TOMORROW: Reiki & Meditation at PS 9 Pets

Are you a dog lover? Do you also dig on self-care, wellness, and mindful practices? Well, here’s a great event for you and your best pooch. Tomorrow (2/18), PS 9 Pets  (169 North 9th Street) is hosting a reiki share and guided meditation for you and your furry friends. With the healing and impactful practice of reiki and the calming, clarity of meditation, you and and your dog can experience a mindful, deep, and restful journey together.

New to reiki and meditation? No worries, beginners are welcome. A $20 suggested donation gets you into the event and sets you up for a successful and peaceful practice for you and the pup in your life. Folks, space is limited, so RSVP with Esther at [email protected]

February 18th, 6-8 pm
PS 9 Pets
169 North 9th Street

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Local Deals To Jumpstart 2018 With Health & Wellness

It’s the month of self-improvement; bettering our minds, refueling our energy levels, getting on track with your health and wellness. Here in the city of concrete jungles, we have some North Brooklyn gems that can take you out of the hustle and bustle to guide you back into a new year full of relaxation, vitality, and wellness.

Brooklyn Athletic Club

Located on Berry St, across from McCarren park, BAC is a state of the art training facility with trainers who are ready to coach you to your best performance in a group or personal setting. Unlimited fitness classes (spin, pilates, yoga, glutes and abs) and endless pools for low impact training come in each membership. Recovery, relaxation, and community (or team) are just as important as training; so infrared sauna sessions, massage therapy, physical therapy, and community events are available to provide the most dynamic training experience possible.

Specials: 30 Day Jump Start Program (one month trial) for $149. All access membership which includes: Gym membership; Unlimited Group Training Sessions; 8 Semi Private Training Sessions; Unlimited Yoga, Pilates, & BAC Burn Classes; Endless Pools; 2 Infrared Sauna Sessions; 2 Olympic Weightlifting Classes; and 1 Private Pilates Lesson.

Address:  8 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
For More Info: Here’s their website
Phone: (718) 486-6929
Cost: $149 JumpStart Program

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Treat Yourself with Tropical Healing in Mayan Ruins with Hosh Yoga! Early Bird Special !

We had the so much fun with Hosh Yoga this past summer in Cuba and are so excited that they will be hosting a five-night, six- day yoga retreat in Tulum, Mexico led by Hosh yoga instructors, Jen Devery and Amy Hansen. Running from February 17th to the 22nd 2018, the retreat will bring yoga enthusiasts on a Mayan adventure to relax, explore, and unwind.

They’ve got an Early Bird special until the end of the year so if you want to book a beach vacay on a budget that’ll raise your energy and consciousness, now is the time!

Devery and Hansen’s focus throughout the retreat will be on harmonizing body, mind, and spirit and helping yogis achieve a sense of greater well being. Mornings will begin with breakfast and an energetic yoga practice to set the mood for days filled with adventure, re-connection, and grounding. Evenings will feature a mindful activity, mediation, or restorative yoga practice. Continue reading

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The Hottest North Brooklyn Workout Spots for the Cold Weather

Lucent Yoga

Winter is upon us, and your will to run in the McCarren Park track or over the Pulaski Bridge is probably at an all-time low. And, you might not want to brave the overcrowded G train to hit the latest fitness hotspot. Lucky for you, there are plenty of ways to keep fit right in our neighborhood.

So, we checked out several of the hottest yoga and pilates studios around the hood and no surprise here, there’s quite a few options to feel the burn sans boredom. If you are looking for a serious sweat session or a low impact workout, we’ve got you covered.

We rounded up some studios that will help you work off an extra slice of Ovenly cake or all of that holiday booze. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Winter Survival Guide: How To De-Stress Yo Self

Gabrielle Gray, Studio Manager of Maha Rose

It was a long time coming, but the past week’s snowfall seems to indicate that winter is finally upon us! To fully equip you for the season, we spoke with eight local businesses to get their Greenpoint winter survival tips and favorite local haunts for the cold days ahead of us, and this is the first one in our series. I’m feeling better already.

WELLNESS: MAHA ROSE | 97 Green Street
Gabrielle Gray, Studio Manager

Greenpointers: What tweaks should we make to our routines in the winter months?

Gabrielle Gray: One of my favorite things about the winter is that naturally we just go within. The weather is so terrible that you want to hibernate a little bit and we want to quieten down and we want to get cozy. That instinct I think is natural and we can all honor that a little more. New York City is such a go city, but allow yourself to relax a little bit more. That’s what the weather is calling for. Continue reading

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The Smilist Saves Smiles in Greenpoint, One Sweet Tooth at a Time

On the mean streets of Nassau Ave, where Moe’s Doughs temps with mouthwatering donut creations like Red Velvet Volcano and Girl Scout Samoa donuts, there’s a new guy in town a few doors away to turn your sweet tooth into a clean tooth.

The Smilist (120 Nassau Ave) will make you smile – literally and physically – and is not your average dental office. With friendly staff, state-of-the-art equipment, a cool playlist, and natural sunlight pouring in, there are good vibes everywhere.

Resident dentist Dr. Scott Culpepper is as funny as he is serious about his practice. Between self-deprecating jokes and nerdy doctor humor, he demonstrates the latest technologies in dentistry that is in The Smilist Greenpoint, and talks about the importance of a holistic approach to make sure people like going to the dentist – employees and patients alike. Continue reading

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Find Your Spark At the Narayana Integrative Center

Greenpointers, I’m not going to get all woo woo on you. I promise. But, there’s a transformative, powerful space in the neighborhood and I want to share it with you.

Meet the Narayana Integrative Center (191 Nassau Ave), a holistic wellness space located near McGolrick Park. The center focuses on blending physical and spiritual practice for a healthy body and balanced mind.

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Maha Rose Just Launched Their Online Shop With All The Crystals You Ever Wanted

Local boutique wellness spot Maha Rose (97 Green St), has been imparting divine wisdom and disseminating new age vibes in the neighborhood for a few years now, offering classes, workshops and trainings in holistic and magical subjects ranging from reiki to hypnosis to ayurveda. Last year, they launched their upstate location, Maha Rose North, to house retreats and events. And now, they’ve just launched their online shop, which mirrors the items in their boutique—carefully selected crystals, jewelry and handmade goods. So even if you don’t live nearby, you can still raise your self care vibration. Below, check out our favorite crystals from their shop:

Amethyst cluster @ Maha Rose
Amethyst cluster // Maha Rose, $35

These high vibe amethyst clusters are 4-5″ long, and honestly you can’t have enough amethyst laying around your house. It’s not only pretty and makes a chic tchotchke, but the stone is also ideal for protection and connecting to a higher power. Additionally, ameythyst is: Extremely beneficial for the mind; improves mental focus and control, and helpful in decision making. Helpful for insomnia caused by an overactive mind. Protects from and purifies negative environmental energies. Overcomes addictions and blockages of all kinds.
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North Brooklyn’s Best Post-Workout Fuel Spots

Whether you’re jogging down Franklin Street or getting an early morning spin class in at the Greenpoint YMCA (99 Meserole Ave), or even perhaps flowing through a peaceful sweat at Usha Veda Yoga (1006 Manhattan Ave), the best part of any workout, really, is when you’re done.

As you catch your breath and dab away the sweat you get to focus on the next best thing—and no we aren’t talking about an ab sequence to follow or even an extra sprint-mile here—we’re talking post-workout eats! It is time to fuel up, because you deserve it! Lucky for us, Greenpoint has almost as many healthy grab n’ go spots as it does dark-lit bars and Polish bakeries. Whether you are getting your sweat on in the early morning or grinding it out after work in the evening, here are the best spots to fuel back up—and not feel bad about being completely sweaty and out of breath.

If you are an early riser.


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Brooklyn Standard – 188 Nassau Ave
Don’t get your sports bra in a tangle, the Brooklyn Standard is nothing like The Standard Hotel. This natural foods deli/coffee shop/bakery/enhanced-Bodega is perfect for anyone who needs something healthy at 7 a.m. and on. The neighborhood spot is open from 7-11 p.m. daily and offers breakfast all day along with an impressive selection of fresh squeezed juices and protein-packed smoothies. Enjoying your run around McGolrick park and need a kale, apple, lemon juice before you officially start your day? Brooklyn Standard is your spot. Continue reading

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