Charla Okewole's lifelong dedication to yoga ignited in one of the most unusual places—a Manhattan conference room. Since discovering asanas against the Big Apple skyline as part of a corporate wellness campaign in 2002, she's studied beneath several yoga and Thai yoga massage experts, including the creator of Yoga Babies, Gail Silver. Charla, a busy mother herself, infuses the unflagging energy of children into her practice, filling sessions with encouragement, laughter, and fun.
She leads a diverse team of instructors who help students of all abilities and experience levels awaken their inner spirits and sing lullabies to their inner demons during Power Yoga classes heavily influenced by the Baptiste tradition. Instead of expecting students to defy their bodily limitations, instructors blend aspects of Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Bikram yoga to create custom classes that are both challenging and uplifting. The studio's diverse lineup unsurprisingly includes children's classes, yoga integrated with dance and martial arts, and restorative yin yoga.
Become Yoga's instructors spread the good word beyond the walls and alligator-filled moats of their own yoga studio. They hold weekly community classes, the proceeds of which support local and international charities, including The Africa Yoga Project.
Per their name, the five clinics that compose Brilliant Smiles Dental Group can lighten teeth by up to eight shades in a single hour. Their secret is the Zoom! whitening system, whose light-activated whitening gel penetrates each tooth’s surface, lifting deep-seated stains along the way. Like the clinics’ veneers and crowns, their whitening treatments beautify smiles more effectively than a bracelet wrapped around your tongue. However, the clinics complement their aesthetic services with preventative care, such as x-rays and gum disease screenings, as well as cleanings, root canals, and other general dentistry.
Dr. Aaron Ufberg and Dr. Ford Stevens share their expertise in cosmetic and restorative dentistry with clients at Dentistry on the Hill. When treating clients of any age, Dr. Ufberg, who earned his doctorate in dental medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, and Dr. Stevens, who studied at University of Pennsylvania, tap into their certifications in bleaching, veneers, and surgical implants to offer comprehensive dental services. Through meticulous work, the dentists can ensure good oral health and enhance the cosmetic beauty of clients' teeth so they can garner compliments from friends, family, and tongue-depressor salesmen.
For four decades, Putt-Putt Golf and Games has hosted friendly competition with four putt-putt golf courses and an array of games. Colorful blossoms and rocky waterfalls add character to 18-hole putt-putt golf courses, and creative hole designs add challenge. Groups of partygoers can request a staff chaperone to guide them through the labyrinth and hand over a treasure map to the course’s bounty of nougat-filled golf balls.
In the Game Zone, visitors settle competitive challenges at an air-hockey table or face-off against digital emissaries in the Terminator Salvation arcade game. Outside, the Jump Shot is a trampoline basketball hoop that launches athletes toward slam-dunks in lower orbit.