08/23/16 10:30am
(Credit: David Benthal)

(Credit: David Benthal)

Don’t even think about frowning or complaining in Rosemary Martilotta’s yoga class. You won’t get away with it.

“Big smile. Happiest day of your life,” she says at each class. “Breathe, breathe, breathe.”

The 68-year-old Cutchogue mother of five began practicing yoga at age 40, during a particularly stressful stage in her life and at a time when yoga wasn’t nearly as mainstream as it is today.

“I thought it would be a bunch of hippies,” Martilotta said. “But I had to do something to relieve the stress.”

She signed up for a class at a Cutchogue church and hoped for the best. (more…)

07/23/14 10:01am
Amy Hess of Amy's Ark will teach a free yoga class at the Riverhead Farmer's Market on Saturdays. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Amy Hess of Amy’s Ark will teach a free yoga class at the Riverhead Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A Riverhead Farmers Market vendor is now teaching a free yoga class at the weekly market, one of three new happenings at the downtown vendors’ fair.

Amy Hess of Amy’s Ark Studio and Farm starting teaching a free yoga class on the Peconic Riverfront last Saturday. The hour-long class starts at 9:30 a.m. and students are asked to meet by the riverfront gazebo. (more…)

06/21/14 9:00am

Yoga in the Vines at Palmer Vineyards. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

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. (more…)

10/16/13 10:30am

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A vineyard is an ideal place for a yoga session. Experience a relaxing vinyasa flow class Sunday, October 20 from 11 a.m. to noon at Castello di Borghese. Lana Russo, lululemon athletica yoga ambassador, will teach the class, which will be followed by a half-hour wine tasting. (more…)