Little Hearts Music Together fosters kids' burgeoning rhythmic talents with interactive music classes in a fun, family-supported environment. Once a week, parents and kids co-compose a world of sound in 45-minute, mixed age essential-music classes for tots as young as newborns and up to kindergarten-age. Cross-generational jam sessions let littler kids copy their siblings or imitate grandma's warbling through a range of singing activities, instrument play, and movement exercises in-tune with diverse musical styles such as jazz, blues, boogie, and lyrical. Students are encouraged to participate at their own pace and will receive two CDs and an illustrated songbook for practice at home, on the go, or during long-winded State of the Union addresses. Additionally, newcomers to the program get a DVD guide and booklet with information about how to help a child grow musically. Check the schedule for available class times.
The skilled instructors of Sundari Yoga stretch and flex aspiring yogis to more enlightened states of mind and body. A legion of ligament-loosening classes awaits students of all abilities and rubber compositions, including beginner yoga, which eases new students into the poses, intricate three-part harmonies, and breath work of the yogic arts, as well as the more advanced Ashtanga class, a physically demanding fusion of postures and strenuous flows to boost endurance and increase balance. Those looking to shed stress and fluff stiff think pillows can join Zen flow, a sinewy session focusing on dynamic stretch work and meditative Zen philosophy and techniques. Though some of Sudari Yoga's classes are for all levels, other sessions require a certain amount of proficiency; students can assess their skill level by consulting with Sudari's instructors.
The professional, classically trained instructors at Noble Art Institute of Music edify instrument wranglers with in-depth music lessons. Students ages 3 and up tuck into one-on-one sessions with degreed teachers. Each lesson is customized to the participant's level and based upon his or her needs, teaching classical-guitar students to master chords, piano scholars to sail through scales, and vocal apprentices to tailor their arias to a particular concert hall or elevator. Those who continue at the school can participate in year-round events, such as recitals, chamber-music ensembles, community-service gatherings, and clandestine hoedowns, which strictly forbid sheet music.
Easton Yoga's staff invites yogis of all bendabilities to explore the challenging and rewarding practice of yoga in a colorful and calming studio housed in a remodeled 19th-century townhouse. An unlimited punch card grants muscle manipulators access to 24 open yoga classes per week, which can help improve circulation, alleviate stress, and grant the flexibility necessary to doff one's cap using a pinky toe. A beginner basics class lays a solid foundation for budding yogis, and flow classes encourage students to explore new postures and bolster strength. Classes run 75–90 minutes in length, and students are encouraged to bring their own mat, although studio mats are available for rental ($2).
At Trendz Beauty Academy, savvy stylists and aestheticians join forces to churn out a fresh generation of cosmetologists, nail technicians, and barbers versed in the latest beautifying techniques. Licensed instructors supervise novice pamperers as they douse visages with Dermalogica products to awaken baby blues in the revitalizing eye-rescue treatment ($10) or gift countenances a mini facial ($15) to leave mugs as healthy and brilliant as Aristotle's fitness routine. Brow and lip waxes ($4.50 each) prep skin canvasses for a makeup artist's mineral-dusted brush during a makeover ($10). Meanwhile, hot-oil bathes paws during a manicure ($8) as pedicures revamp footscapes ($10) and stylize toe puppets. Hairs services, such as natural-hair braiding, are also available.