Stop, take a moment to clear your mind of any negative thoughts and let all your frustrations roll off your shoulders. Feel better? Try it for an hour. Outside. On the East End. When the sunshine and warm breezes return, local businesses host outdoor yoga sessions that allow visitors to unwind against the tranquil backdrop of the Twin Forks. Take a break and set out to explore rustic venues that will help strengthen your body and spirit.
Wölffer Estate Vineyard, Sagaponack
Find peace in the vines through classes at the Wölffer Estate Vineyard gazebo, which sits on the sprawling vineyard’s lawn. To perfect your balance and flexibility techniques, all you need to bring is your yoga mat and a bottle of water. Sessions take place every day until Sept. 30. Go.
Palmer Vineyards, Riverhead
If your Sunday takes you North instead of South, stop off at Palmer Vineyards for an hour-long class. After the session, which takes place rain or shine, guests are rewarded with a complimentary mimosa and live music on the deck. Go.
Sang Lee Farms, Peconic
Let the sweet scent of flowers and freshly cut grass enhance the meditative benefits of yoga. Sessions take place every Thursday and Saturday morning and include organic vegetable juice, plus a walk through the herb garden. Go.
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill
Yoga on the terrace, which overlooks a meadow of native wildflowers and evergreen hedges, is the quintessential setting for downtime and reflection. Instructors from the Ananda Wellness & Yoga Center in Southampton will teach classes on Sundays in July and August. Go.
East End Mermaid Yoga, East Hampton
Soak up the natural beauty of the Accabonac Harbor and challenge yourself by doing yoga on top of a paddleboard. The gentle water hums will help you relax and key you in to the most important aspect of yoga: your breath. Equipment can be rented on site. Go.