Yoga with the Elephants

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Saturday June 10

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7:30 AM  –  8:30 AM

Yoga with the Elephants: Get Soulful in the Serengeti
Every ticket includes yoga class access + same-day zoo admission 

Grab your mat, fill your reusable water bottle, and get ready to relax with a 60-minute yoga session situated alongside our iconic African elephants. Tom McGunigal, the certified yoga instructor, will guide you through poses designed to calm your mind and strengthen your body, and the class is designed for ALL fitness levels. Each ticket includes a post-class informal Q&A with an trained animal educator, PLUS all-day zoo admission for the class day. So get moving then get exploring!  

Morning schedule:
Each participant must bring their own yoga mat, water bottle, and face mask. All activities are held outside and will take place on a paved surface (you may bring an additional mat for added comfort, if you want).

  • 7 AM: Check-in
  • 7:30 AM: Class begins
  • 8:30 AM: Class ends; post-class exhibit talk before guests adventure through the zoo.
  • 9 AM: Zoo opens to the public and all attendees can explore the zoo!  

Weather policy:
This event takes place outdoors in the open-air of our African plaza. If heavy rains are forecasted, the class will be automatically rescheduled to its rain date. A decision about rescheduling will be made by the zoo roughly 24-48 hours in advance. All participants will be notified via email, with the change also announced on the zoo's website and Facebook page. 
As a registrant, be sure you can attend BOTH sessions so you do not miss out!  All sales are final, and the zoo will not be granting weather-related refunds, nor will refunds, exchanges, or transfers be possible if you cannot attend the rain date.  Rain dates will use the original class timeframes and the rain dates are as follows:

  • The rain date for the Saturday, June 10, 2023 class will be Sunday, June 11, 2023
  • The rain date for the Saturday, August 5, 2023 class will be on Sunday, August 6, 2023
  • The rain date for the Saturday, September 23, 2023 class will be on Sunday, September 24, 2022


Waivers & youth participation:
All participants must sign a waiver before they can participate. This waiver will be emailed to you before the class and must be completed before you enter the zoo. The zoo makes every effort to ensure a safe environment with this thoughtfully planned program, but no responsibility will be taken for any injuries you may incur during this practice. Please consult with your doctor to be sure yoga is safe and suitable for you, particularly if you have any pre-existing conditions. Additionally, you must be at least 16 years old to attend this experience; any guest under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, as parental consent is required for all minors. Be sure to also read all policies listed on the zoo's website, including general zoo policies and other event-specific information.

Ready to join?

Buy online now! Advanced ticket purchase is required and this event tends to sell out. Tickets will not be sold on-site.  

Cost: $40 per person


Please remember you will be outside during the entire yoga class. 

Be prepared for sun, heat, wind or cool temperatures.