Equipment: English and western tack, selection of boots and helmets
Students should bring: Long pants (preferably jeans) and closed toed shoes.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Outdoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Feel free to bring treats for your horse. They love carrots and apples.
Under the guidance of cosmetic dentist Dr. W. David McReynolds, D.D.S, the experienced cuspid de-crudders at Del Mar Smiles brighten teeth using the Zoom! system—a quick, immediately visible way to whiten chompers an average of six–ten shades. The one-hour treatment begins with a careful prepping of the gums and lips, protecting them with a gentle covering while exposing hammy ivories for full attention in the spotlight. Next, teeth play host to a special Zoom! gel, designed to work in conjunction with the Zoom! light as it beams brightly onto teeth's surface, working together to break up stains, banish discoloration, and inspire science and beauty to high-five triumphantly. A five-minute fluoride treatment finishes up the experience, strengthening smiles and sealing in their newfound glimmer.
Acuheart takes a three-tiered approach to well-being that combines blood-chemistry testing, acupuncture, and nutritional supplements. Blood testing may reveal organ function, allergies, hormone levels, and maple syrup content. The results of such testing inform the acupuncture methods, herbs, and diet strategies used to remedy health concerns from lower-back pain to depression and the effects of strokes. Owner Patricia Blake's experience in the field of medicine has taken her from Hong Kong, where she studied at the elbow of a Chinese medicine master, to Sri Lanka, where she employed acupuncture to help relieve the symptoms of HIV-positive children. Building on these experiences, Patricia attends yearly and monthly continuing-education courses. Through these, she amasses information on such topics as respiratory health and how Chinese medicine stacks up against pharmaceutical drugs.
At Place360 Health + Spa, guests can temporarily find respite from everyday stresses, thanks to beauty services, wellness support, and healthy organic enrichments. Its location—above the Pacific coastline in Del Mar—also helps. Along with natural and alternative health treatments that combine Eastern and Western philosophies, the spa offers beauty treatments ranging from spray tans and eyelash extensions to raw honey and papaya body wraps. Place360's health-focused mission, atmosphere, and professional services earned it recognition in 2011, including a Spa Week Luxe Award for Best Medi-Spa and a podium finish in the U-T San Diego reader poll's med-spa category.
Dr. Deborah H. Atkin and her team of experienced aestheticians work to turn back the clock on signs of aging and enhance their clients' natural beauty with a repertoire of advanced skincare services that rely on technological innovation and a keen aesthetic eye. Dr. Atkin, a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, attentively listens to patients' desires during an initial consultation, before taking time to create a realistic beauty blue print, custom tailored to their needs. Beauty plans can involve anything from treating acne and rosacea with products from brands such as SkinMedica, to plumping away wrinkles and fine lines with minimally invasive dermal-filler injections. A fleet of technologically advanced devices allows the staff to provide laser-assisted services, including skin tightening, body sculpting, and photorejuvenation.
Yoga Del Mar is a renowned house of Hatha yoga that reinforces limb-limbering postures with spiritual guidance provided by some of San Diego's stretchiest experts. Instructor Geri Portnoy was one of the area's first certified teachers of the Anusara style—poses emphasizing alignment and focusing energies—and fellow instructor Roger Cole, PhD, teaches precise Iyengar yoga and contributes to Yoga Journal magazine. In terms of class options, neophytes can begin with level one, which moves at a careful pace with detailed instructions, and grizzled flex-meisters can skip to higher levels to test their seasoned skills. Beyond traditional class formats, the studio also hosts breath- and stretch-minded gatherings for the prenatal crowd.