Health and Wellness 2013

Find your happy place

Yoga in a cathedral, fire rituals, "monkey conditioning": Find serenity at these 7 meditation-ready spots around the Bay

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culture@sfbg.com

HEALTH AND WELLNESS January may be cold, but it's not particularly chill. The temps are low and it's still dark out, which makes it a natural time for hibernation. Problem is, no one's hibernating.

People, in fact, are exceptionally busy. We are trying to make up for time we lost during our temporary retirements in December. We are also frantically trying to realize our resolutions (before we forget them) and get back into shape after eating pie twice a day last month.Read more »

Peace of mind

Queer Lifespace and SF Therapy Collective bring healing to marginalized communities

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culture@sfbg.com

HEALTH AND WELLNESS When New Leaf Services closed its doors in 2010, after 35 years of providing vital mental health and substance abuse services to the queer community of San Francisco, a huge gap was left in its wake. New Leaf was the victim of budget shortfalls when the city reduced funding allocated for various nonprofits.Read more »

Here's the deal

Get your 2013 going with discounts on spa treatments, yoga classes, trims, and more

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BEAUTY

Lash Lab 2166 Union, SF. (888) 406-5274, www.lash-lab.com. Full set of eyelash extensions (normally $219) for $150.

Gentle Star 14 Mint Plaza, Suite 110, SF. (415) 618-0108, www.gentlestar.com. On Mondays, get $100 microderm treatment (regularly $150), or $25 off a facial.Read more »

Mestranda Cigarra kicks ass

She started practicing capoeira when women didn't do that kind of thing — now she runs the show at her own school

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caitlin@sfbg.com

HEALTH AND WELLNESS It is impossible to climb the stairs to the San Francisco chapter of Abadá Capoeira and not know that you are in the Mestranda's house.Read more »