Gentle light filters through sheer drapes, casting a warm glow on the blond wood floors of the empty yoga studio. It's dawn in Dartmouth and, for the moment, the halls of All Yoga stand in contemplative silence. Soon, the first classes of the day will arrive, breaking the stillness that now pervades the studio's every corner. But the quiet always leaves something behind. As students flex and stretch their way through the day's yoga sessions, they will each unconsciously internalize the same kind of balancing energy that powered that morning's peaceful scene. Whether they quiet aching muscles with back care sessions, build strength and balance with slow flow yoga's vinyasa poses, or dissolve stress in the flickering glow of candlelight yoga, students bring their bodies and minds into harmony with the world around them. Like the quiet that fills countless unseen rooms in the moments before the world wakes up, they reach deep within themselves, finding strength and clarity along the way.
On environmentally-friendly cork floors surrounded by serene-coloured walls and a white ceiling with heating panels, instructors demonstrate how to fuse body and mind while teaching 10 types of yoga classes. Students obliterate calories in Baptiste Hot Power yoga, which focus on building strength and challenging the cardiovascular system, and they work to ease stress and fatigue during restorative yoga sessions. Starting this spring, the studio will be also be offering RealyRyder Indoor Cycling classes.
Within Shanti Hot Yoga, heat flows from radiant-heating panels and mirrors reflect glowing wall sconces as students bend and flow through postures. Led by certified instructors, classes conform to Shanti Hot Yoga’s values, using the 60- to 90-minute sessions to help students to be healthy, accessible, and peaceful. With a focus on community and eco-awareness, the instructors lead classes for all experience levels, offering help to students who have accidentally super-glued themselves to the cork flooring. The heated studio helps to deepen stretches, and classes provide benefits such as decreased stress, improved posture, and the ability to control the urge to smash buildings when enraged.
The Béo Spa team strives to provide guests with the best in aesthetic, hair, and fitness services, helping clients feel healthy in their skin no matter what the approach. The aesthetic team enhances faces with skin-clearing facials or makeup applications, or else soothes shoulders with back massages. Stylists offer haircuts, coloring treatments, and swift waxing sessions. Rounding out the spa team, fitness instructors lead yoga classes that help guests improve their flexibility and balance.
Dooly’s engages billiards brethren with high-quality pool tables, daily specials and events, and a tantalizing selection of frothy beers and cocktails. Patrons gather around pool tables topped with Kermit the Frog skin and twirl their cues as live games light up the wall-mounted TVs. Choose Coors Light or Molsen Canadian for potable pleasure, and though essential grains are only found blended with hops in liquid form, at Dooly’s Rockingham, pool sharks and pool pups can order in from any of several local eateries.