YogaWorks' fleet of expert instructors administers a spectrum of classes for benders of all abilities in five different studios. Limber up with well-known traditions such as Ashtanga and Vinyasa or sample lesser-known paths to lithe enlightenment, such as Iyengar, known in secret circles as the "way of the swift-handed dancing snake." Different poses unblock dammed channels of energy, and deep breathing suffuses the fatigued spirit with renewed vigor, like blowing into a Nintendo cartridge, allowing you to finally become flexible enough to eat your food with your feet and touch your earlobes together.
Presenting the internationally renowned, research-based music and movement program Music Together, Over the Moon invites parents and infant-to-kindergarten-aged children to sing, dance, listen, and explore musical instruments in a variety of fun-filled classes. During weekly 45-minute Music Together sessions, adult caregivers accompany budding music muses, delving into the power of music and creativity through a variety of experiential, non-performance-based exercises. The mixed-age classes focus on natural family-filled learning as younger children watch and imitate older kids and learn a 25-song course catalog. Pint-sized sound-seekers sing, practice rhythmic rhymes, and play instruments free from classroom formalities and engage in family-building creativity.
Initiating newbie motorists through hands-on training, the expert instructors PAS Auto School Inc. have been steering students toward road-rage-free licensure for more than 40 years. The five-hour prelicensing course awards budding auto operators an MV-278 certificate upon completion, allowing them to make a road-test appointment through the New York Department of Motor Vehicles and awe friends with never-before-seen quadruple-clutching skills. Specially trained staffers teach students in traditional classrooms, helping them learn road-safety practices without the constant need for parents to slam invisible brakes.
Geoffrey Barbey has always viewed the world through a painter's eye. But after graduating from several esteemed art institutes during the 1970s, he came to a disheartening realization: traditional painting had fallen by the wayside. So, following a yearlong painting adventure throughout Europe and North Africa, Geoffrey settled into a career in advertising and commercial film production. He remained there for 25 years.
Eventually, all that time spent helping other creative people pursue their goals led Geoffrey back to the canvas. He took classes and began building a portfolio to get the word out. Today, that portfolio––filled with colorful still-life pieces––includes works that have been featured in private collections and exhibitions. Geoffrey shares his painting experience during intimate classes at his Dobbs Ferry studio. There, students create their own masterpieces while learning about fundamental topics including color theory and composition.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 20-hour access seven days a week, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.
For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.