Like the concept of yin and yang, Be Yoga is composed of two contrasting halves. The front room stays at 75 degrees, and the back room reaches a toasty 95 degrees, which helps bodies release toxins and sink deeply into stretches. In these two rooms, certified instructors lead yoga classes in styles ranging from yin yoga, which keeps poses relaxed and on the ground, to Baptiste power yoga, which blends breathing exercises with energetic, flowing movements.
The Be Yoga yogis also train aspiring teachers, who must prove their mettle in a 200-hour course and rescue a princess to receive certification by Yoga Alliance. Reaching out beyond the studio, Be Yoga aids Strong Woman—a volunteer-based program that supports women and children in need—with yoga classes, meals, and donations.
Shannon Gosk has a license to dance. In her Zumba, Zumba Gold, and Zumbatomic sessions, she guides her fitness students towards better bodies in a fun atmosphere. Her high-energy cardio classes use dance moves to shape the body, shimmying guests through intermittent rhythms that act as interval training. Unlike fitness classes that urge movement by releasing packs of hungry ferrets, Shannon’s classes often blend gyrating, pelvic circling, and hip shaking maneuvers to create a total-body workout. To keep abreast of prevailing fitness knowledge, she attends various Zumba conventions, and even got the change to meet Beto Perez, the founder of Zumba.
At Marietta Center for Yoga and Well Being, yoga classes represent a fraction of the therapeutic practices offered. Wanda DeVaughn augments private yoga sessions with special techniques, such as chakra focus, which includes meditation to rebalance internal energy, and koshas, which brings awareness to students' five levels of being. Alternatively, Tina Rae teaches the importance of eating well through holistic chef services and nutritional counseling.
Sacred Garden Yoga founder Cindy Olah discovered a love for nature growing up in Peru. She’s fused that passion with yoga instruction by leading retreats in the mountains of North Georgia, North Carolina, and back home in Peru. Whether outdoors or within her pastel-green workout studio, Cindy and fellow instructors lead non-competitive sessions that foster lifelong friendships. Their group, private, and prenatal sessions emphasize proper body alignment and breath work. Students can also discover healing with reiki and reflexology treatments and workshops on subjects such as meditation and painless band-aid removal.
The Sclerotherapy treatment, which is designed for both men and women, begins with a methodical consultation and ultrasound to determine the best course of action. After the inspection, a board-certified physician feeds each unwanted vein a reasonably painless injection that seals off its lifeline, causing it to vanish and readying legs to participate in everyday kick-lines. Sclerotherapy requires no anesthesia so the mind remains nimble enough to return to work as an operator of heavy machinery shortly after leaving the comfortable confines at Georgia Vein Specialists.
Education is key for board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marcus Crawford. After graduating from Baylor College of Medicine, he went on to receive extensive training in cutting-edge reconstructive techniques at MD Anderson Cancer Center, which eventually led him to volunteer for a mission with Operation Smile in Lima, Peru, where he worked to repair cleft lips and other palate deformities in children. He also believes his patients should be properly educated about the procedures they undergo at his namesake office, and so Dr. Crawford and his team discuss each treatment option during a thorough consultation that reveals each patient’s beauty needs and aesthetic goals, and chart the best course of treatment.
Along with cosmetic surgery for the face and body, Crawford Plastic Surgery also offers nonsurgical med-spa services that include microdermabrasion and wrinkle-reducing dermal fillers, such as Botox and Juvéderm. The office is also outfitted with disposable permanent-makeup equipment, which technicians use to tattoo organic, cosmetic-colored ink onto skin, thus defining the brows, lips, and eyelids, or camouflaging scars caused by a malfunctioning magical wand.
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