Lisa Lee is a mother, a dancer, and a graduate of a child psychology master's program, a trio of credentials that serve her well in leading dance classes for children. At Lisa's Dance and Exercise, toddlers learn the basics of creative movement though exercises, obstacle courses, and freeze dances that once helped kids stay amused during the ice age. Kids then advance into classes that cover the basics of tap dance and ballet, helping form the foundations of a lifelong love of dance and fitness.
Crystal Creations Bead Institute, dubbed Beadworks 2014 Designer of the Year, provides everything necessary to craft beautiful jewelry. Although traditional elbow-macaroni noodles are absent, its supplies include tiny czech and japanese seed beads, glittery gemstones, and shiny gold clasps. For those jewelry designers who need inspiration, the shop also regularly offers classes in embroidery, bead weaving, and resin and polymer clay, as well as Spanish classes in chain linking, crochet cording, and pearl knotting. In addition, visiting artists lead courses that end in the creation of more elaborate pieces of jewelry.
With locations in 13 states across America, Stanton Optical helps clients from Georgia to California achieve better vision with prescription glasses, sunglasses, and contacts. Its shelves are stocked with more than 3,000 frames and sunglasses from high-end brands, including Coach, Calvin Klein, and Armani. Full-service onsite labs help optometrists immediately craft glasses and clone monocles without the delay of sending eyewear elsewhere. Eye exams are performed by independent eye doctors conveniently located within or adjacent to Stanton Optical stores.
Eloise Zeeman, ERYT-500, fought her way back to good health from two car accidents and found herself counting her blessings. The injuries she sustained from each were serious, but not as serious as they would have been had Eloise not already been a dedicated yoga practitioner. Instead of waiting for healing to begin, she enacted it herself by meditating, visualizing, and stretching in her hospital bed. She began her studies in 1993 in Siddha Yoga, under Swami Ganapati Ganesh and attended Sri Dharma Mittra's 200 and 500 hour programs. At Karuna Yoga Center, Eloise shares the same healing practices with those seeking physical or spiritual relief through Restorative and Vinyasa yoga classes.
With brown-checkered curtains, wood-paneled walls, a fireplace, and electric lanterns over the tables, Tom Sawyer Restaurant & Pastry Shop evokes the feel of a homey general store. To accompany the frontier-like ambience, the cooks spend their mornings whisking together hearty breakfasts of scrambled eggs and buttermilk pancakes with enough syrup to float a log cabin. Although the restaurant's lunch specials rotate daily, certain homestyle favorites?including orders of fried chicken and open-faced turkey sandwiches?regularly fly out to tables until 3 p.m..