After Alexandra studied nursing at the University of Portland, she spent four years as a cardiac and post-surgical nurse. Her patients' ailments have run the gamut from cancer to mental illness. To bolster her Western medical background, Alexandra studied one-on-one with a Reiki master. She also honed this skill—which enables her to be a conduit for the universal life energy—at both the Meta Institute and the Laho-Chi Institute.
Alexandra also incorporates yoga into her services and personal practice through the knowledge she gained at The Minneapolis Yoga Center. When she isn't working as a hospice nurse, she brings healing to others through yoga, Reiki, and chakra balancing at Beautiful Wings. There, she shares the wisdom she's gained while journeying through life. She strives to share the healing power of unconditional love.
Toyota! The Runaway Musical Hit! is a comedic musical playing off Toyota's recent safety recall and public relations meltdown. The show has received positive reviews from several respected sources, including the New York Times, advocates for cyanobacteria rights, and all but one auto manufacturer. The story revolves around two pairs of passengers, each riding in a Prius. As the cars begin accelerating of their own accord, relationships begin to unravel, secrets are revealed, and harmonic laughter ensues. Go with a date to prove your keen yet socially aware sense of humor, as if you had hit him or her in the face with a cream pie produced by local, eco-friendly clowns.
Comedian Buddy Hackett once said, ?As a child my family?s menu consisted of two choices: take it, or leave it.? Though this playful quote adorns a wall inside Urban Eatery?s dining room, it stands at odds with the restaurant?s philosophy. With a focus on local ingredients and regional American recipes, chefs inundate their menus with diverse culinary styles. They pile burgers with asian pork, spicy lamb, and Kadejan Farms turkey, and they top grilled pizzas with goat cheese, avocado, and prosciutto. They reinterpret traditional recipes for entrees such as mushroom-crusted steak medallions and whiskey-soy salmon.?
Servers pair these dishes with more than 55 international wines and eclectic cocktails, served under stainless-steel ceilings and light from industrial glass bulb lamps. Guests lounge in leather banquettes against wooden-plank walls or stare out at the waters of Lake Calhoun from tall bistro-style tables after their cars are stored by complimentary valet parking.
The Life Time Turkey Day 5K jump-starts Thanksgiving celebrations with a healthy, full-body feast of exercise, with proceeds benefiting local food organizations. Starting on the world-famous Fremont Street, pavement stompers weave past the historic downtown vistas lining Las Vegas Boulevard, home to myriad celebrities, reality television shows, and retired slot machines. After coasting to a finish beneath the Fremont Street Experience, participants gather for a postrace party, where refreshments, music, and chances to win prizes from sponsors accompany huffs and puffs of accomplishment. Additionally, strollers are permitted during the race but must line up behind individual runners and must not be equipped with nitrous.
Autopia's team of talented technicians fortifies vehicles against harsh winter weather with heater tune-ups and expert maintenance. Nullify the creeping tendrils of winter frost with a comprehensive heating-system tune-up, which keeps the coolant flowing properly and ducts clear of built-up grime. Certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, Autopia's mechanics can also ensure that engine lights stay off with a fuel-injection cleaning ($199.26) and that fresh power-steering fluid ($170.73) gives daring drivers plenty of road-feel during reenactments of the car-chase scene from The Merry Wives of Windsor. All of Autopia's services include a courtesy maintenance inspection and hand car wash, ensuring components ring with pitch-perfect harmony before cars leave the lot.
Align Pilates’ barre classes are an eclectic blend. Their union of an energetic cardio workout with the muscle-toning properties of Pilates and yoga and the sculpting power of ballet garnered them the title of Best New Workout of 2011 by Minnesota Monthly. In these sessions, students of all experience levels build lean muscle and burn fat at the decade-old fitness studio. Its team of teachers—all of whom have completed a minimum of 500 hours of training—also lead Pilates classes that unfold on mats. Hula hoops, candlelight, and Vinyasa flow augment yoga classes with focuses such as alignment, breathing, and detoxification.