A series of free yoga sessions will be held periodically throughout the summer at Turtle Circle (Father Capodanno Blvd at Jefferson Ave) in Midland Beach. "Free Yoga on the Beach" classes are conducted by 5 Boro Power Yoga, and the series is sponsored by Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and the NYC Parks Department.
The goal of doing yoga is to improve the body's overall health, physically and spiritually, with stretches and meditation. Karen Torrone, owner of 5 Boro Power Yoga, stated that bringing yoga to the beach would help foster positive feelings after Hurricane Sandy. "People felt good and it became an opportunity to cultivate community and bring healthy practices into life," she said.
The sessions will be held as follows:
- Monday, June 22nd at 6 pm
- Monday, July 6th at 6 pm
- Monday, July 27th at 6 pm
- Saturday, August 15th at 9 am
- Monday, August 24th at 6 pm
- Saturday, September 12th at 9 am
Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early and bring their own yoga mat or towel. No experience necessary!
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