(This article first appeared in the August 16, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)
For the fitness inclined, few things beat the feel of a refreshing workout to start the day. But exercising in the middle of a beautiful, outdoor setting on a crisp morning or during sunset? Well, that’s motivation for anyone. Here are three yoga classes amid an East End landscape to add to your summer bucket list before the season is over.
- WÖlffer Estate: Yoga in the Vines
Aside from a killer rosé-all-day mentality, WÖlffer Estate’s not-so-secret Yoga in the Vines is held every Wednesday through Sunday, morning and evening sessions, through October 1. Morning sessions take place at the Wine Stand on Montauk Highway and evening classes at the gazebo behind the main estate.
With several instructors and class times to choose from, this makes for an ideal outdoor yoga session throughout the week. Go with a mat in hand, leave craving Summer in a Bottle!
The Vineyard is located at 139 Sagg Road in Sagaponack, reachable at 631-537-5106.
The Wine Stand is located at 3312 Montauk Highway in Sagaponack, reachable at 631-537-4771.
2. Diliberto Winery: Vinyasa in the Vines
On Saturday, August 26, Diliberto Winery will host a morning session of Vinyasa in the Vines. Lead by Sheryl Oleksak from 10:15 to 11:30 AM, this yoga session is followed by tastings of three wines produced by the winery. Three cheers to that!
Diliberto Winery is located at 250 Manor Lane in Jamesport. Call Sheryl at 516-297-8455.
3. Sang Lee Farms: Yoga on the Farm
If you want to skip the wines and vines, head to Sang Lee Farms on Sunday for a walking meditation followed by a grounded slow flow. Instructor Rebekah Smith will guide you through the herbs, berries, and fields of Sang Lee from 8 to 9:30 AM in a relaxing morning yoga session followed by a 10-ounce certified organic fresh vegetable juice directly from the Sang Lee kitchen. Going green never felt so good.
Sang Lee Farms is located on 25180 County Road 48 in Peconic. Call 631-734-7001.