Jon Page has been instructing eager instrumentalists on plucking, strumming, and everything in between for nearly four years. With training in a system devised by the Berklee College of Music and a history of performing in bands and on stage, Jon can tutor pupils of various ages and skill levels. Classes occur for a half hour weekly and incorporate music theory and technique. Check online for lesson availability.
Yoga In The Hood welcomes guests from all stages of their yogic practice along with those in need of physical, emotional, or spiritual release. In Level 1 and 2 yoga classes, yogis build a foundation of strength and flexibility, while at mixed-levels classes students can modify their poses and pace as they see fit. Meditation, chanting, and breathing-technique classes, ideal for stress- and anxiety-management, are also available, increasing self-awareness and quieting the mind. Those in need of a healing touch can enlist Yoga In The Hood's massage and craniosacral therapists.
Twisted Ewe invites crafters of all stripes to come together and chat, collaborate, and inspire one another amid sunny yellow walls lined with shelf after shelf of bright skeins of yarn. The store’s encouraging, communal environment becomes apparent in open knit nights, the Kids' Korner, and the staff’s willingness to discuss the advantages of making socks with alpaca yarn versus sasquatch fur. Additional guidance for constructing sweaters and scarves fills the pages of knitting and crocheting books and magazines, and Twisted Ewe’s classes provide hands-on instruction for projects ranging from crafting a cardigan to creating dutch mitts.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles. Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Sallie, the current owner of Hollywood Market Yoga and Spa, found an 112-year-old building and converted it into a yoga studio. She kept the market's mantra, "Happiness is spoken here," for her yoga studio. At Hollywood Market Yoga and Spa, muscles stretch a little deeper. Heated studios allow muscles and connective tissue to warm up slowly, which can result in deeper stretches and less risk of injury during signature Vinyasa and hot flow classes.
The studio also is a full-service spa, offering services that include facials, different massage modalities, and waxing. Visitors also can partake in body treatments, which use elements such as Morrocan argan oil and blueberry to buff away dead skin cells while bundled in warm blankets.
As a gymnastics coach, Kaia FIT founder and owner Nikki Warren always noticed how children in motion tumble and play with ease. They were effortlessly agile and flexible, and yet many of them would grow into adults who would struggle to stay active. Kaia FIT sprang from this realization with the goal of restoring female physiques to the adolescent pliability everyone enjoys before they grow their rock-hard exoskeleton after sixth grade.
At Kaia FIT, a team of expert fitness coaches retrain bodies with dynamic workouts designed to strengthen muscles, boost energy, and vanquish fat. They root their FIT sessions in functional training, a method that enlists athletes' own body weight and movement to stimulate fitness. They also ramp up their regular FIT program during Brik boot camps, in which students sweat through ever-changing routines to keep their bodies in better shape than fad diets or preserving them in amber for swimsuit season would. Although each program ranges in intensity and length, all workouts and moves can be modified to suit the fitness level of any client. To further help clients reach their fitness goals, the studio makes available a bounty of healthy, flavorful recipes online.