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There’s A Workshop On The Female Orgasm, & You Should Totally Come! (Friday, 11/3)

Tantric Woman Workshop

Narayana Integrative Center (191 Nassau Ave) is hosting a stimulating workshop for women and men on Friday October 13th from 7-930pm, where you can dive deeper into what’s really happening “down there”—turns out, there’s much to be explored. Tantric experts Suriya and Gyanmurti will guide you through a discussion on female pleasure and vulnerability, while describing the various types of female orgasms and ways for a supportive partner to help his or her partner reach them. Tantric sex is widely known as a way to expand your consciousness and connection with your partner while achieving sensations that are out of this realm (really!). I’ll have what she’s having. Sign up here ($45 energy exchange). Continue reading

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Hurricane Benefit Yoga Class TONIGHT (8/31) at Usha Veda

Usha Veda YogaIn 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

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Hosh Yoga is Moving! Yoga and Meditation Classes in McCarren 8/31-9/7

Hosh Yoga, via Instagram
Hosh Yoga, via Instagram
Greenpoint studio Hosh Yoga is moving from Nassau Avenue to a new space at 657 Meeker Ave on September 8th, after tremendous support from the Greenpoint community that helped them to exceed their $8500 fundraising goal on gofundme . Their last day of classes at the old studio will be tomorrowWednesday August 30th. The studio will be closed from August 31st through September 7th as they transition into the new space. During this time they will offer a full week of yoga and meditation classes in McCarren Park (you will need to bring your own mat), FREE for Members / $10 non-members—see the schedule after the jump.
The non-profit studio started eight years ago offering yoga classes in the park, eventually moving into the Nassau Avenue space. The move to the new space was necessary because their lease had expired and rent was jumping to more than double.

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Summer Solstice Yoga in Transmitter Park Tonight!

Transmitter Park
Transmitter Park

Wednesday, June 21st (today!) marks not only the Summer Solstice, but also International Day of Yoga! To celebrate both, Goodyoga (114 Greenpoint Ave.) is leading a Summer Solstice offering of 108 Sun Salutations. Taking place at 7pm in Transmitter Park in Greenpoint (West St. bet. Kent St. and Greenpoint Ave.), the donation-based event will support the Discover Outdoors Foundation, a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing life-changing, educational and fun outdoor experiences to kids who need it most. Continue reading

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Fleeting Connections: Intuitive Counseling to Help You Celebrate Your Life

There’s something about me I haven’t really shared with anyone: I love it when people, places, and things magically sync up. Maybe it’s seeing a certain number or time everyday (11:11, anyone?), or dreaming about a long-lost friend or lover and out of the blue, they contact you. That’s synchronicity.

And, it felt even more synchronous when I was referred by a friend to Virginia Mason, an intuitive counselor. Virginia honors human experience and the uncertainty of life with many tools – reiki, astrology, tarot, yoga, and more.

Want to know the key behind intuitive counseling and how this Greenpoint gal is making huge waves in our neighborhood? I spent a lovely afternoon with Virginia to talk about all things mystical and tangible and got to experience some reiki firsthand. Read more to find out.
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Tonight: Street Cat Yoga in Greenpoint!

street cat yogaTonight, Greenpoint plays host to Street Cat Yoga, a benefit yoga class held at the International Ballet Institute studio at 37 Greenpoint Ave. Absolutely all donations go to crucial medications, procedures + rescue efforts for animals on our streets for Bradford TNR, a local trap and release animal rescuer. Details after the jump. Continue reading

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Four of Wands Wellness Collective: Self-Care and Community

Four of Wands Wellness Collective Williamsburg Store Window
Four of Wands exterior; all photos via Four of Wands

Four of Wands Wellness Collective (349 Leonard Street) is a self-care studio in Williamsburg, where people can find different kinds of holistic treatments, classes, handmade gifts, and a community space. Owner and Licensed Massage Therapist Daru Oda wanted to create a space for  doing “what makes you happy. We forget to do things that are fun or to expand our minds. At Four of Wands, we can take care of ourselves for an hour.”

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Goodyoga Flips Teacher Payment Structure On Its Head

Goodyoga's Greenpoint Avenue Studio
Goodyoga’s Greenpoint Avenue Studio

If you’ve been to Goodyoga, you know they’re doing something right. Their app makes class sign-up easy, their down-to-earth teachers blend alignment with humor, and their prices beat everywhere else. What you may not know is that Goodyoga is promoting physical and emotional health for instructors by changing their business model.

As of the first of the year, they’re offering full-time employment with benefits to their yoga teachers. This may signal a new direction for the yoga industry, with concerned teachers and studio owners who see the current industry standard of employing teachers as Independent Contractors as broken. Meanwhile, more than one yoga studio has been audited by the Department of Labor over the practice. Continue reading

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Know Your Neighbors: Hosh Yoga Studio’s New Teacher Training Scholarships

Greenpointers Summer Market 2015 Rooftop Yoga with Hosh Yoga
Greenpointers Summer Market 2015 Rooftop Yoga with Hosh Yoga

While sifting through clothes at beacon’s closet or grabbing a beer and a brat at Spritzenhaus, you may have seen a procession of yoga-pantsed Greenpointers heading in and out of the unassuming grey door on the corner of Nassau and Guernsey.

A closer look at 55 Nassau will lead you to Hosh Yoga, a Greenpoint nonprofit made possible by a team of 60 volunteers and instructors, which provides donation-based classes with a mission of health and wellness as a right to life, not a luxury. Continue reading

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Sorry to Do This, but Here’s a Quick Guide to Sticking to Your Resolutions about Town

You'll sweat so hard you'll stop seeing color. Photo: CrossFit South Williamsburg
You’ll sweat so hard you’ll stop seeing color. Photo: CrossFit South Williamsburg

You don’t really want to be reading this, but just in case you kind of do, here are a few relatively new players in Greenpoint’s health and fitness scene. Because doing good for a body doesn’t have to mean leaving your 10-block-radius no-bra zone. Even if you can’t technically pull that off during a bout of jumping jacks, or you’re a dude and you’re struggling to relate to this entire premise. Continue reading

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