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We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: July 19–26, 2013.
Torque's pretty yoga deck!
Torque’s pretty yoga deck!

 

We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: July 19–26, 2013.

FITNESS AND YOGA NEWS

Torque Cycling & Fitness opened in Williamsburg, offering indoor cycling and yoga and Pilates on an outdoor deck.

Refine Method introduced proprietary suspension straps to its complex spring and pulley system and the other props the workout uses, like kettlebells and boxes.

The inspirational world’s oldest yoga teacher Tao Porchon-Lynch released a new yoga DVD. Porchon-Lynch will turn 95 in August.

Tao Porchon LynchFOOD

Starbucks is selling co-branded yogurts with Danone (the company that owns Dannon), the first of which will be a ready-to-eat Greek yogurt parfait. This comes just after the coffee giant got in on the juice market and released new in-store salads.

Organic Avenue introduced “community cleanses,” which encourage those going on juice cleanses to sign up for specific dates to cleanse with a group. The five-day cleanses start with kick-off launch parties at OA locations.

The East Village’s Ribalta Pizza introduced a gluten-free pizza menu, with a separate oven to keep Celiac sufferers safe.

BEAUTY

Natural beauty brand 3 Girls Holistic announced new products aimed at teenage girls, a roll-on perfume and lip gloss made with organic ingredients. The products will debut in August.

HAPPENINGS

Neuro Drinks is teaming up with Williamsburg’s Syncstudio to host a pool party at the Bentley Hotel Southampton pool on Saturday, July 27. The event will include a yoga class, DJ, a poolside barbecue, and Neuro drinks.

Skinny Chef Jennifer Iserloh will be at the Union Square Greenmarket on Saturday, July 27 between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., signing copies of her book, Fifty Shades of Kale.

DAY TRIPS

Abby Paloma’s popular Farm to Yoga series is partnering with Natasha Blank for an on-the-farm edition of Get Your Dance On on July 27, which will include yoga, dancing, and farm-fresh food.

Gabrielle Bernstein and IntenSati founder Patricia Moreno are teaming up for “Spirit Junkie Sati,” a full-day event at Montauk’s Surf Lodge on August 5 that will include IntenSati class, Kundalini yoga, meditation, and more.