Regal, plum-colored tapestries drift across The Yoga Stone’s windows, inviting guests to relax minds and muscles in preparation for their moving meditation sessions. Experienced instructors serve as sherpas, guiding students toward fitness and self-awareness with standing poses, sun salutations, and stretches that can strengthen bodies and the grease the gerbil wheels that power minds. During group sessions and private lessons, yogis of all levels breathe deeply as ancient poses help foster strength, balance, and flexibility. During advanced routines, students embark on physical challenges such as arm balances and inversions, which they can modify to accommodate injuries and vestigial pterodactyl wings. In addition to hosting yoga classes, the studio melts stress with therapeutic massages, which incorporate flowing Swedish strokes, deep-tissue bodywork, and myofascial-release techniques.
Best friends and co-owners Courtney Short and Natalie Ostad want The Yoga Mat to be a place where people feel comfortable being themselves. There’s nothing intimidating about their studio, and its wide variety of classes should help any budding yogi find the right fit. Yoga 101 introduces beginners to basic poses, whereas candlelit Vinyasa creates a soothing environment to focus on breathing. There’s also prenatal yoga for expecting mothers and Mommy & Me classes, wherein attendees can pose at their own pace and take breaks as necessary to care for pintsize tagalongs. Courtney and Natalie's idea is for all who come here to feel the restorative and healing effects of toning the body and calming the mind.
The trainers behind ASOfit tout a fitness philosophy based around three principles: variety, functionality, and intensity. Their outdoor workouts engage the whole body to help clients achieve personal health and fitness goals, whether that means losing weight, building muscle, or improving their overall conditioning. Participants perform functional movements over broad periods of time, and instructors keep classes capped at 20 participants so they can provide individual coaching tips. Participants are expected to bring their own mat so the won't have to lie on the ground and their own jump rope so they won't have to fashion one from their hair at the last minute.
Dr. M.A. Zareh, DDS, may be a Californian through and through—he grew up in Riverside, and attended the USC school of dentistry—but his reach extends far beyond that. He is also participates in community outreach programs. Aside from his charitable contributions, it's in Dr. Zareh's nature to provide service for as many people as he can: at Hillsview Dental Care, he oversees an extensive menu of services that includes everything from checkups and crowns to extractions and root canals. He and his team also administer cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening and ClearCorrect invisible braces.
Dr. Charles Kim named his dental practice after the Korean word for white to honor the work of keeping smiles shining and healthy. For the past 15-plus years he has filled in cavities with a tooth-colored composite and covered unsightly teeth with cosmetic crowns, while also performing implant surgeries and full-mouth constructions. Dr. Kim is also trained in straightening smiles, and he offers both traditional braces and Invisalign clear retainers to do the job. Hayan Dental Group is equipped to handle all of its patients dental needs, from oral surgery to remove wisdom teeth to basic teeth cleaning to remove plaque and dust bunnies.
Prana Yoga is aptly named—the word "prana" means "life-force" in Sanskrit, and the certified yoga instructors at this welcoming studio in Anaheim Hills want to help their students harness the vibrant life force energy that comes with a regular yoga practice. Here beginners and advanced yogis alike can come and take meditation, Hatha, and Vinyasa yoga classes, working on building flexibility and strength while calming the mind and spirit. Prana Yoga strives to be a place of healing and renewal for all of its students.