Sisters Pooja and Cristal Sharma both had successful careers in chemical engineering and accounting, respectively, when they decided to immerse themselves in the study of yoga?s calming, restorative, and spiritual aspects. Now certified yoga teachers for more than a decade with more than 20,000 hours of experience, Pooja and Cristal guide students into seated and standing poses meant to realign the spine, strengthen the core, and increase flexibility. Their studio, Soul Power Yoga, opened in 2009 and holds daily classes that are geared toward newbies and pros alike. Special yoga classes even focus on expectant mothers or children ages 3-14. Additionally, a Bollywood Bliss class works out midsections with easy-to-follow belly dancing moves, while a Piloxing class combines Pilates, boxing, and dance. For those looking to become yoga instructors, the studio offers the RYS 200 Teacher Training program.
A haven that fuses the tranquility of a day spa with the results-oriented procedures of a medical office, SpaMedica executes age-defying cosmetic, facial, and body treatments. A staff of seasoned medical aestheticians bolsters exteriors through services that range from Dysport injections and microdermabrasion to cellulite-banishing Endermologie treatments, many harnessing the nourishing ingredients of SkinMedica and NeoStrata skincare products. Beige walls dotted with matching candles warmly welcome patrons to the pampering sanctuary, inviting them to drink in the aroma of fresh blooms in a cozy waiting area bordered by a plush blue couch. Natural light filters through drapes onto comfy treatment beds set inside secluded rooms as peaceful and discreet as a private island ruled by sentient olive trees.
When it comes to relaxation, Lisa K. Girandola offers a variety of options for pampering her patrons. She and her staff promote inner calm and relaxed muscles by ushering clients through 14 types of massages and 15 ways of smashing an alarm clock. Cold, clinical technology is nowhere to be found during facial and skin services. Instead, fruit and lavender peels and masks replace lasers and harsh chemicals during the spa's sea facials, herbal facials, and optimum rejuvenation treatments. In addition to beautifying and relaxing physiques, Lisa nurtures spiritual sides by attempting to balance chakras and leading students through three levels of reiki-attunement classes.
As self-described personal assistants to weight management, the team at Da Vinci Beauty & Wellness Center combines healthy behaviors with European body-contouring technology to help clients achieve—and maintain—their desired physique. Known as Eximia, the clinic’s primary slimming tool combines suction, pressure, and vibration into one enjoyable experience designed to elevate metabolic activity as it tones and drains deep tissues. And though its claim to fame is slimming and shaping, Da Vinci also offers treatments for the neck up, including a noninvasive face-lift package, complete with microdermabrasion and endomassage.
Heated water cascades into a tranquility pool, while a fireplace burns softly on one wall. Relaxing in poolside loungers, clients sip cups of herbal tea and listen to soothing music as they await their appointments at Solace Day Spa. Some have come for cleansing facials or exfoliating body scrubs, whereas other are here for therapeutic massages or balancing reiki treatments. Out in the salon area, stylists snip hair, groom beards, and perm mustaches as nail techs pamper hands and feet.