This Halloween, Hurricane Sandy flew in on her broomstick like the wicked witch of the weather and swept through the Eastern seaboard knocking out houses, cars, trees and anything else in her path causing flooding, destruction and loss of power leaving many stuck at home in the dark, or for some, without homes. While the effects have been devastating, the show of supportive efforts from the community and people banding together to help each other out has been overwhelming. If you’re wondering how you can do your part we’ve put a list together from a few sources so locals and those outside
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Is yoga fitness? Should it be taxed as so? Will practitioners have to pay for it? These are questions on New York studio owners’ minds lately. For years yoga has slid by without paying NY sales tax. That changed last April when the New York Department of Taxation and Finance ruled to include yoga studios in the category of businesses based around fitness rather than movement spaces (dance studios aren’t taxed). Since then, yoga studios have been getting audited across the city and the tax man is coming to collect, which could slam some and bankrupt others.
Originally published on YogaCityNYC Disclaimer: This new studio is near and dear to YD’s heart and we believe in its mission. Come down for a class. You may even spy a yogadork mulling about and/or teaching classes. wink, nudge. A new studio blooms in Union Square. New York City is [...]
When the market plummeted and the Recession struck, many turned to Recession Yoga – paid, by donation or free classes. Yep, yoga! From stressed out stock brokers to the recently unemployed to high-powered CEOs faced with pulling their companies from the brink people turned inward. Oh yes, it was the [...]
Yoga, no bullshit. Protesters of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement have descended on lower Manhattan in the form of peaceful makeshift bed-ins and barricades in the name of freedom, and they plan to stay for a few months. Hoping to attract more than 20,000, the gathering drew maybe half a [...]
How did you spend your September 11th 10 year anniversary? An interesting article in TIME magazine highlights the difficulty in hosting an event or hawking knick knacks without coming off tacky and tasteless, cashing in on a national tragedy. But this is NY afterall! The land of opportunity! And the [...]
Happy September! Not only does the ninth month on the calendar mean back to school and shorter days, it’s National Yoga Month! What does that mean? According to the Yoga Health Foundation it means a week of free classes for newbie students and Luna Bar sponsored events throughout the month [...]
After the cops busted up the first plan to invade Grand Central for safety reasons, or whatever, the Storm Yogis have regrouped and once again have cast a promise of enormity and spectacle! And peace in the form of a mass mob practicing yoga in unison set to the backdrop [...]
Gawker complains it’s “dumb and obnoxious”, calling out the homeless ‘joke’ at the end of the performance, continuing that “Lululemonheads like these have ruined [yoga] for the next several decades.” Huffington Post likens it to the “endearingly bizarre people” you see on the subways on a regular basis. it’s all [...]
UPDATE 8/24: POSTPONED DUE TO POPO (official response below) Psssst. What are YOU doing Wednesday August 24th between 6 and 7pm? Perhaps strolling the cavernous halls of Grand Central ready to drop into your best corpse pose? We hear from unnamed sources that there will be others ready to play [...]
Om: A place to lay your mat. Via NYPost: Celebrity yoga guru Tara Stiles, whose clients include Deepak Chopra, has found a downtown Zen palace to call home. Stiles and her husband, Michael Taylor (CEO of social media marketing company Odyl), have bought a one-bedroom, two-bathroom condo at 90 Prince [...]
Breaking! Celebrities are keeping fit! “I learned that even though you aren’t always as good as the other people at the poses or you don’t look as elegant or can’t stretch as far, you just do what you can! It’s all about where YOU are in the moment. You don’t [...]
If you missed it live, here are some perty shots of yogis in the heart of Times Square mania and video of Times Square Alliance President Tim Tompkins explaining the concept of “Mind Over Madness.” “We’re trying to create a little ocean or perhaps just a little lake or just [...]
Happy Solstice! Today crowds of yogis are gathering in Times Square to salute the sun, and we can watch it all live! Because luckily Times Square is encased in security cameras. Check out the streaming video below. Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga WHAT: A yoga event celebrating [...]
For all you gossipites and yogamongers, it is confirmed! Yes, Alec Baldwin, indelible actor, possible mayor-to-be of NYC, arrived at the Tonys on Sunday night with the lovely, young and yoga’d Hilaria Thomas on his arm. No partner yoga involved, sadly, just boring old red carpet “posing”. The media’s plotzing [...]