Marisa Tom | April 11, 2011 7:40 amFind your home away from home at this Upper East Side hot yoga haven. Owner Yanti Amos has created a place free of judgment, ego, and competition – kind of like the Cheers of yoga, where everybody knows your name. You'll find yourself among a tight-knit community of students and teachers constantly striving to learn, grow, and engage at Earth Yoga.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 23, 2011 8:15 amWe let you in on one of the coolest hybrids of yoga since sliced bread and now, BuddhaXtreme is doing something good, not only for your body but more importantly, for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster.
Tonight, BuddhaX will hold a charity workshop at Earth Yoga (206 E. 63rd St., 3rd floor, 212-486-4111) to benefit Japanese disaster relief efforts.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 21, 2011 8:35 amMaybe it's a little overdramatic to blame today's slow-movin' blues on daylight savings or remnants of a St. Patrick's Day hangover, seeing as both those things should have worn off by now. Whatever it is that's making you feel like molasses, not to fear! Equinox (various locations) just debuted two new group fitness classes, Torch and Thread, both guaranteed to get you moving and motivated.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 14, 2011 8:00 amTime to kick your bikini-body aspirations into high gear with two thoroughly intense but inspiring 90-minute Bootcamp Republic workouts. Owner Serena Puerta has created a network of locations, including spots in Central Park, Battery Park, Union Square, Washington Square Park, and Hell's Kitchen, that provide a great backdrop for your workout. Forget everything you associate with bootcamps.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 7, 2011 8:00 amBalance, bliss, self-reflection, and simplicity. These are the foundation blocks of Atmananda Yoga. Owner Jhon Tamayo applies his 18 years of yoga experience to a setting that is neither intimidating nor aggressive.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 2, 2011 12:58 pmYoga will never go out of style in the city, because it constantly finds ways to reinvent itself. In the past couple of months, I've come across three particularly unique schools of yoga: Breakti, BuddhaXtreme, and Caponyasa. For people who find yoga too peaceful and too introverted to be motivating, these breakout yoga workouts are taking the boroughs by storm.Read More
Marisa Tom | February 11, 2011 8:00 amEnter this Gramercy oasis and prepare to breathe deeply, think anew, and rediscover your right to move. At Movement Salon, there are 10 commandments from which to draw inspiration: play and explore, have fun, don't worry about being cool, slow down, and be heard are a handful of the mantras the salon abides by. Located in Scheffel Hall, a German meeting hall built in the 1800s, the space sets itself apart from your average fitness gym or yoga studio.Read More
Marisa Tom | January 31, 2011 8:04 amFox TV show Glee has been MIA for weeks now — and if you're a Gleek like me, you're probably dying to see the comeback "Thriller" episode, set to air right after the Super Bowl on Feb. 6. Until then, I'll take my Glee kicks where I can get them, and last week, an ingenious opportunity presented itself.Read More
I'm asking my fellow New Yorkers what they are currently listening to on the train, en route to a Broadway audition, while running across the Brooklyn Bridge, on the treadmill at Crunch, or mindlessly wandering around their favorite neighborhood. What I love about this city is how despite blaring sirens and constant white noise, you can turn on your iPod, put headphones on, and get from point A to point B with your own soundtrack.
Consider this a weekly proffering of new tunes (and some classics) to add to your NYC play list while you do your thing — and make sure to look out for some particularly talented New York musical artists on deck.Read More