When I saw that there was a complimentary yoga class taking place in Montauk, New York over the weekend at a boutique hotel I had yet to visit, I jumped at the chance to attend.
I love heading out to Montauk for a quick day trip. Despite the two-hour drive each way, I actually look forward to being in the car, stopping at my favorite local coffee shop, and feeling like I have left Long Island…without actually going that far.
I started out early in the morning to beat some of the summer traffic heading east. The car ride was peaceful at that hour, and I made it to my destination with a half-hour to spare.
The Breakers in Montauk is an adorable boutique hotel right on the side of Old Montauk Highway—and conveniently located across the street from a path that takes you down to the beach. The cottage-style accommodations are perfect for a quick weekend getaway—while affording you all of the amenities of home. Oh, and there is a café and pool on the premises, too. What more could you need?
I used the time before the yoga class started to check out the beach scene. The one downside to the North Shore beaches that I frequent is that they are rocky and you don’t see too many waves. The beach in Montauk is the real deal!
The yoga class was hosted by Ghost Flower, an activewear brand that incorporates acupressure points in their workout wear to help release blocked energy. I was eager to take a class with them and will be checking out their activewear line soon.
Our yoga instructor, Bonnie, guided us through a fire flow practice to activate our energy network, while teaching us how to locate different pressure points. I paid particular attention when she spoke of the pressure point on the wrist that can help ease anxiety and improve sleep. There was something about working out on the lawn at The Breakers, with the sound of the ocean in the distance, that made this yoga class even more enjoyable.
After the class ended, I walked the short trail down to the beach and spent an hour playing in the waves and enjoying the squishy sand under my toes.
The only downside to the whole trip out east, was the more than two hours of standing traffic I sat in on the way home. But, I made the most of it by treating myself to a large iced coffee from Hampton Coffee for the road.