If I told you that you could overcome your weak tendency to produce fart noises from a long wooden tube in just an hour and a half — and replace it with a soulful, meditative drone instead — would you take up the didgeridoo?
In Greenpoint, a small cohort of world music enthusiasts is putting New York City on the map for didge culture, and they were gracious enough to let me struggle with one of their sacred instruments for an evening.
AJ Block, the director of Didge Project, has been teaching a series of didgeridoo classes at the Sacred Arts Research Foundation on Green Street this fall. He opened this particular session with a question, which more or less amounted to: “what’s still iffy to you about producing a rich, continuous sound that requires you to more or less breathe in and out at the same time, while varying the pitch in rhythmically sophisticated ways?”
Taking a class with Alie Shaper, the owner and winemaker at Brooklyn Oenology, offers a rare experience in the wine world. Not only is Shaper incredibly easy to talk to and an excellent teacher, but her classes are interesting and unusual.
“I want people to ask questions and learn,” Shaper said. “There’s no reason to feel intimidated.” Continue reading →
Turn Over a New Leaf with our Fall Into Fitness B.E.S.T. Bootcamp at Human@Ease
With the change of seasons comes a renewed time to recommit ourselves to our fitness and wellness goals. Though fall is not the beginning of our calendar year, it’s still a new season. Besides, parents with school-aged kids think of this time as their new year. Continue reading →
We are giving away two tickets ($28 each value) to one of our readers to join local paint boutique Suite Pieces for an evening of crafty fun at their Pinterest Live! Event in Krrb‘s HQ. Make Gold-Dipped Painted Pots while sipping on wine and snacking on sweet treats!
Just bring your color inspiration and they’ll provide the rest. This includes three medium sized clay pots, Chalk Paint®, gold metallic foil, and a lesson on how to use and apply it. Plants will be available for purchase by one of Greenpoint’s cafe gems/florists Home Coming.
To enter: In the comments, tell us what color you would paint your pot.
This past year, I made a commitment to myself to be more in tune with my body and fitness. Being mindful and centered is something that’s important to me, but without frilly affirmations in pink pen and cheesy mantras. I wanted a real and engaging perspective to develop.
Enter, Metal Yoga Bones. Imagine a warrior pose with complex heavy metal blasting, low lights, and howling at the darkness. Yes, it’s amazing as it sounds. Continue reading →
Ever pass by a group of zen looking people in warrior pose or savasana in a grassy part of McCarren Park on a sunny day?
Hosh Yogais a nonprofit that began to provide donation based open level classes to the public and is coming to the sun-drenched outdoor rooftop space at the Greenpoint Loft during our Summer Marketto host two classes.
Schedule and Details:
2PM with Zui
4PM with Diana
Each class is 75 minutes and is donation based. Open level – Experience with yoga is suggested but anyone is welcome!
We will have a limited number of mats so BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) is ideal.
Take a step closer to health and wellness while surrounded by a gorgeous urban landscape!
The Williamsburg Movement And Arts Center, located at 347 Grand St (between Havemeyer & Marcy Ave) relaunches their Adult Dance Program. So much better than going to the gym- Jazz Funk, Fit Barre, African Dance, Kick My Assets Bootcamp all at WMAAC. Spring is here, the perfect time to take an energetic movement class or reconnect with yourself in a restorative body/mind Pilates Fusion class.
Offerings of Funk Ballet, Deeply Centered, Cardio TRX and Contemporary classes cater to all levels. Check out the Adult schedule at www.wmaac.com/classes. They meet you where you are and take it up from there! The May Spring Special- $45 for one week of Unlimited Adult Classes is not to be missed!
With both a morning & evening schedule, you’ll be sure to find a time that works for you. Monday night’s Jazz Funk class with Josef was a blast! Next up this week-Wednesday’s Kick My Assets (KMA) Bootcamp with Stephanie. It will be a killer but a great start to a fit body for summer.
Williamsburg Movement And Arts Center (WMAAC)
347 Grand St (southside)
tel: 718.866.6811 wmaac.com
Sponsored post courtesy of Williamsburg Movement And Arts Center (WMAAC).
Holly’s HeART by Hand (172 Greenpoint Ave) is a new art & maker learning center and handmade shop. After several years of working the market circuit, owner and long-time Greenpoint resident Holly Fairall is putting down brick and mortar roots here.
The shop carries work from many local artists and fair-trade goods from global craftspeople including a beautiful collection of eco-friendly cards, jewelry, home goods, specialty foods, incense, and paper goods. In addition to all the products being ethically produced and eco-friendly, the prices are unbeatable, with an average cost of $25. If you ever need a unique gift, this is the place to go. Continue reading →