The ocean connects all kinds of people, causing fishermen, surfers, and even yogis to migrate to Montauk in search of the ultimate endless summer. But when it comes to toning your butt, detoxifying your liver (we know you'll need that after a night at Sloppy Tuna) and improving your balance yoga is the way to go; plus you won't get eaten by sharks!
Attracting all kinds of Hamptonites, typical yogis or not, and located in Montauk's downtown are two yoga studios that are heating up this summer. From Yoga Lila, that has just re-opened, offering a fresh new space to Love Yoga which has been in the same spot for three years, you have a multitude of reasons to get your body bikini ready now.
Since taking over the studio in April, Dominique, the owner of Yoga Lila, has done some major remodeling. The newly refurbished studio is nearly double the size of the old space, and with hand crafted sliding barn doors it really embodies the Montauk beach feel with a twist of Zen.
The boutique at Yoga Lila sells all your favorite Hard Tail apparel as wall as Manduka, and Foat Design, so be prepared to do some serious shopping after class gets out. The classes offered at this studio range from invigorating and energizing to restorative and soothing and starting in July, Yoga Lila will even offer stand up paddle board yoga classes. How's that for multi-tasking?
Yoga Lila 12 South Etna Ave, Montauk
Another happening yoga spot in Montauk is Love Yoga, located right next door to Coffee Tauk, but you can usually find Sian, one of the owners of Love Yoga, hanging 10 on a long board at Ditch Plains. The Love Yoga studio is 3 years old and has an amazing staff who are all more than willing to help you get your body in shape this summer. Classes at Love are playful, challenging, and invite you to explore the deeper aspects of yoga. Love also offers packages which include surf lessons in coordination with yoga classes, taught by Pro Surfer Mikey Detemple.
Love, A Yoga Space 83 South Elmwood Ave, Montauk
[All photos via Paul Brooke Jr]