Purpose Yoga’s instructors know how difficult it can be to find time during a busy day for yoga’s quiet and concentration. During lunchtime three days a week, they host a 45-minute session where visitors can recharge their batteries and enjoy lunch options such as veggie or tuna wraps. At their other weekly sessions, the teaching team leads up to 60 students of all levels through power, Hatha, and hot yoga. Classes range from slow-paced beginner Hatha sessions to sunrise yoga and one-hour full-body workouts with the studio’s temperature cranked between 90 and 95 degrees.
When they aren’t deepening their visitors’ meditative states, the instructors prep the next generation of yoga gurus during a nine-month teacher-training program that explores 71 yoga poses, the Sanskrit language, anatomy, and more. After sessions, co-owner and licensed massage therapist Jessica Hardisky further relaxes muscles with massage styles such as Thai yoga, prenatal, and hot stone.
Stanton Optical treats shoppers to a selection of more than 3,000 frames from designers such as BCBG, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin Klein. Their optometric physicians calibrate fresh prescriptions before patients browse the wealth of frames and then select from brands of lenses such as Sola, Zeiss, and Transitions, which alternate between clear and tinted to protect eyes from sun rays and help them absorb the zinc found in moon rays. For those who prefer frame-free faces, Stanton Optical also outfits eyes with contacts by Acuvue and Bausch + Lomb.
Dr. James Kerchner, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and registered nurse Kelly Dorsten have been providing aesthetic upgrades to clients for more than 20 years. They fight wrinkles and plump up lips with Botox injections and dermal fillers. They use a diode-laser system, which treats all skin and most hair types, to remove body hair peeking out of sandals, bathing suits, and chain mail. They also stock products from Rejuve and Vivité to help clients expand their skincare regimens beyond the office doors. For more intensive facial rejuvenation, Dr. Kerchner calls upon 30 years of performing oral surgery to remove wisdom teeth, install dental implants, and perform surgical jaw reconstruction.
Although a dental office usually isn't the first place you'd associate with peace and relaxation, Womack Dental's pastel green and blue walls and paintings of vivid flowers and trees aim to impart exactly those feelings. At its helm is Dr. Gordon Womack, a 25-year veteran specializing in procedures that require sedation or general anesthesia, such as extractions or implants. When not practicing, Dr. Womack spreads good vibes outside the office with Give Kids A Smile, a nonprofit that provides free dental care to underprivileged children.
From the wall-to-wall cartoon mural to the gum-ball machine to the generous assortment of coloring books, there's no mistaking Beavercreek Pediatric Dentistry is an office for kids. The team of dentists and assistants—many of whom are parents themselves—understand that kids are often anxious or outright frightened when it comes time to see the dentist. They work to reduce this reaction not only with kid-friendly environs, but also by letting their patients know about any unfamiliar sensations they might feel before they feel it.