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 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.

Living Meditation

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 Dalton

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.


Keller Chiropractic

729 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn

Dr Jared Hoffman is currently doing a fine job of fixing my spinal subluxation.


Massage Williamsburg

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).