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.
The hale and hearty team of instructors at Eco Expedition Educators boast an array of titles and certifications, including wilderness EMT, combat veteran, firefighter, master scuba diver trainer, sail boat captain, and U.S. Coast Guard medic—and there are only four of them on staff.
When participants take classes at Eco Expedition Educators, they gain an in-depth understanding of how to get themselves out of Mother Nature's toughest scrapes. Each guided expedition introduces novices to sticky situations they might encounter when outdoors, then equips them with the knowledge needed to escape unscathed or at least survive long enough to whittle a cellphone out of tree bark.
At its core, each pose assumed by a yoga practitioner has a function?whether it's elongating the back, strengthening the shoulders, or simply restoring a sense of peace. Inside Purpose Yoga's studio, a team of patient, experienced instructors teaches classes that focus on these sometimes overlooked purposes of yoga. With Purpose Yoga's diverse class schedule, students can improve their practice through Hatha, Power, and even Chair Yoga.
Fitness is more than just about burning calories and sculpting muscles at The Yoga Loft. Here, fitness extends to the mind and spirit for enhanced well-being. The experienced teachers are all equally versed in the quest for inner peace and general fitness and share that knowledge with students. Classes include hot yoga, power yoga, runner's yoga, and beginner's classes, among others.
Students as young as 4 embark on a journey at TNT Midwest Martial Arts Inc. that fosters self-discipline, respect, and an innate sense to karate chop their way through every door. Classes teach high kicks, swift punches, and other self-defense skills.
Kondas Dental Group aims to stop cavities and other oral maladies dead in their tracks using future-grade equipment. With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Christopher Kondas heads off cavities, oral cancers, and silver tongues using advanced laser detection and x-rays. He then consults with patients to devise a treatment plan?a step he also takes when straightening teeth with Invisalign clear braces. And for the dentally squeamish, the team of hygienists see to patients' comfort with blankets and optional nitrous oxide sedation.