The things that define New York as special—its 24 hour schedule, feverish energy, and concrete landscape—are the same things that make this place challenging. NYC is a wellness-focused city because it needs to be, and the trend currently resonating (literally) with New Yorkers is sound baths.
During a sound bath resonant, overtone-emitting instruments—like crystal singing bowls and tuning forks—are played over the resting bodies of those in attendance. This kind of auditory immersion is an entryway to the kind of deep meditative states most New Yorkers can only dream of, and regulars say the effect is accumulative, so sign up for a couple of these sonic soundscapes and soak up the zen vibes.
This neighborhood healing center in Greenpoint, North Brooklyn, has the kind of cosy ambiance that’s necessary for a sound bath. Music psychotherapist Katie Down hosts sell-out sessions on the second and last Sunday of every month—the perfect way to wind down from the week and meet Monday head on.
Maha Rose, 97 Green St G3, Brooklyn, NY 11222 +1 718 757 2758
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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.