A certified hypnotist and professional coach, Lauren Cardinale helps her clients change their behaviors to get the most out of their lives. In hypnotherapy sessions, guests slip into a relaxed state between sleep and wakefulness, giving Cardinale the ability to work directly with the subconscious. She uses repeated affirmations to reprogram instinctive habits, helping guests break unwanted feelings such as an excessively strong association between comfort and eating. She can also insert positive affirmations into minds in order to help clients improve their memories and feel more confident about their garage rock aspirations.
New Health Centers consists of more than 300 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.
The practitioners behind Kula Yoga & Wellness chose Kula—the Sanskrit word for "community” and “family"—as the moniker for their studio. The choice reflects the yogis’ desire to cultivate a community at their center dedicated to the physical and spiritual well-being of others. The staff consists of certified yoga instructors and massage therapists, along with a meditation guide, life coach, and nutrition counselor. Each professional assists pupils and clients in improving their health, both physically and mentally.
Visitors to the center can explore floatation meditation, a unique sensory-deprivation experience that allows each client's mind to enter a wakeful dream state directed by Richard Linklater. The tanks are filled with 10 inches of water and 900 pounds of medical grade Epsom salt, which allow clients to remain buoyant while helping extract toxins from the body. In addition to their regular classes, Kula Yoga & Wellness also offers workshops and events featuring guided meditation experts and yoga with live music.