A Place to Breathe's alternative health practitioners foster physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being with integrated yoga and meditation classes. Its classes take place in an airy studio washed in soft natural light and furnished with polished hardwood floors. Ninety-minute restorative-yoga classes utilize props such as blankets, bolsters, and rubber chickens to provide extra support as limbs sink into gentle, stress-reducing postures. Integral-yoga classes take an entry-level approach to the traditional gentle Hatha yoga style, with instructors providing pose modifications to allow each yogi to practice at his or her own pace as they flow through strengthening postures, calming breathing techniques, and deep-relaxation exercises. Group and private meditation classes aim to center wandering minds and hyperactive spirit animals by incorporating mindful breath, audible mantras, strategic positioning, and concentration work with simple stretches to help students reach a state of inner peace and outer marble statue.
In an intimate space with soothing hues and wood floors, Momentum Pilates Studio reinforces cores and liberates locked-up muscles with mat- and machine-based movements. Experienced instructors lead student groups through a bundle of 55-minute, classical Pilates mat classes, from beginner to advanced and multi-level, capitalizing on bodyweight resistance. Pilates boot camp ensures physiques are armed with toned, sleek strength before big events, and Pilates classes with equipment harness the power of reformers and ped-o-pulls, enhancing limb limberness and strength built from the innermost musculature to the outermost candy-coated shell. Pilates-on-the-ball classes are a pleasant alternative to neurotic paramours for adding challenging instability to routines, and students can mix it up yet further with a yoga-fusion class for body awareness, breath work, and mind-body confluence.
Bill Burnett’s staff of wellness whisperers imbues students with fitness expertise amid a supportive and educational environment. During a metabolic training class, pupils partake in fast-paced, full-body routines that can include lunges, sprints, and “stop, drop, and roll” fire-safety lessons. Each sweat session aims to increase participants' metabolic rates, endurance, and strength, and instructors strive to generate maximum calorie burn to expunge unwelcome fat deposits. Classes unfurl within the studio’s cozy, open space where orange walls and exposed brick overlook free weights and cardio machines, and a clock on the wall taunts weight-lifting clients by flaunting its unencumbered hands.
We are a full-scope ballroom dance studio catering largely to a social dancing clientele in and around Charlottesville. We offer group and private instruction, with opportunities for competition and showdance performance.
Splendora's Gelato Cafe specializes in authentic, artisanal Italian gelato and sorbetto. Each house-made batch of gelato emerges from a combination of simple ingredients including skim-milk powder, sugar, and hormone-free, locally sourced whole milk and heavy cream. Splendora’s feeds fresh, frosty mounds with ground nuts, cocoa powder, pure vanilla, and fruit purées to create the variety of flavor options available each day. Harken back to the treat’s European origins with hazelnut and dulce de leche, or let pistachio and salted caramel press tongues firmly into the winter season. A selection of dairy-free sorbetto such as mango caters to tropical longings and lactose-less needs. Available flavors vary daily.