Events to Kick Off a Strong Summer
By Hannah Woit
There is no shortage of incredible opportunities for helping you feel your best in New York City, including Primary’s full slate of events and classes, but sometimes it can feel as if there is a shortage of time to take advantage of them and they often fall by the wayside when we get busy unless we commit in advance. Make sure you plan a feel-good summer this year--here are some wellness-centric events to make sure are on your calendar so you can thrive over the next two months!
June 11, 7pm
MNDFL / Greenwich Village
10 E 8th Street
New York, NY 10003
Flex your creative muscle while also strengthening your mind with an event that melds meditation and art. Zen teacher Kyoun Sokuzan will lead you in thinking about breaking through any obstacles you face between you and fully realizing your creativity.
June 16, Yoga 10am - 11am; Dance Party 11am - 1pm
Yoga and Dance Party: $40 + $3.20 fee
Dance Party Only: $25 + $2.75 fee
Daybreaker is a morning yoga sess and dance party that happens in 22 cities around the globe. They’re coming to NYC June 16 to give the crowd their signature “DOSE”, which stands for Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphins, the natural feel-good hormones and brain chemicals your body produces after a fun yoga class or dance party. It’s bring your own mat for yoga, but Daybreaker will bring the energy and non-alcoholic beverages you need for a morning boost!
June 16, 12pm-3pm
Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center in Williamsbridge Oval
3225 Reservoir Oval East
Bronx, NY 10467
If you’re looking for a kiddo-friendly event, check out this free fitness fest in the Bronx. It will feature cooking and fitness demonstrations, games, sports (including relay races), and arts & crafts, face painting, and more! Attendees will also get a chance to create their own “fruit creature” and enter free raffles and giveaways.
How to Have a Great Day!
June 20, 6pm-7:15pm
26 Broadway, 8th floor
New York, NY 10004
Free; Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Join Primary for an event that will give you the tools you need to make the most of each day in ways that feel good. Transformational Health and Life Coach, 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and Inspired Living Facilitator, Stacy Brass-Russell will introduce guests to simple and enjoyable things you can do now to create positive changes.
June 29 - July 1
Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
118 W 22nd Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10011
$275 for Patrons
$225 for General Public
$180 for Members
This immersive weekend takes place at the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York, but is open to new and experienced meditators alike. Led by Natalie Baker, a Buddhist practitioner and licensed psychotherapist, attendees will learn and practice mindfulness-awareness meditation, including sitting and walking meditations. One-on-one time with meditation instructors will also be available as an option. The meditations will be interspersed with lectures and discussions in small groups.