Named after a Sanskrit word that means both “power” and “child,” Bala Vinyasa Yoga teems with poses that are as athletic as they are playful. Experienced teachers draw upon Baron Baptiste’s holistic approach to yoga instruction, which aims to transform the body and clear the mind of clutter such as stress and extremely misplaced gym socks. The studio’s all-levels Power Vinyasa classes challenge students with deep, focused breaths that link arm stands, backbends, and seated poses to create a flowing, dance-like routine. Slow Flow Restorative sessions, on the other side of that coin, move at a more leisurely pace as they open joints with lengthy poses, which, like eulogies read by Carrot Top, are supported by props. To bolster their home-based yoga practice, students can purchase mats and props at the studio’s boutique or practice stretches and bends with its live-streamed classes. Dedicated to comfort and relaxation, the boutique also carries calming lavender eye pillows and cozy apparel from lululemon athletica, Zobha, and I Love Yoga.
It's as if pent-up stress begins to evaporate almost as soon as clients enter SkinFaceBody Spa. With its pristine white walls, drapes, and treatment stations, the studio's ambiance evokes the cool serenity of an art gallery or especially quiet refrigerator. Throw pillows and backsplash tiles add occasional touches of color, although no hues are vivid enough to distract visitors from indulging themselves with one of the spa's rejuvenating services.
In the private rooms, aestheticians customize facials to accommodate recipients' specific needs, and address signs of aging with exfoliating microdermabrasions. Therapists alleviate tension with Swedish and deep-tissue massages, and augment soothing Thai massages with aromatic bundles of sweet basil and kaffir lime. Even the nail technicians go above and beyond simply filing and polishing nails?the addition of exfoliating scrubs and massages with organic lotions help turn basic manicures and pedicures into pampering escapes akin to softly crooned lullabies.
The beauty professionals at Trim and Tone Spa keep bodies spry and lively with a variety of noninvasive and FDA-approved services, from body-contouring wraps to detoxifying footbaths. Owner Shelle Misiorowski brings expertise in Exilis and VelaShape therapies that smooth cellulite and slim the physique without requiring hours of exercise or corset lacing. The spa also pumps up the volume and length of natural lashes with eyelash extensions, beautifies visages with customized facials, and bronzes skin with sunless VersaSpa spray tans that can last for up to seven days, like a championship-level staring contest.
Under the supervision of a physician, the aestheticians at EuroSpa of Naples beautify clients and soothe clients' exteriors with medical-grade products. Therapists perform venerated spa services alongside photo rejuvenation and cosmetic injections. To maintain a clean space and a clear conscience, the spa uses Vichy showers for select treatments and utilizes sustainable products and organic botanicals whenever possible, eschewing old-hat serums such as petroleum or Tasmanian tiger tears.
Aestheticians at U-topia Spa look after health and beauty with organic and natural spa treatments and makeup services. Massages eradicate stress to still the mind, and clients seeking direction in their quest for better health can use the spa concierge to assist in navigating the expansive service menu to find the ideal treatment for individual needs.
My Body TLC’s licensed massage therapists deftly harness and apply the power of human touch to improve and maintain whole-body health. Each Happy Feet reflexology treatment targets distal appendages with fingerwork designed to reduce stress, energize sluggish blood and lymph flow, and melt the icy hearts of callous nervous systems. Feet surrender sensitive spots to focused pressure during 30 minutes of relaxing manipulation, as therapists follow foot-bound maps of bodily systems to activate all-over relief and see whether patients have treasure buried in their gall bladders. Preface and append massages in My Body TLC’s serene waiting area, bathed in the gentle glow of colored light-therapy panels.