With more than 40 years of yogic practice between them, Sonya and Jeff Thomlinson teach the methodologies of Kripalu yoga, which focuses equally on physical and meditative elements. Together, they run Trinity Yoga Center's teacher-training program, sharing the lessons they learned from many internationally recognized yogis such as Stephen Cope, Ana Forrest, and Shiva Rea. During daily classes at Trinity’s two locations, the teachers, in turn, reach out to beginning practitioners, aiding them in achieving perfect postures even as they reflect inward. Individual sessions focus on aspects of yoga such as core power, stress reduction, and candlelit meditation. Students leave class with calmer, more focused minds and increased levels of energy that occasionally result in them sneezing lightning bolts.
Wind rushes across wings. Hills and valleys roll by thousands of feet below. The clouds seem close enough to touch. But these wings don’t belong to a bird—instead, they’re attached to a motorized tandem glider from Raven Aviation, whose ground-level headquarters nestles in the valley below. Located inside Freedom Flight Park—a preserve established expressly for hang-gliding in 1976—Raven Aviation offers instruction and equipment to those who wish to take to the skies as the birds do, either in hang-gliders or motorized ultralight aircraft. Patrons can cruise the clouds in tandem flights piloted by experienced staff or take a beginner’s hang-gliding lesson to launch themselves solo off a training hill or the back of a friendly dragon.
The certified instructors at Excel Fitness lead exercisers of all ages and fitness levels in lively group training sessions, including yoga, cardio, and cycling classes. A presale variety-pack punch card grants access to five sessions led by a fleet of experienced fitness instructors. RealRyder classes let students race their shadows on modern stationary bikes, and Krankcycle cardio machines give arms a chance to pedal for upper-body toning. The machine’s bench and cycle mount design allows for multiple directions of exercise as well as full participation from wheelchair-bound fitness seekers. Bellyfit classes, meanwhile, fuse belly dancing, African dance, interpretative polka, and Bollywood styles with yoga, Pilates, and meditation for a holistic cardio cabaret. Step360 uses a round, versatile, floor-mounted device for enhanced step routines that can build balance, strength, and better hoverboarding skills.
• For $20, you get a seat in sections J or K (a $40 value, including ticket fee and HST). • For $22, you get a seat in sections L, M, N, E, F, or G (a $45 value, including ticket fee and HST). • For $40, you get a ticket to the VIP section, row four (an $80 value, including ticket fee and HST). • For $50, you get a ticket to the VIP section, row three (a $100 value, including ticket fee and HST). • For $75, you get a ticket to the VIP section, row two (a $150 value, including ticket fee and HST).
Twenty-three years into his storied career, Darren Lee continues to channel the charisma of the King of rock 'n' roll, winning the title of World's Best Elvis in Memphis on the 20th anniversary of the legend's death. Lee gained notoriety performing on the Vegas Strip for 11 years, and during his stint as young Elvis, mastered the moves that once scandalized a nation, from swiveling hips to wearing a white jumpsuit after Labour Day. With dark, voluminous locks and the signature growl that marks such hits as Hound Dog and Hurt, Darren Lee celebrates the King's unforgettable music and charismatic stage presence fronting a multi-media presentation that culls the best back-up instrumentals and vocals. With only 326 seats, the intimate auditorium fosters an energetic connection between the performer and viewer in a way that only the arduous questioning of an Ouija board otherwise can.
Kees Tae Kwon Do's stylized logo, depicting a man driving his leg through a circle, is actually based on a photograph of Grandmaster Kee Ha performing a flying split kick. The graceful move?which as a logo represents the drive to aim for goals beyond immediate objectives?exemplifies the philosophies and techniques that Ha and his masters and instructors teach to students in a range of tae kwon do classes for children and adults. Teachers guide students through the mentally and physically demanding journey from white to black belt, introducing skills that discipline their bodies and prepare them to fend off assailants or demolish their front doors if they forget the keys. They also instruct students in other martial-arts styles, such as kick-boxing.