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Ekata is a Western-fitness, Eastern-philosophy, no-TV club
Ekata is a Western-fitness, Eastern-philosophy, no-TV club

A group of elementary school kids sat cross-legged on the floor, their eyes shut tight, listening to their teacher: How was their day at school? What were they feeling? Could they take a moment to breathe and check in with themselves? Then, their quiet time over, the kids stood up, the music came on, and they launched into an exuberant hip-hop dance class. That confluence between Eastern practices and Western fitness conventions is what makes Ekata — Sanskrit for “oneness” — one of the more unusual fitness clubs on the landscape, a place where a tranquil Taoist meditation room seamlessly co-exists with the intense activity taking place in the full-size boxing ring....

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