Category Archives: Events

Sweat for Haiti

Date: December 17th, 2016 Time: 9am to 1pm, Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue             2pm to 7pm, Vitor Shaolin Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy, 780 8th Avenue In the midst of this current political climate, it may surprise you to know that we are holding a fitness charity event to help Haiti recover from it’s most recent natural disaster. The media’s predominant focus is on the DAPL, social injustice, post-election concerns and women’s rights- ALL worthy of our attention and issues that we, at SMARTer Bodies, care about and continuously advocate. It’s easy to forget, however, Read more…

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Sweat SMARTer For Haiti: An upcoming charity event in NYC to benefit those who were hit worst by Hurricane Matthew

Date: December 17th, 2016 Time: 9am to 1pm, Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue             2pm to 7pm, Vitor Shaolin Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy, 780 8th Avenue In the midst of this current political climate, it may surprise you to know that we are holding a fitness charity event to help Haiti recover from it’s most recent natural disaster. The media’s predominant focus is on the DAPL, social injustice, post-election concerns and women’s rights- ALL worthy of our attention and issues that we, at SMARTer Bodies, care about and continuously advocate. It’s easy to forget, however, Read more…

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Work with Us on PowHow

We are very pleased to announce you can now work with us via the PowHow network!  Pow How allows you to book video sessions with us.  If you can’t make it to our studios or live outside the New York Metro area you can still get the SMARTer Bodies experience. Please visit out PowHow page and sign up with a limited time offer of 50% off any package deal the code SMARTNEWYEAR

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Free Yoga at the Gap in NYC!

This weekend Mel and Abby (a SMARTer Bodies apprentice) will be teaching at a four hour event at the Gap in Times Square. The GAP 1466 Broadway NEW YORK, NY 10036 (212) 382-4500 Saturday, March 22 from 1-5 pm, stop by and join us for free yoga. Abby will be teaching the 1pm and 2pm classes. The 3pm and 4pm classes will be taught by Mel. There will be a community enjoying conscious movement along with healthy refreshments and then some shopping in the GapFit department. Be sure to follow us on twitter for updates. @SMARTerBodies and @Gap_TimesSquare and join Read more…

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Help Your Employees Manage Emotions and Guide Them Towards Success

Dr. Peregrine Kavros, the expert in mindfulness training in corporate and academic environments, will be speaking at a Human Resources convention in Atlantic City, October 28, 2013 – 3:15pm.  We first introduced you to Dr. Kavros’ work in this blog post from May.  She does an amazing job of helping individuals manage their emotions/moods by using advanced neuroscience, mindfulness training and the physical body.  Learning to manage these overwhelming emotions is key to taking charge of how well we interact with our external environment. This control opens the door to success in professional environments that previously may not have been Read more…

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MET Level One Course Training with Kim

M.E.T Method is a new form of coaching that uses Neuroscience to Synchronize both Brain and Body in Movement Training.  If you are interested in learning this process you can join Kim for a Level One Training course. Date: November 10, 2013 Location: Nimble Fitness 42 East 12 St. New York, NY Cost: $250.00

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Health and Wellness to Veterans in the DMV Area

Our friends and peers at  Women’s Veterans Interactive and Yoga2Sleep have partnered to bring their collective project, Holistic Health and Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans to military veterans in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for free.  The kick-off for the project will be on Saturday, September 14th at the National Harbor from 11:00am to 1:00 pm. Download Press Release Here About Women Veterans Interactive The mission of Women Veterans Interactive is to support women veterans through Advocacy, Empowerment, Interaction, Outreach and Unification (AEIOU). About Yoga2Sleep The mission of Yoga2Sleep, LLC is to assist the tired, restless and sleep deprived, serving Read more…

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The Visceral Experience and Beauty of Kira Greene’s Art

A dear friend and astounding artist, Kira Nam Greene, is having a solo exhibition at the  Accola Griefen Gallery in Chelsea this April 11th – May 18th.  Her work is astonishing and potent at just the first glance.  Her sense of color and ability to create real-life detail is extraordinary (check out the Kimchi at the bottom of this post.  How is that not a photo???) .  Her work often touches upon the subjects of women’s bodies and consumerism: Kira Nam Greene’s paintings, drawings and custom wallpaper incorporate foodstuffs and patterns, which are transnational in origin. Appropriating from both Western and Eastern sources, Read more…

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Last Night’s Twitter Party Recap

Last night Wholesomeone.com hosted a twitter party about yoga therapy, including giving away awesome prizes.  Mel was the featured moderator, tweeter…speaker.  You know what I mean. If you weren’t able to make it you missed a great conversation about how to practice if you’re a beginner, benefits of yoga and some random thoughts that Mel has about yoga…maybe the only platform where those thoughts are appreciated 😉 Scherrie D. ‏@S_thirtymommy @MelMoves I would love to practice a home…just seems like too many distractions #YogaTherapy Autumn ‏@AutumnNColorado @melmoves I want to feel more connected to everything around me, I think yoga could do that. #yogatherapy Rona BerryMorin ‏@berrymorin Read more…

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A Yoga Therapy Twitter Party

Got burning questions about how yoga can help you? Wish you could pick our brains? Monday night, the 11th, at 9pm is your opportunity.  Mel is the featured speaker of  the Wholesomeone.com Twitter party. Not only is there going to be great conversation, but you’ll have a chance to win great prizes as well: Bella Cotton Spandex Yoga Pants Gaiam Yoga for Beginners Kit $50 Gift Card to WholesomeOne.com Follow these handles: @Melmoves and @WholesomeOne to get in on the action. Use the hashtag #yogatherapy to ask questions and join the conversation. Go to the wholesomeone.com RSVP page to confirm your participation Read more…

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