Yoga Rocks the Park back in Midtown Crossing

Yoga Rocks the Park is back for a ninth summer in Turner Park at Midtown Crossing. It runs Sundays through June 23.

Yoga Rocks the Park, an outdoor yoga series, is back in Turner Park at Midtown Crossing. The series, in its ninth year, runs on Sundays through June 23.

The classes, which stared Sunday, are open to seasoned yogis, novices and kids.

"We really say no experience needed, not even a yoga mat. You can bring a towel," said founder and director Lora McCarville. "All are welcome."

Yoga sessions, accompanied by live music, start at 4 p.m. Each week's 60-minute class is led by a different yoga instructor.

Organizers estimate the weekly sessions draw an average of 500 participants to the park, near Turner Boulevard and Farnam Street.

Before the main yoga sessions start each week, participants can try out acro yoga. Experienced acro yogis will lead the sessions, in which participants use one another for balance. Acro yoga runs from 1 to 4 p.m.

Young yogis can pop over to Camp Yoga Rocks, a program for kiddos ages 4 to 10. It takes place at 4 p.m., the same time as the main yoga session.

The event is free, but donations are welcome. A portion of the proceeds will go to Gift of Sight, a charity that provides eye care and services to those in need.

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