Yoga challenges the mind and body without the violence and hurt feelings of full-contact chess. Steer clear of overaggressive pawns with today's Groupon to Absolute Yoga & Wellness, valid at the Fairport and Rochester locations. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a five drop-in yoga classes (a $75 value).
- For $49, you get one month of unlimited yoga classes (a $108 value).
Absolute Yoga & Wellness's accomplished teachers school students of all levels in deep-breathing techniques and body-bending poses in a variety of 90-minute group classes to fill the Rochester and Fairport schedules. Patrons can start with the beginner's Fundamentals class, which introduces basic fluid motions and still poses to help ease physical and emotional stress, before trekking on to Level 2, which elucidates slightly more intricate routines. The Level 3 course pairs complex pose sequences with breath work, seated meditation, and hand mudras to further strengthen the bond between body, mind, and mat and inspire the works of professional shadow puppeteers.
Therapeutic classes, derived from the healing power of classic Patanjali yoga, seek to help relieve chronic pain. Slower-moving Gentle Yoga employs restorative postures that can improve balance, and specialty Back & Feet Care sessions aim to nourish feet and backs troubled by door-to-door anvil sales.
Absolute Yoga & Wellness
Mark Sandler and Carrie Gaynor—co-directors of Absolute Yoga & Wellness—teach yoga as an extension of the healing arts they both practice. Mark focuses on the mind, bringing his studies of yogic philosophy and psychology under Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati to the classroom. Carrie draws upon the medical know-how she garnered in her two decades as a nurse to enhance the benefits of her practice. Together, they seek to restore health to bodies through exercise and associated physical therapies, such as kinesis myofascial integration and yoga therapy.