Mindy Scime, who has been a yoga practitioner for nearly a decade, hopes to share her love for yoga and the relaxation that ensues with students of all experience levels. Her Tree of Life Yoga Studio draws inspiration from the ancient tree-of-life symbol, which represents the interconnectedness of all living things. Through her studio, she strives to cultivate a welcoming environment in which visitors can deepen the connection between their minds and bodies and with others in the community. Atop sleek wood floors and provided mats, yogis work on also connecting their breaths and movements during 60-minute Vinyasa-style classes that start with breathing exercises and end with a period of quiet relaxation. Aside from weekly classes the studio also offers workshops and retreats on topics such as spring rejuvenation, living wellness lifestyles, and how to do a headstand in an office cubicle without kicking your coworkers.
The staff at DeFazio-Scott Chiropractic Clinic assesses spinal health and performs gentle adjustments to promote whole-body wellness. In addition to easing spines into proper alignment, staff members relieve tension in the surrounding muscles and connective tissue with massage therapy.
The trained staff at Eyewear Studio enhances vision and aesthetic appeal by combining quality lenses from Nikon and Essilor with frames by top brands such as Ray-Ban, Vogue, and Columbia. The on-staff optician measures and fits single-vision, bifocal, and progressive lenses to wearers’ specific requirements and perform free adjustments for any eyewear purchased at the shop. Specialty options, such as polarized and antiglare lenses, sharpen vision while keeping eyes protected from the sunlight and wayward pencils.
Advanced Chiropractic’s team of spinal reshufflers practices chiropractic biophysics and specializes in the correction of abnormal forward head posture. New patients receive a complimentary consultation to review health history and affinity for knapsacks to determine if they would benefit from chiropractic care. If yes, an exam (a $119 value) follows and includes a battery of standard orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic tests, such as testing reflexes and range of motion. A chiropractor interprets the results by consulting astrological charts before deciding on a postural adjustment (a $35 value) that can treat a range of issues, from recurring headaches to constipation, by directly and indirectly affecting the entire nervous system through the spine. Patients can see the results thanks to before and after X-rays, if necessary (a $100 value).
In 2005, Thanh Tran took a risk when she left her job in the medical field to focus on her longtime passion, Pilates. She dove headfirst into the therapeutic practice of Stott Pilates, garnering certifications in basic matwork, Reformer training, and injury and post-rehabilitation Pilates. With her extensive Pilates knowledge, Tran founded PilatesCircle and stocked her studio with Stott Reformers, barrels, and chairs to enhance her students' practice. The studio's mat and Reformer classes—which are limited to small class sizes—incorporate Stott principles to benefit beginners and aficionados alike, and include a session for children age 10–12. When practiced regularly, Pilates can help students increase their mobility, strength, flexibility, and body awareness, and specialized regimens target specific muscles to help golfers, runners, and full-contact ping-pong players prevent injury. Those looking for an even more personal Pilates experience can schedule a private solo, tandem, or trio session.