The passionate instructors at Centerspace Wellness Studio cultivate creative energy through art and wellness classes, including several styles of yoga. Students concentrate on bodily alignment and breath control as they flow through a flurry of asanas during energizing Hatha yoga classes, while Spaaah yoga classes help overworked students release their choke hold on stress and frightened office interns by moving through a series of restorative postures set to a relaxing pace. Svaroopa techniques gradually release deep layers of tension with primary spinal openers—fundamental poses designed to limber up the tiers of muscles encircling the spine. Greenhorns shuffle through modified and prop-based poses during 60-minute sessions of beginner yoga, which strive to enhance body awareness and reveal thoughtful gift ideas for the toes. The welcoming studio supplies all necessary mats, blocks, props, and blankets, and recommends that all students arrive for class 5 minutes early free of perfumes or scented oils.
Stone walkways wind through Poquetanuck Village, the historical district where Captain Grant’s, 1754 resides. Museums throughout the county focus on the area's colonial-era maritime history, including Mystic Seaport with its wooden-shipbuilding yard. The county also boasts dozens of historical districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and relics of the native Mashantucket Pequot nation can be seen in artisans' shops and galleries. Three golf courses within a 10-minute drive from Captain Grant’s, 1754 take advantage of the picturesque forest landscape, and modern-day coastal cafés serve fresh seafood in warmer months and during lobsters’ spring breaks.
Their mission: "Saving lives...Changing Lives...Through Music!" Created by the philanthropic duo of Mark and Wendy Wilson, The REACH Foundation has opened its arms to children in physical, social, and especially financial need since its inception 13 years ago. Their fundraising concert series has featured past performances by Montgomery Gentry, Earth Wind & Fire, Little River Band, Chris Cagle, Chris Janson, Trent Tomlinson, Eddie Money, Huey Lewis and The News, and 70’s Soul Jam featuring The Stylistics & more. The organization has bolstered the resources of a variety of children's causes, including Make-A-Wish Foundation and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. They have also awarded over 60 four-year college scholarships since fall of 2000.
At The Baah Spa, clients are encouraged to relinquish their worries and indulge in an afternoon of escape and self-pampering. Piloting the sojourns into bliss are professional massage practitioners who apply firm pressure, soothing strokes, and hot stones to facilitate relaxation and quiet revelry. The spa offers Swedish, therapeutic, and hot-stone massages, and they combine all three during the spa’s signature massage, which also features the client’s choice of aromatherapy oils.
Paint Your Life’s crafty paintbrush pushers translate photographs into personalized paintings using a variety of artistic mediums such as oil, charcoal, and pastel. Customers begin the process by uploading a photo with one figure they wish to have interpreted, such as a family scene, a landscape, or a particularly appetizing burrito. To customize their portraits, subjects can mix and match elements from different photographs or assign a specific artist to the project if one of the examples in the gallery particularly catches your eye. Once you’ve approved an editor-designed mockup, the painters—who are assigned based on your preferred medium—set to work composing a work of art suitable for hanging in the home or in the office next to other prized tokens indicating success, such as your Congressional Medal of +5 Dexterity and the former boss you had stuffed and mounted. Once the painting is complete, a photograph of the work is uploaded to Paint Your Life’s website, where you’ll give it a final review and request any final modifications before it is shipped to your doorstep in a specially-suited art tube.
Fronted by British-Nigerian lead singer Sade Adu, Grammy-winning band Sade has seduced eardrums with a potent mélange of R & B, soul, and jazz for nearly 30 years. Performing songs from the new compilation album The Ultimate Collection, Sade will delight fans with greatest hits as well as a smattering of brand-new songs, melding soul-stroking vocals with eye-tickling dancing and onstage spectacle. Special guest John Legend will also throw his honeyed voice into the ring, soothing ears that have been damaged by the cacophony of city life and the screeching of prima-donna chalkboards.