yoga

Sunset Salutations

Discover how a New York City hotel is tempting New Yorkers to strike a pose.
It’s no secret that New Yorkers love their rooftop bars, but those who want to opt for a healthier option can now check out Z NYC Hotel’s new rooftop yoga series. Taught by yoga instructor Dina Ivas, the Vinyasa-style classes ($25), suitable for all levels, take place the first Tuesday of the month from June through September at 7:30pm. Located...

A Breath of Fresh Air

Discover a new spa chain in New York City
For health-conscious fitness enthusiasts looking to focus on reviving, restoring, and transforming their minds while sculpting a sleek physique, leading lifestyle brand Exhale opened its sixth location, Exhale Flatiron (NYC), a mind-body studio. Featuring dark wood floors, high ceilings, separate men’s and women’s changing rooms, showers, and complimentary lockers, the 1,400-square-foot space offers fitness classes , yoga apparel, and a...

Strong is the New Skinny

Learn about fitness-focused bodycare
I learn about skincare product launches daily, if not hourly, and one I recently came across stood out. Mio High Intensity Bodycare, a new line from the makers of Mama Mio, focuses on caring for as well as improving the fitness of the skin. I hope this is a trend that sticks. I tried it out when I was upping...

Healthy Practice

Learn unique wellness tips and benefits of yoga
As I visit more spas and meet more of you, I realize how vital a fitness program is as a complement to spa services for a total mind-body healing experience. There's no better example of that than yoga, which many luxe spas offer with their own creative spin ( on a paddleboard and more ). I'm no yogi myself, though...

Spa Alert: Uproar re NY Times Article, “How Yoga Wrecks Your Body.” Red Flag Needed.

SpaFinder's Susie Ellis responds to a recent NYT article about the perils of yoga.
Susie Ellis recently responded to a New York Times article on the perils of yoga on her SpaFinder blog . Here's her take on the issue.... Ok, let’s calm down. Perhaps we should all take a collective deep yoga breath. One morning a couple of weeks ago I noticed an article in the NY Times Magazine titled, “ How Yoga...

Spa Montage Offers Variety to Yogis

A Laguna Beach respite gives spa-goers a variety of options when it comes to yoga.
While watching the latest episode of "Kourtney & Kim Take New York" this past weekend, I made several observations. First, Kim Kardashian made the right move getting rid of Kris Humphries. He seems like a complete loser. Second, Kourtney's husband is no prize either. And third, "naked yoga" would not be my cup of tea. Let me explain: In the...