Jackie Morrison founded the Long Island Center for Yoga in 2003 to create a beacon within the community, one that would draw individuals seeking healing as well as spiritual and physical growth. To accommodate this range of interests, the schedule embraces a variety of yogic styles. Vinyasa and vigorous yoga classes build strength and endurance with dynamic asana sequences. Restorative yoga, on the other hand, incorporates deep, sustained stretches aided by supportive props. Yoga nidra, meanwhile, encourages introspection with time-honored meditation techniques.
Regardless of the style, self-discovery is a common theme at the studio. Unlike many practice spaces, Long Island Center for Yoga doesn’t hang any mirrors on its walls. This forces students to closely monitor their own form and technique, with instructors on hand to recommend modifications. The studio's Pilates, tai chi, and belly-dancing sessions similarly teach students to recognize the inherent connections between their minds, bodies, and untapped telekinetic abilities.
Back pain may be common, but as the chiropractors at Copiague Chiropractic see it, that's no reason for anyone to live with it. They look for the deep causes of discomfort in spinal alignment and nerve function. Then, they devise a treatment plan. They have a lot of strategies at their disposal: manual adjustments are a common way to free pinched nerves and restore range of motion, but the chiropractors also use innovations such as ultrasound therapy, traction tables, and special adjustment instruments to make precise changes in the body. But patients don't need to study up on all the different techniques—chiropractors, who speak both Spanish and Polish, spend lots of time explaining both their findings and the recommended treatments.
Dozens of pieces of equipment fill Eclectic Personal Training where trainers, led by Peter Lombardi, coach clients in private and group sessions. The trainers guide students down the road to fitness like a drivers' ed. teacher guides students down the road to Eclectic Personal Training's parking lot. In addition to personal training, the instructors also run boot camps, and pair exercises with massage and supplements such as Warrior Blend raw protein, which may boost the immune system.
At Argyle Optical, a highly skilled optometrist and a team of seasoned opticians help clients sharpen their field of vision with designer frames, high-def lenses, medical screenings, and contacts. Thorough exams inspect eyeballs for chronic diseases and zero in on exact prescriptions, while an extensive inventory of frames decorates faces in designs from Coach, Gucci, Tom Ford, and Versace.
At South Shore Laser, a team of trained aestheticians utilize laser and ultrasound equipment in beautifying treatments for men and women. Procedures include skin tightening and rejuvenation to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin, as well as laser treatments to remove the presence of veins, acne, and hair.
Despite being affected by Hurricane Sandy, Nancy Hirten did not let the storm break her spirits or her passion to teach students at the Hirten Irish Dance School. Nancy—an accredited teacher by the Irish Dancing Commission in Dublin and an experienced dancer who has performed for the Today show and Mayor Bloomberg—continues to teach students of all ages the fine art of traditional Irish dance.