Inner peace is like Sasquatch—many people claim it's real, but most remain skeptical until the moment it seizes them while they're meditating on a mountaintop. Today’s Groupon brings the bliss: for $25, you get a one-month unlimited class pass (a $70 value) at Divine Yoga on West Lawndale Drive.
Divine Yoga maintains a special focus on Kundalini yoga, though aspects of Hatha and Amrit yoga are incorporated as well. All classes are open to beginners but have multiple levels. Kundalini fuses spiritual energy with physical fitness and incorporates special breathing techniques, mantras, hand positions, and meditation to pave a clear path into the fitness forest. This technique perhaps best embodies the Latin phrase "mens sana in corpore sano," which translates to "a sound mind in a healthy body" (though it was mistranslated for centuries as "unreasonable men in a corporate sanitation plant"). Divine's schedule offers morning and evening classes most days of the week, taught by a knowledgeable staff of experienced instructors. Though not covered by this Groupon, the studio also offers popular four-hour workshops, including a meditation workshop on February 6 and a post-natal workshop on March 6.
Yoga is a great way to stay toned and limber while temporarily storing worldly worries in a drawer with knickknacks, spare change, and shrunken heads. Divine Yoga's studio is a relaxing environment in which to engage in mentally clarifying exercises. A whitewashed building with a wooden porch surrounded by verdant plant life, this homey business contains an open, airy studio coated in red oak floors, offset by sheer white curtains and natural light streaming through wide windows.
- I have been coming to class here for a couple of years. The teachers are well trained and bring forth very good intention. The studio is clean and uncluttered. Very good feng shui. Peaceful and calming to the body and soul. – ML, Yahoo! Local
- I've been a student of Divine Yoga for a year and a half. The instructors, the studio, and the workshops, are all first class! Upon entering the studio, you are immediately immersed in the experience of the class and the people. It's fun, it's educational, and it's healthy! – Ana, Google Maps
After passing through Divine Yoga’s entrance, the hot Texas sun fades into lush, flowery gardens. Inside, a swaying porch swing greets guests before they reach the airy studio, where the earthy aroma of a natural oak floor kindles memories of swimming in a vat of red wine. Seated on a stage framed by lavender walls and wafting white curtains, KRI-certified instructors lead students through Kundalini yoga classes that aim to increase physical and spiritual energy through various postures, breathing techniques, and gong meditation. In Pre-Natal classes, moms-to-be can relax and stretch before their big arrivals, after which Post-Natal classes invite babies to join in and hone the focus, relaxation, and flexibility required to back-flip out of the crib.