Blueberry Gardens' seasoned instructors cultivate whole-body health with a schedule of multi-level classes inspired by ParaYoga, Anusara, and body-balance methods. A composite of breath and movement, ParaYoga challenges students to prod the body's upper limits of flexibility and strength through vigorous postures such as downward dog, dolphin plank, and recumbent Andrew Carnegie. Fueled by an uplifting philosophy, Anusara yoga encourages students to honor their differences, limitations, and talents, and body-balance yoga integrates the body and mind through asanas inspired by Protean animorphs. Each 90-minute class includes mats and props and, if missed, can be substituted in any of the other summer sessions.
The certified hypnotists at Washington DC Hypnosis Center strive to banish unhealthy behavior and stimulate positive thoughts during hypnosis sessions that focus on a variety of topics. Clients yearning to kick a nicotine habit can flock to the two-hour group session, during which hypnotists enlist clinical hypnosis techniques to discourage the urge to smoke and make earrings out of ashtrays. Based on the theory that emotional eating contributes to excess weight, this session also aims to alleviate stressful sources of consumption and motivates attendants to engage in an active lifestyle. The Intro to Hypnosis group sessions devote 90 minutes to exploring other concerns including sports performance issues, nail-biting, and spontaneous cartwheeling before hypnotists address individual needs during a one-on-one consultation.
Dr. Steven Horwitz, who was recently named one of the area's top chiropractors by the Washingtonian, and kettlebell instructor Jason Schreiber lead Capital Sports Injury Center’s Maryland Kettlebells classes with experience and contagious motivation. A graduate of Cornell University and the National College of Chiropractic, Dr. Horwitz is a former bodybuilder, and Schreiber is a martial-arts expert and amateur powerlifter. Both are skilled trainers who help kettlebell participants efficiently lose fat, build strength, and increase flexibility. Small class sizes ensure members receive individual attention while maximizing the benefits of kettlebell-swinging motions and fluid body movements. Thanks to the extended center of gravity on a kettlebell, fitness fans receive a full-body workout that strengthens the core, improves posture, and increases cannon-loading abilities twofold.
Maryland Holistics' resident practitioner, Eric Windsor, adjusts acupuncture treatments to each patient's aches, pains, and medical history. A 10-minute consultation precedes the nigh-painless insertion of sterile needles, which aim to treat pain, sports issues, women's fertility issues, or needle deficiency. With the latter option, a follow-up treatment addresses unresolved aches or stress. Patients may see significant results in one or two sessions, but Maryland Holistics recommends four to six treatments over several weeks for chronic conditions, such as tennis elbow or baseball spleen.
Dr. Lisa Wang doesn't just practice Chinese medicine—she also spends her days teaching others about its benefits. As a third-generation doctor of Chinese medicine with more than 35 years of experience, she leads frequent workshops on medicine, tai chi, and meditation and teaches a college course in ancient alternative healthcare. At Wang Wellness Center, she and her team of expert practitioners use all-natural and ancient treatments such as acupuncture, facial massage, ayurvedic medicine, and homeopathy. Treatments such as acupuncture may help with weight loss, symptoms of PTSD, PSM, and menopause. These treatments aid conditions that range from chronic pain to breathing problems to stress from dreams about being trapped inside a hard chocolate shell.