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about us

Ideal Living Studio was inspired by countless moments, places and people.

The brand name "Ideal Living" was created in a small house in the infamous town on the eastern most tip of Long Island, Montauk. I remember the day perfectly. I had just gotten back from teaching a private Pilates lesson and was in the process of making a smoothie. I opened  up Instagram quickly as it blended and saw a beautiful photo of someone else's smoothie, with the recipe and countless people engaging on the post. They were writing about how thankful they were to this person who has helped them turn their lives around by just posting simple free recipes and workouts. I thought, "How amazing is it, that people can use social media in such a positive way?" 

 

This was the day I began my own blog, dedicated to educating others of the benefits of eating well, physical exercise and developing healthy, mindful habits.

I branded my business, and took it global. After two years of traveling, teaching yoga retreats abroad and basing my practice in Hawaii, I was approached by my best friend, who just so happens to be my cousin, Leo. He presented the idea and opportunity of a lifetime - working together to expand my business and open my own full time wellness studio at our family owned motel back in Montauk. Lets just say I began packing my bags after that phone call. 

- Lacey Daunt, Founder and CEO of "Ideal Living"

OUR MISSION

Our mission at Ideal Living Studio is to provide an honest, clean, light-hearted community oriented space that allows people to test their bodies both physically and mentally. A place where people from all walks of life can join together to let go, have fun and be themselves - away from the chaos of the outside world. We aim to inspire and motivate others to lead the happiest and healthiest lifestyle - whatever that looks like for them. We make it a priority at Ideal Living to only provide encouragement, acceptance and love. 

Our logo is of the ocean, not only because it is 100' from our door, but also because the symbol of the ocean stands for the soul, the subconscious within ourselves, the beauty, movement, emotion and much much more. 

We as humans are comprised of 90% water, and just as the sea, from the exterior, we are beautiful, strong, and ever moving, ever changing. The ocean represents our adaptability and our strength to constantly change without ceasing to be open to the world. 

But just as the ocean is bold in its striking beauty, it occupies deep unexplored depths, buried far beneath the exterior. This represents the unknown parts of our mind, unknown thoughts, emotions and feelings that are not visible at the surface. 

If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt water, mixed with air
 
 
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rates

Pay at the door or sign up below!

 

single class / walk in - $15

Come try it out and get your stretch on with no  commitments.  

monthly unlimited - $100

Buy this package and join in on as many classes as desired within 30 days from your start date. No limits.

 

 

Locals + daunts albatross guests - $10 drop in

Do you brave the winters out here? Are you staying on premises? Show us proof of one of the above and enjoy a discounted rate on all classes.

private lessons - n/a

Uncomfortable with the class setting? Want some 1:1 time to go over alignment? Trying to perfect a pose? Want a private class for you and your friends? We got you covered at one of the most affordable rates in Montauk!

Email info@ideallivingstudio.com for more.

 

 
 

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classes

What to bring? A smile! We provide the rest! (You are welcome to bring your own mat, towel, water, etc...)

 

vastu yoga

This practice consists of 12 asanas, or poses. It is a practice that allows us to "transcend the body and take back our kingdom." We begin with stimulating the first chakra with the king of all asanas, and go from there, releasing energy into and through each and every chakra along the way. Conquering fears, releasing stress, letting go of emotions, we are able to come closer to our natural state; pure bliss. 

AKA Lacey's Bootcamp (Ideal Living Studio @ Daunts Albatross Motel)

AKA Lacey's Bootcamp (Ideal Living Studio @ Daunts Albatross Motel)

ideal sculpt

This class is an original sequence created by owner of Ideal Living Studio, Lacey Daunt. It incorporates Yoga, Pilates, Cardio + Light Weights. Get your sweat on in this lightly heated up beat class!

PRIVATE APPOINTMENTS

Of course we offer private or group lessons! For these sessions, Lacey will put together a unique class revolved around your specific mind/ body type. Lacey works with creating personalized Yoga / Pilates sequences for those who want a group / private lesson at an affordable rate. In addition to lessons, Lacey offers nutritional counseling for those looking for guidance. Click the link below to schedule.  Choose your class type, your time and your date. We will do the rest!

Want to see another class on the schedule? Another time? Interested in teaching and joining the team? Send us a message!

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(Poolside Sunrise Yoga at Daunt's Albatross Motel)

(Poolside Sunrise Yoga at Daunt's Albatross Motel)


vinyasa flow

The optimal wake-me-up, strengthening class for yogis at all levels. This essential oil diffused class will be a strong vinyasa flow, working on alignment, breath and movement, allowing the mind-body connection to begin right on your mat each morning. 

Yoga, Pilates + Salt Lamps (Ideal Living Studio @ Daunts Albatross Motel)

Yoga, Pilates + Salt Lamps (Ideal Living Studio @ Daunts Albatross Motel)

Laceys yogilates

Never tried pilates before? Want to lengthen and lean? This class is for you! Intro to Pilates offers the entire classic Pilates Mat Class sequence with added core, leg and arm stretching, strengthening and conditioning.

Rejuvenating Salt Lit Yoga - Ideal Living Studio (Located at Daunts Albatross Motel)

Rejuvenating Salt Lit Yoga - Ideal Living Studio (Located at Daunts Albatross Motel)


rejuvinating salt lit yoga

This unique class is lit solely by Himalayan Salt Lamps. Connect your mind + body with this restorative yin-style class while enjoying the countless benefits of the Himalayan Salt Lamps. Read more about the benefits of these lamps below!

retreats 

Let us do the work for you. Come 2017, enjoy Montauk even more by booking your all inclusive stay at the Daunt's Albatross Motel and receive free healthy + organic meals, fitness classes, workshops and so much more.  

Limited Availability, click below for more info!

Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness
— Joseph Pilates
 
 
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INSTRUCTORS

 

lacey daunt

Lacey Daunt, owner of Ideal Living Studio, was born and raised in Montauk, New York. Living just a few blocks from the ocean, stemmed her irresistible love for the salt water, sand and sun.  After exploring fitness and nutrition at a school in upstate NY, she decided to take time off to go through an intensive online holistic schooling, while also pursuing training to become Pilates certified. The cold winters in New York ultimately forced her to a more tropical home; Hawaii. She lived in Hawaii for one year before taking her travels to Indonesia where she dove deep into her spirituality while receiving her 200 Hour RYT with Routes of Yoga. Lacey returned to Hawaii for one more year before taking her "Ideal Living" Yoga retreats global. She taught abroad in South America + Europe from April - July 2016 and has recently returned to open her own studio in her small hometown of Montauk, NY. 

Lacey Daunt, owner of Ideal Living Studio, was born and raised in Montauk, New York. Living just a few blocks from the ocean, stemmed her irresistible love for the salt water, sand and sun. 

After exploring fitness and nutrition at a school in upstate NY, she decided to take time off to go through an intensive online holistic schooling, while also pursuing training to become Pilates certified. The cold winters in New York ultimately forced her to a more tropical home; Hawaii. She lived in Hawaii for one year before taking her travels to Indonesia where she dove deep into her spirituality while receiving her 200 Hour RYT with Routes of Yoga. Lacey returned to Hawaii for one more year before taking her "Ideal Living" Yoga retreats global. She taught abroad in South America + Europe from April - July 2016 and has recently returned to open her own studio in her small hometown of Montauk, NY. 

Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.
— B. K. S. Iyengar
 
 
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2017 retreats

Located at the Daunt's Albatross Motel

Want a weekend of complete relaxation + rejuvenation, without the hassle of booking it all yourself? Allow us to help.

Ideal Living Studio has collaborated with Daunts Albatross Motel to give you the detox weekend you've been searching for. For one low price enjoy a full weekends worth of accommodation, free organic meals, fitness classes, yoga, one nutrition workshop, a live Q&A to answer all of your questions on health and wellness, and more! - ALL on premises! 

Come, let go, re-charge and enjoy the benefits Montauk has to offer in the off season!

2 guests - $499 pp

3 guests - $433 pp

4 Guests -  $349 pp

DELUX ROOM - minimum 2 people

Includes two full beds or one king, equipped with kitchenette or pull out couch, coffee maker, microwave, TV, one himalayan salt lamp, free wi-fi.

$359 SHARED (2 people)

$499 private

standard room

Includes one queen bed, equipped with mini-fridge, coffee maker, microwave, TV, one himalayan salt lamp, free wi-fi. 

Full Retreat Itinerary

FRIDAY AFTERNOON:

- Arrive and check in any time after 3 PM

- Welcoming class + introduction (fresh juice included) 5 PM - 6:15 PM

- Dinner this night is your choice to go explore restaurants on the town! Guests can go out to the bars, bed, etc..

SATURDAY:

- 9 AM - 10 AM Vinyasa Style Wake-Me-Up Class

- 10:15 AM Retrieve juices for the day + Juicing workshop with Lacey Daunt

- 11 AM - 4 PM Free to bike around Montauk town, book Private lessons, or just relax by the pool.

4 - 5 PM - Guided meditation / Healer workshop

5 - 6 PM Rejuvenating Salt Lit Yoga – Restorative Yin Style class with deep tissue stretching

- 6:30- 7:30  Family Style Dinner either outside or in the studio

SUNDAY:

 - 9 - 10 AM Option for Yoga or Yogilates (more of a core.fitness workout)

10: 15 AM Retrieve Juices for the Day + option to stay for "Healthy Eating Guidelines workshop"

-11:15AM - 4 PM - Free time!

4:15 - 5 PM Class of guests choice - Yoga, Pilates, Yogilates, Yin, etc!

6:15 PM - Free night - guests choice for dinner on the town or stick with juices provided (if they choose to stay Sunday night)

MONDAY MORNING (OPTIONAL):

- 8 - 9 AM Vinyasa Wake-Me-Up Class

- 11 AM - Checkout + Last juice before hitting the road!

For inquiries call (631)-668-2729 or Email info@ideallivingstudio.com

We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we’ll also have a lot more joy in living.
— Thich Nhat Hanh
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LOCATION

Ideal Living Studio is located inside the Daunt's Albatross Motel. Once you arrive, follow the "Ideal Living Studio" sign or ask someone at reception for a map

 

BY CAR

Just take the Long Island Expressway (495) East

Exit 70 South (Manorville Road).

Take Manorville Road south to Route 27 East (Sunrise Highway).

Follow 27 East all the way to Montauk

As you enter the town of Montauk, you will pass an IGA Supermarket on your right. Go two blocks past the supermarket to Pizza Village. Make a right at Pizza Village, go one block to South Elmwood, make left on South Elmwood - drive one more block, and we are on the right hand side of road -  44 South Elmwood Ave. 

BY FERRY:

From New London: For car and passenger service, take the Cross Sound Ferry from New London to Orient Point; travel West on Route 25 to the Greenport Ferry to the Shelter Island Ferry. Proceed on Route 114 South to 27 East to Montauk.

For schedules and information please call: (860) 443-5281 or (631) 323-2525In season, local passenger service is available from Block Island and New London on the Viking Lines. Call: (631) 668-5700

BY BUS, PLANE OR RAIL

The Hampton Jitney: Provides daily express bus service from Manhattan.

Call (631) 283-4600

New England Airlines: Flies to Block Island and New England.

Call: (800) 243-2460 L.I.

MacArthur Airport: Located in Islip, this airport makes traveling from further origins very convenient as several major and regional carriers offer regular schedules. Call (631) 467-3210

Long Island Railroad: Makes daily trips to Montauk.

Call: (631) 822-5477

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