Part of moving to a beachside haven like Arverne By The Sea in Queens, is reaping the benefits of a relaxed, breezy lifestyle by the seaside. Many locals love practicing yoga as a way to really harmonize with not only the local environment, but the community too. If you are ready to get your downward dog on, try some of these top local yoga studios, instructors, and classes.
The Rockaway YMCA
207 Beach 73rd Street in Arverne
The newly opened Rockaway YMCA offers a range of group exercise classes, including a number of yoga classes. Classes are generally held in the mornings or evenings, and are designed for a wide variety of skill levels. To access the current group exercise schedule, check out the Rockaway YMCA website, or visit the Rockaway YMCA Facebook page for updates on special classes on offer like the new Chair Yoga class for those with limited mobility.
Hot Yoga Rockaway Beach
181 Beach 116th Street
This Hot Yoga studio offers 60 to 90 minute classes designed to make yogis of all levels of experience sweat and smile. Great for weight loss and deep stretching, hot yoga is done in a warm room, which loosens up muscles and helps students get more out of the experience. For those who have never tried hot yoga before, this studio offers a special introductory rate for new students that includes two weeks of unlimited yoga. Visit the Hot Yoga Rockaway Beach website for current schedules and information, and details about upcoming events like workshops.
Mrs. Elaine’s School of Dance
181 Beach 116th Street
Though primarily a dance studio, Mrs. Elaine’s also offers excellent yoga classes for students of all levels – which are non-heated classes though held at the same venue as Hot Yoga Rockaway Beach. Some of the classes include Flow Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Children’s Yoga, private classes by appointment, and monthly workshops. Class times are in the mornings and evenings, which means there is a class to fit everyone’s schedule, and class prices are extremely reasonable. Find schedules, pricing information, and more on the Mrs. Elaine’s website, or even sign up for a dance class or two to compliment your yoga workout!
Rockaway Beach Yoga and Surfing Day Retreats
Offered through the New York Surf School
Enjoy these complimentary activities on summer weekends from July through September for an experience that uses your mind and body. The perfect excuse for locals of all levels of experience to hit the beach on sunny summer days, these sessions are a celebration of Rockaway Beach’s laidback lifestyle. The energetic yoga practice offered is specifically designed to help you get more out of your time on the surfboard. Sign up for a single session, or for a “pack” of two, four, or six retreats. Head to the Rockaway Beach Yoga and Surfing website for more information.
All over the city NYC Parks offer public events like “Yoga on the Beach,” a workshop held in past summer months at Rockaway beach. Check out the NYC Parks Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk events section for more information on upcoming yoga sessions.
It’s time to take advantage of the awesome, laid-back Arverne By The Sea environment to get fit, flexible, and strong this summer. Try out some of these top yoga classes today, and find your bliss.