Jeffrey Cohen and Andrea Boyd know that yoga's lessons stretch far beyond the reach of the studio mat. By applying Jivamukti tenets to all aspects of their lives, these advanced certified teachers endorse continual compassion, self-awareness, and Satsang—the practice of gathering with those who inspire you. Beneath their physical teachings lie lessons on character, which promote behaviors such as humility and compassion. They also demonstrate the power of generosity by holding annual "Help Send a Student to Teacher Training" fundraisers. As they strive to extend yoga's core values into their everyday lives, they and their students hope to become "agents of change in the world," an underlying goal highlighted in their 2008 Yoga Journal feature.
This holistic approach to yoga is evident in their classes, in which they blend breath work, meditation, chanting, and philosophy into innovative formats. They fuel posing sessions with soundtracks that range from Led Zeppelin riffs to spoken-word stanzas and use hands-on assists to support guests who suddenly decide to crowd-surf.
Diagnosed with a disruptive neurological condition at age 10, studio founder David Kiser discovered Bikram yoga while he was seeking alternative treatments to help alleviate his chronic neck and back pain. After his first Bikram class in 2003, David noticed moderate relief of his symptoms, and after that day, he dedicated himself to continued practice, earning his teacher's certification three years later. David credits his pain relief to the two breathing exercises and 26 standing, seated, and hula-hooping postures of Bikram yoga, which promote healthy organ function by circulating freshly oxygenated blood throughout the entire body. During each class, instructors crank the practice space's temperature up to 105 degrees with 40% humidity to promote physical well-being. In the sultry atmosphere, students’ bodies safely sink into each stretch, flushing toxins out of freshly opened pores. Afterward, onsite showers and locker rooms allow students to recompose themselves while planning a class field trip to the nearest glacier for some postclass relief.
Before Lisa Havens opened Inversions Pole Fitness, she tackled gymnastics, mountain biking, dance, and even pharmaceutical sales. But it was her blended love of dance and teaching that eventually won out. Since then, she's studied with international pole champions and developed her own curriculum to train a dedicated teaching staff.
During classes, that skilled staff teaches women how to twirl, climb, and flip on the pole, building up strength and toning muscles along the way. Level 1 Intro to Pole Fit instills the basics, including floor moves, before women move onto more advanced classes that teach skills such as upside-down pole moves and challenging spins. Additional classes—such as hip-hop and the pole/yoga fusion Polga—rely on other high-energy fitness forms to create exciting full-body workouts.
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Skin Therapy Center Clinic of Acupuncture employs traditional Chinese acupuncture therapy to treat a wide variety of ailments. These include:
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