wellness

Beauty Liberation Party at BK Groove on Saturday! (3/29)

(sponsored)

Saturday at Brooklyn Groove!

Free yourself from the toxic chemicals you put on your skin everyday at a Beauty Liberation Party this Saturday from noon-8pm at Brooklyn Groove (102B Nassau Ave). Spring cleaning beings with your body, so throw away those harmful synthetic cosmetics and come to this non-toxic skin care party with lots of freebies!

Try natural beauty products, score a complimentary (that means FREE!) makeup consultation and check out a presentation of flawless long lasting airbrush makeup at 7pm. All brides-to-be (and your entourages) are welcome! Wait, there is more…

Enjoy a free mini facial and take your chance in a raffle to win prizes like cosmetics sets or brunch for two at Raizes, Greenpoint’s new Portuguese restaurant.

Not to mention there will be complimentary wine carefully selected by Vine Box and get grooved away with music by DJ DLP! Healthy make-up was NEVER this fun before.

Cheers to your skin, Greenpoint!

Sponsored post courtesy of Brooklyn Groove.

Category: Deals, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

It’s Time To Get Healthy: Food For Life Cooking Class Begins Thursday (DEAL!)

(sponsored)

Photo Earth & Wellness Cafe

Did you know that reviews by the American Institute for Cancer Research show that as much as 40% of cancer risk may be related to diet?

The contemporary Brooklynite’s diet (I’m looking at you!) which consists of going out and enjoying overly indulgent bacon infused everything (even cocktails) can leave us all feeling sluggish, unwell and not ourselves. Sound familiar? Not to mention it may put us at risk for disease down the line.

For the price it costs to go out to a fancy (heavy) and expensive dinner once, why not take a course (which includes 4 informative & hands-on classes) and learn to cook for your health!

Earth and Wellness Café (397 Graham Ave) is offering a Food for Life Cooking Course, which includes 4 classes on the following Thursdays (3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10)

 from 7–9pm and costs on $135.

Plus they are offering a DEAL! 10% OFF discount to Greenpointers readers! 
Enter “Gpointer2014″ when you sign-up. Continue reading

Category: Classes, Eat & Drink, Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

Sweat Lodge on the Shore of the Newtown Creek via Urban Spa Organics

Sweatlodge on the Newtown Creek

Peter T, our health and wellness reporter, will be participating in this exclusive Greenpoint natural spa event he found on craiglist, and taking place on the banks of the Newtown Creek. It’s such a gem I am reposting it in its entirety:

Urban Organics™-The Survival Spa

Enjoy a total immersion health and wellness spa experience on the banks of the humble and gritty Newtown Creek, a narrow waterway separating Brooklyn from Queens, in New York City. Steeped in history and a century of environmental abuse the creek is a symbol of opportunity and a place for urban, nature enrichment. Come with us as we harvest the bounty that the placid shores of the Newtown creek yields. Learn how to reuse, recycle, and repurpose many of the things found along the way into useful, effective solutions for everyday health and wellness needs. Continue reading

Category: Culture | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

INTENSE BEST Spring Training Bootcamp Starts March 30th

(sponsored)

Human@Ease's Next B.E.S.T Program Begins March 30th

Today is Fat Tuesday so get all the eating and drinking out of your system and start a new fitness and wellness plan for Spring.

Looking and feeling great doesn’t just happen; you do have to work for it – but you don’t have to work on it alone. Human@Ease’s B.E.S.T. Plan takes all the guess work out of diet and exercise so that you are informed and ready to take action on your fitness goals. Their next session begins March 30th. Continue reading

Category: News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

To Tone or Not to Tone? Ask a Trainer!

Dear Trainers,

I am about 10 kg far from my ideal weight (21 years old, 158 cm tall,
63 kg). my body is not toned and I have a lot of cellulite. My
question is: Should I reach my ideal weight before I start toning
exercises or if I started toning exercises now they will make my body
look toned and better? Continue reading

Category: Culture | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

1 SPOT available for January B.E.S.T. Program at Human@Ease

(sponsored)

BESTIES Pilot Program at Human@Ease

There is 1 SPOT available for January B.E.S.T. Program at Human@Ease. Make the commitment to create a new empowered you.

What is the B.E.S.T. Program? An acronym for the desired state of individual wellness: Balance, Energy, Strength, Tranquility, The B.E.S.T. Program requires a 12-week commitment and is an all-inclusive holistic fitness, detox, and weight loss program. It is specifically designed to deal with past conditioning and emotional obstacles related to food, as well as educate participants on proper diet and exercise; everything from dietary health to mental health is covered. Continue reading

Category: Community, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

“Put away your phones and devices and have real experiences. Be with people.” – Daniel Selling of Williamsburg Therapy Group

Daniel Selling / Director Williamsburg Therapy Group

While sitting on a surprisingly comfy modern sofa inside a patient suite at Williamsburg Therapy Group, I enjoyed a tranquil view of a quiet stretch of Grand St obscured by tropical plants in neatly arranged terra cotta pots. I noticed stacks of books on the window sill with titles that referred to the psychology of African American families, Racial Oppression and the US Prison System – not the population of patients I imagined served by this practice. Continue reading

Category: Culture | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

“Do What You Want!” Shake Those Holiday Blues With Great Advice From a REAL Psychologist

Williamsburg Therapy Group has been a loyal sponsor of Greenpointers since the beginning and I only met Psychologist and owner of the practice Daniel Selling last week. Unsurprisingly we hit it off and I have a great interview to share with you.

But before that is done I want to share some really great advice he gave to readers who are suffering from those Holiday Blues. Continue reading

Category: Culture | Tags: , , , , , , | 0 Comments

Good Yoga: Gift Guide (DISCOUNT!)

Greenpoint has nurtured goodyoga for almost 5 years. We’re showing our appreciation this season by offering 10% off the following online gifts…for yourself or your loved ones! Just use the code GGG12/13 when you check out anytime before 12/31/13, in case you forget someone…

Continue reading

Category: Holiday Gift Guide 2013, Style/Shopping | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments