We are a yoga center located in Sherman Oaks California serving the San Fernando Valley dedicated to the cause of encouraging each other to be loving, virtuous and healthy in body mind and spirit, and have fun doing it. We have three practice rooms totaling over 3650 sq ft with 85 classes a week and open 365 days a year.
Tranquility unravels itself around practitioners as they enter Two Hearts Yoga, where students come from all around the city to practice alongside founder and 12-year teaching veteran Georgina O’Farrill within her family-inclusive practice. Georgina leads parents and their children through an accommodating schedule of Anusara-based classes designed to strengthen both body and mind, such as pre- and postnatal classes, which provide modified sessions that diminish stress and prepare the body for battling storks when the big day comes. Children can tag along during Baby and Me classes, and older sets of little ones can learn to breathe easier during kids' sessions. The studio's large walls and open hardwood floors further give moms the space to stretch freely and babies the room to practice their favorite dance moves.
A tiny splash of Campari can make a world of difference. The sunset-hued bitters are the main ingredient that differentiates a martini and a negroni, two unmistakably dissimilar beverages with a few shared components. Bartenders have to keep track of hundreds of tiny distinctions like this, and the instructors at Bartending World work to supply them with the knowledge necessary to do so.
There, the teachers are all experienced mixologists, but the school itself could pass for a typical cozy watering hole as well. Ranks of bottles line the shelves, their contents running the gamut from electric-blue curacao to caramel-hued whiskey. A strobe light and fog machine help to simulate the sensation of working in an actual bar or sharing a loft apartment with a magician. Behind the gleaming wooden counters, pupils chatter over an arsenal of muddlers and shakers as well as a full contingent of the sleek flutes, bell-shaped goblets, and highball glasses needed to correctly serve beverages.
What do Melissa Joan Hart, Jenny McCarthy, and Natasha Henstridge have in common? They all owe their rock-hard abs and toned physiques to workouts with Pulse Fitness Studio owner Mark Harari. Mark, who challenges his celebrity clients with a blend of cardio and strength-training, shares his simple secret for success: "You've gotta have variation in your workout." He uses this approach in both personal training sessions and during classes. The 60-minute tread & tone workout pairs students with a treadmill for 30 minutes and the floor for another 30 minutes, where they target different areas including legs, hips, and abs on different days. Cycling classes are set to a soundtrack of heart-pounding tunes and visual cues that impart an experiential journey that strengthens the legs and core. Kickboxing sessions work the whole body thanks to jabs, punches, and roundhouse kicks taught by 4th Degree Black Belts Sue and Roger Marshall.
Lani Pelino discovered Pilates as a means to help her condition her body for dancing as she studied at Ohio University. Later, during an apprenticeship with The Atlanta Ballet, she completed her Pilates' teacher certification and opened Mind 2 Body as a venue for students to build healthy, powerful muscles without risking injury. As she continued to teach, she incorporated yoga, gyrotonics, and ballet-barre-based exercise into her studio's repertoire.
Now, joined by a dozen other instructors, Lani inducts beginners into the gratifying world of exercise, helps long-term athletes improve their skills, and even certifies teachers looking to bring the workouts to their own students. Lit by sunbeams splashing through a large front window, her green studio honors the earth with organic cleaning equipment, reusable bamboo towels, and studio mats manufactured without the use of PVCs, chloride, or the labor of indentured squirrels.