Age: 28 Pronouns: She/Her Neighborhood: Bed-Stuy Most Likely to: Stay in bed all day watching Fixer Upper on HGTV  Favorite Quote: “In the final analysis, it was between you and God, it was never between you and them, anyway.” - Mother Teresa Since her first Psych class, Naiylah knew she’d go into therapy. Currently, she works as a marriage and family therapist focusing on conflicts with substance abuse and mental health. Naiylah wants therapy to become a commonplace, unstigmatized...
Here are two things that are currently true: Brooklyn residents have a lot of pent up frustration about our political climate, and punching—and kicking, and jabbing—(inanimate!) things is fun. That is why kickboxing, in addition to being an exceptionally enjoyable workout, as it engages just about every muscle in the body, also does wonders for our holistic health. Take advantage of the current popularity of the sport, and visit any one of these martial...
You know what yoga and yoga-barre group classes typically are? Many things, but top on that list are affluent and very white. So Corinne Wainer and Shauny Lamba, cofounders of SHAKTIBARRE in Williamsburg, are working to change that. Through an array of holistic health classes (in-studio and in an actual classrooms, like with books, tables, and chairs), sliding scale prices, a café with an Ayurvedic menu, and upcoming programs for local public school youth,...
Beside Magazine, dedicated to outdoor enthusiasts across America In this age of connectivity, we all need to get out, and hike, or fish, or camp, and unplug in nature a little more. This brand new magazine will inspire you to do so. besidemagazine.com, $18.50 Armstrong’s All Natural Piñon Pine Salve Use it for the health of your butcher block, skin, lips, or hair—this salve will improve the well being of most things that need moisture, nothing artificial included....
Sudden underground asphyxiation, thumb cramps, shortness of comprehension, tightness of face, dissociative drinking—what’s a well-balanced urban lifestyle without a few stress and fatigue-induced health concerns? It would be pointless, because without any ailments, you would never go to the spa, and a life without spas is as pointless as a life without the city. You might as well go live in the country, where life is a spa every day and honeybees bring you...
I’m a runner. Neither yoga nor barre classes have appealed to me historically. On one hand, I prefer exercising outside, and alone, rather than with groups and indoors. And on the other, boutique fitness culture has also turned me off. The kind that idealizes unattainable physiques, feels interpersonally or socially inauthentic, and is, you know, very, very white—not to mention expensive. “I did the research, and 82.2 percent of the boutique fitness population are women,”...

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