monthly schedule

*all classes take place at the daunts albatross motel (link below)

$20/yoga || $25/Boxing || cash only*

$40 / 90 minute massage & release aromatherapy yoga with jess bailey of revive wellness & lacey daunt of ideal living studio

*each class is followed by an organic fresh pressed tasting from Montauk Juice Factory or Sweet'tauk lemonade*


sunday, june 25th - 10 am hiit boxing with richie daunt

sunday, june 25th - 6:30 pm (90 minute) essential oil massage & aromatherapy workshop

monday, june 26th - 10 am yogilates with lacey daunt

wednesday, june 28th - 10 am hiit boxing with richie daunt

thursday, june 29th - 8 am hiit boxing with richie daunt 

friday, june 30th - 7 am vastu yoga with lacey daunt 

friday, june 30th - 10 am hiit boxing with richie daunt 

JULY & august



chakra opening vastu yoga with lacey

mondays @ 10 am || fridays @ 7 am

Massage & release aromatherapy yoga with lacey and jessica

sundays & tuesdays @ 6:30 pm

catch me at the montauk beach house select weekends, inquire below for more info:


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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 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




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

richie daunt


Richie Daunt was born and raised in Montauk, New York. Growing up, school quickly became a challenge for Richie, his favorite part being gym class + after school athletics. As time went on, he began to identify better with more extreme individual sports such as wrestling, jujitsu, boxing and UFC.  He quickly learned to channel any and all anger into these areas making him a stronger individual at home and in the gym. He began with small circle jujitsu but realized that he enjoyed competing with boxing more. To this day, Richie has an intense talent for pushing himself past his physical limits during training, fighting + sports. 

Richie has fought several boxing matches and continues to train and fight for the Golden Gloves at Finest Fitness Boxing. During his spare time he teaches thorough 60 minute cardio-boxing classes. He offers private appointments upon request.



What is a Health Coach?

A Health Coach is a supportive mentor who motivates individuals to carry out positive health choices. Health Coaches educate and support clients to achieve their highest health goals through lifestyle and behavior adjustments.

How does it work?

It’s rare for anyone to get an hour to really sit down and work on their nutrition and goals with a trained professional. As a Health Coach, Drugless Practitioner, and Yoga/Pilates Instructor, I strive to create a supportive environment that will enable you to achieve all of your health goals. I have studied all of the major dietary theories, as well as the full anatomy of the body through fitness. Using this knowledge, I will apply practical lifestyle coaching methods to guide you in discovering which approach works best for you. My consults are offered via e-mail, phone, or in person. It can be a very personal experience, thus, we both sign disclosure agreements - ensuring that there is a comfortable foundation built on trust between me and the client. I will provide meal-plans, work-out sequences based on your body-type, accountability and more. 

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

If there's one thing I have learned with all of my clients, it is that no one diet works for everyone.  So instead of dwelling on carbs, fats, proteins or extensive exercise, I will guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support your individual body! I will also help you to make gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your current and future health goals. I coach my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and free of denial and discipline. 

I have always taken an interest in health, but more importantly, I have always loved to help others. My very passion in this life is to help others create a life that makes them truly happy on the inside. Above all, that is and always will be my goal. I accomplish this now by being the support and reassurance that my clients need to build their happy and healthy lifestyle.  If you are ready to leave the negativity behind, while learning to love yourself and this life, I encourage you to take my hand on this journey. Together, we can create the life you've always dreamed of and more! It is my mission, to do what I have to do, to see YOU succeed personally.

Due to the time-demand in being someone's personal coach, I do not prefer the "hourly" payment method. Please inquire about pricing via info@ideallivingstudio.com + we can go from there. 


In 2013  I attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, an online schooling system that pushed me to dig deep into all areas of nutrition. I learned not only about the food we eat, but about everything else in life that genuinely feeds us and effects our over all wellbeing. Through IIN, I have also been certified with SUNY Purchase and American Association of Drugless Practitioners. 

During this program we covered everything from relationships with your peers, to thousands of holistic dietary theories and how they each play significant roles in one's journey. Drawing on this knowledge, I WILL help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals! Are you curious about how to start your healing process?! Let’s talk. Schedule an initial consultation with me today!

My favorite part about this program is that we were taught intensively about holistic health and bio-individuality. I remember back in regular governmental college, attending a nutrition course that was so great to learn about, but at the same time, it was so off for me. I knew that it wasn't the whole picture, and that is why it wasn't resonating well with me. It was fragments; bits and pieces of the larger picture. And when I asked about holistic health, the whole picture, I was shot down. 

IIN taught me about holistic health. It taught me different lifestyles that worked for different people. Upon listening to the lectures of tons of famous holistic nutrition + dietetic majors around the world, I found my very own niche. And you can too! I recommend this course to anyone who enjoys learning about holistic health, spreading awareness to others and getting paid for it! IIN taught me how to make my dreams a reality by helping others everyday be the best person they can be. Are you a healer, too? Are you interested in attending IIN yourself? Are you ready to change lives and do what you love? Then please feel free to use my referral link below to receive exclusive savings!! What better time than NOW?




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. 

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!


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)

Laceys yogilates

This personalized class is a sequence Lacey herself created which offers an array of benefits due to its variety of asanas (yoga poses), core training and breathing techniques. We begin standing with a few different types of sun salutations to connect the mind + body. We then move to the mat in order to deepen our stretches and relax our muscles through some yin-based yoga. Including in our sequence with some basic intro to pilates core, leg + arm work.

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. 

hiit boxing

Looking to sweat? Come take our newest boxing class where you will be working your arms, core + mind!! 


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.

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!


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


2017 retreats


june 2nd-june 5th : fully booked (stay2get1free)

september 22nd-24th: available

october 13th-16th: available (stay2get1free)

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 brunch, yin, vinyasa and restorative 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 - $325 pp

3 guests - $245 pp

4 Guests - $200 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.

2 guests - $275 pp 

1 GUEST - $475 (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

** Subject to change ** ** Classes + brunch may be held out by the pool, weather permitting**


Arrive and check in any time after 3 PM

- Welcome meeting 6:30 PM in the Studio

- 8:30 PM Dinner + Drinks together at restaurant of choice


- 9 AM - 10 AM Vastu Class - chakra clearing, opening and cleansing style class with Lacey Daunt

- 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Brunch, fresh pressed juice + Nutrition Workshop with Lacey Daunt

- 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM intro to Essential Oils or Workshop with Healer of the day

-  Guests are free to bike around Montauk town, book private lessons, or just relax on the beach.

- 3 -4 PM Guests have the option to book a private HIIT Cardio boxing session at the discounted price of $15 Per Person

- 4-5 PM Restorative Yoga with Lacey Daunt

- Guests can use discounted restaurant list for their choice of dinner locations


- 9-10 AM Vinyasa Yoga with Lacey Daunt

- 10:00 AM – Guests are welcome to drop in to a Public HIIT Boxing class for $20 with Amateur pro boxer, Richie Daunt

- 11:30 AM Checkout

** Stay 2 Get 1 Free deal on off Season  - Guests may stay Sunday Night for free!**

For inquiries about one night stays OR day passes 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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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



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. 


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


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