Summer yoga in the park

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Namaste, Bay Ridge!

Dozens of Ridgites showed up for Yoga in the Park to limber up and stretch out their stress at Shore Road Park on July 19.

The free event at 79 Street and Shore Road was sponsored by yogi Karen Torrone from 5 Boro Power Yoga, and drew such unlikely contortionists as state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge).

The summer series — with two more events in August — gives locals a chance to bend and bow, regardless of skill level.

“It was a lot of laughter,” said Torrone. “We speak to ‘come as you are, not as you think you should be.’ ”

Torrone said Golden and his Albany colleague Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R–Bay Ridge) — who is a regular yogi in Torrone’s classes — kept up with the rest of crowd. She said she hopes they continue practicing.

“It is great for them — with the high-stress jobs that they have, it is great to have an outlet,” said Torrone.

The downward dogs could be sticking around the neighborhood even after the summer series ends. Torrone said she hopes to open up a studio in the Ridge by the end of the year.

“I’m actually in the process of looking for space in Bay Ridge,” she said.

Yoga in the Park at Shore Road Park (79 Street and Shore Road in Bay Ridge). August 12 at 7pm and August 30 at 9am. Free.

Reach reporter Vanessa Ogle at or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow her
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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