Each of Heal and Soul Yoga & Tai Chi's instructors draws from a different background to create a well-rounded studio, helping patrons to achieve total wellness. Drawing from principles such as meditation, knowledge of anatomy, and holistic healing, the studio's schedule hosts a diverse blend of yoga and tai chi styles for students of all ability levels. Tai chi and qigong classes help to calm and strengthen the body and mind with moving meditation techniques, which some staff have practiced since the '70s and '80s. Yoga classes include beginner-friendly stretch sessions, prenatal yoga, and partner yoga, which is perfect for couples and friends stuck together by a chinese finger trap.
Boris Boundjia fell in love with the game of basketball from the first moment he picked up a ball at aged 10. In 2007, he left his family and friends behind in France to follow his dreams in the United States, where he played for Stoneridge Preparatory School, one of the nation's top basketball prep schools. After competing in Division II college basketball at Salem International University, he founded Grind 2 Shine. Here, he's known as Coach Bo and shares the skills and techniques he's learned throughout his career with boys and girls of all ages and skill levels. Beyond drills and tips on shooting form, Coach Bo strives to teach life lessons to his pupils to help them reach their full potential.
The instructors at LA Dance Central draw from diverse dance backgrounds. One instructor got his start break dancing in Russia at the age of 10, and another has toured the world as a principal ballet dancer and performed with the Pussycat Dolls. In two ballrooms—one in Los Angeles, one in Burbank—they share their expertise with students, guiding groups through West Coast swing, salsa, Argentine tango, and other dances. Students can also opt for private lessons for one-on-one attention.
At 6,500 square feet, House of Champions Academy of Martial Arts houses the vast array of training equipment and sparring space required by their schedule of classes in eight martial arts. In the gym’s elevated boxing ring, students and trainers work through the jabs and hooks of boxing and muay thai, and the mat-covered floor is home to arjukenpo karate, escrima, and general fitness classes.
10th Planet Jiu Jitsu is a no-gi style of submission grappling developed by Eddie Bravo. It is performed without the use of a traditional Kimono, or martial arts uniform. It focuses on technique and leverage, over strength and athleticism. With proper usage, smaller, weaker people can success.