Yoga Co-Op specializes in Jivamukti, a Vinyasa form of Hatha yoga that inspired its first practitioners in 1984. Encompassing tenets beyond mat work, Jivamukti operates on a five-pronged philosophy that encompasses scripture, devotion, non-harming, music, and meditation. When students enter the facility, they first see a floor-to-ceiling mural of swirling pink, blue, and yellow that pops against black walls. The attention-grabbing art counterbalances the muted feel of the studio, however, where eggshell walls and simple green plants evoke simplicity and set the mood for the physical and spiritual lessons ahead. Seven classes challenge practitioners of varying experience levels, whether they're at the start of their yoga experience or have grown with their discipline. Among the courses, Spiritual Warrior keeps its busy students in mind with a 7:15 a.m. class time, and beginner Vinyasa introduces novices to slower-paced moves. Peace In/Peace Out aids in relaxation, and meditation classes put a Jivamukti spin on the ancient discipline.
Esthetician Jena Berenberg founded Wax & Wane Waxing Salon with a simple goal: to transform waxing from being an uncomfortable appointment to a positive experience for her clients. She leads a team of experienced technicians, who offer detailed, judgment-free services along with education that can help clients maintain and care for their skin.
Both Starland and Cafe Zeum boast a timely philosophy, with a health-oriented and environmentally-conscious focus as a “green” café. The full-service establishment offers a casual yet tasty menu of moderately-priced fare for every palate—including paninis, salads, soups, grab-and-go snacks, and great hot and iced drinks.
At Mansion on Forsyth Park, Poseidon isn't the rageful god of the sea who made Odysseus's life extremely difficult. Instead, it's a spa with the opposite mission: soothing all who visit. Past a reception area with gauzy curtains and sea-blue lighting, relaxation experts perform body, skin, and nail treatments in private rooms.
Of course, many of these treatments have an oceanic theme. The Tranquil Sea Odyssey, for example, cocoons clients in a body wrap while a warm-stone facial massage enriches the skin with phytonutrients. Other services conclude with a cleansing Vichy Shower, and add-ons such as an ocean foot polish or an aqua gel mask elevate treatments to the next level of pampering. The spa even has its own 24-hour cardio fitness facility, as well as steam showers for a post-workout rinse or a pre-workout lesson on how liquids turn to gases.
Local author Robert Edgerly is a virtual storybook as he spins old tales of Savannah on his walking tours. He waxes both historical and folklorical on subjects from the evolution of the city's 19th-century ironwork and architecture to the verifiable histories of its many ghosts. He carefully constructs his stories without non-historical padding. Each tale is the product of his extensive research, even tracking down eyewitnesses to local supernatural happenings to lend credence and color to his stories.
Buried under accolades from Savannah magazine, including Best Local Romantic Inn/B&B, The Presidents’ Quarters Inn welcomes guests with luxury-hotel amenities in the heart of historic Savannah. Romance hunters can set the scene to rekindle old flames in one of 16 spacious rooms, many of which overlook historic Oglethorpe Square; each room is named after a U.S. president or a vice president's pet ferret. Private bathrooms gleam with retro black-and-white flooring and granite countertops, and bathrobes made of soft peach skin create an unforgettable experience only enhanced by sumptuous evening wine and hors d’oeuvres and turn-down service.