Dahn Yoga integrates Korean Taoist philosophies and holistic Korean Oriental medicine into a form of yoga that strives to forge stronger connections between mind and body. The certified instructors at Dahn Yoga adhere to these ancient practices and help students of all ages and fitness levels develop core strength, which, according to Dahn philosophy, is the basis of physical, mental, and spiritual health. Through classes, private lessons, and workshops, students learn to link postures with breath control, ultimately developing greater bodily awareness. Besides improving flexibility, strength, and posture, instructors also emphasize the brain's role in overall well-being. They lead brain exercises that challenge and sharpen the mind to develop more productive habits and levitate pennies out of mall fountains.
Dahn Yoga's founder, Ilchi Lee, also built a comprehensive brain-development program—called Brain Education—from the principles upon which Dahn Yoga is founded. Combining physical, emotional, and cognitive exercises with guided imagery and games, Dahn Yoga's instructors develop emotional control, improve communication between the brain's hemispheres, and inspire guests take decisive action. This program has five progressive steps that can be applied to a dedicated yoga practice as well as everyday life.
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Penny Primeaux has had a passion for holistic wellness for more than 20 years. A love of aromatherapy and Eastern philosophy lured her into caring for others with alternative therapies, which she does daily at Bella Luna Holistic Spa. Inside a charming peach Victorian-style house, Penny nudges her clients toward tranquility with services such as Ayurvedic chakra balancing, crystal therapy, and Hylunia facials. Her skincare services are fueled with organic and vegan ingredients that are safe and effective for sensitive and aging skin types. Bella Luna's menu also includes massages, bridal makeup, body jeweling, and body-jewel pillaging.
Every day, the dairy mavens at Orange Leaf churn fresh batches of frozen yogurt to fill their self-serve fountains. Amid the spritely lime-green and burnt-orange parlor, customers fill their bowls or bottomless magician hats with one of a rotating cast of 50 flavors, laying a dulcet foundation for all manner of toppings from the buffet. There, they adorn their creamy rivulets with fresh fruits, nuts, and syrups. Unlike other ice-creameries that try to confuse health-conscious customers by listing nutrition information in arcane units of measurement, such as "a smidge of calories" or "an earful of saturated fat," Orange Leaf prominently displays its yogurt’s impressive low-fat, low-sugar stats.
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