Free Your Mind

From outdoor yoga classes to weekend bike trips to late night dance parties, liberate yourself with the city's best feel-good activities

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Just because the temperature is beginning to drop doesn't mean it's time to start hibernating. Sure, weekends at the beach might be out of the question, but there are still plenty of fun ways to stay active this fall. 
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But staying active doesn't only mean hitting the gym or going for a run. Nowadays, it's all about the adventure. Check out some of the most fun and unique events going on locally this week.
What: Deep Space
Where: Cielo
When: Monday, October 21. Doors at 10 p.m.
A New Yorker by way of France, François K is a house music legend, having cut his teeth at iconic late night dance clubs like Studio 54 and Paradise Garage. Today, he's considered one of the genre's forefathers, but that doesn't stop him from mixing all manners of eclectic sounds--from dub to hip hop to obscure techno--during Deep Space, his weekly throwdown at Meat Packing dance club Cielo. Get all the dancing details here
What: Downhill Mountain Biking
Where: Mountain Creek Bike Park, New Jersey
When: Friday--Sunday, October 25--27. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Mountain Creek Bike Park proves you don't need a rocky mountain to get your fat tire groove on. A little over one hour by car from NYC, the trails lining this small town ski resort feel worlds away. A lift whisks you to the top, while terrain for all abilities--from soft single track to rocky drop offs--is at your shredding pleasure. Top end bikes from GT can be rented at the shop, along with all the pads and helmets you and your crew will need. For lift ticket prices and rental reservations, visit Mountain Creek's website
What: Hiking Yoga
Where: Central Park
When: Saturday, October 26. Class meets at 9:50 a.m.
Get ready to torch calories and find inner peace during this class, which combines high speed hiking with yoga. Everyone congregates at the Jose Marti Statue (corner of 6th Avenue and Central Park South) before trucking to the desired spot, where you'll be getting your downward dog on. Classes last 90 minutes and athletic gear that can be layered is encouraged as you will be sweating! Learn more by clicking here
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