Get FIT – Activities & Events in and Around NYC
Get FIT – Activities & Events in and Around NYC

Week of April 14-21

Yoga Benefit for Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital

All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome to attend this 90-minute class to benefit the New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. The class will be lead by Douglass Stewart, co-founder of Yoga in Times Square and Mind Over Madness. Participants are asked to arrive between 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. for setup and to bring their own mats.

Saturday, April 15

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Go-Studios Penthouse

318 W. 39th St. (between Eighth & Ninth avenues)

Cost: $30

ept.ms/MorganStanleyChildren

Restorative Workshop for Thyroid Health

Have you ever wondered how to balance your thyroid, what that even means, or why it matters so much? At this two-hour Thyroid Yoga restorative master class, you will learn specific poses to clear stagnation in the body after years of dis-ease. All participants will receive $150 off the Thyroid Yoga training from April 28 to 30.
 

Saturday, April 15

5 p.m.–7 p.m.

Pure Yoga West

204 W. 77th St. (at Amsterdam Avenue)

Cost: $30 

PureYoga.com/workshops

Meditation as Medicine

This discussion and Q&A will explore why levels of burnout have skyrocketed and how to use tools like mindfulness and meditation to restore and rebalance the nervous system. Participants will also learn about the neuroscience behind meditation and how it can improve health, sleep, energy, and productivity. Healthy snacks will be provided.

Wednesday, April 19

7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Uhuru Design Showroom

74 Franklin St. (between Church Street & Broadway)

Cost: $18

ept.ms/MedAsMed

The Body’s Response to Its Emotional Landscape

A presentation and discussion on how to identify and overcome emotional patterns that contribute to unwanted weight gain.

Friday, April 21

5:45 p.m.–7 p.m.

Novotel Hotel

226 W. 52nd St. (near Broadway), Broadway Room

Cost: $25

ept.ms/BodyEmotion

 Yoga to Soothe Your Heart in Challenging Times

Challenging, heart-assaulting times call for yogis to have increasingly effective heart health practices. In this Forrest Inspired Vinyasa class, participants will learn basic techniques for heart care and how to weave them into their asana practice.

Friday, April 21

2:45 p.m.3:45 p.m.

New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Sixth Ave. (between West 53rd & West 54th streets)

Free

ept.ms/YogaSootheHeart

Raising Healthy Children

Children face an abundance of stressors in their daily lives. This teaches how to counteract these by listening to your child and better managing the challenges of parenting. Participants will also learn how tools like essential oils and meditation can improve your child’s ability to concentrate, socialize, and stay healthy. Doors open at 6 p.m., workshop begins at 6:30 sharp. Snacks provided.

Thursday, April 20
6 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Primary
26 Broadway (near Beaver Street)

Cost: $20

ept.ms/KidsHealthyWorkshop

How to Alleviate Neck and Shoulder Pain

The stress of daily living can cause muscles to contract and alter normal movement patterns. Computers, smartphones, driving, and even carrying large bags can all contribute to chronic misalignment in the upper body. Participants will learn simple exercises to align the shoulders, neck, and head.

Saturday, April 22

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

BodyFix Method

247 Third Ave. (at East 20th Street), Suite 503

Cost: $80

BodyFixMethod.com/events

 

 

The Chef & The Doctor Series: Erase the Fear of Aging

Participants will enjoy a multicourse dinner with a specialty health tonic cocktail while learning from nutritionist Oz Garcia about how to look much younger, feel energetic despite working hard and playing hard, and stay as sharp as possible. This lecture will also include information that does not follow the mainstream, about diet, mental relevance, pain relief, correcting cortisol levels, optimizing hormones, reversing decline, and more.

Tuesday, April 25

6:30 p.m.

Bouley Botanical

281 Church St. (at White Street)

Cost: $197

DavidBouley.com/bouley-events

 

Falun Dafa at New Utrecht Library 

Learn slow-moving qigong exercises and meditation that will help relieve stress and anxiety, and increase your energy and vitality.

Tuesdays through May 26

6 p.m.–7 p.m. 

New Utrecht Library

1743 86th St. (at Bay 17th Street)

Brooklyn

Free

ept.ms/FalunDafaNewUtrechtApril25

Week of April 7-14

The Body’s Response to Its Emotional Landscape

A presentation and discussion on how to identify and overcome emotional patterns that contribute to unwanted weight gain.

Friday, April 21

5:45 p.m.–7 p.m.

Novotel Hotel

226 W. 52nd St. (near Broadway), Broadway Room

Cost: $25

ept.ms/BodyEmotion

Meditation as Medicine

This discussion and Q&A will explore why levels of burnout have skyrocketed and how to use tools like mindfulness and meditation to restore and rebalance the nervous system. Participants will also learn about the neuroscience behind meditation and how it can improve health, sleep, energy, and productivity. Healthy snacks will be provided.

Wednesday, April 19

7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Uhuru Design Showroom

74 Franklin St. (between Church Street & Broadway)

Cost: $18

ept.ms/MedAsMed

 

How to Alleviate Neck and Shoulder Pain

The stress of daily living can cause muscles to contract and alter normal movement patterns. Computers, smartphones, driving, and even carrying large bags can all contribute to chronic misalignment in the upper body. Participants will learn simple exercises to align the shoulders, neck, and head.

Saturday, April 22

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

BodyFix Method

247 Third Ave. (at East 20th Street), Suite 503

Cost: $80

BodyFixMethod.com/events

 

Long and Lean Workout at Athleta

This is a class to challenge your entire body. It will begin on the mat with total-body lengthening movements to build heat, then progress to a calorie-torching Tabata (high-intensity interval training), and end with Pilates-inspired core work for the abs. Lead by The P.E. Club’s Shannon Kronstadt.

Sunday, April 9

10 a.m.–10:50 a.m.

Athleta

1517 Third Ave. (between East 86th & East 85th streets)

Free

ept.ms/LeanLong

Yoga Benefit for Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital

All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome to this hour-and-a-half class to benefit the New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. The class will be lead by Douglass Stewart, co-founder of Yoga in Times Square and Mind Over Madness. Participants are asked to arrive between 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. for setup and to bring their own mats.

Sat, April 15

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Go-Studios Penthouse

318 W. 39th St. (between Eighth & Ninth avenues)

Cost: $30

ept.ms/MorganStanleyChildren

Food as Medicine: Cooking Whole Foods for Healing

An exclusive, three-hour cooking class designed to give you the confidence to start cooking and using food as medicine. At this event, participants will learn about seasonal eating, essentials of nutrition, food energetics, dietary guidelines, and cooking nourishing, tasty meals.

Saturday, April 8

2:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

DeRose Method Greenwich Village

523 Sixth Ave. (near West 14th Street)

Cost: $115

ept.ms/MedicineFoods

The Chef & The Doctor Series: The Power of Water to Heal

Participants will enjoy a multicourse dinner with a specialty health tonic cocktail while learning from Dr. Bill Kalatsky about the power of water to heal. Dr. Kalatsky is a New York City-based chiropractor, energy worker, educator, and author. He works with water, nutrition, and healing modalities, including meditation and organic foods.

Tuesday, April 18

6:30 p.m.

Bouley Botanical

281 Church St. (at White Street)

Cost: $197

DavidBouley.com/bouley-events

Athleta Charity Workout: Sweat Shines for Hope

This one-hour Zumba workout for all ages will raise funds for the Hope Shines Learning Center in Kigali, Rwanda. The program supports 36 impoverished children.

Sunday, April 9

11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Athleta Flatiron

126 Fifth Ave. (near West 18th Street)

Cost: $10

ept.ms/SweatShinesHope

 

Week of March 31-April 7

Manage Anxiety with Healthy Breathing

This workshop will teach simple self-help tools and techniques to break the cycle of breathing dysfunction, chronic pain, and anxiety. Participants will come away with an understanding of what healthy breathing is, the knowledge to treat anxiety and faulty breathing patterns, and a DIY customized exercise program.

Saturday, April 8

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

BodyFix Method

247 Third Ave. (at East 20th Street), Suite 503

Cost: $80

BodyFixMethod.com/events

Super Foods to Heal You When Nothing Else Works

Probiotic, cultured foods can enhance the body’s ability to remove toxins, improve digestion, lose weight, and boost immunity. A materials fee of $10 is payable to the instructor for food, handouts, and a starter kit so participants can make these foods on their own. Participants should bring a mason jar, a knife, and a cutting board.

Saturday, April 8

10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

New York Open Center

22 E. 30th St. (between Fifth & Madison avenues)

Cost: $130 members, $145 nonmembers

ept.ms/ProbioticsHealth

Thyroid Imbalance: What Every Woman Needs to Know

Thyroid issues are becoming more common, especially among women. There is a lot of misinformation about thyroid problems, and medications alone often don’t alleviate the symptoms. In this workshop, Dr. Patricia Pimentel Selassie and thyroid health coach Jill Hoffman will explain what women need to know about the thyroid, including what causes it to go out of balance. They will also share advice on how to begin conquering thyroid symptoms using a holistic, whole-body approach.

Friday, March 31

6 p.m.–8 p.m.

Connected Spine

580 Broadway (between West Houston & Prince streets), No. 403

Cost: $10–$15

ept.ms/ThyroidBalance

Food As Medicine: Cooking Whole Foods for Healing

An exclusive, three-hour cooking class designed to give you the confidence to start cooking and using food as medicine. At this event, you will learn about seasonal eating, essentials of nutrition, food energetics, dietary guidelines, and cooking truly nourishing, tasty meals.

Saturday, April 8

2:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

DeRose Method Greenwich Village

523 Sixth Ave. (near West 14th Street)

Cost: $115

ept.ms/MedicineFoods

The Chef & The Doctor Series: The Power of Water to Heal

Participants will enjoy a multicourse dinner with a specialty health tonic cocktail while learning from Dr. Bill Kalatsky about the power of water to heal. Dr. Kalatsky is a New York City-based chiropractor, energy worker, educator, and author. He works with water, nutrition, and healing modalities, including meditation and organic foods.

Tuesday, April 18

6:30 p.m.

Bouley Botanical

281 Church St. (at White Street)

Cost: $197

DavidBouley.com/bouley-events

Athleta Charity Workout: Sweat Shines for Hope

This one-hour Zumba workout for all ages will raise funds for the Hope Shines Learning Center in Kigali, Rwanda. The program supports 36 extremely impoverished children.

Sunday, April 9

11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Athleta Flatiron

126 Fifth Ave. (near West 18th Street)

Cost: $10

ept.ms/SweatShinesHope

Women, Aging, and the Body Experience

Aging is a challenge for all, but also an opportunity to look more deeply at attitudes, feelings, and experiences. How can we accept and even enjoy our bodies and lives while living in a culture that demands an ideal body and eternal youth? In this workshop, participants will explore the dichotomy between the reality of aging and the socially constructed expectations, with an eye toward developing new and positive perspectives.

Saturday, April 1

10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Office of Bonnie Gitlin, LCSW

680 West End Ave. (enter on West 93 Street), Suite 1E

Cost: $55, WTCI Association members $47

ept.ms/AgingGrace

Eat Right For Your Fitness Goals

Join Manhattan-based, registered dietitian nutritionist Chelsey Amer to find out what you should eat and when you should eat it to see the fitness results you’re looking for. Topics include balancing your plate to reach your fitness goals, separating fact from fiction on food fads, determining if you need a nutritional supplement, and improving your food timing.

Sunday, April 2

11 a.m.–12 p.m.

CrossFit Union Square

1 Union Square West (near East 14th Street), Basement

Cost: $20

ept.ms/Eat4Fit

Workshop for Families Impacted by Substance Use Issues

This workshop is for family members and their loved ones impacted by substance use issues. It will feature an introduction to the basic concepts of therapy for families dealing with substance abuse, and include a discussion of strategies and techniques to enhance relationships, foster better communication, and promote healing and positive change for all family members.

Monday, April 3

7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Center For Optimal Living

370 Lexington Ave. (near East 41st  Street), No. 500

Cost: $120

ept.ms/SubstanceHelp

Week of March 24-31

Food As Medicine: Learn to Cook Whole Foods to Heal

An exclusive three-hour cooking class designed to give you the confidence to start cooking and using food as medicine. At this event, you will learn about seasonal eating, essentials of nutrition, food energetics and dietary guidelines; and how to cook truly nourishing, tasty meals.

Saturday, April 8

2:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

DeRose Method Greenwich Village

523 Sixth Ave. (near West 14th Street)

Cost: $115

ept.ms/MedicineFoods

Health Is in Your Hands: Practicing the Art of Self-Healing

Participants will be introduced to jin shin jyutsu and learn how to alleviate all manner of discomfort and pain by simply placing their hands on specific points on the body. Jin shin jyutsu is an ancient healing art that harmonizes body, mind, and spirit. It is now used in some U.S. hospitals and is practiced by thousands of people all over the world.

Sunday, March 26

3 p.m.–5 p.m.

Upper West Side Philosophers

514 W. 110th St. (between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue), No. 2B

Cost: $40

ept.ms/HealingSelf

Fix Sore Feet, Tight Hips, and Weak Ankles

Two therapists will lead this session on how to relax tight hip flexors to release pain in the feet and strengthen the ankles. Participants should expect hands-on treatments. Space is limited to six.

Saturday, March 25

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

BodyFix Method

247 Third Ave. (at East 20th Street), Suite 503

Cost: $80

BodyFixMethod.com/events

Thyroid Imbalance: What Every Woman Needs to Know

Thyroid issues are becoming more common, especially among women. There is a lot of misinformation about thyroid problems, and medications alone often don’t alleviate the symptoms. In this workshop, Dr. Patricia Pimentel Selassie and thyroid health coach Jill Hoffman will explain what women need to know about the thyroid, including what causes it to go out of balance. They will also share advice on how to begin conquering thyroid symptoms using a holistic, whole-body approach.

Friday, March 31

6 p.m.–8 p.m.

Connected Spine

580 Broadway (between West Houston & Prince streets), No. 403

Cost: $10–$15

ept.ms/ThyroidBalance

Welcoming Spring: New Transitional Recipes for the Season

Learn how to use the last of the harvest from cold months with new springtime vegetables. This class will show you how to mix unfamiliar produce with your staples to make your plate come alive with new vibrancy and textures.

Monday, March 27

10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Natural Gourmet Institute

48 W. 21 St. (between Fifth & Sixth avenues), Second Floor

Cost: $120

ept.ms/SpringTransition

Flexitarian Sports Nutrition

Participants will learn how to fuel the body for optimal performance. Topics include foods that are rich in omega-3s, antioxidants, protein, and fiber, have anti-inflammatory properties, and are natural glycogen replacements. Participants will also learn hydration strategies, plus what and when to eat for both endurance and post-workout recovery.

Sunday, March 26

12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Natural Gourmet Institute

48 W. 21 St. (between Fifth & Sixth avenues), Second Floor

Cost: $150

ept.ms/FlexSportFood

Finely Focused Fitness

A full-body, low-impact workout that blends movements and personalized adjustments to build strength and fluidity. By working small muscles with focused awareness, you can experience a new level of functional fitness, ease of motion, beautiful posture, and toned muscles.

Sunday, March 26

10 a.m.–11 a.m.

Athleta Flatiron

126 Fifth Avenue (near West 18th Street)

Cost: $15

ept.ms/FocusedFitness

Eat Right For Your Fitness Goals

Join Manhattan-based registered dietitian nutritionist Chelsey Amer to find out what you should eat and when you should eat it to see the fitness results you’re looking for. Topics include balancing your plate to reach your fitness goals, separating fact from fiction on food fads, determining if you need a nutritional supplement, and improving your food timing.

Sunday, April 2

11 a.m.–12 p.m.

CrossFit Union Square

1 Union Square West (near East 14th Street), Basement

Cost: $20

ept.ms/Eat4Fit

The Chef & The Doctor Series: ‘Good Medicine Mandala’

Bouley Botanical is holding a series of collaborative, health-focused lectures by world-renowned doctors and multicourse wine dinners curated by Chef David Bouley. During this dinner and lecture, Dr. Frank Lipman will talk about the good medicine mandala, a ring of wellness that looks like a mandala and encompasses six areas of life that are essential to vital health.

Tuesday, March 28

6:30 p.m.

Bouley Botanical

281 Church St. (at White Street)

Cost: $197

DavidBouley.com/bouley-events

 

Week of March 17-24

Artisan Fair and Yoga for a Cause

(Courtesy of Studio Anya)
(Courtesy of Studio Anya)

An evening of yoga, antigravity workshops, healthy food from local vendors, and a artisan fair of handmade, vintage, and wellness products to buy. All proceeds from tickets support Purses for Nurses, a nonprofit whose mission is to make a lasting improvement in global health care by sending nurses to the places where they are needed most.

Sunday, March 19

5 p.m.–8 p.m.

Studio ANYA

49 W. 24th St. (near Sixth Avenue), Eighth Floor

Cost: $15 classes, free entry to fair

StudioANYA.com/special-events

Six Things You Can Do to Improve Your Health by Summer

Health and lifestyle coaches Laura Hopkins and Anne Nadell will host a night out featuring healthy food, delicious cocktails, and a talk on six simple ways to improve your overall health this spring. There will also be a surprise guest speaker, a demonstration on how to make your own almond milk, and a raffle.

Friday, March 24

6 p.m.–8 p.m.

Coco-Mat SoHo

49 Mercer St. (between Broom & Grand streets)

Cost: $30

ept.ms/2017SummerHealth 

Fix Sore Feet, Tight Hips, and Weak Ankles

Two therapists with lead this session on how to relax tight hip flexors to release pain in the feet and strengthen the ankles. Participants should expect hands-on treatments. Space is limited to six participants.

Saturday, March 25

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

BodyFix Method

247 Third Ave. (at East 20th Street), Suite 503

Cost: $80

BodyFixMethod.com/events

 

The Chef & The Doctor Series: ‘Meal Timing and the Body Clock’

Participants will enjoy a multicourse dinner with a specialty health tonic cocktail while learning from Dr. Charles Czeisler about meal timing and the body clock. Czeisler has spent over 30 years researching the relationship between sleep and the physiology of the human circadian clock.

Thursday, March 23

6:30 p.m.

Bouley Botanical

281 Church St. (at White Street)

Cost: $197

DavidBouley.com/bouley-events

St. Patrick’s Day Juice Crawl

A pub crawl but for juice—and any hangovers will feel energizing and healthy. Get ready for a lot of festive green juice and working out, as the crawl takes you to New York’s premier juice spots. Visit website for schedule of locations.

Saturday, March 18

2 p.m.

Pon De Flo

156 Mott St. (between Broome & Grand streets)

Cost: $27–$35

JuiceCrawl.com

Souping Is the New Juicing

As winter transitions into spring, this class is about creating a meal that will support the immune system while filling the body with warmth. Participants will sample eight soups from different regions and learn about healthy thickening agents and ingredients. Soups include borscht, autumn minestrone, smoky black bean with cashew sour cream, and more.

Tuesday, March 21

6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Natural Gourmet Institute

48 W. 21 St. (between Fifth & Sixth avenues), Second Floor

Cost: $115

ept.ms/SoupingClass

The Macrobiotic Approach to Home Remedies for Healing

Participants will explore the macrobiotic approach to healing headaches, colds, flu, and digestive imbalances. Using simple, whole-food ingredients already in the kitchen pantry, participants will learn to make remedies that offer quick, effective relief.

Thursday, March 23

6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Natural Gourmet Institute

48 W. 21 St. (between Fifth & Sixth avenues), Second Floor

Cost: $130

ept.ms/MacrobioticRemedies

Health Is in Your Hands: Practicing the Art of Self-Healing

Participants will be introduced to Jin Shin Jyutsu and learn how to alleviate all manner of discomfort and pain by simply placing their hands on specific points on the body. Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient healing art that harmonizes body, mind, and spirit. It is now used in some U.S. hospitals and is practiced by thousands all over the world.

Sunday, March 26

3 p.m.–5 p.m.

Upper West Side Philosophers

514 W. 110th St. (between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue), No. 2B

Cost: $40

ept.ms/HealingSelf

Calming the Nervous System: Tools for Creating Balance and Peace of Mind

Too many of us live in an overstressed state. In this state, an overactive sympathetic nervous system can negatively affect mood, sleep cycles, and the muscular, cardiovascular, immune, and digestive systems. In this series “Calming the Nervous System,” you will gain a practical understanding of the physiology of stress and learn yogic practices and innovative coping strategies that counteract stress and stimulate a relaxation response.

Tuesdays, March 21–April 4

6 p.m.–7:45 p.m.

New York Open Center

22 E. 30th St. (between Fifth & Madison avenues)

Cost: $73 members, $105 nonmembers

ept.ms/CalmNerves 

Week of March 10-17

St. Patrick’s Day Juice Crawl

A pub crawl but for juice—and any hangovers will feel energizing and healthy. Get ready for a lot of festive green juice and working out, as the crawl takes you to New York’s premier juice spots. Visit website for schedule of locations.

Saturday, March 18
2 p.m.
Pon De Flo 
156 Mott St. (between Broome & Grand streets)
Cost: $27–$35
JuiceCrawl.com

‘It’s All About Hummus’ at Honeybrains

Learn how to make healthy hummus at this cooking class with Honeybrains chef Kevin Chun. Honeybrains focuses on recipes made with mindfully chosen ingredients to explore the deeper relationship between ingredients, health, and flavor, based on the latest scientific knowledge.

Wednesday, March 22

6:30 p.m.

Honeybrains

372 Lafayette St. (between West Third & Bond streets)

Cost: $20

Honeybrains.com

Balance: Sitting, Standing, and Walking

Losing balance is often associated with aging, but thousands of young and middle-aged people trip and fall every year. Most of these accidents occur because the position of the body is off center. Learn five simple exercises to stay strong, balanced, and upright in all conditions.

Saturday, March 11

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

BodyFix Method

247 Third Ave. (at East 20th Street), Suite 503

Cost: $80

BodyFixMethod.com

Souping Is the New Juicing

As winter transitions into spring, learn to create a meal that will support your immune system and fill you with warmth. In this class, you will sample eight soups from different regions and learn about healthy thickening agents and ingredients. Soups include borscht, autumn minestrone, smoky black bean with cashew sour cream, and more.

Tuesday, March 21

6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Natural Gourmet Institute

48 W. 21 St. (between Fifth & Sixth avenues), Second Floor

Cost: $115

ept.ms/SoupingClass 

The Macrobiotic Approach to Home Remedies for Healing

Explore the macrobiotic approach to healing headaches, colds, flu, and digestive imbalances. Using simple, whole food ingredients already in the kitchen pantry, you will learn to make remedies that offer quick, effective relief.

Thursday, March 23

6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Natural Gourmet Institute

48 W. 21 St. (between Fifth & Sixth avenues), Second Floor

Cost: $130.00

ept.ms/MacrobioticRemedies

Sleep Better with Essential Oils

Many of us experience problems falling or staying asleep. Learn which essential oils can help promote better sleep, and support sleep and calm the nervous system. You will leave with a handmade sleep remedy. Materials included.

Wednesday, March 15

6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

NY Institute of Aromatherapy

530 E. 13th St. (between Avenue A & Avenue B)

Cost: $65

ept.ms/EssentialSleep

Foam Rolling 101

Love a good massage? Learn how to get one anytime, for free, with your foam roller, at this workshop taught by movement expert and doctor of physical therapy Stephanie Shane.

Sunday, March 12

3 p.m.–4 p.m.

NYPT Health & Rehab

12 W. 21st St. (between Fifth & Sixth avenues), Second Floor

Cost: $10

ept.ms/FoamRollingPro

Introduction to Brain Gym Workshop

Brain Gym is a series of simple and enjoyable movements performed in an intentional way to optimize functioning of the brain. In this introductory course, you will learn 26 movements that facilitate mind-body integration and are safe and effective for people of all ages.

Sunday, March 12

9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Brain Gym Learning Center

Upper East Side

Cost: $175 early registration, $200 late registration

ept.ms/BrainGymIntro

Week of March 3-10

The Chef & The Doctor Series: ‘Happy Gut’

Bouley Botanical is holding a series of collaborative health-focused lectures by world renowned doctors and multicourse wine dinners, curated by Chef David Bouley. On March 7, Dr. Vincent Pedre, author of “Happy Gut,” will talk about the importance of the gut microbiome for promoting optimal health and weight management, while guests enjoy a gut-friendly gastronomic dinner.

Tuesday, March 7
6:30 p.m.
Bouley Botanical
281 Church St. (at White Street)
Cost: $197
DavidBouley.com/bouley-events

Total Body Pain Relief

This workshop aims to help anyone and everyone who has tension, stress, or pain in their body. Participants will learn how to roll out tension, improve breath capacity, prevent injuries, and create long-lasting, positive change in the body.

Saturday, March 4

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Pure Yoga West

204 W. 77th St. (at Amsterdam Avenue)

Cost: $40 Pure & Equinox members, $45 non-members

PureYoga.com/workshops

Colon Cancer Charity Yoga Class

A yoga class to honor all those currently battling colon cancer and to aid in research, prevention, and patient care. All money raised will be directly donated to the Colon Cancer Alliance. There will be a complimentary braid bar prior to class, from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, March 4

3:30 p.m.–5 p.m.

Pure Yoga East

203 E. 86th St. (near Third Avenue)

Cost: $25 suggested donation

PureYoga.com

Basic Moves for Joint Health

A four-week intensive that will guide participants through moves for joint health. The focus will be on feet, ankles, and hips in week one; followed by low back in week two; neck, shoulders, and wrists in week three; and putting it all together in week four.

Wednesdays through March 29

5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m.

Pure Yoga West

204 W. 77th St. (at Amsterdam Avenue)

Cost: $25 per class for nonmembers, free for members

PureYoga.com

‘Movement Matters’ Book Launch Party

This celebration for the launch of “Movement Matters: Essays on Movement Science, Movement Ecology, and the Nature of Movement” will include dinner made by chefs from Hu Kitchen, a casual kitchen that serves high-quality, low-processed foods, and a discussion about the evolution of the ideas in the book, as well as some of the solutions in it. Purchase tickets in advance.

Wednesday, March 8

6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Hu Kitchen

1536 Third Ave. (between East 86th & East 87th streets)

Cost: $60

bit.ly/MoveDine

Evolution of Cardiology Meetup

This meetup will look at new models for preventing and reversing heart disease, the biggest cause of death in both men and women in the U.S. Topics include the role of food as a driver of heart disease and the power of community to prevent and reverse it.

Wednesday, March 8

6:30 p.m.9 p.m.

KIMA Center for Physiotherapy & Wellness

7 W. 22nd St. (between Fifth & Sixth avenues), Eighth Floor

Cost: Free

bit.ly/CardiologyEvolve

Balance: Sitting, Standing, and Walking

Losing balance is often associated with aging, but thousands of young and middle-aged people trip and fall every year, most of them because their body position is off center. Learn five simple exercises to stay strong, balanced, and upright in all conditions.

Saturday, March 11

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

BodyFix Method

247 Third Ave. (at East 20th Street), Suite 503

Cost: $80

BodyFixMethod.com

 

Week of February 24 -March 3

Balance: Sitting, Standing, and Walking

Losing balance is often associated with aging, but thousands of young and middle-aged people trip and fall every year, most of them because their body position is off center. Learn five simple exercises to keep you strong, balanced, and upright in all conditions.

Friday, March 10

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

BodyFix Method

247 Third Ave. (near East 20th Street), Suite 503

Cost: $80

BodyFixMethod.com

Healthy Provençal Cooking

for Healthy provencal cooking class
Chef Elliott Prag. (Courtesy of Natural Gourment Institute)

Do you love provençal French cooking, but don’t want to make a heavy meal? In this class, you will recreate healthier versions of popular dishes that make the south of France so irresistible.

Thursday, March 2

6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Natural Gourmet Institute

48 W. 21st St. (between Fifth & Sixth avenues), Second Floor

Cost: $120

ept.ms/HealthySouthFrance

Focusing: Body Wisdom for Insight and Healing

Focusing is a practice that allows one to tap into and listen deeply to the inner wisdom of our bodies. Through experiential exercises, demonstrations, and group discussion, you will learn the six steps of focusing and how to apply them to your life.

Wednesdays through March 15

8 p.m.–10 p.m.

New York Open Center

22 E. 30th St. (between Fifth & Madison avenues)

Cost: $90 members, $115 nonmembers

ept.ms/FocusingHealth

Sweat, Stretch, and Socialize

Sweat in a custom, integrated, full-body workout that could change the way you train, move, and listen to your body. The workout will be followed by sweaty vinyasa yoga and deep backbends. There will be nibbles and a healthy hang out for those who want to stay afterward.

Saturday, Feb. 25

10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Primary

26 Broadway (near Beaver Street), Eighth Floor

Cost: $50

ept.ms/SweatStretch

Breaking the Burnout Cycle

This workshop is for professionals who want to recover from and avoid burnout, and those who want to replace hustle and bustle with inner peace. Participants will pinpoint exactly what contributes to burnout, receive coaching on breaking burnout-inducing habits, and create strategies to boost resilience.

Wednesday, March 1

6 p.m.–8 p.m.

HUB Seventeen

114 Fifth Ave. (between East 16th & East 17th streets)

ept.ms/BreakBurnout

‘Aha’ Moments: the Power of Transformation

Have you ever had a sudden moment of insight or inspiration? That is an “aha” moment. This event will explore those moments of transformation and how to create more of them.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

6 p.m.–8 p.m.

The Kimberly Hotel

145 E. 50th St. (between Lexington & Third avenues)

Cost: $40

ept.ms/MoreAhaMoments

The Gauntlet Fitness

This workout is perfect for (and designed for) fitness junkies who love pushing their limits during their workouts. Intended for advanced fitness levels only.

Wednesday, March 1
7:05 p.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday, March 5

11:30 a.m.–12:25 p.m.

HUB Seventeen

114 Fifth Ave. (between East 16th & East 17th streets)

Cost: $20

bit.ly/GauntletAtHub

Rebuilding Healthy Foot Function

Most people experience foot problems at some point in their lives. Learn a simple step-by-step approach to rebuilding healthy foot function, avoiding breakdowns in your feet, and correcting current foot issues.

Saturday, Feb. 25

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Pure West

204 W. 77th St. (at Amsterdam Avenue)

Cost: $50

PureYoga.com

Week of February 17-24

NYRR Yoga for Runners

A five-week program tailored to runners that helps meet the needs of their bodies as they prepare for a race—and the aftermath. Through this program co-designed by New York Road Runners and Pure Yoga, runners will learn how to leverage yoga techniques to strengthen the core, increase range of motion, and train the body and mind, to improve athletic performance and prevent injury.

Tuesdays, Feb. 21–March 21

6 p.m.–7 p.m.

Pure Yoga West

204 W. 77th St. (near Amsterdam Avenue)

Cost: $125 for series, $30 drop in

PureYoga.com

Yoga and Migraines

Yoga teacher Erica Mather came to yoga because of her migraines. In this exploratory workshop, you will learn from her first-hand experiences, discuss current medical understandings of migraines, and explore yoga possibilities for harm and for help. Perfect for yoga teachers, wellness professionals, and yoga students alike.

Sunday, Feb. 19

4 p.m.–6 p.m.

Pure Yoga East

203 E. 86th St. (near Third Avenue)

Cost: $40 nonmembers, $35 members

PureYoga.com

Anxiety and Healthy Breathing Workshop

Anxiety causes us to take shallow breaths and breathe with only our upper chest and shoulders instead of breathing deeply with our primary breathing muscle, the diaphragm. This pattern can bring on an irritating, constant pain. This workshop will teach simple self-help techniques to break the cycle of breathing dysfunction and anxiety.

Saturday, Feb. 18

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

BodyFix Method

247 Third Ave. (near 20th Street), Suite 503

Cost: $80

BodyFixMethod.com

Feldenkrais for Healthy Neck and Shoulders

Neck and shoulder pain is almost always caused by poor musculoskeletal organization. In this workshop, you will learn effective Feldenkrais strategies to use at work and home to keep yourself comfortable and pain-free.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Feldenkrais Institute

134 W. 26th St. (between Sixth & Seventh avenues), Second Floor

ept.ms/HealthyNeckShoulders

Healthy Provençal Cooking

for Healthy provencal cooking class
Chef Elliott Prag. (Courtesy of Natural Gourment Institute)

Do you love southern French cooking but don’t want to make a heavy meal? In this class, you will recreate healthier versions of popular dishes that make the south of France so irresistible.

Thursday, March 2

6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Natural Gourmet Institute

48 W 21 St. (between Fifth & Sixth avenues), Second Floor

Cost: $120

ept.ms/HealthySouthFrance

The Shift Fitness Class

A 50-minute heart-pumping, fast-paced, total body strength and conditioning workout filled with plyometrics, functional movements, and intense HIIT work. This workout is intended for both intermediate and advanced fitness levels, but beginners are welcome. Register in advance.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

6:45 p.m.–7:35 p.m.

HUB Seventeen

114 Fifth Ave. (between 16th & 17th streets)

Cost: $20

VariantFitness.com

The Gauntlet Fitness Class

This workout is perfect for (and designed for) fitness junkies who love pushing their limits during their workouts. Intended for advanced fitness levels only.

Wednesday, March 1
7:05 p.m.–8 p.m.

Sunday, March 5

11:30 a.m.–12:25 p.m.

HUB Seventeen

114 Fifth Ave. (between 16th & 17th streets)

Cost: $20

EventBrite.com (Search for “Gauntlet”)

Nutritional Love for the Heart

In this hands-on class you will we create simple, delicious, and nutritionally packed food for your winter months.

Saturday, Feb. 18

2 p.m.–5 p.m.

HUB Seventeen

114 Fifth Ave. (between 16th & 17th streets)

Cost: $20

ept.ms/WinterNutritionClass

Limiting Interventions in Low-Risk Pregnancy

In January, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued new guidance on limiting interventions in low-risk pregnancies and births. Come discuss this, as well as postpartum transition, with Dr. George Mussalli, former chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at St. Vincent’s Hospital. 

Thursday, Feb. 23

6 p.m.–8 p.m.

Village Obstetrics

1225 Park Ave. (between East 95th & East 96th streets), Suite 1D

Free

ept.ms/LowIntervention 

Week of Feb 17-24

Ayurveda-Inspired Chocolate Making with Essential Oils

(Courtesy of Kai Cole)
(Courtesy of Kai Cole)

Make raw chocolates infused with love and your choice of doTERRA essential oils, ayurvedic herbs, and healthy toppings. This workshop will cover chocolate making, mindful eating, the fundamentals of ayurveda, the fundamentals of essential oils, and more.

Friday, Feb. 10

6 p.m.–8 p.m.

Double Diamond Wellness 

125 W. 72nd St. (between Columbus & Amsterdam avenues)

Cost: $67.62 for individuals, $98.37 for couples

ept.ms/AyurvedaChocolate

Couples Laughter Workshop at Lululemon

When we laugh we release endorphins and reduce our stress-related responses, allowing our bodies to feel light and well. This class is an hour of fun, playfulness, movement, and meditation. It will incorporate a lot of yogic breathing through stretching, singing, and laughter exercises, and end with meditation.

Sunday, Feb. 12

5:30 p.m.–7 p.m.

Lululemon Athletica Flatiron

114 Fifth Ave. (between 16th & 17th streets)

Cost: $40 per couple

ept.ms/CoupleLaugh

Follow Your Heart Restorative Yoga Class

Erica Beaton, a restorative yoga teacher at Pure Yoga, will be a guest teacher for this “Follow Your Heart” yoga class. Bring your mat, or use one provided, and come prepared to open your heart.

Sunday, Feb. 12

10 a.m.–10:50 a.m.

Athleta

1517 Third Ave. (between East 85th & East 86th streets)

Free

ept.ms/RestoreHeartYoga

Partners Therapeutic Massage Workshop

Learn massage skills to help you and your partner reduce stress and relax for the rest of your lives. Professionals guide you through simple yet effective techniques to reduce tension and pain (and save your thumbs), resulting in a nurturing and therapeutic massage.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

8 p.m.–9 p.m.

High Performance Physical Therapy

8 Beach St. (between West Broadway & Varick Street)

Third Floor

Free

ept.ms/PartnersMassage

The New York Bliss Marriage Seminar

bliss marriage
(Courtesy of Stephen Baars)

This seminar offers an entertaining way to a winning relationship, and the same easy tools can also help you with other areas of your life, from parenting to business. The seminar is seven weeks long, and each session is independent, so participants may begin at any time and continue through the series until they have attended all seven sessions. 

Mondays

6 p.m.–7 p.m.

Tournesol

26 E. 36th St. (near Madison Avenue)

Cost: $69 for all seven sessions

ept.ms/BlissMarriage

Anxiety and Healthy Breathing Workshop

Anxiety causes us to take shallow breaths and breathe with only our upper chest and shoulders instead of breathing deeply with our primary breathing muscle, the diaphragm. This pattern can bring on an irritating, constant pain. This workshop will teach simple self-help techniques to break the cycle of breathing dysfunction and anxiety. You will receive a customized exercise program and hands-on instruction. Classes are capped at five participants.

Saturday Feb. 18

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

BodyFix Method

247 Third Ave. (near 20th Street), Suite 503

Cost: $80

BodyFixMethod.com

Lend Me a Hand Workshop

Take your hands out of the daily grind and onto the yoga mat with this two-hour workshop dedicated to the hands and wrists. Topics include the basic structural anatomy of the hand, exercises to strengthen and stretch the wrist and hand, and modifications for those with wrist and hand injuries.

Sunday, Feb. 12

4 p.m.–6 p.m.

Pure Yoga East

203 E. 86th St. (at Third Avenue)

Cost: $30 members, $35 nonmembers 

PureYoga.com

Goal Setting for Runners

(Courtesy of Jeanie Tinnelly)
(Courtesy of Jeanie Tinnelly)

This is a workshop for all levels of runners, led by Jeanie Tinnelly, a long time runner and co-leader at the national free fitness movement, November Project.

Saturday, Feb. 11

6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

114 Fifth Ave. (between 16th & 17th streets)

Cost: $20

ept.ms/RunningGoals 

Compassionate Presence for Non-Communicative Patients

Most people experience a nonverbal, coma-like state before death, yet all too often medical workers and family withdraw attentive presence when a patient enters silence. In this workshop, you will learn what work and research with the non-communicative has taught us about their needs. Topics also include caregiver burnout, the essential nature of compassion, and special needs of patients dying from slow degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Sunday, Feb. 12

9:30–5:30pm

New York Open Center

22 E. 30th St.

Cost: $250

ept.ms/CompassionatePresence

Music for the End of Life

In this workshop you will learn about the latest research and work in the field of music thanatology—the use of music as a palliative tool with the dying. Topics include the effects of various musical modalities on the dying person; how to develop insight into the appropriate times to introduce music into the dying process; the growing number and variety of hospices and hospitals now drawing upon music as an additional tool in working with the dying.

Friday, Feb. 10

7 p.m.–9 p.m.

New York Open Center

22 E. 30th St.

Cost: $50

ept.ms/Music4Dying

 

 

Week of February 3-10 

 Rally Ride

(Courtesy of Erika Osberg)
(Courtesy of Erika Osberg)

A 45-minute fundraising ride at Equinox Flatiron, led by instructor Erika Osberg, will get you sweating for a cause. All proceeds go directly to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to fund research on rare cancers.

Saturday, Feb. 4

1 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Equinox Flatiron

897 Broadway (near 20th Street)

Cost: $25

ept.ms/RallyRide

 

The New York Bliss Marriage Seminar

bliss marriage
(Courtesy of Stephen Baars)

This seminar offers an entertaining way to a winning relationship, and the same easy tools can also help you with other areas of your life, from parenting to business. The seminar is seven weeks long, and each session is independent, so participants may begin at any time and continue through the series until they have attended all seven sessions. 

Mondays

p.m.–7 p.m.

Tournesol

26 E. 36th St. (near Madison Avenue)

Cost: $69 for all seven sessions

ept.ms/BlissMarriage

Alignment Workshops at BodyFix

BodyFix Method is offering workshops to help you alleviate your pain through proper alignment and movement. 

The stress of daily living and unfriendly work environments leads to contracted muscles and can alter normal movement patterns. In the workshop, “Alleviate Upper Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain,” come learn simple and effective exercises for healthy shoulder, neck, and head alignment. Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $80.

In a free workshop, “Align Your Pelvis to Relieve Lower Back Pain Lower,” you’ll learn how lower back pain rarely starts in your lower back, but is rather the result of an imbalance elsewhere in your body. Learn do-it-yourself tricks to bring your pelvis back to center and alleviate back pain forever. Workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free.

BodyFix Method

247 Third Ave. (near 20th Street), Suite 503

BodyFixMethod.com

 

Diastasis Recti Workshop

This class is designed for any woman who has experienced a weakening of her abdominals following pregnancy. Whether you are six weeks or six years postpartum, you can learn how to reduce abdominal separation and improve abdominal tone.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

5:45 p.m.–6:45 p.m.

Shift Integrative

95 University Place (between 11st & 12th streets), Eighth Floor

Free

Shift.nyc/events

 

Shun the Sugar Workshop

Do you always need something sweet after meals? Do you feel like you’re a slave to sugar, but you’re not sure how to let it go? During this workshop, you will learn how to break free from your sugar addiction and your emotional cravings, allowing you to improve your mood and more.

Sunday, Feb. 5

11 a.m.–1 p.m.

84 Walker St. (between Cortlandt Alley & Lafayette Street)

Cost: $10 (suggested donation)

ept.ms/ShunSugar

Essential Oils for Immune System Health

Many lifestyle factors, including stress, lack of sleep, exposure to toxicity, and poor nutrition, can weaken our immune system. In this class, you will learn about essential oils and how they can help your immune system and support your self-care practice.

Thursday, Feb. 9

6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

ImpactHub

394 Broadway (near Walker Street), Fifth Floor

Free

ept.ms/ImmuneHealthy

Pilates and Pinot

Before you put on your Saturday night dancing shoes, join coach Jenna Muller for a combo Pilates and barre workout at Lululemon HUB Seventeen. The 60-minute class will be split between the two fitness styles and will be followed by a toast with delicious wine.

Saturday, Feb. 11

3:30 p.m.–5 p.m.

Lululemon HUB Seventeen

114 Fifth Avenue (near 17th Street)

Cost: $15

ept.ms/PinotPilates

Yoga Near City Hall

Bring yourself back to center and regain the connection between mind, body, and spirit. This open-level yoga class is designed to improve your posture and alignment, increase your strength, and tone your core through a flowing series of movements, postures, and stretches combined with breathing and meditation. Mats are provided.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 

6 p.m.–7 p.m.

WeWork City Hall

222 Broadway (between Ann & Fulton streets), Conference Room 21B

Free

ept.ms/CityHallYoga

Week of January 27-February 4

 

Like Winter Sports? Strengthen Your Knees and Ankles First

knee-ankle worshop
(Courtesy of Bill Boland)

Do you love hitting the slopes but always have sore knees afterwards? Did you know weak ankles are often the cause? In this class, you will learn how to bulletproof your knees by strengthening your ankles and the rest of your body. The site of pain is rarely its cause. Learn how to find the real causes and how to get better!

Saturday, Jan. 28

10:00 a.m.–1 p.m.

BodyFix Method

247 Third Ave. (near 20th Street), #503

Cost: $80

ept.ms/BodyFixEvent

Free Intro: 21 Day Purification Program

(Courtesy of  Estefania Chuecos)
(Courtesy of Estefania Chuecos)

(Courtesy of Estefania Chuecos)
(Courtesy of Estefania Chuecos)

This free introductory is class for people looking for a guided approach to cleansing. The 21 Day Purification Program, created by NYC herbalist and Chinese medicine doctor Drew DiVittorio, is a safe and effective way to cleanse your body, lose weight, and feel more energetic. Come see if it’s right for you.

Friday, Jan. 27

6 p.m.–7 p.m.

New York Open Center

22 E. 30th St. (between Fifth & Madison avenues)

Free

ept.ms/21DayPurification

Thyroid Yoga Functional Nutrition Intensive

This half-day intensive will completely change the way you take care of your thyroid and hormone health. You’ll learn how Western and Eastern perspectives on thyroid disease complement each other and about integrative healing modalities that bring a more balanced approach to healing. Topics include nutrition, fitness, meditation, breath-work, toxins, nutrient deficiencies, hormones, emotions, and the gut microbiome. Space is limited; please enroll in advance.

Saturday, Jan. 28

10:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Ash Center for Comprehensive Medicine

800 Fifth Ave. (between 61st & 62nd streets), Suite 205

$150

ept.ms/ThyroidYoga

Tabata and Flow Class

(Courtesy of Ketanga Fitness)
(Courtesy of Ketanga Fitness)

End January on a high note. This class will begin as a Tabata-style workout with short intervals of high intensity to get the heart pumping. The workout will then morph into a recovery/flow class. Class will be followed by a chat on balance and a Q&A.

Saturday, Jan. 28

2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Lululemon

114 Fifth Avenue (at 17th Street)

Cost: $15

ept.ms/TabataAndFlow

 

Herbal Medicine for Sleep Imbalances

This class will explore misalignment of the circadian timing system caused by night shift work, travel through time zones, exposure to screens, and more. You will learn practical lifestyle adjustments that can help our body realign as well as how to use a variety of medicinal herbs to support restorative sleep, lessen physiological stress, and reduce the risk of illnesses that can result from sleep disruption.

Friday, Feb. 3

7 p.m.–10 p.m.

New York Open Center

22 E. 30th St. (between Fifth & Madison avenues)

Cost: $30 for members, $50 for nonmembers; plus $10 materials fee.

ept.ms/HerbalSleepBalance

 

Wild Medicine in the Tropics

Discover the curative bounty of tropical rainforests right in New York. Explore the permanent collection of the New York Botanical Garden’s Enid A. Haupt Conservatory with the award-winning app Wild Medicine. The app gives you an in-depth look at the medicinal qualities of some of the most important plants featured.

Saturday, Jan. 21–Sunday, Feb. 12

New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd.

Bronx

Cost: $18–$25 adults, $8–$10 children over 2

ept.ms/WildMedicine

 

Winter Jam in Central Park

Enjoy NYC’s ultimate snow day: a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages. Snowmakers from Gore Mountain will make drifts of fresh snow in the heart of Manhattan, so there will be plenty for all to enjoy. Activities include snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. Equipment will be provided at no cost, or bring your own snow gear. Some activities require waivers; participants under 18 must have a legal guardian to sign.

Saturday, Jan. 28

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Central Park, Bandshell area

Enter at 72nd Street

Free

ept.ms/JamWinter2017

Falun Dafa at Macon Branch Library 

Learn slow-moving qigong and meditation exercises that will help you relieve stress and anxiety, while increasing your energy and vitality.

Wednesdays through Feb. 22

2 p.m.–3:15 p.m. 

Macon Branch Library

361 Lewis Ave. (at Macon Street)

Brooklyn

Free

ept.ms/FalunDafaMaconBranch

Long-term Weight Loss Demystified

Permanent weight loss—defined as a five-year sustained loss—is a powerful tool to turn the tide toward health. Roberta Russell, founder of the New York Calorie and Exercise Logging Groups who has a successful long-term weight-loss story herself, welcomes you to hear about the findings in her newly published report on permanent weight loss. RSVP required.

Monday, Jan. 30

6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Teachers College, Columbia University

525 W. 120th St. (between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue)

Free

ept.ms/PermanentPoundLoss

Week of January 20-27

Kitchen Pharmacy: Home Remedies for Common Ailments

kitchen pharmacy workshop
Chef Celine Beitchman. (Courtesy of Natural Gourmet Institute)

In this class, chef Celine Beitchman will teach students how to create natural, homemade remedies to cure your headache or help you fight everyday ailments, like the flu.

Friday, Jan. 20

6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Natural Gourmet Institute

48 W. 21 St. (between Fifth & Sixth avenues)

2nd Floor

Cost: $130

ept.ms/KitchenRemedies

Wild Medicine in the Tropics

Discover the curative bounty of tropical rainforests right in New York. Explore the permanent collection of the New York Botanical Garden’s Enid A. Haupt Conservatory with the award-winning app Wild Medicine. The app gives you an in-depth look at the medicinal qualities of some of the most important plants featured.

Saturday, Jan. 21–Sunday, Feb. 12

New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx

Cost: $18–$30 adults, $8–$18 children over 2

ept.ms/WildMedicine

 

Beginner’s Tai Chi

Learn the basics of tai chi theory and meditation with physical therapist and tai chi instructor Matt Leve. The benefits of practicing tai chi include increased fitness and balance, lowered stress levels, and improved posture.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

6 p.m.–7 p.m.

Shift Integrative

95 University Place, 8th Floor

Free

Shift.nyc/events/

Essential Oils Self-Care Series

Essential oils for self care
(Courtesy of Mauro Clerici)

The best way to combat feeling fatigued, overwhelmed, and fried is by practicing self-care. Over the course of four classes, the focus on self-care will be broken into four different areas. This class will focus on how to use essential oils for safe, nontoxic house cleaning. Everyone is welcome.

Monday, Jan. 23

6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. 

Impact Hub

394 Broadway (near Walker Street)

5th Floor

Free

ept.ms/NaturalCleanHouse

Sweat for Success: How to Be a Fit Leader

Fun exercise boosts your energy, productivity, strength, and overall health. Sweat for Success is an energizing program to show you that you can work hard to achieve your goals and feel great while doing i. You will learn how fitness fuels success and how to program your workouts for life. You’ll walk away with a game plan for fitness in 2017.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.

Primary

26 Broadway (near Beaver Street)

Cost: $20

ept.ms/Sweat4Success

Like Winter Sports? Strengthen Your Knees and Ankles First

knee-ankle worshop
(Courtesy of Bill Boland)

Do you love hitting the slopes but always have sore knees afterwards? Did you know weak ankles are often the cause? In this class, you will learn how to bulletproof your knees by strengthening your ankles and the rest of your body. The site of pain is rarely its cause. Learn how to find the real causes and how to get better!

Saturday, Jan. 28

10:00 am

BodyFix Method

247 Third Ave. (near 20th Street), #503

Cost: $80

ept.ms/BodyFixEvent

Winter Jam in Central Park

Enjoy NYC’s ultimate snow day: a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages. Snowmakers from Gore Mountain will make drifts of fresh snow in the heart of Manhattan, so there will be plenty for all to enjoy. Activities include snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. Equipment will be provided at no cost, or bring your own snow gear. Some activities require waivers; participants under 18 must have a legal guardian to sign.

Saturday, Jan. 28

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Central Park, Bandshell area

Enter at 72nd Street

Free

ept.ms/JamWinter2017

 

Week of January 13-20

Laughter Yoga and Spa Fundraiser at lululemon

(Courtesy of Laughter Yoga Leaders)
(Courtesy of Laughter Yoga Leaders)

Lululemon Flatiron is hosting a laughter yoga workshop, filled with gratitude, fun, dance, play, discussion, movement, and meditation. Afterwards, beauty, food, and beverage companies will share their products and services for an additional hour of fun and meeting new people.

A portion of proceeds will support SPARKS, an organization that provides postpartum women with support, tools, and psychological help.

Sunday, Jan. 15

5 p.m.–7 p.m.

Lululemon Flatiron, Lower Level

114 Fifth Ave. (between 16th & 17th streets)

Cost: $20

ept.ms/LaughterYogaSpa

 

Balancing Our Age: Easy Tricks to Prevent Falls and Fractures

(Courtesy of Bill Boland)
(Courtesy of Bill Boland)

Statistics show that one in three people over 65 will fall this year. Not feeling in control of your body can be frustrating and scary. This workshop will take you back to simpler days when balance was a given and not a worry, which it can be again. You will go home with a newfound confidence, tools to fall-proof your home, and a new sense of adventure.

Sat, Jan. 14

10:00 a.m.

BodyFix Method

247 Third Ave. #503

Cost: $80

ept.ms/BalanceAge

Childbirth Weekend Intensive

(Courtesy of Manhattan Birth)
(Courtesy of Manhattan Birth)

This eight-hour course is a condensed childbirth preparation class. You will learn what you need to know when planning an unmedicated birth both in and out of a hospital in the New York Metropolitan area. We also cover medical interventions in case they become necessary. Classes are small and fill up quickly.

Sunday, Jan. 15 & Sunday, Jan. 22

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Manhattan Birth

106th Street & Columbus Avenue

Cost: $395 per couple

ManhattanBirth.com/childbirth-weekend-intensive-1

The Relationship Check-Up Workshop

A healthy relationship can make you happier, healthier, and more successful. This workshop is a safe environment where couples have an opportunity to uncover or address issues that may be affecting their relationship, led by Robert S. Meyers, a licensed New York psychologist and attorney. Seating is very limited, so be sure to reserve your places in advance.

Sunday, Jan. 15

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

New York Psychological Wellness, PC

46-40 Springfield Blvd., Queens

Cost: $249 per couple

ept.ms/RelationshipCheckUp

Intro to Breaking Free of Clutter

For organizing workshop
Andrew Mellen. (Courtesy of Andrew Mellen)

Clutter is deferred decisions and a physical obstacle people place between themselves and happiness. Come reflect on the unconscious stories that keep you stuck, and decide how to break free at every level. This is a free introduction to a four-week course lead by Andrew Mellen, an organizational expert, speaker, and author of the book “Unstuff Your Life!“.

Thursday, Jan. 19

8 p.m.–9 p.m.

New York Open Center

22 E. 30th St.

Free

ept.ms/BreakFreeClutter

Applying Ayurveda to Different Cuisines

(Courtesy of  New York Open Center)
(Courtesy of New York Open Center)

Ayurvedic dietary science includes knowledge of foods, how eat based on the seasons, six basic tastes, and one’s body type; as well as how to strengthen digestion, eliminate toxins, and maintain good eating habits. In this four-part class, highly experienced Ayurvedic chef Richard LaMarita will help you explore these core principles and learn how to prepare balanced Ayurvedic meals from vastly different traditional cuisines.

Thursdays, Jan. 19–Feb. 9

5:45–7:45 p.m.

New York Open Center

22 E. 30th Street

Cost: nonmembers $200, members $165

ept.ms/AyurvedaCuisines

 

Week of January 6-13

Exploring the Bereavement Journey: An Experiential Workshop

This workshop will focus on the emotional, psychological, and spiritual reactions that emerge in the human encounter with death. It will explore personal grief histories, cultural and familial attitudes toward death and grief, and the ways in which life experience enhances or hinders our capacity to open our hearts to the dying and bereaved. This workshop is for those working with the dying and bereaved, but is also appropriate for those walking the mourner’s path.

Saturday, Jan. 7 & Sunday, Jan. 8

Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 

Sunday, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

New York Open Center

22 E. 30th St.

Cost: $375

ept.ms/BereavementJourney

Grilled eggplant gyros with fresh tzatziki. (Courtesy of Jackie Newgent)
Grilled eggplant gyros with fresh tzatziki. (Courtesy of Jackie Newgent)

Cooking for Fitness

Learn to cook delicious dishes that match up perfectly with an active lifestyle. Culinary nutritionist Jackie Newgent will share energizing tips and nutrient-rich cooking techniques that will help keep your heart healthy, your body shapely, and your taste buds tantalized. You’ll prepare a complete meal from appetizers to desserts.

Tuesday, Jan. 10

6 p.m.–10 p.m.

Institute of Culinary Education

Brookfield Place at 225 Liberty St.

Cost: $115

ept.ms/CookFit

Postnatal Planning Workshop

This informative workshop will help you prepare for the physical and emotional adjustment to motherhood. Topics include resources for building a village of support; how get treatment and deal with the physical challenges of breastfeeding, diastasis recti, tearing, cesarean surgery, and more; how to prevent and get screened for postpartum mood disorders; how to manage visitors, sleeping, and staying well nourished; the range of normal for newborn behavior; and the gear you really need.

Thursday, Jan. 12

5:45 p.m.–6:45 p.m.

Shift Integrative

95 University Place, 8th Floor

Free

Shift.nyc/events/

(Courtesy of Tianti Books)
(Courtesy of Tianti Books)

Nine-Day Falun Dafa Meditation Workshop

Relieve physical and emotional stress at this nine-day introductory workshop to the self-cultivation practice of Falun Dafa. The workshop will introduce the teachings with video lectures and include detailed instructions on qigong exercises and meditation. Please register in advance to reserve your place.

Friday, Jan. ­13–Saturday, Jan. 21

Monday–Friday, 7 p.m.–9:15 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday, 8:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Tianti Books

535 8th Ave.

Free ($20 refundable deposit)

TiantiBooks.org/pages/events

What Chronic Pain, Inflammation, and Stress Have in Common

In this workshop, you will learn about the links between stress, the nervous system, and chronic pain, as well as healing and coping techniques such as basic yoga poses, breathing techniques, and the concept of crowding out. On the diet front, you will learn about foods that cause inflammation and those that decrease it.

Thursday, Jan. 19

6 p.m.7 p.m.

Shift Integrative

95 University Place, 8th Floor

Free

Shift.nyc/events/

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