Initiating newbie motorists through hands-on training, the expert instructors PAS Auto School Inc. have been steering students toward road-rage-free licensure for more than 40 years. The five-hour prelicensing course awards budding auto operators an MV-278 certificate upon completion, allowing them to make a road-test appointment through the New York Department of Motor Vehicles and awe friends with never-before-seen quadruple-clutching skills. Specially trained staffers teach students in traditional classrooms, helping them learn road-safety practices without the constant need for parents to slam invisible brakes.
Seasoned boat captains and crustacean prospectors Sig Hansen, Johnathan Hillstrand, and Andy Hillstrand gather to share with audience members their tales of struggle and survival during crab season on the high seas, as partly documented by the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch. Fishing the Bering Sea in the middle of winter demands strong wills—which can come together in times of treacherous weather and 100-foot waves or come to blows about who performs better in the three-legged crabwalk race. Selected audience members will also have the chance to don the survival suits from the Time Bandit. Following the story-swapping and previously unreleased video footage, greenhorns and avid fans will have the opportunity to launch questions at the captains, wave giant foam claws, and learn how to communicate in claw-snap Morse code.
Presenting the internationally renowned, research-based music and movement program Music Together, Over the Moon invites parents and infant-to-kindergarten-aged children to sing, dance, listen, and explore musical instruments in a variety of fun-filled classes. During weekly 45-minute Music Together sessions, adult caregivers accompany budding music muses, delving into the power of music and creativity through a variety of experiential, non-performance-based exercises. The mixed-age classes focus on natural family-filled learning as younger children watch and imitate older kids and learn a 25-song course catalog. Pint-sized sound-seekers sing, practice rhythmic rhymes, and play instruments free from classroom formalities and engage in family-building creativity.
"Everyday we get to tip people upside down," declares the staff of Soul Flyte. But this isn't a traveling carnival or a center for catching loose change out of customers' pockets?it's an aerial fitness studio. Here, founder Shira Turkl-Rubin and fellow instructor Emyli Ziangos tap into their love of exercise and penchant for challenging themselves and others by helming AntiGravity classes. The classes, which include no more than five students, pair each student with a silk fabric hammock that allows them to twist, swing, flip, and stretch without straining one's spine or joints. Students can enjoy a more strenuous workout with the flying fitness session and decompression sessions or focus on meditation and relaxation with the restorative yoga sessions.
BambooMoves yoga studios have sprouted up in towns in New Jersey and New York, each serving as a tranquil retreat from the stress of office jobs and futile hunts for the remote control. Though focal point of the studios is their yoga classes, the seasoned and certified teachers also lead tai chi, capoeira, and meditation sessions. They offer a comprehensive yoga teacher training program too, guiding aspiring teachers in everything from yoga philosophy to nutrition.
The expert staff can also treat clients to soothing massages in styles such as reflexology, Swedish, and shiatsu shin tai. Nutrition specialist are available to guide clients through juice cleanses, which aim to purify bodies of harmful toxins and excess fat.