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    Social Anxiety Class

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    You don't have to let social anxiety stop you from feeling happy and comfortable in the world anymore. In a safe, supportive environment, you will learn skills and techniques to manage and overcome the fear and tension that holds you back. Your expert instructor will help you to function with natural shyness, become more assertive, engage in conversation, and manage confrontation effectively. You'll even get to practice employment interview skills. This class is the first step towards a more confident, more comfortable life.
    Social Anxiety Class

    131 W 72nd St, New York

    • Manage your anxiety in your professional and personal life
    • Assert yourself more confidently and assertively with the help of a professional
    • Practice essential skills for important job interviews
    • Learn to comfortably engage in conversations
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    64 positive reviews
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    Public Speaking Class

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    Overcome the fear of public speaking with gradual exposure, in a supportive environment. No matter how severe your issue or anxiety is, you can become a dynamic, confident communicator in virtually any speaking situation. The complimentary session is followed by an optional personal consultation, to help target the problem that you need help solving. Whatever the challenge -- formal presentation, group discussion, business meeting, sales confrontation, employment interview -- the program is customized to fit your needs. Face your fear in manageable steps, at your own pace.
    Public Speaking Class

    131 W 72nd St, New York

    • Overcome your fear of public speaking, no matter how severe it is
    • Get a personal consultation to help target your unique problems
    • Increase your communication skills and reduce anxiety in any situation
    • Work through your fears in a safe, supportive environment
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    64 positive reviews
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    Chapter 3: Cafe Belim

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    Cafe Belim was the place to go. It was a frequent gathering spot for artists, musicians and students. Despite its success, the doors to such a paradise came to a close as the owner disappeared without a word. Detective Grant sent your team to investigate the cafe as there were reports of unexplained illnesses. Quarantined in the room due to the bio-hazard risk, you will have an hour to uncover what could have caused the cafe to close in addition to escaping the room. During this escape room adventure, you'll find yourself trapped in a once popular cafe. There you will find evidence regarding the mysterious disappearance of its owner, and unravel the mystery of the attack that left you quarantined within the coffee shop. While you have only sixty minutes to get the job done before your face melts off, you'll have help thanks to the small team trapped with you. Together, you'll need to exercise your collective observational and critical thinking skills to safely escape.
    Chapter 3: Cafe Belim

    365 7th ave, New York

    • Participate in a thrilling interactive game in which you must escape from a coffee house under a biological attack
    • Work within the 60-minute time limit to solve the mystery that will let you survive the attack
    • Put your critical thinking skills and teamwork abilities to the ultimate test as you piece together clues
    • Enjoy an exciting and challenging game filled with anticipation and twists
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    17 positive reviews
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    Chapter 2: Biotech Labs

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    The fate of a life rests on your shoulders. Sure, it's a fictional lifebut your shoulders are real. While investigating a missing lab employee's disappearance, Biotech Labs did not cooperate with your detective team. Your team decides to search Biotech Labs without a warrant. With the security system disabled for one hour, your team is given a chance to sneak in to search the space for evidence, specifically a data disk. Upon entering, the security system initiates its reactivation and locks the door, forcing your team to find a way to escape the nebulous organization called Biotech Labs. During this escape room adventure, you'll find yourself locked in the insidious Biotech Labs, where you'll have to search the room for clues and solve a series of puzzles to determine the location of a missing man. To make the challenge even more pressing you're put up against the clock, with one hour to solve the puzzle and escape the locked room before your goose is cooked. Luckily, you'll have a small team to aid you in your task. Together, you'll need to use the powers of your collective observational and critical thinking skills to unravel the mystery and save the day!
    Chapter 2: Biotech Labs

    365 7th ave, New York

    • Participate in a thrilling interactive game during which you must locate a data disk containing details of a man's disappearance
    • Work within the 60-minute time limit to attempt to outwit the evil organization that you're up against
    • Put your critical thinking skills and teamwork abilities to the ultimate test as you piece together clues
    • Enjoy an exciting and challenging game filled with anticipation and twists
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    Write-In: Writing Workshop

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    Do you wish there was a place you could go to find writing inspiration and get practice? Where you could hang out with other writers without needing to make a long-term commitment or spend a lot of money? This write-in is exactly that place! You will receive an interesting and thought provoking writing prompt from an expert instructor and, after writing for a while, read aloud your work and receive feedback from other talented writers. Take a break to socialize, then go through the process again to better your work before partaking in drinks, snacks, and mingling. There is no pressure, no critiquing, no angst -- just freewheeling creativity. This workshop will get your juices flowing no matter what type of writing you favor.
    Write-In: Writing Workshop

    555 8th Ave, New York

    • Find inspiration and practice your skills at this social writing workshop
    • Receive a thought provoking writing prompt from an expert instructor
    • Read your work aloud if you so choose to receive feedback from other developing writers
    • Enjoy time to socialize with other writers over complimentary snacks and drinks
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    Chess Lesson

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    Chess is considered a game of strategy and logical reasoning. The more you play, the stronger your mind will become. Besides being a lot of fun, there are many studies that show chess can improve your memory, increase problem solving skills and strengthen your thinking. This lesson is designed to do all of that! It is for the player of any experience level, whether you are an absolute beginner or an expert looking to pick up an edge in the next tournament. You will learn the appropriate skills necessary to take your game to the next level. After the lesson, showcase what you just learned at the Village Chess Club, as every lesson includes one hour of FREE play at the Club. Have fun and strengthen your mind - play chess!
    Chess Lesson

    82 West 3rd Street, New York

    • All levels welcome
    • Learn strategy and build problem solving skills
    • Lesson includes one free hour of play at the Village Chess Club
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    3 positive reviews
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    Guided Meditation

    Do you ever wonder what it would feel like to silence that annoying voice in your head that won't let you get a moment's peace? Learn to turn off the noise and tune into your inner calm with the power of meditation. Your guided practice will take you into the tranquil environment of the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, an escape from the otherwise bustling borough of Staten Island. Here, you'll learn from a respected and experienced instructor who will take you along on a spiritual journey. No experience? Let that worry go as all levels of experience are invited.
    Guided Meditation

    338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island

    • Experience the power of meditation in an environment that evokes serenity
    • Learn from an experienced and respected instructor
    • Find your inner Zen while learning a new, long-term skill
    • No experience necessary
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    Map and Compass Survival 101

    Love to hike but worried about getting lost in the woods? This survival 101 offering will ensure that you're prepared in the event that you do wander off track. You'll head out from Central Park North, where you'll learn what to do when stranded in the wilderness, including how to orient yourself with a map and compass, how your day pack can be essential to your survival, and how to become self-sustaining for 48 hours. For avid hikers, this is the perfect opportunity to learn life-saving skills that could make all the difference!
    Map and Compass Survival 101

    Lenox Ave & W 110th St, New York

    • Pick up valuable survival techniques to use when lost in the wild
    • Master the use of a map and compass to successfully plot courses
    • Discover how your day pack can be essential to your survival
    • Gain the confidence that only comes from knowing how to be self-sustaining for 48 hours
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    Candlelight Yin & Meditation

    A flickering flame. A relaxing yoga stretch. A deep, guided meditation. Just another day at Yoga Agora. Fortunately, a day at Yoga Agora is a very good day, indeed. During this refreshing experience, you'll have the opportunity to unwind from worldly stresses under the influence of a tranquil, candlelit ambiance and a practiced yoga instructor. You'll begin your session with gentle asana motions that will help loosen your muscles and focus your mind. Once prepared, you'll enjoy a 20-30 minute guided meditation practice. Meditation has long been known to give rise to many tangible benefits -- mental, emotional, and physical. Increased focus and clarity, a positive outlook, and improved circulation are just a few of these benefits. See? Good day.
    Candlelight Yin & Meditation

    33-02 Broadway, Astoria

    • Treat yourself to a deeply relaxing meditative experience in a soothing yoga studio
    • Prepare your body and mind for meditation with slow-flowing yoga stretches
    • Get in touch with your true self during a lengthy guided meditation
    • Enjoy a refreshing practice that yields numerous mental, emotional, and physical benefits
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    Speed Reading Classes (6 Hour)

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    Just can't get through that flooded email inbox, no matter how hard you try? If you're a slow reader, or have trouble remembering what you read, speed reading can help boost your productivity. During this class, you'll learn reading techniques that can boost your reading speed by 200 to 500 percent. You'll also receive instruction on how to boost both your reading comprehension and recollection, so that you're not just scanning words on a page. This class features an experience speed reading instructor that teaches proven strategies to help you see immediate results. Just think of how many Vimby activity descriptions you'll be able to read afterwards!
    Speed Reading Classes (6 Hour)

    221 E 71st St, New York

    • Familiarize yourself with practical speed reading concepts based on proven results
    • Immerse yourself in an engaging curriculum that has helped thousands learn to speed reed
    • See immediate results using the abilities you pick up in class
    • Impress yourself and others with how quickly you can digest written information
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    1 positive reviews

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