At Village Yoga, Freddy Margolis has amassed an impressive team of experienced instructors, some of whom have impressive backgrounds in fields such as competitive dance and chinese medicine. These specialists aim to help students foster holistic wellness with a variety of yoga classes at both of their spacious studios. Their class styles range from flowing Vinyasa and gentle stretches to high-intensity Zumba and power yoga, and teacher training is also available.
Clients can rent either studio to host yoga parties that celebrate birthdays, engagements, or successful human-Jenga games. An instructor will be on hand to guide partygoers through routines, and the space comes equipped with yoga mats, bolsters, and music.
AA Driving Academy was founded in 1994, but its instructors all have experience that dates back to before then and have taught thousands of students. They use this wisdom as the fodder for the academy's various courses, including behind-the wheel training for adults and teens and a Drivers Improvement Program. In that, students can add good points to their driving record. They also learn skills that could make them safer while out on the road or while weaving a go-kart through a crowded grocery store.
In 1985, drawing from his own struggles with learning to read, Dr. Ken Gibson set out to change the way we learn. After convening with other experts to discuss challenges children were facing in the classroom, he cocreated a cognitive-skills program that eventually became the foundation of the LearningRx centers.
The clinically proven brain-training method, which is used on adults and children alike, consists of specific targeting, one-on-one coaching, and immediate feedback. Using professional cognitive tests, the centers first identify where strengths and weaknesses lie in their clients? cognitive framework. From there, they are able to tailor mental workouts that help strengthen those areas of the brain and even create new neural pathways. The brain-training method can be beneficial for struggling students, adults wanting to remain competitive in the workplace, and the elderly.
With the ubiquity of Pilates, it's easy to forget that the exercise form was pioneered by its namesake, Joseph Pilates. For those who forget, Church Street Pilates is there to remind them. The studio pays homage to the father of the fitness movement by incorporating the history of Pilates into
each of its classes.
Sessions adhere strictly to Joseph Pilates's vision of achieving overall wellness through balance and coordination. Students perform sequences of exercises while coordinating their breathing and controlling their core muscles. This strengthens the midsection, tones limbs, and even lengthens the body without swapping out bones for rubber bands.
Free time and creative vision don't necessarily strike at the same time, which is why the team members at pottery-painting studio Kiln & Co. don't expect everyone who walks in the door to arrive with a fully formed idea. This is why they built Inspire Bar, an area with iPads, books, and magazines to encourage creative ideas. Those ideas are manifested in a number of ways, whether it's a brightly painted figurine for a child's bedroom or a sophisticated table setting with a built-in etch a sketch. In addition to open studio time, Kiln & Co. hosts kids' summer kamps and classes for adults that explore everything from simple pottery painting to nude sculpture.
Ego Music shares the gift of music with students in an intimate studio environment or through comfortable at-home lessons. Students can stop in to one of three area locations to start down path toward violin, voice, or guitar mastery or learn in the home with one of the school’s knowledgeable instructors. Covering a variety of available instruments, music lessons have been known to help boost test scores, build discipline, and increase their likelihood of head-butting a bust of Handel in excitement.