Black-Owned Businesses Offering Digital Wellness During These Crazy Times
For most of us, we are now in our second week of social distancing. The response that is necessary to protect us from COVID19 is unprecedented and feels as though we are experiencing history as it happens. To help with the human need for contact and also to continue generating business during this time, many companies have turned to streaming services. I wanted to highlight four black-owned companies here in NYC that we can support.
1. HealHaus: Healhaus is a café and healing space that offers yoga, reiki, acupuncture, meditation, and other wellness experiences. Since all non-essential businesses in NYC are closed until further notice, they are providing unlimited online classes for $20 a month or $10 for a drop-in class. I have been to Healhaus for yoga as well as other wellness treatments and it is one of my favorite spots in Brooklyn!
2. Ethel’s Club: Ethel’s Club is a coworking space for people of color. I’ve been a member for a few months and finally made it there last month and there really is something special about it. You walk in and you feel welcomed and seen. I’ve been to quite a few coworking spaces here in the city and none have ever felt like home. While the clubhouse is closed, they have opened up a digital membership for $17 a month where 3 times a day you will have access to different talks, as well as curated lists for relative content.
3. The Fit In: This boutique fitness studio has three different locations in Bedford-Stuyvesant where they are offer Pilates and Barre. They are offering on-demand classes that you can rent for $5.99 for 30 days. I bought the Beats & Barres since I have been looking for a new Barre studio to attend. It’s important to remain active even if you are working from home!
4. Stacked Yoga: Stacked Yoga is a yoga studio located in Bed-Stuy offering free online classes several times during the day. These free classes will be offered until March 31st. I haven’t personally taken a class at this studio, but will take a free class and hopefully be able to go once we’re able to move around the city.
These are just a few of the offerings helping us to get through these scary times. It’s a small way that we can make sure that these businesses survive and are still standing once we get through this. If you know of any businesses or services, please leave them in the comments below so we can all help! Stay Safe!