June 16, 2017
Find Your Zen in NoMad: Health and Wellness in the Neighborhood
The concept of self-care and mindfulness has become a permanent part of our culture. From the trendy transcendental meditation popularized by David Lynch to the endless row of juice bars and vegan high-end restaurants, there is simply no shortage of options to cultivate a healthy mind and body. While we’re lucky enough in NoMad to have many gyms and a SoulCycle, there are plenty of alternatives for those looking for a more holistic approach to wellness.
46 West 24th Street (And Sixth Avenue)
For the resident experts on downward-facing dog, look no further than Yoga Shanti. Cofounded by world renowned yogis Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee in the Hamptons, Yoga Shanti opened in NoMad in 2014 with classes for all levels of expertise. They also offer teacher training and retreats for those eager to continue their studies.
224 Fifth Avenue (Between 26th and 27th)
Alexandra Defacio-Floody’s wellness center focuses around her strengths: reiki, colon-hydrotherapy and aromatherapy. We recommend starting with the Total Body Therapy package, which balances your Chakras through full body massage, reiki practice and vibrational sound therapy.
12 West 27th Street (And Broadway)
Modrn Sanctuary is home to a talented group of traditional and alternative medicine practitioners, who focus on everything from psychotherapy and chiropractic care to acupuncture and life coaching. The luxury digs seem to offer just about everything, and Modrn Sanctuary will soon open one of the largest Himalayan salt rooms in the city.