In answer to some frequently asked questions, here is a list of alternative therapy practitioners who I have visited and wholeheartedly recommend:
If you are unable to make it to a studio, consider www.yogaglo.com. Monthly online membership is $18 and gives you access to hundreds of pre-recorded yoga classes. Also includes guided meditations from Harshada Wagner.
Integral Yoga Institute
Great beginners/intro to all styles of meditation, at the home of Integral Yoga, 13th St / 7th Ave, Manhattan. $60 for a 3xweekly introduction - take a look under workshops/events.
Drop-in weekly group meditations with one of my teachers, Harshada Wagner. Also, private sessions, workshops, retreats, and trips to India!
New York Meditation Center
For those wishing to develop a daily personal practice of Vedic meditation. Go along to a no-obligation free introductory talk to hear more about the benefits of meditation and how it works.
Will travels around the world teaching Vedic meditation. I learned from him in 2009.
Worksong Community Acupuncture
208 Driggs Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Offers treatment in a communal setting for sliding scale of $20-$50.
729 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
Dr Jared Hoffman is currently doing a fine job of fixing my spinal subluxation.
169 Wythe Ave Suite 107, Brooklyn
60-minute deep tissue $95
Greenhouse Holistic Spa
218 N.7th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
60-minute deep tissue $80
Pine Tree Health
101 W17th St, Manhattan, NY
60-minute deep tissue $50
Communal setting (cubicles separated by paper screens)
No frills, good value.
Brooklyn Body Works
202 Union Avenue, Suite K, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Matt and Richard provided a course of treatment to heal my repetitive strain injury. They offer treatment in a communal setting for extremely reasonable rates (if your insurance doesn't cover).