Classes in Rhode Island

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The three co-owners of Geppetto's Grilled Pizzeria pair Italian classics and contemporary cuisine at their picturesque Federal Hill eatery, filling a menu with pasta dishes, buffalo wings, and both grilled and New York–style pizzas. Floor-to-ceiling french doors and wood accents imbue the space with Old-World charm, and a European-style courtyard beckons diners to sup al fresco during the summer months or freak January heat waves. Geppetto's group tours and luncheons steep customers in special prix fixe menus and demonstrations, and cooking classes impart students with the know-how to make their own morsels at dinner parties or when a rogue trillionaire kidnaps all the world's chefs to staff his continent-size kitchen.

55 De Pasquale Ave
Providence,
RI
US

Horizon Aviation is one of the largest flight school in Southern New England, offering 16 aircraft and 10 full-time instructors to help clients’ dreams of flying become lucid. Customers let wings of determination float them to either the TF Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island or Norwood Memorial Airport in Boston, whether they are interested in flying for fun, for a career, for transportation, or for decorating acre-wide greeting cards with glitter. Instructors take it from there, and all have hundreds of hours of flight experience as well as the ability to provide peer mediation between frenemy aircrafts. Today’s Groupon provides a lesson with both ground and air instruction, giving customers the chance to fly the airplane with help from their instructor. Additionally, depending on wind conditions, customers’ desire, and the written consent of sun god Apollo, clients may have the opportunity to perform an aircraft take off during their first lesson.

660 Airport Rd
Warwick,
RI
US

Ocean State CrossFit’s mission is to “live a life of action” and inspire others to do the same. That’s why its certified trainers chose the CrossFit system. CrossFit’s exercises, featuring strength and conditioning training, focus on functional movements such as pushing, pulling, and lifting. The dynamic movements prep exercisers for all manner of activities, improving athletic performance and daily activities alike. Workouts change each day and utilize a variety of equipment such as plyometric boxes and rowing machines, as well as medicine balls and kettlebells. Each intense, fast-paced, 45-minute session works all muscle groups and can be scaled to suit all ages and levels of fitness.

30 Webb St
Cranston,
RI
US

Yoga Antara’s trio of instructors, including founder and leader Rebecca Quigley, leads 60- to 90-minute yoga classes in the intimate, sunny studio. Populated by no more than 15 students, the classes run the gamut from gentle hatha yoga to vigorous and heated Vinyasa flow, during which students can gain enough flexibility to hail a cab with their feet. Yoga Antara’s instructors strive to foster an inclusive community, with prenatal yoga classes for expectant mothers, partner-yoga workshops for couples, and Yoga Warrior sessions for veterans suffering from PTSD.

189 Governor Street
Providence,
RI
US

The team at Now Yoga and Fitness bring the ancient art of yoga into the 21st century by filling their studio with technology designed to enhance sessions. Hanging on the wall above students, six SunSquare lights simulate the rays from the sun to help reverse the effects of seasonal affective disorder, which is caused by a lack of sunlight. These same lights emit LED heating to dilate blood vessels and relax muscles during hot-yoga classes. On the floor, EdenPure heaters infuse the room with moisture while purifying the air with antimicrobial and anti-swear-word heating coils.

286 Thayer St
Providence,
RI
US

Before she took her first yoga class in 2003, Kelly O'Connell led a very different life than she does today. According to a story by Leigh Medeiros of Seekonk-Swansea Patch, O'Connell spent her days stretching herself thin as a principal in a stock brokerage firm before she decided to try a new kind of stretching: heated yoga. Through the practice, O'Connell found herself growing not only more physically flexible, but also more mentally adaptable. She told Medeiros, "I used to get lost in my emotions, but now there’s space between me and everything else that happens in the world. In that space there’s peace.”

To share the inner harmony she had discovered, O'Connell earned her yoga-instructor certification in 2008. She went on to complete several advanced trainings, including becoming a certified yoga life coach, a certified yoga personal trainer, and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) through Yoga Alliance. Today she owns and operates Yoga One, where she and her team guide adults and kids toward finding balance both in and out of the studio. They also host teacher trainings and events, including a book club, Reiki sessions, and meditation workshops featuring chocolate tastings that stimulate the mind and taste buds better than eating a haiku written in alphabet soup.

599 Waterman Ave
East Providence,
RI
US