Natural light floods the lobby of Neuro Float Studio, casting the shadows of tree branches over clients sunk deep into a plush couch and their silent companion, a tranquilly smiling bust of Buddha. Visitors can boost their holistic well-being with the studio's mix of alternative mental and yoga services, helping bodies to strengthen and purge excess energy while minds achieve clarity.
Yogis meet in a temperature-controlled room, where a patient instructor guides them through a transformative experience punctuated by physical challenge, deep relaxation, moving music, and friendly spirit animals. Flotation therapy literally sets clients afloat in a warm saltwater pool as music-based brainwave therapies work to clarify minds, boost production of theta waves, and empower clients to enact positive changes in their lives.
Specializing solely in standup paddleboarding, StandUp Paddle Bend outfits each watersports enthusiast with all the equipment needed to enjoy a leisurely paddle along regional waters. Rentals can be had by the hour or day and include the board, paddle, leash, and personal-flotation device. They also offer lessons for the uninitiated and can enhance workout routines with standup-paddleboard yoga and fitness classes.
In Dr. Stanley Teplick's 30 years of experience, he's trained at the Mayo Clinic, served as a professor of ophthalmology, and performed 25,000 refractive surgeries. One such procedure was performed live on television, when KPTV Oregon anchor Shauna Parsons beamed her experience live into the Fox News studios. Parsons wasn’t the only high-profile patient to rely on Dr. Teplick's skills, which have also plucked spectacles off the famous faces of professional athletes, TV personalities, and Miss Oregon 2008. Whether glasses don't fit the wearers' lifestyles or patients are simply tired of harvesting contact lenses from their thorny vines, Dr. Teplick's surgeries provide solutions to a wide array of peeper problems. His practice also expands to care for the rest of the face by offering cosmetic injections and chemical peels.
After ten years in the 24-hour fitness, Sadie Lincoln was ready to make a change. She branched out to start her very own workout method, inspired in equal parts by the Lotte Berk Method of ballet exercise, yoga, and Pilates. She combined the flowing sequences of Vinyasa yoga with isometric exercises using the ballet barre or Pilates poses, and called her creation Barre3.
The classes quickly caught fire, and Sadie transformed her lone studio into a successful franchise. At any of the locations, instructors lead 60-minute sessions that build flexibility and toned cores. Her techniques have earned her and her studio numerous national press accolades. Sadie also put together an online course—available in 60 countries—to give folks a chance to workout in the comfort of their own home or local library.