A former fast-paced corporate-world professional, yoga instructor Kay Koski now fosters a community where time seems to stop. Students can achieve deeper mind-body connections during yoga classes or unwind under the soothing strokes of licensed massage therapist Valerie Eenhuis. Kay also is a certified hypnotist and helps guests overcome physical and emotional limitations.
Specially extended into November for Groupon customers, Schnepf Farms' popularPumpkin and Chili Party elicits smiles from children and adults with fall-themed activities including a hayride, 4- and 10-acre corn mazes, and bonfires for roasting marshmallows. Energetic animals greet guests in the petting zoo, and prized swine vie for the praises of spectators during pig races, and a roller coaster and flying-farmer ride sling adventure-seekers and hapless scarecrows into the air. After exploring an expanse of gourds in the pumpkin patch and U-pick garden, twosomes and foursomes can dive into chicken and chili dinners (not included with today's Groupon) or rearrange faces into jack-o-lantern–shaped poses.
Diamond Dot serves a bountiful blend of Mexican and American breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare, most of which is made from scratch. The green- and red-chili burritos ($3.49 each) play the role of appetizing anchor for a multitude of other Mexican specialties, such as tostadas ($1.99–$3.09), enchiladas ($1.99–$3.29), and tamales ($2.19 each). The California burrito ($5.99) turns tongues into meat-seeking torpedoes when dressed with carne asada, potatoes, and pico de gallo. Diamond Dot's pridefully patriotic fare includes chicken baskets ($1.99–$5.99), bacon cheeseburgers ($3.69), and Philly mushroom steaks ($6.99 with fries).
The team at Sonoma Medi Spa help clients with anti-aging and rejuvenating therapies including dermal fillers and clear skin with chemical peels. The spa's number of laser treatments are performed by Medical Aesthetician Ciara Hale and overseen by Dr. Peter Spanganberg. The skilled medical team can also smooth sagging eyelids and foreheads with tasteful surgery.
Langley's Country Market’s staff members believe that healthful living starts at home. With that in mind, they stock the shelves with local goods and produce sourced from ecologically conscious farms. Their pesticide-free fruits and vegetables come from sites that employ sustainable farming practices, such as water-conserving irrigation technology and organic waste-recycling systems that create natural compost. Additionally, the market features gourmet oils from Queen Creek Olive Mill, grass-fed beef, and honey from the desert’s rows and rows of honey derricks.
Since 2008, Dance Doctors has been committed to transforming students of all skill levels into confident, capable dancers. Dance Doctors’ professional instructors teach classes at two locations—a dance studio in Surprise and another in Mesa—providing easier access for students who have busy schedules or keep waking up in strange places. Instructors teach waltz, swing, and salsa steps to beginners and experts alike, and they also schedule Zumba dance-fitness classes that are set to upbeat latin music with a BPM of at least 1000.
When it comes to treating injuries, Doctor of Chiropractic Scott De La Fe has seen it all. De La Fe joined the Army after high school, serving as an airborne paramedic for the 27th Engineer Battalion at Fort Brag and interning with emergency medevac crews, orthopedic surgeons, and neurologists. While earning his undergraduate and doctor of chiropractic degrees, he worked as an emergency technician at a community hospital, then as a sports-rehabilitation trainer and the manager of a private rehabilitation center. Today, he combines his extensive medical experience with regular attendance at industry seminars to keep up with the latest techniques and draws from his own experience as a longtime competitive athlete to treat sports injuries sustained on the professional, recreational, and high-school circuits.
In addition to adjustments, Dr. De La Fe often incorporates innovative therapeutic treatments including computerized spinal decompression, cold-laser and ultrasonic therapies, and electrical muscle stimulation. In order to help patients remain as healthy as possible, he also designs custom weight-loss and detoxification programs, which can have the added benefit of reducing stress on the lower back and increasing the expected lifespan of a beloved home trampoline.