What’s worth your time, money, and sweat this week in wellness? Read more to find out about events in and around the city that will leave you feeling well and good.
Friday, January 22: The Art of Vinyasa at Yoga Works Union Square. Senior-level teachers Elizabeth Neuse and Joyce Englander lead this workshop that’s essential to all Vinyasa students and teachers in order to prevent injuries and develop an authentic practice. You’ll learn or revisit the proper construction of sun salutations, alignment and transitions, and fine tune those things you blow past in flow classes. Cost: $45 in advance or $55 www.yogaworks.com
Saturday, January 23: Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe If you haven’t fulfilled your “try a scary workout” resolution yet, here’s your chance. Learn a new calorie-burning winter sport while taking in the wintry landscape just outside of New York City. Cost: $89 (Includes all equipment, transportation, and instruction for beginners). www.outdoorbound.com
Saturday, January 23: Dance & Yoga For those of us who just can’t stand the cold (or balk at the idea of leaving Manhattan), here’s another Saturday option at Yoga Works Soho that will warm you up via a shake-your-booty dance party with Xavier Marzan, a classically trained dancer. Once you’re good and hot, you’ll release your muscles with a series of yoga poses led by Maddalena Maresca. Cost: $35 in advance, or $45, www.yogaworks.com
Wednesday, January 26: Good Meat, with Author, Deborah Krasner If you’re not feeling the Vegan Vogue trend, you can learn about how to find and cook healthier meat—the locally-sourced, sustainable, organic variety that’s better for you and the environment. While Krasner talks about her book, Brooklyn Kitchen will provide examples by serving up beef sashimi accompanied by artisanal sake. Cost: $25 for members, $35 for non-members. www.slowfoodnyc.org
Saturday, January 29: How to Make Your Resolutions Stick We didn’t forget about you, veggie lovers! Join New York City institution Manu Dawson for advice on how to achieve a clean, wholesome diet this year. Dawson will help vegetarians and vegans expand their options, address the effect of food on energy and health, and the importance of balancing raw and cooked foods. Cost: $30. www.integralyoganaturalfoods.com
Sunday, January 30: Yoga, Aromatherapy, & Juices with Well+Good to benefit Bent on Learning Hey, we’re not afraid to plug our own event. It’s going to be that great. Join us for a heart-opening class with Pure Yoga’s head teacher-trainer, Kay Kay Clivio, followed by an aromatherapy sampling and trunk show with Hope Gillerman and organic cold-pressed juices from Cooler Cleanse. Proceeds benefit Bent on Learning’s efforts to teach yoga in NYC public schools. Cost: $15 minimum donation to Bent on Learning. RSVP to email@example.com
February 4 and 5: Changing Your Job Without Leaving It With the economy recovering in baby steps instead of the hoped-for leaps and bounds, most people are afraid to leave their jobs, even if they are miserable going in each morning. Since Buddhists helped us with Thanksgiving family dynamics and banishing holiday blues, who better to help us make the most of those challenging hours between 9 and 5? At the very least is should help hold you over until things get better. $20 for non-members, $18 for members. www.tibethouse.us