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Healing in the Hamptons

Submitted by on January 11, 2011 – 4:30 pmNo Comment

Healing is the operative word these days.  Hateful rhetoric is out and positive thoughts are in.  Tune in to the Hamptons Healing Chanel (Good idea right?  We’re going to start it.)  Here are a few places to get your healthy HipHamptons groove on this month, and with some insider discounts.

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Urban Zen Integrative Therapy At Yoga Shanti

There are sun salutations and then there are sundown salutations – the kinder gentler version.  Conceptualized by Colleen Saidman, donna Karan, and Rodney Yee, this class is taught by Certified Urban Zen Integrative Therapists, and is designed to heal and restore.  The one hour session on Sundays at 4:30 includes restorative poses, aromatherapy, reiki, breath awareness, and meditation.  The inward healing journey is open to all.  Also check out Yoga Shanti’s winter sale for new students and class cards.

Cost is $25 or a class on a class card

www.yogashanti.com

Yoga Shanti Lakshmi – 32 Bridge Street, Sag Harbor 631-725-

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Nirvana Massage at Naturopathica

Of women surveyed 75% said at the end of a stressful day they would take a good rub over hot sex.  Yes, they’re looking for massage-inists.  Known for not only their pure natural products but excellent massage therapists, Naturopathica is offering a special 25% discount Mondays through Thursdays on their Nirvana Massage with de-stressing powers of flowing and ethereal strokes.  Be sure to check out their Deep Forest Bath and Body Oil with Balsam, Fir, and Pine for the ultimate winter massage.

60 minutes $135 90 minutes $180 (before discount)

www.naturopathica.com

Naturopathica 74 Montauk Hwy, East Hampton 631-329-2525

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The Juicy Naam Juice Cleanse

Yes coffee, rice cakes, and chardonnay may be your version of a diet, but there is a healthier way to go about it.  The Juicy Naam cleanse includes a complimentary health evaluation and consultation, highest vibration organic juices and goods, customized herbs and teas, and a cleanse kit with everything you’ll need for your cleanse.  Founder Giuliana Torre customizes the program for each person with a health evaluation and cautions that you don’t just jump into it after a steak and martini dinner.  Sometimes she will start with a pre-cleanse diet.  Special for the Hamptons – cleanse with a friend for $75 a day per person.  The Juicy Naam store in Sag Harbor is open year round every day.

For more info contact giuliana@thejuicynaam.us

http://www.thejuicynaam.com/

51 Division Street, Sag Harbor 631-725-3030

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Belly Dancing at Ross School

Be your own goddess.  This is not only a great core work out, it is the best thing you can do for your love life.  “Sorry Stan, can’t meet you, I have to go to belly dancing class,” is your fast track to being on his speed dial.  Tina Georgolopoulos teaches Belly Dancing: The Goddess Workout at the Ross School.  The next session is January 12 to February 2nd on Wednesday nights.  There’s a vast assortment of Community Classes at Ross from languages to art to wellness so check it out.

Cost is $100 and pre-registration is required.

http://www.ross.org/

Ross School 20 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton NY 631-907-5555

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Happiness is a Warm Puppy at ARF

People with pets live longer and there’s nothing more healing than unconditional love… or what love you can buy with a Snausage.  Along with donating and adopting pets you can also volunteer at the Animal Rescue Fund’s location in East Hampton and walk the dogs or socialize with them (no political discussions allowed.)  You can also bring them to special events or to nursing homes and day care centers.   If you’re not in the position to have a pet full time, you can be a weekend lover.

http://www.arfhamptons.org/

90 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott, 631-537-0400

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Yonka Le Grand Classique Facial at Ananas Spa

Before there was Botox there were botanicals, plant based serums for skin which is actually our largest organ.  In January from Wednesday through Friday treat your skin to this special facial which normally at $125 is $95.  And for an added on mask treatment for $20 try from host of nature’s beauty bounty: green tea, ginseng, papaya, French wine, cucumber, bio marine extracts or Dead Sea Minerals.  The atmosphere is very soothing and they give some of the best manicures and pedicures around.  Be sure to check out all their January specials.

http://www.ananasspa.com/

71 Hill Street, Southampton 631-287-9099

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Restore Deva at Kama Deva Yoga

It’s okay if you’re not in touch with your asanas.  Restorative yoga is a kind and gentle version designed for the body to heal and restore itself with simple poses held for longer times, often supported with props.  It calms the nervous system and quiets the mind.  And it just feels good.  Check out winter specials at Kama Deva Yoga in East Hampton as well for new students and returning yogis and yoginis as well.

www.kamadevayoga.com

66 Newtown Lane, Suite 7, East Hampton, 631-604-1382

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The Beach

If there is one defining feature of the Hamptons it is the gorgeous and ever present (erosion aside) beaches.  There is a known positive effect from negative ions which are created where moving water meets land.   While some days the wind and cold may keep you inside there are plenty of other days you can get out and walk and experience a profound moment of gratitude that you can call a place like the Hamptons home even for a day and that is healing indeed.  And free.

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