Co-owners Cindy Mastry and Jen Lowery forged the studio's varied yoga curriculum by alloying their extensive training histories. Cindy set off toward inner peace in the 1960s, holding poses alongside her grandmother. Combining her early experiences in yoga with years of dance and fitness training, she opened a home yoga practice and joined the Exalted Warrior Foundation to bring yogic healing to injured military personnel. Jen Lowery studied under several yoga masters to perfect her technique. She deepened her practice by completing an 800-hour Yoga Traditions Philosophy course, led by lauded expert Georg Feuerstein, in a single day.
Despite their rigorous training, Cindy and Jen tend to emphasize the relaxing, fun aspects of yoga through classes in Vinyasa flow, stretching, and partner work. Their own 200-hour course for aspiring yoga teachers imparts the values of 8 Limb Vinyasa flow, covering anatomy, pose sequencing, pedagogic techniques, and ways to climb spider webs without alerting the spider.
Within an airy, wide-yawning office, St. Pete Smiles' team of grin gurus treats mouth owners to detailed dental rejuvenation through this comprehensive oral treatment. The process begins with an exam and evaluation to ensure teeth and gum health, detect cavities and tooth decay, and quash molar mutinies. Next, decreased-radiation digital x-ray machines paint a detailed image of oral inner workings, often resembling an Abe Lincoln portrait when viewed by fish. Finally, teeth and gums are sheared of their plaquey pelts during a scrupulous scrubbing and cleansing. Dr. Bracy, an ADA member and tooth whisperer, will review the read-out to appraise oral upkeep and offer suggestions for future treatments.
Michelle or “Marie” as her clients know her, is trained in Aveda and Redken, and specializes in cutting and coloring. Within her private #17 Salon Loft, she draws on more than six years of experience to renovate hair with artful layers and subtle and bold color highlights. Clients may also solicit Marie for a Pravana straightening treatment, or nix fuzz from brow outskirts with her gentle waxing services.
At JenSpa, owner Jen and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Diana Elias team up to bolster beauty with a range of aesthetic treatments. Jen employs Image Skincare products—which are entirely petrochemical- and paraben-free—to soothe and nourish skin throughout her facials, while Dr. Elias helps reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging with injectable treatments such as Botox and Juvederm.
Master stylist Pauline Nix crafts a haircut or applies vibrant color that compliments clients’ personal style. Using products from Redken and Pravana, she deep conditions and colors hair for a brand new look or a sophisticated update. Pauline can help complete makeovers by shaping eyebrows and eliminating unwanted upper lip fuzz.
Slim Pro strives to make fat loss painless and easy. Instead of needles, exercise, or suits made from electric blankets, the med spa uses LED light to virtually melt fat away. Heat-free beams of light traverse the skin, penetrating fatty cells so they release fatty acids into the body. From there, the acids are flushed away during the body's natural detoxification process. Clients can utilize supplements and compression garments to enhance the results. Because the procedure uses no needles or surgery, clients experience no recovery time and can return to daily activities immediately.