As a meditative technique that allows you to develop flexibility, strength and balance, there is no doubt that yoga is a great summertime activity. And there are more options than just purchasing a gym or yoga studio membership. Plenty of local hubs offer weekly or monthly yoga routines so you can experience the physical activity at your own leisure.
YOGA IN THE VINEYARD
Clovis Point Vineyard in Jamesport hosts a Yoga in the Vineyard session once a month on Saturdays.
Session will take place on June 21, on July 12, August 23 and September 20 from 10 to 11:15 a.m.
Long-time yoga instructors Sheryl Oleksak and Brian Bradley come to the vineyard to teach a class for all levels, followed by a free wine tasting in the tasting room. The class costs $22 per person, $15 for Wine Club members.
YOGA IN THE VINES
Palmer Vineyards in Riverhead will soon resume their popular weekly vineyard yoga session
Each Sunday at 11 a.m., rain or shine, take a one hour class at Palmer that costs $25 per person. After guests have completed the session, they are rewarded with a complimentary Mimosa and are invited to enjoy live music on the deck.
Palmer is looking for a new yoga instructor and plans to resume the weekly yoga class in July.
If interested, call (631) 722-9463.
For a first person view on the class, check out the previous Northforker article, Yoga meets the grapevines at Palmer.
YOGA ON THE FARM
Sang Lee Farms is hosting summer yoga sessions every Thursday morning at 8 a.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m.
Each class costs $15 and includes an organic vegetable juice of the week plus a walk through the herb garden.
Sessions are with yoga expert Carolyn Poncato. For more info call (631) 734- 7001.
Sang Lee is locate at 25180 Route 48 in Peconic.
YOGA ON SHELTER ISLAND
Yoga instructor Jonathan Borin, who teaches classes at Manhanset Chapel on Shelter Island, will lead a community yoga class at the Shelter Island Public Library on July 8 at 1 p.m.
The class will be held under an outdoor tent and there is no fee to attend.
Call (631) 729-0042 for reservations.
The library is located at 37 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island.