The instructors and practitioners at TendingShen devote themselves to spreading the word of acupuncture from its roots in Eastern Asia to Western shores. They believe that five-element acupuncture—a descendant of traditional Japanese and Korean styles—makes a versatile complement to Western medicine, augmenting treatments that address ailments metabolically with holistic methods designed to stimulate the body’s own natural healing.
At Bodhi Yoga and Wellness Centre, a team of certified and experienced instructors lead several daily classes designed for toning and strengthening yogis of all skill levels. Focus on proper breathing and alignment with Hatha and flow yoga classes, or give ligaments, bones, and joints some extra attention with yin yoga, the gentle, retiring wallflower to muscle-minded yang yoga’s brawny athlete. During the infrared hot yoga class, the room gradually heats up from aspiring contortionists' body heat, improving flexibility, reducing muscle stiffness, and banishing toxins and lurking phantoms from the body. Call ahead to schedule your classes.
Dr. Marco Bouchard can skillfully adjust a single patient’s spine, whether they are two days or ninety-two years old. With a background in pediatrics, he modifies his chiropractic methods to suit a child’s frame at his practice, Healthy Beginnings Chiropractic.
His method of choice is the pragmatic Gonstead technique, which favors analyzing spines with mechanical engineering principles, rather than by knocking on them and waiting for an answer. In accordance with the technique, Dr. Bouchard’s exams incorporate the Nervoscope, which charts how heat is distributed along the spine, as well as x-rays and manual assessments. For alternative health treatments, patients can visit the practice’s naturopathic doctor or the massage therapist, whose Swedish kneads improve circulation, relieve muscle tension, and minimize stress.
The ocular experts at Vision Clinic assess eyesight and stock their boutique shelves with frames from names including Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, and Alain Mikli. Devoted to creating eyewear that suits the wearer’s lifestyle, the staff consults with each client to ensure lenses withstand prolonged staring at computer screens or prolonged staring matches with younger siblings. Once frames are selected, technicians keep them fitting with complimentary adjustments and onsite repairs.
Vision Clinic’s attentive care stretches beyond its shop doors—the practice provides prescription eyewear and exams for the local community. The company also makes frequent contributions to a number of charitable organizations.
As a singer in Le Trio Parisien, Juliet Dunn uses the power of song to entertain. As a Zumba teacher at J.A.D.E. Zumba Fitness, she uses it to get hearts pumping and waistlines slimming during dance-based exercise parties. African drumbeats and South American melodies converge in her workout soundtrack, which brims with international tunes from Grammy-winning producers. As the sound system blares, Dunn imparts easy-to-follow dance steps inspired by salsa, merengue, cumbia, and reggaeton. Like a trip to the airport in a clown car, Zumba fitness classes are an hour long and accommodate 20–100 people.