At Center of Healing and Rejuvenation, licensed massage therapist Rose Sharma specializes in east Indian modalities and holistic-healing techniques that nurture a wholesome relationship between mind and body. Rose's therapeutic credentials include certifications from Portland's East-West College of The Healing Arts and an Ayurvedic therapist certification from Chakrapani Ayurvedic Clinic and Research Center in Jaipur, India. By employing her various levels of expertise, she enables clients to choose either a western massage treatment or an eastern ayurvedic experience. In addition to helping clients form detoxifying nutritional and exercise plans, Rose also provides reiki, pranic healing, and other treatments intended to infuse the body with positive energy and implant every number of pi in the memory.
At Prana Yoga, students gather beneath the wings of swans, which float across the studio's wall toward the inspirational quote "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." Here, such wisdom surfaces from within as minds clear and muscles strengthen. During the signature Vinyasa flow class, the temperature rises to loosen tight muscles and oust squatting toxins. Students match deep, relaxing breaths with a series of ancient poses as teachers, such as studio cofounder Carrie Herscovici, circulate the room, lighting candles and gently adjusting bodily alignment. Drawing from her training with power-yoga superstar Baron Baptiste and Indian sage Senthil Kumar, Carrie inspires her students to surmount both physical challenges and mental unrest, strengthening the body while bringing peace to the mind. In addition to leading classes, she donates 10% of the studio's profits to charity and operates a clothing boutique that helps shoppers integrate yoga into their everyday lives and bow-tie collections.
Blue Lotus Yoga employs certified and skilled yoga instructors to help participants develop a deep relationship with their bodies and puncture pockets of pain. With a five-class card ($17 per drop-in class), clients of all abilities can delve into the classes of their choice. Lay down the meditative concrete for your tower of tranquility with the beginner-friendly Foundations class, tackle a range of poses and movements with the Open class, challenge your chakras in the Advanced class, or deflate an inner balloon of stress with the Restorative course.
Over her 16 years of dedication to her yoga practice, studio owner Molly Huff has gathered a deep understanding of body mechanics, a 700-hour teaching certification through the Esther Meyers Yoga Studio in Toronto, and a belief that yoga can benefit students of all shapes and sizes. Her methods, as well as those of her fellow certified instructors, are rooted in the hatha-yoga tradition. Her classes focus on grounding students in the foundational postures and breathing techniques to foster growth in their practice. Since classes are kept on the smaller side, with about 8–15 participants per session, the instructors are able to cater to students of all experience levels. This range of instruction spans from true beginners to savvier stretchers attempting full-on pretzels—literally, students roll dough into a pretzel and bake it in the oven attached to their yoga mat.