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.
We will get you in touch with your urban soul, with urban soil!
Indulge yourself in DIY spa treatments from coal ash body contour wraps to chemodermabrasion facials. Get in a vigorous fitness session on the obstacle course, constructed of 100% recycled automotive parts curated by some of Brooklyn’s best makers. The day of urban nature exploring culminates with a sweat lodge on the edge of the water, where a 99.3% voc free tent (made from 100% biodegradable shopping bags) enshrouds you. A fire made from actual dried bricks of mud from the creek itself sputters and sparks a warming, organic glow.
Feel renewed and reinvigorated with a knowingness that to live in the city, you must become the city. Breathe it in. Let it embrace you and spark that inner fire, so that you KNOW that you are greater and stronger than the earth itself, and all she throws at you. Light refreshments served.

Release the fire! Sign up today. Singles 3 hr sessions $150. Couples $275.
Group rates available. Please inquire.

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