Whether it’s a wedding, baby shower, quinceañera, or charity event, chances are good that DreamMaker Designs can craft stationery for the occasion. After a complimentary consultation, one of the shop’s staffers draws up the invitation, stationery, thank-you card, or designer paper hat that their clients envision. With the plan in place, sturdy paper and vibrant inks bring the design to fruition.
The philosophy of yoga permeates everything at dhyana Center, where instructors regard exercise as a physical manifestation of knowledge and meditation as a necessary step toward self-awareness. Tirza Dawn counts herself among these instructors, and she upholds the community's ideals with a ceremony that incorporates meditation, breathing exercises, and asanas from disciplines such as Iyengar yoga. Tirza's classes are also known for relying heavily on the strange, beautiful music of Andean flutes and crystal singing bowls.
Over the past two decades, Hillary Kallaway has collected the tools to heal. She begins appointments by teaching clients a centering exercise, and asking what areas of life ail them. Then she senses the makeup of the client's energy field via clairvoyant measures, quickly unearthing whatever still blocks the smooth flow of internal energy. Once Hillary has discerned the blocks through healing, she then channels the universal energy back into the body.
With in-depth knowledge of every aspect of the fashion industry, apparel designer Mckinsey McCorkle-Swain helps everyday people build striking, one-of-a-kind wardrobes that perfectly match their personal styles. During closet audits and shopping trips, the seasoned design consultant employs her insights in materials, colors, and upcoming trends to create flattering looks for every day or special occasions.
Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning Center’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them to firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chest. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids to feel more comfortable in the classroom. After-school or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
Paul Murphy Photography’s trained photographers specialize in the art of the portrait, documenting life with sittings that commemorate everything from pregnancies and weddings to family reunions and high-school graduations. They work in the studio or at outdoor settings and will gladly share the location and clothing recommendations needed to take pictures from good to great. In addition to people portraits, they also shoot nonhuman subjects, such as cars, boats, or horses. No matter the subject matter, they will proudly display their color, black-and-white, or sepia photos in custom slide shows, framed portraits, and on photo bags heavy with old, nonphotographable memories.