The 17-strong staff at Sattva Yoga, Pilates & Ayurveda brings an abundance of experience and certifications to each class, whether yoga, Pilates, or Barre. KCRA awarded the wellness emporium the title of Best Pilates Studio in 2010 and nominated it as a finalist for Best Yoga Studio in 2011. The team gears its yoga classes toward helping participants achieve tranquility, while directing their Pilates focus toward strengthening core muscles both in clients and in apples. They also teach two variations of Booty Barre, one meant to augment a Pilates regimen with its cardio component, and one that builds on both yoga and Pilates with long, fluid dance movements.
An instructor in more than 30 countries and the author of 20 book chapters and articles on dermatology, Dr. Timothy J. Rosio of AnewSKIN Dermatology stands out in a field of experts because he taught the experts. Today, his practice flourishes as he and his staff perform both medical and cosmetic procedures that promote his patients' overall wellbeing. Dr. Rosio primarily uses lasers to perform cosmetic treatments such as fractional resurfacing of the face or eyelid lifts. His medical programs focus on preventative and corrective dermatological care, with treatments such as laser removal of pre-cancer, skin cancer screenings, mole removal, and varicose vein treatments. With each session, the doctor strives to educate his patients as well, informing them about unchecked moles, acne, and the benefits of prolonged self-tickling.
Launched more than three decades ago, Site for Sore Eyes now operates in more than 35 showrooms throughout the Bay Area. Staffers at every location share their dedication when pairing customers with head-turning eyewear and contacts. The company offers a $25 warranty that secures all of its products, replacing broken frames for free and furnishing half-price replacements for glasses that are lost, stolen, or transformed into an acorn squash. In case eyes require prescription tweaks, each shop sits next door to California-licensed Sterling VisionCare doctors of optometry.
Auburn Bike Works' skilled mechanics prepare bicycles for a season of smooth cement sailing with a deluxe bike tune-up. One of these two-wheeler techies begins by making adjustments to brackets, headsets, and hubs before dialing in the derailleur gears. They'll also check and adjust brake cables to ensure riders can stop safely and quickly, potentially preventing injury and head-on collisions with road-crossing dimes. Afterward, wheel truing and chain lubrication settle the nerves of wobbly wheels and keep links from locking up. Cycles are then washed, dried, and released into the custody of their responsible owners to ride, perform tricks, or train for velocipede rodeos.
You might call Yoga Reclaimed a Lost and Found for the soul. That's because co-owners Ryan and Natasha Bailey have created it as a space where people are encouraged to reclaim what they've lost, whether it's a lapsed yoga practice or a lost sense of self-worth or purpose. Three different class types?Flow, Balance, and Restore?help pave the way for this kind of renewal, each establishing a mindful connection to the body and allowing students an opportunity to find their spiritual center.
The term "reclaimed" also nods to the studio itself, which was made using recycled materials. Within that studio, students find three separate practice zones: one un-heated, and two warmed to varying temperatures, allowing students to find the spot that makes them most comfortable during their practice. The infrared radiant heat used in these two zones is reportedly a cleaner way to heat the studio than using forced air units or piles of burning coals, and has been linked with toxin removal, improved circulation, and even pain relief.
Tony Hunt started taking karate classes at the age of 25, after spending years wishing he had the courage to sign up for a class. But when he did, he was hooked immediately and started earning his belts. Today, Tony is a fourth-degree black belt who has been teaching karate since 1987. His classes instill discipline into his students, who learn the art of Shotokan karate within his immaculate dojo. There, he leads children and adults through perfecting their strikes and jumps in hopes that they will apply karate's lessons of self-confidence and honor to their own lives, even on weekends.