Teaching professional David Fern gives stance and swing pointers in an effort to make the game easier for his students. Situated on the Spokane River, the nearly century-old Downriver Golf Course welcomes golfers with a practice facility where Fern can identify their swing issues, while videotaping lessons for easy review later. To get an immersive learning experience, players can opt for a playing lesson, during which time the coach and student will play a round of golf. Along the way, Fern will cover the finer points of shot selection and course management, as well as how to determine if a bunker is filled with quicksand.
Flow Adventures’ intrepid explorers introduce adventurers of all ages and skill levels to the thrill of navigating Washington's backcountry. Tours take place on the Spokane River, with idle inner tubing on the TJ Meenach stretch and whitewater rafting on the lower Riverside State Park section. Before groups set out, staff conducts briefings to ensure safe expeditions. Though they stress safety, they still take a lighthearted approach to trips.
With more than 30 collective years of experience between them, Dr. Craig Simmons and associate Dr. Rusty Reese toughen up teeth with an arsenal of cosmetic, restorative, and preventative procedures. During a comprehensive routine exam, the Simmons team notes areas and tissues in need of further attention. Diagnostic x-rays let the docs further probe the intricacies of each patient's pearly whites to reveal trouble spots, signs of decay, and other photo-shoot crashers. Inside Simmons's small, homey office, all exam rooms come entertainingly outfitted with flat-screen TVs designed to detract from buzzy tools and the contented "ahs" of other mouth owners. Call to schedule an appointment.
Spokane Yoga Shala devotes its dynamic classes to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, which coordinates fluid sequences of postures with breathing, aligning the body along its central axis while strengthening the core. Novice students can master proper breathing techniques, improve focus, and scratch those hard-to-reach parts of the back with their feet during beginner classes such as Yoga 101, which introduces basic Ashtanga postures. The Restorative Vinyasa class harnesses the powers of gravity, deep breathing, and formal Victorian etiquette. More seasoned sun-saluters can hone postures as well as pruning shears during a Primary Series (level 3) exploration of the full range of Ashtanga postures, or Power Yoga (level 2), which juxtaposes heat and cool to leave bodies feeling more refreshed than a howler monkey after a throat massage.
Licensed massage therapist Galina Korovnik discovered a knack for the trade at age 18, when she got a job giving back rubs at a chiropractic clinic. Since then, she has pursued her talents for massage therapy and opened Belladona?s Massage, soothing clients and mollifying muscular aches with Swedish and deep-tissue treatments.