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This Week in Wellness: John Friend is back, Jersey Shore fitness fashion, and more

Sammi Sweatheart and one of her models at NYFW. (Photo: Getty Images)

Welcome to our weekly roundup of wellness news we’ve spotted and reported throughout the week. Our Page Six!

After the shortest hiatus ever, scandal-plagued yogi John Friend is done self-reflecting. Yoganonymous reports that Friend is back with a new method he calls “The Roots” and lots of upcoming workshop dates around the country.

Jersey Shore’s Sammi Giancola launched a fitness fashion line, The Sammi Sweetheart Collection, at New York Fashion Week. Should we expect to spot her designs at Sweat AC?

Utilizing the awesome talent it pulled together for the unfortunately canceled GLBL Yoga, Flavorpill is hosting two free yoga classes in Brooklyn Bridge and Hudson River parks at the end of the month. Soak up the end of summer with Rodney Yee, Elena Brower, Kula Yoga Project’s Aarona Pichinson, and more.

Smorgasburg opened a second location in DUMBO last weekend, in Brooklyn Bridge Park, giving you another chance to pick up your artisanal granola and fresh, homemade tempeh.

Smorgasburg Dumbo (Photo:

Tara Stiles launched a four-disc DVD set called “This is Yoga.” It comes with a super-impressive pose library and a collection of classes.

Brooklyn’s Shen Beauty is debuting Hope Gillerman’s pure essential oils on its carefully curated shelves. And to celebrate, they’re offering free consultations with Gillerman tomorrow, Saturday September 15.

Visiting yogi alert! YogaWorks announced that superstar LA instructor Vinnie Marino will be teaching a series of New York City workshops at the Soho studio in October.

Kris Carr shut down her popular blog,, this week and will be launching a new site, next week. The new site will focus more on posts from Kris herself, rather than content from guest contributors. We can’t wait to see what the wonderfully wacky wordsmith of wellness is up to.