Yoga and wellness go hand-in-hand, but The Funky Om takes that notion even further. Part yoga studio, part wellness center, The Funky Om hosts a variety of yoga classes throughout the week while also offering acupuncture, massage therapy, and herbal remedies. For beginning yogis, basic yoga classes take a slower pace, whereas Forrest yoga sessions help more advanced students take their practice to the next level with intensive yoga postures such as backbends, inversions, and arm balances.
Jessica Ross and Sara Sorce are nationally board certified in acupuncture and herbal medicine. They utilize acupuncture, chinese herbs, moxibustion, and advanced cupping techniques to address a wide variety of health conditions.
Within Sole Pilates & Yoga’s beet-red walls, instructors lead small groups of students through rigorous postures on Pilates reformer machines. With just five machines in their studio, the instructors can ensure that each student benefits from personal adjustments and individual attention. The machines' pulleys, bars, and sliding carriages add extra resistance to traditional Pilates postures, testing students' strength against their own body weight to develop lean, toned muscles. In addition to the Pilates reformer, the instructors lead mat Pilates classes to carve strong core muscles, and yoga sessions that flow through strength- and relaxation-inducing poses, resulting in enough flexibility and body control to squeeze into a milk carton.
Doweon Park, a licensed acupuncturist who honed his skills in Korea, combines aspects of Eastern and Western medicine to treat patients at his practices in Huntington and Great Neck. He and his staff gently manipulate predetermined points across the body with slender stainless-steel needles to relieve both physical and emotional issues. Among their specialties are headaches, cigarette addictions, and select digestive or respiratory disorders. Additionally, Park practices herbal medicine, prescribing customized herbal blends in the form of a liquid, powder, or question.
I-ACT certified hyrdotherapist Zora Nemati leads a team of body harmonizers versed in the arts of quantum biofeedback, massage therapy, colon hydrotherapy, and integrated-energy therapy. Her services—from digestion-promoting, open-system colonics to depression-relieving posters of cats in flowerpots—are designed to keep bodies healthy and stress free, such as far infrared sauna treatments followed by showers, which aim to flush away toxins.