Students glide slowly across the gleaming wood floors of Columbia Tai Chi Center, their controlled purposeful movements sihouetted in natural light from a window. Wesley Adams, the director and head instructor, leads students through the moving meditation that is Tai Chi, helping students find balance and peace as they learn the ancient discipline. Wesley also offers Q-Ex Mindful Movement classes, a contemporary fitness program that draws on the ancient practices of Tai Chi and Qigong to help build strength and reduce stress. All his classes are small, with a 10:1 student-to-teacher ratio to ensure all students can benefit from personal attention and no one student hogs all the relaxation.
Guided by the spiritual tenets of mindfulness, MindBody Health's owner, director, and teacher Diane Barnes watches over a spiritual sanctuary in her studio. In the Three Hours of Bliss renewal retreat, minds and bodies withdraw from the stressors of everyday life, focusing on the present moment and casting aside worries of morning traffic, speeding tickets, and upcoming mail-fraud trials. Because every mind and body is different, the theme and focus of every session depends on the needs of its participants—though each remains rooted in the spirit of mindfulness and balance within the individual. Previous and planned retreats include Learning to Let Go and Mindful Eating. Holding the highest of yoga training and education, Diane leads a supportive, disciplined classroom, strengthening her students' minds while expelling stress, tension, and chronic spit ballers.
Infinite Yoga's certified instructor, Maxine Deutschendorf, cultivates relaxation, balance, and holistic wellness by teaching an array of yoga classes that accommodate students of all skill levels. Aspiring yogis dissolve stress and limber muscles during 75-minute weekly yoga classes or two-hour weekend sessions that incorporate meditative Asana poses and focused Pranayama-breathing techniques. Specialized one-hour men's yoga sessions pinpoint traditionally overworked areas such as the hips, lower back, and mustache to melt away aches and trigger circulation. Coworkers can collectively harness energy and increase concentration with Infinite Yoga’s workplace yoga, which builds camaraderie and can boost productivity from often-idle paperclip sculptures.
Yoga Masala's family of supportive instructors engenders relaxation and fosters holistic wellness with a weekly schedule of creative hot Vinyasa yoga classes. During 75–90 minute hot Vinyasa sessions, aspiring yogis swiftly shift through asanas and uplifting sun salutations, using conscious breathing to smoothly link postures. Like a dinner date with David Hasselhoff, the balmy 95-degree studio ramps up heart rates and stimulates profuse sweating. Pupils shed pent-up toxins in conveniently perspirable form while muscles melt to a supple butter, allowing students to emerge more lithe and rejuvenated than a freshly showered ball of silly putty.
The mission of the Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center is to enhance quality of life by providing comprehensive programs based on Jewish values, traditions, heritage and culture. The Center aims to promote unity through these social, recreational, athletic, educational and cultural programs. We also strive to meet
Within a sleek studio accented with a wide floor-to-ceiling mirror, Fuel Fitness and Dance's students levitate. They're suspended from the ceiling by purple aerial silks, flowing through yoga asanas, or relying on their core muscles to maneuver mid-air feats.
With this same eye for the artistry of exercise, the studio's instructors harness their diverse backgrounds in choreography, theater, belly dancing, and ballet to lead students on fitness forays. Students can learn to stretch and bend like a Cirque du Soleil acrobat in aerial classes and increase strength and flexibility in pole-fitness. They burn calories and learn new dance steps during cardio jazz, or increase their likelihood of getting picked first by Gumby for dodge-ball tournaments in flexibility-enhancing yoga sessions.