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.
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.
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 →
In the true spirit of the meaning of “yoga” or its English definition “union,” Usha Veda Yoga (1006 Manhattan Ave) is holding a donation-based yoga class in support of disaster relief for Houston at 7pm tonight. As Usha Veda describes, yoga enables not only the union of mind and body, but also uniting in the knowledge that we are all one. The intention of tonight’s class is to come together to send love and funds to those in need. Continue reading →
Give the gift of yoga to yourself or a friend with these sweet holiday deals from Usha Veda Yoga, located at 1104 Manhattan Ave. Sale packages are available from 11/27/13 through 1/7/14. The holidays can be hectic and stressful and yoga is a great way to really unwind and reconnect with yourself.
Our SALE begins for the month of December only! Usha Veda Yoga is here to encourage you to stay bright and focused while enjoying holiday cheer and to spread the peace by giving the gift of yoga to your loved ones. Account credit may be used anytime so it may be added to your existing membership to be used in the future. **Sale begins 12/1 and ends 1/1.
Greenpoint’s Usha Veda Yoga is hosting a couple workshops this month. Studio owner Christina Mattus welcomes anyone interested in yoga and their well-being to attend. Please pre-register for the Herbs class as materials must be provided.
Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. In Meditation, you remain in the Waking state of consciousness, and gently focus the mind, while allowing thought patterns, emotions, sensations, and images to arise and go on. However, in Yoga Nidra, you leave the Waking state, go past the Dreaming state, and go to Deep Sleep, yet remain awake. Yoga Nidra has been known for thousands of years by the sages and yogis. As a state of conscious Deep Sleep, Yoga Nidra is a universal principle, and is not the exclusive domain of any more recent teachers or traditions. Yoga Nidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. Yoga Nidra is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading awareness through many levels of mental process to a state of supreme stillness and insight. With Ben Brown. $15, not included in membership.
Herbs for Healthy Hair & Skin: Sunday January 23, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Simple herbs, such as Nettles, Rosemary, and Elder, are our health and beauty allies! In this hands-on workshop, meet a few local plants that help our skin and hair be and look their best. Learn about herbal teas and infusions that nourish our skin from the inside out, make and try some delicious ones…. As well as herbal face washes & scrubs, herbs for hair rinse and bath. We will also make a fresh infused herbal oil to take home- to be used as a moisturizer and massage oil. With Irina Adam, of Phoenix Botanicals $25 (includes materials).
Usha Veda Yoga is one of Greenpoint’s newest yoga studios. Located conveniently in the up-and-coming stretch of northern Manhattan Avenue between Freeman and Boxer Streets (right beside Champion Coffee), the studio boasts a bright and clean space with a welcoming atmosphere.
A variety of classes run each day, starting as early as 6:45 am and running as late as 10 pm on weekdays. I had the pleasure of trying out Wednesday’s Pilates Yoga class and was pleasantly surprised by the immense amount of energy the instructor had as well as the number of eager yogis that showed up to work out with me. The instructor made sure to not only guide us through the moves, but to also let us know which part of our body we were toning and helping in which way at any given time. Her knowledge of anatomy was impressive and her positive attitude kept my abdominals from giving out on me. On top of all this, laid-back tunes from Neil Young and The Band were playing on the stereo. Talk about my kind of place!
Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or are just starting out, now’s your chance to give Usha Veda Yoga a try with their Holiday Sale happening now until the end of December: