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The First Annual Swaggy Awards

Blogging makes you beautiful in so many ways: you get deeper through your self expression, you get more compassionate through blogging for a cause. Your inner self shines…ah, who am I kidding?   Blogging makes you more beautiful because you get a free beauty products. Of course, if the number of free beauty you got made you beautiful, I’d be Gwyneth Paltrow by now.  But every little bit helps. (I hope)

Hey, I’m over forty. A lot over.  I need all the help I can get.

Companies, however, don’t give me free stuff so I’ll look better, so I’ll stave off the inevitable end of being even remotely appealing to anyone under the age of 80, so I don’t look at my wrinkly knees while in downward dog and think “why yes! Yes I am a dog.” No, they give me free product in the hopes that I will write about it.

So I’m going to.  I’m awarding the Swaggies: Best Blogger Swag. (more…)

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Summer 2011 Update:  Free Yoga in the Hamptons is Back! Prevention magazine will be hosting its Southampton Yoga Studio again for the month of July. Again this summer they will bring a different a-list instructor to their beautiful, light filled studio at 85 Jobs Lane for weekends full of FREE classes.  You can check out this year’s instructors and sign up for classes here: www.prevention.com/studio

Here’s an update of last year’s post on the subject.  Seems like it’ll be pretty much the same fabulous (FREE!) scene  all over again.  See you on the OM side!

Free and Hamptons are not usually words used together.  But Prevention Magazine is changing all that, by offering free yoga in the Hamptons every weekend in July.

Every weekend throughout the month, the kind folks at Prevention are providing six classes a day  along with this beautiful studio, towels, mats, and even water bottles.  It’s too good to be true…and yet it is true!

Last year, the classes were full, but not crazy.  And the vibe was nice – hey, we were all getting a free yoga classes, kinda makes everyone happy from the start.  Free yoga also means that – for the most part – the classes are not filled with hard core yogis.  Those people usually follow a specific instructor.  Or maybe they just think that free yoga couldn’t be good yoga.  They’d be wrong.

I’ve been doing Yoga on and off since I was about fifteen – mostly on in the past several years.  And I can tell you – if the first two instructors are any indication – the classes are excellent. In addition to being so pretty that it’s almost like you have to shield your eyes when you look at her, lest you be blinded by the glow,  the first of last year’s instructors, Kristin, was accessible, thorough, charming, challenging and gave precise, well timed instruction.

The studio is light and airy, with a lovely lounge area, and everyone is really friendly and nice.  Also (sadly) not words usually associated with the Hamptons.

This year, the Yoga is also sponsored by Post Shredded Wheat and Post Grape nuts,  Silk soy-milk products,  and Crystal Light Pure – with no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or preservatives. (Really? That’s amazing!) All in all – it’s free yoga and freebies.  What could be wrong?

Well – there is one thing wrong. The studio has a lot of mirrors.  So just when I thought I was looking strong and fabulous in my Warrior Two, I’d catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror, and, well, it’s just wrong. But that’s just me.

Why is Prevention doing this?  I don’t know, and I don’t care. They are, it’s great, and if you’re in the Hamptons, you should check it out.

Note: I have no connection whatsoever to either Prevention Magazine, or any of the sponsors or instructions associated with this Yoga Studio.  My only compensation was free yoga classes…which are available to anyone who signs up.

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