For students of The Studio, flying is not only possible—it's therapeutic. Instructors in beginners’ acro-yoga classes lead guests through the basics of gravity-defying poses and partner work, helping them balance upside down and infuse their yoga practice with trust and playfulness. During these and all classes at The Studio, the emphasis is on acceptance. The staff maintains a judgment-free atmosphere, where burgeoning yogis can feel comfortable attempting new postures without making everyone nearby crawl headfirst into a sleeping bag. The two classrooms—one heated for intense Vinyasa sequences and one kept at a standard temperature—are as calming and open as the minds within them, bordered by walls of large, panoramic windows. Under the supervision of certified teachers, most of whom have undergone hundreds of hours of yoga training, pupils hone their sense of body and breath awareness.
This welcoming ambiance helped The Studio earn the 2012 award for Best Yoga Classes in the Reno News & Review. However, the center is not solely focused on classes and views them instead as one component of a total-wellness regimen. Backing up the sessions, massage therapists untangle muscular knots in two private rooms with Thai stretching techniques or other classic modalities. In the lounge, plush floor cushions support patrons as they sip complimentary tea and peel clementines. Owner Rachelle often stands behind the raw-food and juice bar, prepping wholesome meals for lunch and keeping fruit from getting too full of itself.
As a marketing executive, Dana Damara's calendar was packed, but her life felt oddly empty. After quitting her job and backpacking the world, she found her true passion by practicing yoga. Now sharing her knowledge with others, Damara helms Zen Flow Yoga, a studio that cultivates physical and spiritual wellness through ancient poses and meditation. Certified instructors lead each class, weaving movements and deep breaths into Vinyasa-style sequences that promote strength, focus, and relaxation. In addition to demonstrating poses, teachers guide students of all levels toward correct alignment to help them build balance, litheness, and human pyramids tall enough to sew patches on ozone holes. Yoga retreats awaken spirits in scenic locales such as Costa Rica, and online classes impart calming movements ideal for practicing in your living room or on top of the fridge for an added challenge.
The brainchild of studio owner Debbie Tawse, Marmalade Skies aims to put the "art" back in "party"—and the "party" back in "dance party"—with classes focusing on repurposed and recycled art. Classes are offered six days a week and include enough colorful options to make Roy G. Biv jealous. Elementary school-aged kids can meet up for Friday afterrnon art club ($20), or adults can color outside the lines without incurring heavy fines from chromati-cops in the BYOB Pinot Picasso painting class ($38). Children ages 4 to 5, meanwhile, can go elementary with the preschool art class, The Elements of Art ($28).
Nestled in the heart of Brookhaven, our boutique fitness studio focuses on the highest quality instruction in kettlebell training, fitness kickboxing, core conditioning and interval training. We set the bar in group fitness programming offering co-ed group fitness classes for all fitness levels.
Better World Club offers comprehensive street-side support for combustion-powered automobiles and human-driven two-wheelers with its roadside assistance packages. Automobilists can ensure assistance with the basic auto package, which permits up to four service calls annually. Better World resolves a variety of vehicular complications through services such as towing, battery assistance, gasoline delivery, and emergency spoiler BeDazzling. Cyclists benefit from the bicycle roadside assistance package with two service calls annually, eliminating the need for carrying an entire bike's worth of spare parts on each ride. The bike program also enrolls members with the League of American Bicyclists, offering a subscription to American Bicyclist magazine, discounts on biking gear, and e-newsletters.