At the ?Latin Food Fest! Grand Tasting Village, Latin culinary aficionados Richard Sandoval, Roberto Alcocer, and Javier Plascencia join with restaurants, distillers, artisan food makers, brewers, and winemakers for the annual Latin food grand tasting event in California. Guests rub elbows with the likes of TV host chef George Duran, or share a wave with Baja culinary icon and Misi?n 19 owner Javier Plascencia. Throughout the festival, dedicated pavilions focus on specific topics, ranging from the Wine Tasting Tent and Beer Cabana to the ?Taste Baja! Pavilion and the Craft Spirits Expo & Awards, where distillers and mixologists hold tastings. In addition to the tastings, the festival holds competitions for Top Chef, Best Restaurant, and Best Dish to showcase local culinary excellence. Other senses are delighted by live music from Latin sensation QUATTRO and an art show, and a silent auction of culinary supplies and memorabilia will benefit non-profit partner Feeding America.
When Larisa Hall was born, the doctors were not sure she'd ever be able to walk. She was born with severely clubbed feet and spent the next nine months wearing casts on both legs. But within six months, Larisa was up on her feet; and by the time she was five, she had discovered dance and never wanted to stop. Dancing proved to be a useful physical therapy—helping her gain coordination and overcome ankle pain.
Spurred on by her own triumph, Larisa founded Tap Fever Studios with the belief that everyone—no matter their age or level of ability—should have the opportunity to dance. To that end, she holds workshops for the hearing and listening impaired, as well as those who are developmentally disabled. Larisa also recently created a new method of dance called hand tap, which allows people with limited mobility to use special gloves and a wooden board to tap out rhythms while seated.
When you stay at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club in La Jolla, you'll be on the waterfront and close to La Jolla Cove and University of California-San Diego. This beach hotel is within close proximity of Children's Cove and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
Make yourself at home in of the guestrooms featuring fireplaces and flat-screen televisions. Premium TV channels and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and separate sitting areas.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax and unwind with massages and facials. You can soak up the sun at the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities including outdoor tennis courts and a health club. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and shopping on site.
Satisfy your appetite at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include audiovisual equipment, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Event facilities at this hotel consist of banquet facilities and a meeting/conference room. Free parking is available onsite.
When twin sisters Izzy and Coco Tihanyi decided to pursue a career that combined their passion for surfing and their love of the ocean, their calling came in the form of starting Surf Diva. Before long, they were on course to becoming a lauded school for coed surfers in California and Costa Rica. Augmenting the pair's teachings is their team of certified instructors, all graduates of their school's intensive training program and certified in CPR and first aid. Committed to their expertise in surfing, many of the instructors also hold down careers as firefighters, paramedics, and snowboarders, granting them the combined know-how to put out beach bonfires with a casual backflip.
The team's instruction ranges from coed group lessons and competitive coaching sessions to two- or five-day women?s weekend surf clinics. When they're not teaching surfing, crew members commit themselves to alternative teaching programs in yoga and standup paddleboarding, helping surfers to conquer the water with their bodies as well as with their very buoyant hearts. The twins' Costa Rica program also helps women and families hone boarding skills abroad while becoming fully immersed in the Costa Rican culture.
Long-time La Jolla residents Gerhard Gessner and Alexandra Oehmigen-Gessner founded Prana Yoga Center in 2001 as a way to share their mutual passion for the ancient practice with fellow certified instructors, yogis undergoing teacher training, and students of all experience levels. Fluent in the styles of Hatha, Ashtanga, and Iyengar, Gerhard puts his 28 years of practice and training to use, leading challenging yet accessible classes, adopting an integrated, nondogmatic approach to the form. Known for his signature all-level Vinyasa Flow course, he is no stranger to tailoring course regimens to suit the diverse needs of his students. Gerhard and Alexandra, along with a massive team of 19 other instructors, also fill their robust class schedule with gentler Hatha yoga and specialty classes, such as prenatal yoga for mothers-to-be, teen yoga for girls, and kids yoga for little ones and overly stressed teddy bears.
In a heated, 4,000-square-foot facility, Bikram Yoga La Jolla?s instructors guide students in a body-bending curriculum that aims to cultivate strength, flexibility, and inner peace. These pliable pros help students hone the body and the mind by leading them through a flowing regimen of 26 poses in 90-minute classes, as well as 1-hour Express classes, which run through the same sequence of poses. The classes are performed on clean, non-absorbent Lonseal floors situated in a heated room that fosters greater muscle fluidity and faster metabolic functioning. Other benefits of yoga may include stress reduction, improved concentration, pain relief, and increased self-esteem. Before heading to the changing facilities at class's end, students are cooled down with ice cold lavender towels. The changing facilities provide cubbies for storing possessions and showers to sluice away sweat and caked-on pranas.