The meaning of art may be subjective, but Mission: Renaissance believes that the basic, technical skills needed to create art are learnable, regardless of a student’s age or experience. The instructors at the studio, which was originally founded in 1975, illuminate the Gluck Method, which focuses on the classic rendering techniques that the great masters used on their first computers. The classes can accommodate students as young as 5, and they explore a number of different mediums—including charcoal, watercolors, and oils—while giving attendees the experience they need to appreciate art, as well as create it. Spread across 19 studio locations in southern California, attendance is capped at around six students per instructor, which allows them to offer artists more personalized feedback and more fitting nicknames.
Lotus7 welcomes students of all ages and skill levels to practice alignment- and anatomy-based yoga classes. The small-group classes max out at 20 students, with anywhere from 6 to 12 students generally in a class. Yoga classes include all-levels flow, Restorative, guided meditation with breath work, whereas Pilates enthusiasts can practice classic mat work or Pilates-yoga fusion.
Bamboo and natural-fiber floor coverings, aromatherapy, and harmonious music all work together to create Lotus7's tranquil sanctuary.
Here, seven is more than just a number. The professional instructors share seven ways to guide students on the path to fulfillment, including:
Julie’s Pet Grooming and Boarding’s specialists call upon their years of experience with animals to provide specialized attention and care to the dogs and cats that come into their full-service facility. They use organic shampoos and gentle grooming techniques to maintain the appearance and hygiene of pets, trimming bangs and scrubbing dirty areas. They also host cats and dogs for day and night boarding, providing exercise, interaction, and suites to furry friends.
At OC Fitness Boot Camp, exercise isn’t just about summoning an instant endorphin rush or fitting into a smaller pair of jeans a few weeks down the line. It’s about helping people live longer, healthier lives. Held at scenic parks and beaches, workouts help participants cultivate a love of fitness that endures when life throws them a curveball or a water balloon filled with chocolate pudding. Here, participants of all fitness levels cheer one another toward goals during strength-building exercises such as burpees, squats, push-ups, and sit-up variations. In addition to torching calories, running and jumping drills fill the group with energy, like a pep rally led by anthropomorphic lightning bolts. A seasoned instructor oversees each camper, doling out exercise demos, technique tips, and a hearty dose of motivation.