An Indian-born and -educated Ayurvedic practitioner, Ismat Nathani was determined to create a place in the Western hemisphere that shared the wonder of East Indian medicine while still maintaining its historic integrity. In 2002, she founded Centre for Ayurveda & Indian Systems of Healing, or CAISH, which fosters the holistic arts through three branches: education, healing, and wellness products. An extensive education program accepts both beginners and advanced professionals into accredited courses on techniques ranging from yoga to Ismat's specialty, neurotherapy. Visitors may also receive holistic and Ayurvedic treatments from CAISH's menu of wellness services, such as acupuncture and steam baths practiced in five treatment rooms throughout the 1,500-square-foot facility. A selection of essential oils and Ayurvedic herbs encourages at-home health maintenance more pleasantly than a meditation CD filled with a mother's guilt trips.
The team at Toronto Adventures create winter, summer, spring, or fall fun adventures by taking urbanites out of their condos and A-frames and into the area's nearby-yet-faraway outdoor streams, trails, and forests. In winter, the guides lead groups snowshoeing in the Humber Valley and Copeland Forest, and in warmer months, they glide teams over two rivers for kayaking and canoeing adventures. Paddlers cast gentle ripples over waters that harbour salmon and turtles while admiring shores that shelter deer, foxes, and blue heron.
Summer enthusiasts can also bask in the warm weather by sailing on Lake Ontario in keelboats, staring directly into the sun, or standing astride a paddleboard at Sunnyside Beach. For land lovers, guided hikes explore the Humber and Rouge valleys as well as the Bruce Trail. Toronto Adventures also offers adventure bus trips, dogsledding, stand up paddleboarding, hiking, and sailing.
To eliminate yellow, add purple. This was the realization that the scientists behind SmileFusion's teeth-whitening products came to when they created each product's signature lavender-hued gel. The at-home whitening kit's two-step process incorporates a gel infused with Xylitol—a tasty, FDA- and ADA-approved additive that helps strengthen enamel and reduce plaque—and a gel that contains Viocin, a special coloring compound that helps eliminate off-whites. After the treatment, teeth will be brighter, whiter, and more talkative at cocktail parties. The same advanced brightening technology can be found in SmileFusion's toothpaste, which boasts a gentler formula for everyday whitening and a mint flavor. Both signature products treat teeth with compassion, since they do not cause pain or turn your teeth invisible.
The warm, earthy tones of Inner Peace Center swaddle clients with a sense of tranquility that permeates the on-site Thai reflexology room, yoga studio, and nail stations. The staff handpicks a variety of high-end products?from the organic, biodynamic, and botanical-based ?minence skincare products to the vegan, formaldehyde-free nailcare products from SpaRitual. They also use Premierlash eyelash extensions crafted from 100% cruelty-free mink fur or nylon-based materials.
Going below the surface, Inner Peace Center indulges guests with spiritual services administered by a Reiki master, hypnotherapist, yoga instructor, holistic life coach, and clairvoyant. The retired nurse who oversees and performs these services aims to assist clients in navigating their life path, demagnetizing the needle of anyone?s internal compass.
The Busy Genies owner Hanna Guerra is entertaining gleeful guests in her 3,000-square-foot indoor-playground facility in Etobicoke. Hanna, herself a mother of two, heads the bilingual staff who specializes in corralling children. The diverse spectrum of play structures includes long spiral slides that twist from a 32-foot playhouse, an inflatable bounce castle, and large ball pits. As they cavort, kids enjoy children's music from Brazil, France, and Africa. Meanwhile, the playground attendants make sure toys are continuously relocated throughout the day to prevent dangerous obstacles and break up fights between cabbage patch dolls. Further, all equipment is wiped down at day's end using organic cleaners. The Busy Genie's team fosters an upbeat environment, while parents recharge and enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and WiFi.
Kaboom Fireworks stocks a large assortment of pyrotechnics, including sparklers, fountains, and mortars that launch into the sky before bursting into showers of brilliant colour. Throughout the year, they also offer special giveaways to customers depending on how much they purchase in-store.
Shoppers can also find party favours such as confetti cannons and glow-in-the-dark jewellery. Before lighting a fuse, check out the company's safety tips, where you can get information about everything from what makes a good fireworks show to where fireworks should be stored and why they aren't efficient at toasting s'mores.