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Since the power's still out downtown, yoga studios and wellness businesses are utilizing both candlelight and natural light to stay in business during the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Well + Good NYC has rounded up a handful of places that are still offering everything from fitness classes to acupuncture in lower Manhattan, despite a lack of electricity.
Though Yoga 216 in Chelsea was flooded, they're currently offering free hour-long classes lit by candlelight every day at 5pm. Bari on Leonard Street is hosting its cardio-toning workouts by candlelight, and Sacred Sounds Yoga in Greenwich Village is utilizing the natural sunlight with its daytime classes.
And while no one wants to be without power, a few of the establishments have found that switching over to candlelight has actually improved service. One employee at The YinOva Center, a Union Square facility that offers acupuncture and other types of Traditional Chinese Medicine, explains: "We started using candles because we had to, but we're finding it to be soothing and beneficial for those who walk into our center."
· Wellness businesses thrive by candlelight [Well + Good NYC]
· All Hurricane Sandy coverage [Racked NY]