QUEENS — You don’t have to travel to the Adirondacks to enjoy life in a log cabin.
Instead, you can try yoga classes at Alley Pond Park, which in the wintertime are held in a heated log cabin, the park said.
“Come in out the cold and breathe in deep and relax,” the Alley Pond Environmental Center wrote on its Facebook page about their “Yoga in the elements” classes. “Our heated log cabin offers the perfect rustic setting for a serene yoga session.”
When there is a large accumulation of snow and ice, classes are held inside the center. Then, as soon as temperatures rise, the classes will be held outdoors, in front of the cabin, which is part of the park's educational center.
"When the weather gets nice in the spring we think nature is the perfect setting for yoga," said Karen Pierro of the Alley Pond Environmental Center.
The classes started a couple of months ago and are open to students of all experience levels, the center said.
Classes are scheduled once a month but Pierro also noted that “Yoga in the elements” is becoming so popular that they're increasing to twice a month starting in April.
The classes take place on Saturdays, between 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. ($10 for members and $16 for non-members). Participants have to bring their own mats, towels and water.
Space is limited to 10 people due to the size of the cabin. To register, go here.
The Alley Pond Environmental Center is located at 228-06 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston (the cabin is located behind the center).