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This Week in Wellness: No more super-size sodas, practice with star yogis, and more


Elena Brower and Dana Flynn
Elena Brower and Dana Flynn are among the skilled teachers who will be at Yoga Union's Vinyasa week

 

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

Alison West is bringing “Vinyasa Week” back to Yoga Union, with another impressive roster of star teachers: Learn from Elena Brower, Cyndi Lee, David Regelin, Dana Flynn, and Marco Rojas, among others.

Mayor Bloomberg ramped up his health crusade yesterday with a proposal to ban all sodas (except diet) over 16 ounces in New York City. The Board of Health will now have to approve the ban.

Meanwhile, who needs soda when you can grab a green juice at Organic Avenue’s chicest location yet? It opened last week next to Bergdorf Goodman as a summer-only pop-up shop—with seating!—in Ferragamo’s short-term spot.

Healthy seeds and grains are also getting lots of attention these days: Next week marks the third annual “Hemp History Week,” and the United Nations passed a resolution making 2013 the “International Year of Quinoa.”

Surfset officially launched classes inside Exhale at Revel, Atlantic City’s newest casino. Now you can test your surf skills (and core strength) after class, in the actual Atlantic waves.

Lauren Imparato’s I.AM.YOU yoga studio is hosting two fun summer classes: One with a live DJ spinning while you sweat, and another that includes a food and wine tasting.

And you can also brush up on your mediation skills (or learn some) at a “Modern Meditation” workshop with teacher-author Jeff Cannon at Namaste Bookshop on June 20.

Montauk’s Surf Lodge opened for the summer with a healthy makeover—including fresh juices, outdoor fitness classes, and an eco-friendly focus.