• Voice Choices

    July 30, 2014
  • Voice Choices

    June 18, 2014


    Be rugged and outdoorsy, even in the city

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Heavy Metal Yoga Is a Thing

    It's a Tuesday night and I am sitting on a yoga mat in the back of a former grocery store in Pittsburgh, spreading my legs as far as they can go. I reflexively turn to see how the woman next to me is managing her dragonfly pose when I realize I can barely see her. The room is lit only by two tin can ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 31, 2013


    Take a yoga class on the beach

  • Voice Choices

    June 5, 2013


    Roll out the mat and get physical

  • Voice Choices

    February 27, 2013


    Who can do the best downward-facing dog?

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Hold That Pose: Federal Judge Rules That Bikram Yoga Cannot Be Copyrighted

    Quietly, after more than ten years of contentious lawsuits, Bikram Choudhury's copyright on the specific sequence of Bikram yoga has been overruled by the federal court. For the past year Bikram and his lawyers, the media, and the yoga community, have been focused on the legal warfare involving Greg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    The Hot Yoga War's Messy End: Why Yoga to the People Won't Be Teaching Bikram Yoga Anymore

    Greg Gumucio sat behind the desk of his 27th street hot yoga studio in Manhattan eating a glazed donut. He wore a tight burgundy v-neck with the words "Yoga to the People" pulled across his chest and wore a large watch with a bright red band. Pop music played over the speaker system. See More: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    The Meatball Hero: After Sandy, Michael Chernow Gives Back to the City that Gave Him Everything

    Michael Chernow gets his hands dirty. As one half of the cheeky duo behind The Meatball Shop, the successful mini-chain of ball-focused foods, the Manhattan native made a name for himself by capitalizing on polite toilet humor and mugging for the cameras that love him. But don't be fooled by the hig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2012

    Big Government Doesn't Like Yoga!

    Turn up the steam in that hot yoga session because this controversy is getting hot. That was a terrible pun; I apologize. But seriously, there's a bit of a conflict going on between New York State and the yoga studios. About three years ago, Albany threatened to force yoga studio instructors to ... More >>

  • News

    July 18, 2012

    The Hot Yoga War

    Two yogis battle over the fate of a tradition (and a pile of money)

  • Voice Choices

    July 11, 2012


    Celebrate disco and the Bee Gees

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    14,000 New Yorkers Do Sun Salutations In Times Square For Summer Solstice

    We don't know about you but just thinking about Times Square immediately gives us a calm and relaxing energy. OK, so maybe not, but it was good enough for the 14,000 New Yorkers who showed up in Times Square today to participate in the 10th annual Mind Over Madness event.The yoga-thon is in celebrat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Vegan, Gluten-Free 'Nibblers' Are a Happy Accident

    How many times have you thrown together a dish based solely on what you happened to have in the fridge? That's exactly how Carrie Firestone came up with Nibblers, a vegan, gluten-free dessert sold in caf├ęs like The Bean and Teany. "I had some ingredients in the fridge -- some dark chocolate that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Regulators Say Bikram Choudhury's Yoga to the People Suit Won't Stand

    ​According to regulators at the U.S. Copyright Office, hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury's lawsuit against free yoga chain Yoga to the People isn't valid because yoga poses count as "exercises" and not "choreography" and thus cannot be trademarked. In an email contained in a YTTP response to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Yoga to the People Takes on Bikram Choudhury on Facebook

    ​As was reported last week, free yoga studio chain Yoga to the People is being sued by Bikram Choudhury, the inventor of Bikram yoga, for "stealing" poses. Choudhury, who is very litigious, and his lawyer sent in an undercover yogi into the YTTP hot yoga class to confirm Choudhury's suspicion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Bikram Choudhury Sues Yoga to the People for Yoga Plagiarism

    Ever popular for its philosophy of affordability, if not for the crowding that can happen in its free-yoga-love studios, Yoga to the People is being sued by a powerful enemy, yoga guru Bikram Choudhury, the man behind -- obviously -- Bikram yoga. Bikram, if you don't know yoga, is a 90-minute progra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Hunter S. Thompson's Playboy Correspondence: Kind of Tame

    Playboy​ The above is Hunter S. Thompson's hangover cure, according to a cache of his letters released by Playboy. It's 12 amyl nitrites and "as many beers as necessary." Amyl nitrites are poppers, FYI. What did you expect Hunter S. Thompson's hangover cure to be? Green tea and a hot yoga ses ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    At LTO, Ayinde Howell Will Stage a Very Vegan Pop-Up

    ​In recent weeks, LTO has been something of a haven for enthusiastic and fickle carnivores, with the likes of the Fattys, Leah Cohen, and Eddie Huang slinging meat from various corners of the globe in rapid succession. But now LTO is throwing the vegans a bone, as it were: from June 10 through ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2011

    Staten Island Has a Warehouse Full of Cigarette Butts

    ​Somewhere on Staten Island, there is a warehouse. Inside the warehouse, there are all the cigarette butts you could ever want! There's a company called EcoTech Displays that is collecting cig butts from all over the city, putting them in this warehouse, and trying to figure out a way to recyc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    The 5 Worst Yoga Positions to Catch Your Boss In

    ​As much as we respect and adore our bosses and even our sniveling coworkers, there are certain things that should be kept to a minimum among people who slave away together on a daily basis. One of those things is yoga. There are several reasons for this, among them, spandex, sweating, a lack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Park Slope Moms Choose Herb

    ​It is via our friends at Fucked in Park Slope that we come by this fragrant nugget, so to speak: When not sending their nannies off to fulfill "family hours" at the Co-op or teaching baby yoga or complaining about hat-gender-stereotyping, Park Slope moms are smoking the doooooobie!

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    So, People Are Going to Give You Obnoxious Crap for Christmas

    ​What are the most obnoxious Christmas gifts ever? Gifts that are customized to remind the recipient of yours truly. This is why, despite what the Wall Street Journal is dubbing a trend of sorts ("The Rise of Holiday Me-Tailers"), you should never, ever, ever, give your girlfriend or boyfriend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Double Rainbow/2001: A Space Odyssey Mashup Too Close for Comfort, Intensity-Wise

    ​Confession: We loved the Double Rainbow Auto-tune. So much that it still penetrates our addled brains on the occasional lonely Wednesday and we smile and press through our human pain on the music of angels' wings. We loved it because it lightened the, er, intensity of the original video (maki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Iconic Things for Ironic People: Hipster Yoga

    ​As luck would have it, while finishing our leftover curry udon and contemplating the last time we went to the gym (and how our skinny jeans might be getting just a pinch too tight), we stumbled upon Hipster Yoga. Yes. The site, which is kinda brilliant, adapts real-life yoga instructions from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Two Terrible Aughties Trends Collide: Introducing Yoga for Foodies

    gbsk/flickrYoga for Foodies: namaste meets bon appetit.​Last week, Fork in the Road brought you news of cupcakes for dudes. This week in crossovers gone wrong, it's Yoga for Foodies. Wellness expert and yogi David Romanelli (a.k.a. Yeah Dave), who is known for his yoga-and-chocolate and yoga-a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Staying In Shape When You Eat All Day: Fork in the Road Tells All

    Probably inspired by Frank Bruni's soon-to-be-published book about his struggles with eating disorders, The Times runs a piece today about how people who eat for a living manage to stay in shape. It focuses on Padma Lakshmi, who shoots Top Chef for five weeks at a time, and then goes on a "food deto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Oprah KFC Deal Leads to Snafus, Delays, Riot

    That coupon Oprah was offering for free chicken at KFC was never a good idea. For one thing, it ain't too enlightened a choice: as PETA Europe says, "KFC is the world's largest killer of chickens... nearly 800 million chickens are killed every year in the cruellest ways imaginable." The guy in this ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 3, 2008


    A tiny gathering of vast proportions

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2005
  • News

    March 2, 2004

    Escapes From New York

    Northern Retreats Offer a Little Karmic Healing and a Lot of Yoga

  • News

    March 2, 2004

    The Energy and the Ecstasy

    Getting to Spring With a Credit Card and a MetroCard

  • News

    December 30, 2003

    Compa$$ionate Capitali$m

    Russell $immons wants to fatten the hip-hop vote—and maybe his wallet, too

  • News

    November 18, 2003

    A Room for One's Womb

    Baby om meets the postpartum body

  • News

    September 16, 2003

    Straighten Up

    New Stances Sharpen Traditional Disciplines

  • News

    March 12, 2002

    Opening to Yoga

    Going to the Mat

  • Dance

    December 5, 2000
  • Long Island Voice

    November 9, 1999
  • News

    June 29, 1999

    Dangerous Moves

    Is 'Yoga Therapy' an Oxymoron?