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Let's Play in Italian exposes kids, young adults, and adults to the culture and language of Italy through engaging programs that range from preschool activities to conversational Italian classes. Tykes up to 8 years old sing songs, tell stories, play games, and put on puppet shows and craft fairs during afterschool programs and Mommy & Me workshops, absorbing Italian vocabulary during their formative years before gray matter turns angsty and taciturn. Parents and kids alike can expand their linguistic repertoire with colorful books, CDs, and DVDs from an online bookstore.
551 Park Avenue
Scotch Plains,
NJ
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Whether it's open-flow Vinyasa classes, Bikram for beginners, or vigorous Ashtanga yoga, all of the fun classes at The Yoga & Healing Center pose challenges to yogis of all experience levels. Along with the center's more traditional yoga classes, participants can opt for a Soul Sweat asana practice, which combines a dynamic yoga flow with an emphasis on freedom and ease of movement. Regardless of the class, the center aims to help students get into shape while teaching them to love living in their bodies.
1744 East 2nd Street
Scotch Plains,
NJ
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In hands-on workshops and classes, skilled seamstresses teach students both the fundamentals of sewing and the art of turning yarn and fabric into fashion. Kid-friendly classes include six-week workshops, during which pint-size clothiers roll up their sleeves and learn to handle sewing machines, read patterns, and troubleshoot wardrobe malfunctions. During the Beginner Sewing/Pattern-Making class, teachers assign increasingly difficult projects, from stitching pajama bottoms to tailoring a snow hat, which students take home to augment their wardrobes. In the Fashion Illustration class, style-minded teachers unpack a thorough introduction to the industry, from a history of fashion to tips on building a portfolio to learning how to construct final designs while walking in platform stilettos. Recently added adult classes tailor lessons to novices in a six-week semester of evening sessions.
551 Park Avenue
Scotch Plains,
NJ
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Equipment: Dumbbells, kettle bell, cable columns, TRX, sleds, 25-yard turf track Students should bring: Comfortable exercise clothes, sneakers Average class length: 60 minutes Number of Staff: 1?5 people Class location: Indoors only Established: 2013 Registration required: Yes, everyone must call to schedule their first training session Good for beginners: Yes Guests allowed: No Parking: Parking lot Pro Tip: Show up a few minutes early to take care of paperwork and be ready for a great training experience. width=
1 Little Falls Way
Scotch Plains,
NJ
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Bikram Yoga: The Complex Arithmetic of Wellness The studio?s instructors are certified in the sweat-inducing, blood-restricting practice of Bikram yoga. Peruse our examination of Bikram to understand the principles behind this steamy form of fitness. By definition, Bikram yoga is all about the numbers as practitioners make their way through 26 poses and two breathing exercises (or pranayamas) inside a studio heated to at least 105 degrees for a total of 90 minutes. This amalgam of precise components relies on poses plucked from the world's yoga repertoire and arranged into a sequence that progressively stretches the entire body. The sweltering temperatures are meant to work in tandem with the poses to render limbs more pliable while encouraging sweat to ferry toxins out of the body. Meanwhile, the specific ordering of the postures is meant to encourage a tourniquet effect?a process that occurs when a prolonged hold cuts off blood flow to one part of the body, only to flush fresh, oxygenated blood through that area once the student releases the hold. Certified instructors teach Bikram yoga at more than 500 studios worldwide. Although these hot venues are often playfully nicknamed "chambers," instructors maintain that students of any age and experience level can benefit from the practice, so long as they focus on proper form. Lady Gaga, Kobe Bryant, and David Beckham have all taken up the program, cycling through such stances as the Eagle, the Camel, the Locust, and the Cobra.
222 South Ave
Fanwood,
NJ
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Take a load off at Colorado Cafe — this low-key bar is the perfect place to relax after work. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Colorado Cafe, though, so plan to indulge a bit. You can also catch the latest scores on the TVs in the bar. Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at Colorado Cafe just as much as mom and dad. Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Colorado Cafe. Colorado Cafe offers patio seating in the warmer months. If you're feeling up to it, take a turn on the dance floor. Noise levels at the bar can be ear-piercing, so save the t te- -t tes for another night. If you're heading to the bar on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted. No need to put on airs for a trip to Colorado Cafe — the dress code and ambience at this bar are totally laid-back. You can also grab your grub to go. Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Colorado Cafe's tasty dishes at your next party. At Colorado Cafe, you can valet park or park in a lot next door in a matter of seconds. It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Colorado Cafe.
154 Bonnie Burn Rd
Watchung,
NJ
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