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The Week in Wellness: Oprah goes organic, spin studio explosion, and more

Oprah Winfrey

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Don’t be the only one at the office this week who doesn’t know which new fitness studio just opened (and is flooded with celebrities) or where that new vegan sushi hotspot is.

We’ll keep you in-the-know with this weekly round-up of the most important wellness news—including fitness and yoga studio openings, celeb juice cleanses, better beauty news, and more:

Oprah is set to launch three lines of organic products under the names “Oprah’s Organics,” “Oprah’s Harvest,” and “Oprah’s Farm.” We don’t know what the products will be yet. But according to Living Maxwell, the patent trademarks that Winfrey filed cover a variety of food and beauty lines. Whatever they are, everyone will buy them.

The Queen of TV also featured the “New Generation of Spiritual Thinkers” on her Super Soul Sunday show this week—Gabrielle Bernstein, Mastin Kipp, and Marie Forleo.

New York’s spin scene was blowing up this week. Flywheel opened the doors to its new Upper West Side studio, SoulCycle announced nine new locations nationwide (five of which are in New York), and Revolve revealed a roster of top instructors, although the brand-new studio’s open date is still TBD.

Grapeseed-infused French beauty brand Caudalie announced it will open its first stand-alone boutique on Bleecker Street in early December. Three of the four walls will be dedicated to “storytelling” the brand’s history and beauty innovations, and just one to products.

Yoga-music phenomenon Wanderlust revealed the dates for its summer 2013 festivals in Vermont, Colorado, California, and Whistler. After, of course, the brand finishes its first-time trips to Hawaii and Chile.

Martha StewartThe Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York celebrated its 25th anniversary on Wednesday, and Martha Stewart was among the honorees at the event, for her role as a “Iyengar yoga supporter and advocate.”

Equinox announced that it will open new Creative Juice cafes in partnership with Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group at select gym locations in New York.

Arianna Huffington wants to de-stress the masses. Huffington announced a new editorial policy in which all 13 of the Huffington Post’s sections will run at least one article per day that aims to help readers decrease their stress levels, according to Ad Age. (More cute kitten slideshows!?)

Dr. Frank Lipman released the latest episode in his Be Well Week series, where he discusses Restorative Yoga with luminaries Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee.

Barry’s Bootcamp announced the grand opening of its first London studio in January 2013.

The New York Times reported on star yogi Raghunath Cappo’s transition from heavy metal rocker to India-traveling yoga guru.

Alvin Ailey is offering fans a chance to dance like its stars. Well, maybe. Ticket buyers will now get a free Alvin Ailey Extension dance class with their purchase.

After eight months of work, Grow NYC completed a 5,300-square-foot community garden in East New York with a 1,000-gallon rainwater harvesting system.

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  1. November 30th, 2012 at 7:13 am

    As far as organic food is concerned I welcome Oprah’s initiative and I hope it will definitely increase its popularity among people who are not yet convinced about its quality. However, I always try to find as much information as possible, positive as well as negative, and I have to admit that certain facts I’ve learnt recently make me think more about the choices I make every day and now I completely subscribe to the theory that not every aspect of conventional agriculture should be subject to criticism.

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