Photos with a "cinematic fashion feel"—that's how Jennifer Emery of PBJ Candids Photography describes her style. With a background in acting, she certainly has a grasp of the dramatic. Whether shooting headshots, weddings, or portraits, she uses that approach to infuse images with excitement. During her 20 years as a photographer, her unique style has landed her work in renowned publications such as Martha Stewart Weddings and Pasadena Magazine.
A highly adaptable photographer, she can customize her style to suit virtually any photographic opportunity. That includes live events, corporate photography, and creative pin-up girl or boudoir sessions. With her cinematic touch, she also creates art prints, photo jewelry, and photo coasters. As a photographer with a boundless passion for the art, she also leads workshops, teaching others how to operate digital cameras, compose images, and return the souls accidentally captured on film.
By the time Tannis Kobrinksy started reading, she was already learning ballet. By the time she had her driver’s license, she had become a professional dancer.
In her welcoming studio, filled with sunlight and tasteful paintings, she emphasizes communal learning. Each of her small-group lessons, which are often limited to just three or four students at a time, promote camaraderie. Joining Tannis is a team of instructors, each member drawing on a different area of expertise, including classic Pilates, ballet, tai chi, and belly dance.
Students should bring: Yoga mat, water bottle (filtered water available)
Average class length: 60–90 minutes
Number of Staff: 25+ people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: Everyone is welcome at Yogala. Please arrive 15 mins early to your first class.
Inside the whimsical and colorful little cottage that is The Classroom, magical things are happening. Old objects transform into beautiful items made new during salvaged jewelry classes; plants find a new home in terrarium-making sessions; and plain fabric is reconfigured into tasteful tote bags. The center's various classes—including a monthly-gathering craft club—encourage members of the community to join together and share inspiration, ideas, and their thoughts on whether or not glue tastes kind of good.
As the calming voices of Still Yoga’s instructors cue the alignment of poses, students balance on natural rubber mats and grip onto eco-friendly yoga props, all on studio floors fashioned from bamboo. Overhead, skylights let in the glow of hovering UFOs, which illuminate classes moving in unison. The practice places heavy emphasis on the proper stacking of joints and the link between the inner and outer body.
Head coach and founder of LA BeachFit Adam Thurtell believes that while CrossFit is an excellent workout, there are things that could be better. He set out to improve on CrossFit, and the result was LA BeachFit: an effective fusion of boot-camp-style training and CrossFit that he believes will appeal to more of his clients. Each one of Adam's outdoor small-group fitness sessions is different, incorporating strength training, cardio, and drills to burn calories and build lean muscle rapidly. Trainees shed fat as they train together in these laid-back yet challenging exercise sessions.