Although classes are free, places are not guaranteed and booking is recommended. Don’t miss out on this unique cultural soiree – book your spot and BYO mat!

Australian and international yoga instructors include:

  • Eion Finn, Blissology (travelling to Australia as a special guest of Wanderlust Sunshine Coast)
  • Thy Nguyen, Modo Yoga
  • Vicki Smart, House of Yoga
  • Bryony Lancaster, Egg of the Universe
  • Persia Rutchinski, Inyoga
  • Kelli Prieur, Heartglow yoga
  • Nicole Walsh, Inyoga
  • Lara Zilibowitz, BodyMindLife (lululemon ambassador)
  • Claudine + Honza Lafond, Beyond Yoga
  • Dan Meyers (lululemon ambassador)
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Georgia Pretty
Growing up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with a love of the outdoors, Georgia has always led an active lifestyle. She has a passion for health, fitness and fashion, and loves to travel and try new things. She graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Media (PR and Advertising) and initially pursued the public relations field but was always drawn to journalism due to her love of reading and writing. For Georgia, life is about balance. She leads an active and fulfilled lifestyle and nourishes her mind and body but won't shy away from a taco and wine!