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10 Events for Self Care in NYC

By / July 18, 2018

Health isn’t just about your physical body: it’s about your mental, emotional, and spiritual selves, too. From making jam to enjoying a sound bath, unwind and slow down at these ten NYC events that are perfect for a moment of self care in your hectic schedule.

Sound Bath in Snug Harbor

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

Explore the ancient art of sound healing at this hour long sound bath, where the sounds of Himalayan singing bowls, gongs, quartz chimes, and other meditative musical instruments will wash over you.

$27 / RSVP

Himalayan Tea Ceremony


Discover the traditions and history behind the gongfu tea ceremony at this free event celebrating Nepalese teas, where you'll learn how to determine flavors and thoroughly enjoy three Himalayan teas.


Craft Your Own Body, Hair, or Beard Oil

Papa Rozier Farmhouse

Make your very own custom scent blend at this casual hands-on class, where you'll enjoy drinks and bites while learning the skills to make your own naturally-perfumed body and hair oils.

$81 / RSVP

Wheel Throwing Pottery Class

Choplet Ceramic Studio

Learn the basics behind the meditative art of wheel throwing and take home the bowl you create at this 2-hour class, perfect for a relaxing morning before brunch.

$72 / RSVP

Slow Flow Yoga with Essential Oils

Modrn Salt at Modrn Sanctuary

This restorative yoga class is practiced in a room made of pink Himalayan salt, utilizing specialty essential oils to help you center yourself and bring you into a deep relaxation.

$40 / RSVP

An Evening of Health and Wellness

Rooftop Reds

What better rejuvenation than drinking a ton of local wine? Head to Rooftop Reds in the Navy Yard for an evening of wine and catered food in honor of National Relaxation Day.

$128 / RSVP

Jam-Making Demonstration

Prospect Heights Brainery

From selecting fresh fruit to making your jams shelf-stable, learn the ins and outs of this old-fashioned preservation method in a calming evening demonstration.

$35 / RSVP
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Meditation for Beginners

Vajradhara Meditation Center

How long should I meditate for? How do I stay focused? Why should I meditate in the first place? If you're curious about meditation but aren't sure where to start, this two-hour workshop is for you.

$30 / RSVP
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Miniature Bonsai Landscaping Class

Prospect Heights Brainery

Create a miniature world of your own at this hands-on class, where all supplies and instruction are included for you to create a slow-growing bonsai landscape to bring peace to your own home.

$90 / RSVP

Skincare Discussion and DIY Class

Anima Mundi Apothecary

Explore the deeper meanings behind the beauty industry at this interactive panel discussion on the rituals of modern self care, starting with a superherb tea and ending with a handmade lip balm class.

$45 / RSVP


Quinne Myers is a writer, illustrator, apparel designer, and lingerie industry pundit living in Brooklyn. Loves sweaty concert dancing, eating dessert, feeling feelings, and petting every dog.

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