Samadhi Yoga and Wellness Centre Ltd's passionate instructors empower students to flex their way through more than two-dozen yoga practices seven days a week. Power Yoga trains breath to couple with movements, rather than run off in search of unfilled balloons, during a fast-paced class that strives to strengthen core muscles. The Relax and Restore class, meanwhile, calms yogis' bodies and minds through slow, gentle postures held for long durations. Fitness-focused practitioners can partake in the Yoga Fusion class, which peppers yoga poses with strength and cardio exercises, keeping bodies as strong and limber as a cowboy made of rubber bands. Additionally, Samadhi Yoga and Wellness Centre Ltd. pampers its practitioners with complimentary water, towels, and mats.
Named one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Birthday Chains, Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios cater to an older crowd as well. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces—including vases, flatware, and busts of Elvis—await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln workers help glaze, fire, and de-genie it for them, and they may retrieve the finished piece after a few days.
Equipped with varied experience and an in-depth knowledge of alcohol and service regulations, the instructors at Fine Art Bartending School guide their students toward mixology mastery or job placement in the bartending industry during intensive five-day courses. While many schools focus solely on the craft, Fine Art's instructors also hone customer service skills through a guest bartending program at local bars and clubs?teaching students tip-enhancing approaches and how to graciously deflect customer's attempts at Bryan Adams sing-alongs. They also hold individual classes targeted at everyday drinkers, divulging industry-style instructions for blending specific drinks, performing difficult mixes, or pouring the perfect beer.
Founded 29 years ago with a single, small club, World Health expanded its healthy presence across Calgary with today's 7 locations. Ultramodern equipment and friendly staffers fill each hub, supplementing a variety of group fitness classes and personal-training sessions with flexible membership options. In Revs and Revs Plus classes, bike-mounted students pedal through aerobic drills before slow-downs allow for safe speed-bump crossing and heart-rate recovery. Fight-inspired Kick classes coalesce self-defence moves from karate, boxing, and kickboxing; Breathe?s gentle combination of yoga, Pilates, and tai chi beckons internal peace with flexibility and balance exercises. For a solo workout session, personable trainers customize sessions that chase each individual?s fitness goals. With the help of a personal trainer, exercisers often note a greater sense of motivation and accountability, improved fitness and nutritional knowledge, and biceps that literally take the shape of pistols.
Bignote Music carries electric guitars, but acoustic instruments are where its heart is at—from tiny soprano ukuleles to gargantuan double basses. The customers who play them are encouraged to stick around after their purchase for a variety of in-store events, from Hawaiian-music workshops to live concerts. In line with the store’s focus on laid-back, tropical jams, a weekly ukulele club invites players of all levels to strum, sing, and admire each others’ extra fingers.