Lindsey Vick, owner of Sunflowers Healing and Wellness, is a jill-of-all-trades in the world of holistic healing. Her r?sum? lists a slew of specialties?certified hypnotist, reiki master, birth doula?that attend to both the emotional and physical needs of patrons. Along with life coaching and energy healing, Sunflowers uses these specialties to help thrust individuals and organizations into healthier lifestyles and corporate success. At Lindsey's side are practitioners Mark Vick, a Harvard graduate who facilitates couples counseling and life-coaching sessions, and Marc Christmas, certified Reiki practitioner and reflexologist. Together, they use their combined 25 years in management consulting to bring positivity into the lives of their clients.
The shutter-snapping staff at Hut Photos trains studio lights, technical know-how, and creative impulses on subjects to reveal inner and outer beauty. Adept eyes capture every moment throughout weddings and facilitate tastefully sultry boudoir sessions to highlight inner allure. Flash-popping fiestas also help aspiring models to build their portfolios, and craft poignant portraits ideal for hanging in family rooms or wearing on the back of the head to confuse mischievous children. Shoots take place in Union 206 Studio's expansive, climate-controlled space, complete with a private room for wardrobe changes and makeup.
You'll be led in the ways of matching and loving under director Ron "Ald" McDonald, aka Tennis the Menace, aka the Count of Volley Cristo—a US Professional Tennis Association–certified coach and 35-year veteran of successful tennis-knowledge transmission. You'll be grouped with a handful of swingers at your own skill level, allowing you to reap the benefits of group training and assign each other catchy nicknames. Through fun drills and lightly competitive scrimmaging, you'll build on fundamentals and incorporate new flourishes into your victory dance.
The Child and Family Network Centers provides free education and social services for preschool children, and job training for their families. The children it serves are considered at-risk due to limited English proficiency and low-income backgrounds. To fulfill the need for strong educational programs, CFNC operates a year-round preschool in 10 classrooms—with literacy and language support for bilingual children in 27 languages—to prepare them for kindergarten with their peers. These programs reach out to families in their own neighborhoods and supplement the students’ education with additional resources such as health services.
See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon Grassroots blog.
The founder of Ultimate Results, Mustafa Nazary, worked for years to develop his very own wellness program, which he named the Cognitive Emotional Active Program. Firmly rooted in the connection between the brain and the body, the program is designed to help people find peace and happiness through fitness, whether they're battling obesity, depression, or having problems in interpersonal relationships. He and his team of personal trainers help clients create wellness goals, then work to meet and potentially exceed them.
Owned and operated by artist Kelly Hutchinson, Kelly's Art & Frame is home to a 2,800-square-foot art gallery where original paintings, watercolors, and limited-edition prints line the walls. Onsite custom framing services combine archival materials and meticulous work to properly preserve drawings, sculptures, and cherished pieces of ABC gum. With fellow artist Carol Fogelsong, Kelly also leads art classes, teaching the fundamentals to students during intimate group sessions.