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Yoga at the Zoo

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Annie Mello of CPMFITness, instructor for Yoga at the Zoo.

The Great Plains Zoo is now offering Yoga at the Zoo! Saturdays at 9:00 am, join Annie Mello of CPMFITness as she walks you through your favorite animal-inspired poses as you become one with the serene surroundings of the Zoo!


Wildlife has always been at the core of yoga, so come do yoga amongst the wildlife. Enjoy our zen surroundings before the Zoo opens to the public as your favorite animals make their way to their exhibits for the day. Bring your downward singing dogs, your camel poses, your eagle poses and enjoy 45-minutes of yoga with Annie before either a Zookeeper chat or an Ambassador Animal meet and greet for the final 15 minutes of cooldown. All courses will be beginner level so there is fun for the whole family! Just bring yourselves, your mats, your reusable water bottle and be ready to have a wild time!


*We will not have class on July 4th due to the holiday

Additional Information:

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  • Advance ticket purchase is required via our website. Limited availability (40 spots per session). All those attending yoga must purchase a session (this includes children).
  • Sessions are Saturday mornings from 9:00 am – 10:00 am.
  • Yoga at the Zoo takes place before the Zoo opens to the public.
  • Sessions include Zoo admission.
  • Sessions are held on the grassy area behind the carousel by Bison and Bears.
  • In the event of rain, the class with either be canceled or, when possible, held inside the Great Room at the Delbridge Museum of Natural History.
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Members: $15

Non-members: $25

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About the Instructor:

Annie Mello is the Co-Founder and Co-Owner CPMFITness. Making a difference in someone’s life and getting them to their personal goals has always been what drives her over the past 15 years of her health and fitness career. 

Her passion for fitness has led to creating 2 Amazon Cookbooks, Healthy CPM approved Menus in restaurants throughout Sioux Falls. Nutrition and Fitness Segments on Dakota News and KELO, and creating healthy workplace habits within corporations such as Experity, Lloyd Companies, and Vance Thompson Vision. 

In her free time Annie enjoys coffee chats, cooking and creating in the kitchen, and spending quality time with Mr. CPM and her 20-month-old twin boys! Annie will rotate some days with fellow instructors Lisa Thruston and Angela Hight.


Instructor Contact Information:

Annie Mello 
2101 W 41st #39 
Sioux Falls SD, 57105

  • Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.

    Taylor F.
  • We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.

    Robin A.
  • Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.

    Stephanie N.
  • The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. ¬†The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. ¬†Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.

    Bill T.