Brooklyn fitness team New Understanding throws Free WELLNESS FESTIVAL - indoors and out. ALL AGES!
Saturday May 14, 2011 10am - 5pm
At Triomph Fitness
President Street between 3rd and 4th Aves in Gowanus, Brooklyn
Meet the new Alive&Well in Brooklyn: NewUnderstanding.co
Sponsors: NY Open Center, Yelp.com, Well and Good in NYC, BKCC
The 2nd annual expo and marketplace brings New York City's best Health and Wellness Specialists - and their products - together for a day of Promotions, Education, Demos,
Workshops, Speakers, Merchandise, Raffles and Giveaways!
Continuing the momentum and interest garnered from last Fall's Alive&Well Wellness Fair, this Spring sees A&W's founders unveiling the new incarnation in the form of New Understanding and New Understanding LIVE. This exciting project will bring you a weekly online video show hosted by four of our neighbourhood’s most dedicated practitioners PLUS the same great health and wellness fair - a LIVE version of the new weekly show - to celebrate the launch!
Every Wednesday a new video will go online, guiding viewers through a new practice or looking more deeply into an old favorite. Guests include Schuyler Grant, founder of the Kula Yoga project and NYC's go-to advanced yoga teacher according to the NY Times. Included in this first season is legendary Qi Gong master Robert Peng and world renowned pianist Inon Barnatan.
Then on May 14th New Understanding goes LIVE with their fabulous Health and Wellness fair at Triomph Fitness. Visitors to last year’s Alive&Well in Brooklyn will already know to bookmark this FREE, dynamic and interactive event which is perfect for individuals who want to learn to take better care of themselves, and those already in the field who wish to network and share their knowledge.
New Understanding seeks to highlight and promote locally-based individuals and organizations whose focus is to introduce the philosophies and practices that support better health and wellbeing, in a fun and informative way.
IT'S A MARKET TO BOOT! Great prices on items from Brooklyn Stash and Sprout (locally made natural cosmetics), Little Yoga Mat, lululemon, and more. Food from delicious Park Slope vegan eatery The V Spot.
FOR KIDS: Fun intro to yoga, Drumming circles, Learn math through Dance workshop, and more being added.
FOR ADULTS: Free demos in Alexander Technique, Gyrotonics, Forrest yoga, Pilates and more; Free mini treatments in ear acupuncture; Neck and shoulder releases with structural integration therapist Justine Walsh; Nutrition and fitness advice from the best practitioners in the neighborhood.
WORKSHOPS: Qi Gong, Better sleep, Movement and massage for injury recovery, Mom and baby fitness, Goal setting with lululemon, and more.
LIVE PERFORMANCE by guitarist John Shannon