Lisa Babiuk spent 20 years getting clients into shape before discovering yoga held the complete package for her. In addition to healthily strengthening the body and increasing flexibility, she uses yoga because it’s fun. When speaking of exercise, she says, “We need it for our soul, too. If it isn’t fun, you won’t go back.”
She and her staff impart their light-hearted yet dedicated approach to yoga in classes seven days a week. They teach in dual studios under one roof, with one studio specifically engineered to host hot yoga classes.
With more than two decades of experience, David Schuman has taught hundreds of students how to play the piano by tailoring instruction to individual needs and tastes. David starts by learning the student’s goals, strengths, and musical preferences, then crafts a strategy specific to that student. David might encourage practicing jazz numbers, pop standards, or musical accompaniment to celebrity Twitter accounts. Even though no experience or note-reading ability is necessary to get started, students of every age can expect to play songs with both hands by the end of their second lesson. David also teaches the art of arrangement and the intricacies of music theory to more experienced musicians.
With more than 30 years of kid-entertaining experience, The Little Gym provides a safe and noncompetitive environment wherein wee ones and maturing moppets can exercise their brains and bodies. Visiting youngsters glean social, intellectual, and emotional skills from the facility's professionally developed parent/child program at both the Thousand Oaks and Calabasas facilities. The program features diverse activities in gymnastics, dance, sports, and parent-child yodeling, for mountain-echoing communication more effective than a squeal. Kids can enjoy Thousand Oaks and Calabasas programs for toddlers—who can participate with a parent—through grade schoolers, with programs in gymnastics catered to differing ages, muscle development, and hatred of vegetables. Each session's hands-on activities keep the indefatigable energy motors of little tikes revving, facilitate bonding, and boost listening skills, attention spans, and confidence. Check a complete class schedule for Thousand Oaks and Calabasas to confirm times.
At 118 West Studios, patrons will find everything they need to make the sounds they want to hear. The space is outfitted with a mix of digital and vintage equipment, such as microphones, compressors, monitoring systems, and preamps. After a studio session, an in-house engineer and producer can make recordings of instruments, vocals, and commercial voiceovers even crisper than a plate of bacon served on a fall day. The studio space also features a stage, where musicians can schedule shows, video showcases, rehearsals, and private parties.