Take it Outside

Summer is upon the island, the island of Manhattan that is... and that means getting your sweat on in the great outdoors. 

Here's my top five under-the-bluesky yoga workouts to hit this season - in NYC and beyond. 

Brooklyn Bridge Park Waterfront Workouts

Pilates, yoga, ballet barre, dance.. you name it, it's all happening at this unbeatable location under the BK bridge. But yoga is my go-to and you can bend, flex and om on the grass with Abhaya Yoga

Get your Om On with Secret Sounds Yoga in Washington Square Park

The Bleeker Street studio, that offers aerial, core and kids yoga year-round, are hosting free sessions (starting June 4th) in Washington Square Park on Wednesday mornings at 8.30am for big kids and 10am for little kids. BYO mat. 

The Yoga Trail in Central Park

Focussed on yoga and traveling, and reconnecting with nature, New York-based The Yoga Trail is hosting daily yoga classes in Central Park. Where better to downward dog than under the shade of the Manhattan skyline, while surrounded by greenery?

Solstice in Times Square

Celebrating the summer solstice and International Day of Yoga, every yogi and their mat will decend upon the bustling, bright-lighted Times Square for a group sun salutation during several scheduled classes on June 21st. While classes are free, The Times Square Alliance supports three of their favorite yoga charities, Bent on LearningExhale to Inhale and Urban Zen so feel free to donate. 

Rooftop Yoga at The James Hotel

Girls-only yoga classes on the rooftop of this Soho hotspot have kicked off and are lead by Serene Social Weekly, pool-side vinyasa sessions run from May through September. Mats and water are provided for $25.