Yoga is a much easier way to exercise both mind and body than testing Einstein's theory of relativity by racing a beam of light. Avoid a science-related sprain with today's Groupon to Darling Yoga in Overland Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get three drop-in classes (up to a $45 value).
- For $30, you get 30 days of unlimited yoga classes (a $130 value).
Darling Yoga's two studios send gentle waves of natural light wafting across spacious expanses of wood flooring, creating a relaxing environment where students can enjoy classes suited to their skills and yoga preferences. During Yoga Basics sessions, nimble-limbed instructors patiently introduce fundamental alignment principles and breathing techniques to ease attendees into a habit of regular yoga practice. Eardrums bask in the dulcet lullabies of the studio's Relax and Restore classes as supportive postures frighten away stress. Augmenting yogic fundamentals with fluid Vinyasa-style transitions, Mixed Level Flow sessions provide the strength and flexibility needed to arm-wrestle yourself into submission. More experienced students can stop in for Advanced Vinyasa classes, which build stamina with a physically invigorating regimen of flowing asanas.
Darling Yoga's instructors recommend that guests provide their own mats, although the studio unfurls a limited selection for mat-less students. On-site cubbies prevent belongings from escaping during class, and new shower facilities revitalize attendees afterward.
Though Darling Yoga offers discounted class rates for students and children, today's Groupon still presents the best deal available.
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.