Music is in Laura O’Neill’s blood. The scion of a musical family, she attended the University of Massachusetts for music education and has spent the intervening years in positions such as youth choir director and Nashville Symphony Chorus member. Now a private voice and piano teacher, O’Neill works with the Kindermusik program to bring melodic joy to young students. Her weekly classes let kids and their parents dance, sing, and play, and prime youngsters to grow up to be music lovers.
Atlantis Sports Club knows that people are more likely to reach their fitness goals if they enjoy their workouts. That's why every element of their spacious gyms is designed to create an experience that will leave members with restored and refreshed minds and bodies. From the moment visitors step into the elegant locker rooms to the point they kick back in a relaxing steam room, they encounter up-to-date equipment and stylish design elements. Members can pump iron with state-of-the-art machines and free weights, or join others for group fitness classes such as energetic Zumba, intense body sculpting, and mind-centering yoga. Certain locations bring an even better treat?the Nashua club features an outdoor pool and a patio, for instance, while the Cambridge location furnishes a junior Olympic size salt-water pool that sits beneath a retractable glass roof.
Equipment: Yoga mats and accessories
Students Should Bring: Bottle of water
Average Class Length: 60?90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class Location: Indoors only
Good for Beginners: Yes
Guests Allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Donna Pagliarani opened The Dharma Connection in 2009, and, having already experienced a life-changing yogic journey of her own, designed the studio as a space for others to set out on similar explorations. Today, Donna and her staff of certified instructors conduct classes every day of the week. They teach a variety of styles, including Hatha and Vinyasa flow, leading students of all skill sets to look inward for mental wellness or swallowed house keys. When not affixed to their mats, the facility's staff runs seasonal workshops and special events. The studio also offers various wellness services, such as therapeutic massages, along with body-contouring treatments, such as detoxifying wraps.
Signature service: Social Paint Parties
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Pro Tip: This is Fun Art NOT Fine Art....no experience needed; just have fun!!
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
We instruct our participants step-by-step to complete a simple yet stunning 16"x20" canvas painting. All materials are provided. Everyone brings home a masterpiece!
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
Two of us are in education so our experience in teaching helps to break down steps to make them easy for all learners. We are self-taught painters.
The shelves at Color Me Mine?s studios teem with whimsical bisque-pottery pieces?pony and princess figurines, piggy banks, and kitty-cat mugs?each stark white and waiting for the brush strokes of a budding artist. That artist might be a birthday boy at a party or a grown-up unwinding at a girls' night out. No previous experience is required, as the studio staff dispenses plenty of painting tips, stencils, and artistic inspiration. Afterwards, the staff will fire the resulting pieces, which can then be used as d?cor or dinnerware thanks to Color Me Mine's lead-free, food-safe, paints.