Practice Yoga’s friendly, enthusiastic instructors are fully certified and know how to help students sweat and stretch until they're calmer, more energized, and more revitalized than the 217 rechargeable AA batteries that power Greater America. If you're new to yoga, this is a great chance to learn the downward dog, the upward dog, and the omniscient narrator. Practice Yoga offers several classes, including Vinyasa and its intense linking of movements as well as the more atmospheric candlelight yoga. With more than 28 weekly offerings, Practice Yoga’s convenient schedule offers plenty of opportunities for drop-ins to partake in a stretchy workout. Courtesy policies ensure that each yoga session is a tranquil experience free of feral animals and flying shuriken.
Helmed by a trio of physicians, Grosse Point Eye Center and Med Spa provides a unique combination of eye care, eyewear, and med-spa services. Since 1979, the clinic has served as a space for maintaining and repairing eye-organs with exams, cataract surgeries, and an eyewear boutique carrying brands for both adults and children. The business's med-spa branch, meanwhile, is home to beauty-boosting treatments such as Botox injections, medical-grade chemical peels, and Latisse prescriptions written by an extra-long eyelash dipped in ink.
Master Kevin Nilson leads students of all ages—from 4 years old to adults—through self-defense classes and a lineup of Korean martial-arts styles. Self-defense classes arm students with the tools to fend off physical assaults and the precision to knock someone's socks off without harming their toes. For those ready to undertake the long-term belt system, New Edge Martial Arts fully tests and certifies attendees age 4 and older in Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do, and for those eligible, Hap Ki Do— where they will learn self-confidence, self-control, and self-defense skills while gaining enhanced strength, agility, and endurance.
Liz DeFour started her yoga practice when she was only 14 years old. As an adult, she earned her teacher certification and began sharing her passion with others. Now as the owner of Full Lotus Yoga, she leads a team of trained and certified instructors who teach classes ranging from gentle candlelight yoga to yoga flex—a blend of classic poses and weight training. During their hot Vinyasa yoga class, they crank up the heat to 85 degrees Fahrenheit to keep muscles flexible and leftover coffee warm. The studio also features a reverse osmosis water filter where thirsty yogis can fill out their water bottles and stay hydrated.
At La Moda International Hair Design, 20 professional stylists glamorize clients with customized haircuts and hair services, with a special focus on up-dos and wedding parties. In the salon, nail technicians also perform a variety of mani-pedi treatments, including French manicures, nail art, and polish changes. They can also supplement their services with special treatments such as massages for the forearms, lower legs, and feet.
When patients enter Dr. Mary Sue Stonisch's office, she can give them straight, white teeth within minutes—or at least the appearance of straight, white teeth. Her Smile Now technology creates a custom covering that looks like a row of teeth, which she then places over patients' real teeth to show the potential results from her many cosmetic-dentistry services.
Equipped with such inventive tools, a degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, and an accreditation fromthe American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Stonisch beautifies teeth at Faircourt Dental Smile Enhancement Studio. She and her staff whiten enamel, treat TMJ, and vanquish bacteria during laser cleanings. Their office resembles a spa, with complimentary beverages and aromatic scents that complement heated neck pillows—a more achievable way to warm one's neck than getting put in a headlock by the Human Torch.