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Chicago yoga
(Photo: Chicago Dept. of Aviation)


We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: December 6–13, 2013.


Chicago’s O’Hare Airport debuted a yoga room where weary travelers can flow through sun salutations and meditate during stressful delays and layovers. It’s even located next to the airport’s indoor urban garden.

Lululemon founder Chip Wilson stepped down as chairman of the company, after months of backlash related to comments he made about women’s bodies and the see-through pants scandal. The yoga-pant purveyor also named a new CEO to replace Christine Day, Laurent Potdevin, formerly of Tom’s Shoes.

New York’s naked yoga for dudes studio Le Male Yoga changed its name to Bold & Naked Yoga and expanded its offerings to include classes for women, co-eds, and seniors.


Exhale announced its Venice location underwent a mini-makeover to add a barre studio, and its popular Core Fusion classes will now be offered at this Los Angeles location, starting on January 9, 2014.

Indoor cycling brand Cyc Fitness revealed it will open its first New York studio in early January, inside David Barton’s Astor Place gym.


Mani-pedi hotspot Tenoverten opened its third New York location, in Soho, on Houston at Sullivan Street.

Kyle Miller's Yoga Dream
Kyle Miller’s Yoga Dream


A new app that helps New Yorkers locate the closest green juice to them, called Greenhopping, launched.

Dig Inn apologized to customers for portioning issues that have been angering those ordering its healthy plates. Owner Adam Eskin is introducing a slew of measures, like “spoodles” and plates with divided sections to make sure you get your fair share of brussels sprouts.

UK-based healthier snack box company Graze officially launched in the United States on Thursday, offering dried fruits, nuts, seeds, and more.


Bi-coastal yoga teacher Kyle Miller (whose students include the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) is signing copies of her illustrated book, Yoga Dream, at the Santa Monica Museum of Art on Saturday, December 13.