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Outdoor Yoga, Alpaca Hikes and More Dutchess Farm Fitness

Date Published: February 20, 2024

Yoga practice outdoors can do wonders for clearing the mind. Luckily, Dutchess County has several open air opportunities to say "om." Shavasana at sunset overlooking Hudson Valley orchards, find inner peace along the river, cat-cow on gorgeous alpaca farms and more! Read on for unforgettable natural yoga experiences.

Milea Estate Vineyard, Staatsburg

Breathe in fresh air and take in scenic winery views at Milea Estate Vineyard. "Yoga in the Vineyard" is a recurring morning practice that connects yogis to nature and specialty Hudson Valley vino—each ticket comes with a glass of Milea wine. Event runs select Sundays: March 3, May 19, June 14, September 22 and November 3.

Alpaca yoga at Clover Brooke Farm in Hyde Park
Clover Brooke Farm, Hyde Park

Llamaste Yoga at Clover Brooke Farm, Hyde Park

Practicing yoga in the great outdoors can be an immensely tranquil experience—especially in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley. However, Clover Brooke Farm in Hyde Park ups the relaxation factor even further with the soothing presence of their friendly llamas and alpacas. Sign up for a Llamaste Yoga class to learn the essentials of yoga, while taking in the beauty of the farm. Plus, every session includes the opportunity to handcraft a lavender loofah, another lovely self-care experience! Classes are select Fridays (5:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (1 p.m.) May through October.

Yoga on Patio at Fishkill Farms
Fishkill Farms, Hopewell Junction

Yoga on the Farm at Fishkill Farms, Hopewell Junction

Fishkill Farms is a prime Dutchess County destination. It offers pick-your-own produce in the summer and fall, along with a three-season Treasury Cider bar. In addition, Fishkill Farms hosts summer Saturday yoga sessions led by local studio Red Tail Power Yoga. Breathe in the fresh air on their western hillside, overlooking the orchards. Plus, select evening sessions on the wrap-around porch produce beautiful sunset views. It’s a magical experience! 2024 session dates and times TBA.

Related: Plan to Pick-Your-Own This Summer at These Dutchess Farms 

Long Dock Park Beacon
Long Dock Park, Beacon; Photo: @jaime.a.delgado

Riverside Yoga with beBhakti Yoga Center, Beacon

Visits to Long Dock Park and Dennings Point State Park are among the best ways to experience the Hudson River. Did you know you could take a yoga class with a view of the water? beBhakti Yoga Center offers regular classes at both sites, utilizing fresh air and the restorative presence of the river. Outdoor sessions occur throughout the week; to view a full schedule, click here

Daily Practice at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck

Programs are only open to those registered for a workshop, staying at Omega's campus or paying the commuter fee. For more information, click here.

This non-profit organization can be found on 250 breathtaking acres in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Omega, since its inception in 1977, has remained dedicated to holistic studies, spiritual development and creativity. Stay at their Rhinebeck campus to participate in daily open classes in yoga, Tai Chi and meditation. Classes are at 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Paired with three farm-to-table meals per day, a weekend retreat aims to cleanse the body and mind. With plenty of tranquil gardens, ponds, woodland sanctuaries and other locations onsite, Omega is the place to find inner peace.  

Related: Top 10 Ways to Enjoy the Hudson River in Dutchess

BONUS: Alpaca Treks at Lilymore Farm, Pleasant Valley

Is hiking more your speed? Cozy up to a Hudson Valley alpaca while trekking along gorgeous trails at Lilymore Farm. This Dutchess destination features shady woods and charming meadows, creating an unforgettable experience. Book a group hike for up to six friends, and spend time bonding with a graceful creature while traversing a breathtaking landscape.

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