Go Local – Taking Your Practice Into the Concrete Jungle

When you travel do you often have a goal in mind such meeting new yogis? Running in new destinations? Trying local cuisine? As a yogi, do you check out new yoga studios during your travels or ever take your practice outside of your hotel room or hostel to the local park? There are tons of amazing yoga studios in the NYC area to check out in every boro (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx), but one of my favorite things to do is to take my practice outdoors, to really enjoy my surroundings and use the distractions of the outdoors to allow me to focus even more on my practice. During the Spring and Summer months is the opportunity to take my yoga practice outside.

4 of my favorite places to do yoga outside in NYC

Times Square – hosted by Athleta happens every year during the summer solstice

Bryant Park – hosted by Athleta on Tuesdays and Thursdays every week from June to September

Gantry Plaza State Park – hosted by The Yoga Room

Riverside Park – hosted by NYC Parks and Recreation every Wednesday Evening

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Taking your practice outside gives you the chance and the challenge to be deliberately present in nature – not the easiest thing to do in  NYC , a city thats constantly moving and growing. Are you up for the challenge?

Until Next Time -xo AGT

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