Today's Groupon rents you a way to see the world without using your walkingwheels or automolegs. For $30, you can float or pedal with $60 worth of boat and bike rentals at Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center and Café. Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center provides equipment to explore Shoreline Lake, a safe and scenic waterway that was built for sporting on the doorstep of sunny Mountain View.
The Smuin Ballet's Spring Program treats audiences to three inventive dance numbers that dazzle eyes and make limbs ache with admiration. Named by Dance magazine as a young choreographer to watch, Tulsa Ballet's Ma Cong presents the world premiere of a new work that still manages to please classical traditionalists. Val Caniparoli's Swipe makes use of the eerily variant strains of String Quartet no. 2 by Gabriel Prokofiev, the grandson of the famed Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. The piece complements Caniparoli's strict, technical style with melodies that recall classical works and modern club floor-fillers.
Smiling terra-cotta statues, forever posing, and potted orchids caught in a heliotropic stretch mirror the stillness and intensity inherent in Yoga at Cindy's challenging sessions. Skilled yogis guide groups of fewer than 30 students through hot-yoga classes, sweating out toxins and loose change caught in pores in the 98-degree rooms. Practitioners of all skill levels bend their way through a variety of poses in the 60- and 90-minute classes as the heat helps to keep muscles malleable, improve blood flow, and promote detoxification. Classes include heated Vinyasa-flow sessions that focus on the synchronization of breath and movement, more vigorous power-flow courses that tone muscles, and specially designed classes for recent mothers and mothers-to-be. In between classes, scores of scrubsters clean the studio daily, and deep clean it every other week to avoid the notoriously judgmental eye of the full and half moons.
Inside, Fire Works Ceramics’ studio looks more like a cozy cottage than a storefront, its shelves of blank ceramics and hardwood tables awash in sunlight as they wait to be painted at handsome kitchen tables. Visiting artists take their pick of blank mugs, dishes, vases, and figurines, all poured in-house rather than sourced from archaeologists’ garage sales. After decking out their chosen piece in as many colors as they like, guests surrender them to staff to receive a coating of glaze and a trip into the kiln. In addition to walk-in sessions, the studio can also host birthdays, bridal showers, and butterfingers’ support groups.
A Transporter Limo’s professional drivers carry passengers through the streets of the Bay Area in style. Chauffeurs take the wheel inside a range of vehicles, from all the glitz and glam of a Hummer stretch limo to the understated class of a luxury sedan or Scooby Doo Mystery Machine. The crew can scoop up riders from select areas across the Bay Area and take them on a one-way or round-trip journey to the airport, prom, or business meeting.
With a Masters Degree in Education from Notre Dame De Namur University, many years of classroom experience, and four years of tutoring under her belt, Christina Stenstrom aims to inspire and empower young women. Established in 2008, her summer camps center on helping young ladies express themselves artistically. During sessions, girls paint, draw, sing, and act but they'll also learn about marketing, branding, and making commercials. Over the course of the week, they will take what they've learned to pitch ideas to their instructor and eventually take over the world.