Free yoga sessions to return to Astoria Park this summer

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Astoria Park is always a great place to relax, and this summer, you can also get your moment of zen.

City View Pharmacy’s Community Wellness Program is launching its sixth annual “Free Summer Yoga in Astoria Park” program in the coming weeks.

The free yoga program will meet each Wednesday from June 7 to Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. at Astoria Park, in the grassy area between the RFK (Triborough) Bridge and the pool.

The classes are taught by professional yoga instructors from the Yoga Agora of Astoria studio. After six years in practice, the program continues to draw new and returning participants.

“For me, the best aspect of this program is that it gives anyone the opportunity to try yoga for free and without any commitment or investment other than their time,” said Angie Xidias, general manager of City View Pharmacy and self-proclaimed yoga beginner. “Everyone is welcome, and all you need to get started is a large towel and the comfortable pants and shirt you already own. Then you follow the instructor’s lead. I hope our Neighbors who haven’t tried yoga but are curious about it will come out to the park and give it a try. It’s very important for our well-being to take some time out of our very hectic lives and find a way to get some downtime in for yourself. Yoga is known to promote overall health and wellness, so that’s why we are bringing this experience to our community.”

All are welcome at the yoga sessions, no matter what your skill level is. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or a large towel with them.

All participants are asked to sign up for a class beforehand by either visiting www.cityviewpharmacy.com, calling 718-545-2550 or in person at City View Pharmacy, located at 23-07 Astoria Blvd. in Astoria. Classes will cancel due to inclement weather; keep an eye on the City View Pharmacy Facebook page for updates.