Whether it’s yoga studios, nature hikes or even meditation retreats, Arizona is home to a number of zen spaces and calming activities that tourists and locals alike can indulge in—and with all of the obstacles that this year has introduced, having a place to breathe and unwind is more important than ever before. Here are some of the best locally owned yoga studios in the Valley.
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The best to see and do in Arizona.
Blo Scottsdale, the first Blo Blow Dry Bar in Arizona, opened in late 2016 and is now owned and operated by Franchise Partner, Angela Brown.
Whether it is to put the final touches on a student’s home desk or prepare for many brain breaks outside this fall, cutting-edge tech is at the top of many parent’s needs. Mary Hampton, owner of Scottsdale-based HookandHuntAZ.com, dishes on the most sought-after technology for kiddos.
Known for its Instagram-worthy alfresco setups and signature long tables, the Valley’s Cloth & Flame is learning to roll with the pandemic punches. Here is how the event company is able to still create happily-ever-afters for couples needing to shift wedding plans, safe corporate retreat for clients and more during a time of social distancing.
The Arizona Department of Health Services has approved a handful of bars, gyms and theaters to reopen. Once the business is approved, they can reopen immediately. This is just a list of those approved, we recommend checking with the business first to verify their reopening day.
Many locals have switched up their morning work commute or bus ride to school for a walk to their home office or virtual learning space. As this is a reality for many Arizonans, three Valley resorts are offering work (or learn) from hotel packages that offer a change of scenery and access to uplifting amenities.
Picture this—the sun is rising, the birds are singing and everything smells like campfire from the night before. Only one thing would make the morning complete: an expertly brewed cup of coffee. Here, Andrew Robertson, district manager of Arizona’s Press Coffee, explains his favorite gadgets for gourmet coffee at the campsite.
Starting August 19, Ballet Arizona is offering a way for fans and dancers to connect via its first-ever dance-inspired book club. The quarterly Ballet Arizona Book Club is a free and open-to-the-public online event to build community and appreciation for the art.
In an effort to introduce the world of yoga and meditation to children (or anyone wanting to learn!), the Valley’s 12-year-old Sienna Stark founded YogieFlow.com. As young people navigate this stress-inducing time, Stark walks us through how the practice of yoga and meditation can be beneficial in their daily lives and how to go about getting started.
Uptown Phoenix’s first-ever hotel—ARRIVE Phoenix—is scheduled to open its doors near Camelback Road and 4th Avenue in September. The opening will mark the first of a two-phase plan, with the second phase slated to be complete in November.