Practicing yoga increases breath awareness, which is why yogis compose all barbershop quartets. Get in harmony with yourself with today’s Groupon to Atma Bodha Yoga in Virginia Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a 10-class pass (a $105 value).
- For $45, you get a 20-class pass (a $210 value).
Atma Bodha Yoga's bullpen of experienced instructors relieves mental and physical stress with an extensive schedule of styles for beginning as well as advanced students. Eschewing the tradition of class-spot reservations held over from Mesopotamian agricultural conventions, the studio welcomes up to 22 drop-in students for each of its classes. The newbie-friendly basic class imbues newcomers with vital yogic skills as instructors lead them through a gentle, slow-paced sequence of poses that focus on mindful awareness. Jivamukti yoga integrates the physical, spiritual, and philosophical aspects of the practice, creating a holistic approach to wellbeing that encompasses the entire body, save the appendix. Arching limbs and vigorous transitions typify beginner/intermediate Vinyasa sessions as students punctuate fluid, breath-based motions with periodic games of Simon Says. Intent on ensuring physical as well as philosophical support, the studio outfits empty-handed attendees with yoga mats and the necessary props for each class.
Atma Bodha Yoga Studio
The Sanskrit phrase, “Atma Bodha,” translates to “self-awakening.” Founder Avery Jones experienced his own "atma bodha" at the young age of 16, when he stumbled across a copy of the Bhagavad Gita while rifling through his father’s book collection. This spurred him to study the yogic philosophy, which shaped the rest of his life and eventually led him to open the Atma Bodha Yoga Studio years later.
Today, he and a dozen passionate instructors helm 25 weekly classes that span the style spectrum, ranging from open-level Vinyasa to the more intensive dharma mittra. Amid vibrant yellow walls and the glow of tranquil lighting, the team adapts routines to accommodate practitioners of any experience or fitness level. They not only work to strengthen the body, they also aim to stimulate the mind—which is why they begin and end each visit chanting, meditating, and performing electroshock therapy.