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New Orleans Healing Center Review
This new community center sets an ambitious goal for itself: “To provide a holistic, safe, sustainable center that heals, fulfills, and empowers the individual and the community, and to become a model for urban, community healing around the world.” To that end, this innovative collaboration (not to mention the innovative construction of the center) includes more than a dozen of New Orleans’ most progressive (and intriguing) organizations. Visitors can check out everything from the Wild Lotus Yoga Studio to the Crossroads Art Bazaar, from the Café Istanbul Performance Hall to the Island of Salvation Botanica, which is the famous voodoo shop run by the internationally renowned priestess Sallie Ann Glassman. This is a great place to explore and touch base with the spiritual side of New Orleans.
Best Place to Take a Yoga Class
#1. Wild Lotus Yoga (4842 Perrier St., 504-899-0047; New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 504-899-0047; www.wildlotusyoga.com) – Wild Lotus Yoga has been in business for 10 years and has been voted No. 1 in this category by Gambit readers for all of them. The studio offers kids’ yoga classes, Thai yoga, mom and baby yoga and more, with the Friday night Yoga Jam becoming a crowd favorite.
Best Locally Owned Bookstore
#1. Maple Street Books (Citywide; www.maplestreetbookshop.com) — In the face of a changing literary landscape, the oldest independent book store in New Orleans has not only adapted with online ebook sales and a strong social media presence, it has expanded to include four locations — now there’s a happy story with no end in sight.
Best Art Market
#3. Spun Crossroads at the New Orleans Healing Center (2372 St. Claude Ave., 504-329-5621; www.spuncrosswords.com/crossroads.php)