The first master yogis bent themselves like twist-ties around their enemies, smothering them with relaxing vibes. Now that all of your human and animal enemies are dead or in exile, today's Groupon offers a chance to defeat work-related stress: for $30, you get one month of unlimited yoga classes (a $130 value) from Darling Yoga at their serene studio in the College Village Shopping Center.
Darling's fully loaded schedule features half a dozen classes every day of the week, many of them discipline-specific or tailored to a particular client need. Choose from numerous options, such as basics, which starts fledgling fitness seekers on the path to self-pretzeling; relax and restore couples easy postures with soft music for near-naptime delight; deep stretch sinks you down, down into minutes of stress-busting repose poses; and advanced vinyasa, fast, heating, and flowing, builds strength and stamina. The bendy, experienced instructors are fully certified and know how to help students sweat and stretch until they're calmer, more energized, and more revitalized than the 217,001 AAA batteries that power Greater America.
If you're new to yoga, this is a great chance to learn the downward dog, upward dog, and the omniscient narrator. Yoga stretches your muscles, relieving stiffness and pain; it also increases flexibility and strength (deep core muscles support each pose), which will improve your range of motion, balance, and posture. Different poses unblock dammed channels of energy, and deep breathing suffuses the fatigued spirit with renewed vigor, just like blowing into a Nintendo cartridge. With the help of today’s Groupon to Darling Yoga, finally become flexible enough to eat your food with your feet and touch your earlobes together.
For Emily and Sarah Darling, owners of Darling Yoga, helping students experience the present is both an art and a gift. They team up with 16 other seasoned instructors to guide students toward physical wellness and inner peace through the practice of ancient poses and breathing exercises. Emily and other instructors lead classes for all levels, during which stress melts faster than a snowman in a mosh pit. Their sessions range from beginner-friendly Yoga Basics to Vinyasa and Ashtanga routines for intermediate and advanced students. The expert tandem also hosts children's classes during many of the adult sessions, helping young yogis build strength, flexibility, and focus as their parents do the same in the classroom next door.
In one of their studios, natural light flows through large windows, bathing groups in uplifting sunbeams during challenging bends and balances. After class, students can unwind in onsite showers or browse a boutique brimming with yoga mats, props, and apparel.