Astronauts regularly practice yoga to stay limber, modulate their breathing, and control their crippling fear of being eaten by the moon. Emulate the habits of cosmic pioneers with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a five-class pass to Baptiste Power Yoga in Brookline and Cambridge (an $80 value).
Baptiste Power Yoga's team of certified instructors lead Vinyasa-based classes cultivated by celebrated yogi Baron Baptiste and performed in 90-degree studios. The studio's robust schedule gives students ample opportunities to unroll their personal or rented mats ($4) in classes such as Power Yoga Basics, which uses a slower pace to help beginners master the style’s fundamental physical postures and sets the foundation for more challenges as students advance toward coveted cobra belts. Balmy temperatures and challenging flows help detoxify the body in all levels of classes, during which students link a series of poses together with deep-breathing techniques. Intermediate sweat sessions offer challenging pose modifications to build muscle and boost delicate spirit-animal egos.
Baptiste Power Yoga
Baron Baptiste's signature brand of yoga has transformed lives. It has optimized the performance of the Philadelphia Eagles and empowered impoverished youth in Nairobi. It has lifted the spirits of war veterans and counseled gang members in Los Angeles. On a day-to-day basis, it has improved the physical health and mental acuity of Bostonians, who can practice the discipline under the tutelage of Baron Baptiste himself.
At his eponymous studios in Brookline and Cambridge, Baptiste joins a team of instructors who promulgate his teachings through classes, teacher-training programs, and workshops. Classes take place in 90-degree studios that boost detoxification and flexibility. In addition to fitness-centric classes, the studio offers guided meditation classes that establish the focus and clarity of mind required to read the entire Gutenberg Bible while riding a rollercoaster.