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  • 5 Self-Care Activities in Hoboken {to Recharge and Reboot}

    With cold days and nights being the norm at the moment, we thought it would be fitting to share how important it is to practice self-care. At some point in our crazy and hectic lives it is important to take a step back and nurture ourselves. Self-care is ‘everywhere’ these days, yet it can be challenging to give our bodies and minds the love and care they so deserve. So here are a sampling of our favorite self-care activities in Hoboken that help refuel your mind, body, and soul.

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    ^Ultramarinos — a perfect little haven in the Mile Square

    ZenSpace Studios 

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    ZenSpace is located in midtown Hoboken. Its entire philosophy is based on the holistic {or whole body} concept of health; their services address the body and mind simultaneously. They offer numerous classes ranging from yoga, barre, mediation, reiki, shiatsu, and so much more. Kristen Mangione, the founder and director of ZenSpace, has an extensive dance background and has trained and worked with some of the nation’s best practitioners, dancers, and dance companies — and she often hosts events in the space as well. If you’re looking to relax, de-stress, or to deepen your yoga practice, ZenSpace is a great place to start. Just saying the name makes you less stressed, right? Check out their website for weekly class schedules and monthly events here.

    Acupuncture Atelier

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    Acupuncture Atelier is a boutique acupuncture practice located in uptown Hoboken {you may remember a past visit here!}. The owner, Sara, explains acupuncture as a mind, body and spirit healing modality to treat acute, chronic, psychological — and even mysterious unexplained conditions. She also offers reiki energy healing as well as cupping {more about that here}, helping you feel relaxed and comfortable during your time with her.

    Ariele’s Apothecary 

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    If you haven’t been to Ariele’s Apothecary over on 4th street, you’re really missing out. This peaceful haven helps you de-compress from the moment you step foot inside. Offering acupuncture for a variety of issues {fertility, chronic pain, stress}, they also provide a self-love/meditation classes from time to time. In addition to their services, they also offer a variety of blended teas, herbs, and essential oils {even some sage!} — so you’ll really be feeling the zen, inside and out once you walk in.

    Devotion Yoga & Wellness

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    Devotion Yoga is located right across from the PATH, making it the perfect place to come after a busy day of work or to give yourself that extra pep on a Saturday morning. {Heated yoga floors?! Ummm…yes please}. The yoga center has a super friendly and laid back vibe, with yoga participants of all levels and backgrounds — and classes for every type of need. If you’re a beginner looking to get into yoga to become fit or if you’re looking to ease your mind, this is the place for you.

    See More: 7 Yoga Spots We’re Loving in 2017

    Little City Books

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    If fitness and meditation aren’t your cup of tea, that’s totally cool, and we’ve got a potential self-care solution: reading. iPad, Kindle, Nook, there are so many ways to read a book {poet!} these days, but heading into a real book store is still in a level of its own. There’s nothing quite like perusing the shelves and smelling that lovely new book smell — and for some, reading can be relaxing and therapeutic, cozying up with a real cup of tea and picking out a brand new novel to read.

    And when it comes to book shops, there is something so charming about neighborhood bookstores, and Little City Books on 1st street is no exception {now with its children’s annex down the block as well}. Even though it may be hard to find time to read, make a deal with yourself to read one book per month, bought locally. And for the more avid reader, Little City Books also offers weekly book clubs.

    Ultramarinos

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    Sometimes self-care is as simple as sitting in your favorite coffee shop, sipping on a latte, and eating a homemade treat. After a stressful day of work or a Saturday AM, head to 3rd street where you’ll find a little slice of Latin paradise: Ultramarinos. It’s one of the best-kept secrets in the neighborhood, offering that peace and quiet we all need. This eclectic South American themed shop has a full counter of homemade baked goodies {yes, they really bake on premises every. single. day} and the best Café Con Leche you will ever taste.

    See More: The Best Coffee Shops in Hoboken

    So there it is — a nice little list to help you start your journey of self-care. Of course there are a ton of other spots in the area for “me” time, so we’d love to hear from you.

    Where do you go for some self-care and downtime?

    Article written by Lindsay Acker


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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. She started the site to discover the wealth of fun things happening in Hoboken and Jersey City and surrounding Hudson County areas. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog Pierre, or watching some really bad {but oh-so-good} reality TV and ordering takeout with her husband.


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