At Lotus Soul Yoga, experienced practitioners and instructors lead a wide variety of yoga classes. The multidisciplinary gym offers styles such as hatha, vinyasa flow, yin yoga, and warm flow. Additionally, the studio offers classes geared towards beginners, pre- or post-natal customers, and even family yoga, which is kid-friendly.
Empathy with clients' physical and emotional states guides the yoga classes and healing treatments at Sukha Shack, where the staff works to keep clients balanced and healthy. Noninvasive sessions can help ease pain, break addictions, facilitate forgiveness, and make connections with the spiritual side.
Chile-born Alejandro opened ETOWN SALSA Dance Studio to share his love of Latin dancing with the community. At the studio, he and a squad of talented instructors guide students through salsa, bachata, merengue, cumbia, cha-cha, and there’s-a-bug-in-my-shoe routines. The crew also takes its skills on the road, travelling to clients and offering a salsa party package with group lessons up to an hour long.
Bathed in bright, natural light, Shanti Yoga Studio provides a nurturing environment for body benders of all experience levels. Spark early-morning muscle motors with a Sunrise Yoga class, or practice traditional yogic breathing and mind melding in a Hatha or Ashtanga course, offered on alternating days of the week. If your connective tissues need cajoling in order to relax or meditate, try a Yin yoga class, which specifically targets parts of the joints and spine in extended physical exercises. See the schedule here. At Shanti, yoga is practiced as a way of life, and aspiring yogis of all experience levels are welcome to attend classes in an open, accessible studio. As the basis for yoga is to prepare the body for meditation, Shanti also offers meditation courses, where attendees can practice being fully present in life and the afterlives of childhood pets.
Voted Best Gym in the Bay Area 2011 by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, World Gym San Francisco is home to plentiful cardio and weight machines, group fitness classes, and chiropractic care facilities. After receiving a towel in the sea foam-green lobby, guests set foot in one of the gym's spacious exercise rooms to stretch on mats while waiting for exercise balls to hatch into personal trainers. Inside cardio rooms equipped with flat screen TVs, guests can catch up on news while their hearts catch up on skipped beats.
Steam rooms and dry saunas relax bodies tuckered from group classes such as boxing, spin, and yoga. A cafe vends fresh smoothies approved by the gym's nutrition programs, and a tanning bed bronzes newly toned physiques.
Eye Care Group emphasizes the importance of regular checkups and general vision health. In addition to testing visual acuity and latent x-ray vision, the team also screens for conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism as well as diabetes and glaucoma.
Ensuring that eyes remain healthy is only half of Eye Care Group's mission, though—the staff also keeps its patients looking stylish with the newest designer frames. To keep their inventory of prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses at its trendiest, the Koppé family travels to international eyewear shows in Paris, New York, and other fashion-conscious cities, procuring the latest in reading, computer, and progressive eyewear, and sunglasses.