Following the credo of "redesign a home using what you own," designers Diane Goldstein and Beth Miles of Re-Defined Interiors work with existing possessions to transform rooms into something new. Their services also include organizing to help establish order in chaos and home staging to help make homes look as presentable as possible before putting them on the market. Working closely with their clients, they accessorize, reposition, and tweak interiors to make spaces chic and up to date.
Twin brothers and tae kwon do grandmasters Simon and James Kim have more than a birthday in common: both are seventh-dan black belts, have performed in movies and on ABC’s Wide World of Sports, and trained with the legendary ninth-dan black belt Tiger Kim starting at the age of 3. Today, at Tiger Twins Tae Kwon Do Academy, they lead tae kwon do programs for children and adults, and also offer classes in yoga and Zumba. Though their classes impart expert technical knowledge, they also foster intangible character traits, such as honesty, integrity, respect, and self-discipline.
Amid the school system's flurry of standardized benchmarks and test scores, it can be easy to forget that an education’s mission extends far beyond Scantrons and multiple-choice questions. Milestone Institute’s state-certified educators have this mission in mind every time they welcome a new student for tutoring. After a diagnostic test assesses each student's capabilities, educators craft a customized tutoring plan focused on coursework that's neither too easy nor too difficult. Students also receive focused attention in each intimate group session, learning about reading and writing and using that knowledge to understand why they should never say "'rithmetic.” Interim reports help instructors, parents, and students keep an eye on progress, highlighting achievements and identifying which academic areas still need work.
You never know what kind of creativity a child holds within. At After School Art Classes, a professional artist with three decades of experience as an art restorer and painter helps kids express their creative energy during afternoon art classes. Young students from age 6 to 16 make their visions come to life with oil paint or acrylics and small classes ensure plenty of one-on-one instruction.
Bikram Yoga @ the Palisades' experienced instructors usher bodies through a challenging form of yoga using a sequence of 26 postures and two breathing exercises in a heated studio. With a four-class punch card, yogites can choose any 90-minute class from the schedule to melt tension from muscles and minds and increase strength, flexibility, balance, and shininess. The high temperature is ideal to sweat out toxins or feral animal spirits still circulating in systems and softening muscle tissue to reduce the risk of injury and maximize workouts.