This Week in Wellness: Yoga un-taxed, Meatless Mondays un-endorsed, and more
Welcome to our weekly roundup of wellness news we’ve spotted and reported throughout the week. Our Page Six!
Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) is hosting a Surfing + Yoga Heals event in Long Beach for breast cancer survivors. The day of surfing and yoga will promote healthy, active survivorship and is totally free for the first 10 women who apply.
On Wednesday, the Safe Chemicals Act was finally passed by a Senate committee (after 36 years!). The law will give the EPA way more tools to protect us from harmful chemicals in cosmetics, household products, and more (yay!). It will now have to be passed by the full Senate and House in order to be signed into law.
Meanwhile, in Washington, the USDA accidentally endorsed the Meatless Monday campaign in an internal email newsletter, and then took it back after the meat lobby freaked out. Really, USDA? Way to stand your ground.
Adidas unveiled the adizero Primeknit running shoe at the London Olympics, its first sneaker to feature a new seamless engineering technology. The 2,012 individually numbered pairs were knitted in the same red and white colors adidas athletes will be competing in at the Olympic Games. A limited number will be sold for $250 this fall on adidas.com and select stores.
Greek yogurt fave Chobani opened a chic boutique storefront in Soho, where your yogurt comes dressed up in a glass bowl filled with seasonal fruit and nuts and more. One that had us at hello? Olive oil, sea salt and Pita chips…
Celebrated colorist James Corbett opened an organic beauty salon on West 19th Street, with an incredible selection of natural beauty products and a sweet outdoor pedicure garden.
New York yoga studios dodged a bullet when the State finally decided that yoga classes would not be subject to sales tax.
Pure Food and Wine added a new dairy-free dessert to its menu—a Peach Blueberry Cobbler with cinnamon maple ice cream and buckwheat streusel. Everyone in the Well+Good office wants this immediately…
GLBL Yoga’s organizers officially announced that the scheduled world’s largest yoga class has been canceled due to lack of funding. The Central Park event tried to crowd source the $675,000 it needed, but failed to rally yogis around donating.