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Say buh-bye to winter with the prettiest snowga photos


outdoor yoga 1We’ve finally made it to above-freezing temps and we really, really, can’t wait for the snow to melt. It’s been pretty and all, but is it spring yet?

Until then, snowga (AKA yoga…in the snow) is making us a little bit less resentful towards the piles of white (er, gray) stuff. It’s everywhere, thanks to Instagram yogis like Laura Kasperzak, above, and Masumi Goldman, who have been posting outdoor yoga photos for years, and have been credited with popularizing #snowga on Instagram in the New York Times. And this year, more resorts and instructors have been taking their classes from warm, plant-filled studios to the chilly tundra, too.

Here are five pretty snowga photos that will make you want to get out there and celebrate the last of the last of the snow. Because if you can’t beat the cold weather, you might as well join it for a sun salutation or two. —Molly Gallagher

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Jen Brick DuCharme’s Flow Outside yoga classes—on snowshoes!—in Bozeman, Montana. Talk about yoga with a mountain (pose) view.

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Heavy snow, light yoga. “What you see here was the extent of my yoga practice today. No mat, no warm up…just this,” writes Goldman of this flake-dusted pose, on her Instagram profile.

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Lindsay Havlicek Bell finds her balance in the snowy golden hour. And with mittens.

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Snow pants triangle pose. A group taking part in Finger Lakes Yogascapes hosted by Bristol Mountain Ski Resort in upstate New York.

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Kasperzak’s signature backyard backdrop.

(Photos, from top: Instagram.com/laurasykora; Rick DuCharme; Instagram.com/masumi_g; Instagram.com/happywholelife; VisitFingerLakes.com; Instagram.com/laurasykora)