Think of these outings as the perfect before or after lunch activity.
Tired of the village pool or lugging all of your stuff to the Hamptons for the weekend. Why not chill out? We’ve got some super low-key ideas for what to do with your family this weekend. Hello, dog days of summer.
ps. How about a pretty backyard dinner at sunset? That’s what I’m in the mood for these days.
Strike a warrior pose while staring at the Hudson River.
I was in downward dog, my biceps burning, when the yoga teacher instructed us to hop (or step) our right foot forward and swing our arms up to warrior one. As soon as I stood up, I saw the Hudson River out of nearly every window in the studio. My mind relaxed as my eyes traveled to the lush green cliffs on the other side of the water. The light was bright and invigorating, the water calming. Inspired, I deepened my lunge. This is the way yoga is meant to be practiced, I thought.
I spotted YogaWorks on a drive through Irvington. It was perched up on a hill in a pretty stone building, but the reason I stopped is because I could see that the studio had killer views. While I’m hardly a seasoned yogi, I’ve been practicing for years and I’m a sucker for pretty yoga studios. I’ve done yoga on the beach at the Four Seasons Maui, at a rustic resort in Vieques, on a hotel lawn overlooking the ocean on Block Island. I even pushed through prenatal poses for nine months at sexy-chic Pure Yoga on the UWS.
But nothing beats the Yoga Blend class I took with Jennifer Monness at YogaWorks in Irvington last week. [...]