The artisans at Express Frames preserve photos, artwork, and mementos with more than 2,000 custom and archival frames by brands such as Larson-Juhl and Roma Moulding. They cut mats with a precise, computerized process, and offer more than 10 types of glass—including nonreflective glass, museum-quality glass, and Plexiglas. The art in the shop dances off framed mirrors by Uttermost, and staffers display signed Steiner Sports prints of athletes hitting homeruns or successfully untangling a whole bunch of Christmas lights.
Energy surges through Powerflow Yoga, in the sunbeams that pour through its windows and the bodies that bend beneath its recessed lights. Here, experienced instructors guide yogis of all levels toward tranquility in balmy temperatures that help loosen tight muscles, oust pent-up toxins, and melt cheese wheels for after-class fondue parties. Overhead fans circulate fresh air, which students inhale during deep-breathing exercises that focus the mind and invigorate the body. During hot Powerflow Vinyasa classes, the group practices arm balances and inversions, which can be modified to accommodate injuries or challenge advanced students. Shaped by several teaching traditions, including Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Jivamukti, this class showcases yoga’s power to hone bodily alignment and cultivate inner peace. Warm Yin sessions provide a calming counterpoint with lengthy poses that gently stretch the connective tissues. After class, students can retire to the changing rooms, where showers await to whisk away sweat beads.
Dorothy is an intuitive guide with specialities in Shamanic cleansing and healing, but she doesn't just repair ailing souls. Rather, she works with clients to help them heal and care for themselves. Through energy healing, mediumship, and inspirational passages, Dorothy equips her guests' spiritual sides with tools and guidance, helping them to let go of past life traumas and refresh stress-addled chakras. Clients' especially praise her skill in facilitating self-reflection. To meet the needs of various clients, Dorothy can conduct her readings in person, over video chat, or, on rare occasion, by singing telegram.
To many new mothers, their baby is more beautiful than any piece of art. At Captured by Renee, Renee herself takes that fact one step further. She creates photographic artwork that captures the earliest days of kids, babies, and newborns, creating pieces that can reside on walls forever. By learning about each family's aesthetic preferences before setting to work, she crafts pieces that may be brightly hued or more subdued according to personal preferences. She also works to keep youngsters happy, encouraging parents to bring along a favorite blanket and otherwise comfort them to create cheery or sleepy portraits that have landed Renee in such publications as The Bump.
At Be Well., practitioners believe in a ternary path to health that caters to the diet, mind, and body. Licensed nutritionists work with clients to address diet deficiencies and shape a custom nutrition plan for each client, and licensed psychologist Dr. Erika January provides personal counseling for a variety of issues. Treating musculature along with the mind, a trio of licensed yoga teachers leads sessions throughout the day that focus on breathing and making fat cells cry beads of sweat in a slightly heated room.
The tech experts at Gear2 Consulting don’t just surf the web—they create it, one site at a time. Their sleek, custom websites bolster the online profiles of small businesses and nonprofits, incorporating features such as online stores and social media plug-ins. The team also teaches professionals to market themselves on Facebook, Linkedin and other social media sites, rather than by yelling their name repeatedly and hoping someone hears it.