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. Travel at lithe speed with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for 10 yoga classes (a $180 value)
- $89 for 20 yoga classes (a $340 value)<p>
In unheated rooms, hatha-yoga instructors demonstrate the importance of aligning the physical and mental through linked breathing and movement. During hot Ashtanga-Vinyasa yoga, a unique heating system uses infrared light waves to warm muscles safely from within the body. The heat enables guests to achieve deeper stretches than they might otherwise be capable of. Classes teach focused breathing, postures, and gaze points to calm the mind. See the full schedule of classes.
Fuel the Soul will donate a portion of each Groupon purchase directly to victims of Hurricane Sandy.<p>
Fuel the Soul
A subtle heat spreads throughout Fuel the Soul, distinct from the scorching air at hot-yoga studios that warm the room with thermostats. The muscle-melting energy seeps into muscles, coaxing tension away. This brand of heat comes from a system that emits infrared rays, capable of penetrating deeper into tissues and detoxifying patrons while they move through classic yoga poses. Co-owner Greg Fine explains to Patch.com, "Exercising … in an infrared heated sauna can help you burn calories much faster." The heat emanates from lamps that, according to Greg, are identical to those used by surgeons in neonatal hospital units and fast-food line-cooks in NASA space vessels. Customers can reap the heat's benefits, which include a faster metabolism and easier healing, whether they’re attending yoga classes or simply steeping in the far-infrared sauna.
Another offering as unusual as a cat and dog that only fight about who loves the other more is the Gyrotonic workout, "a unique method that uses movements found in swimming, yoga, and tai chi and helps improve strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination." Greg—who studied under Juliu Horvath, the Romanian dancer and exile who developed the exercise to recover after tearing his Achilles tendon and rupturing a few spinal disks—teaches the technique to students of all fitness levels and ages, whether they’re recovering from injuries or courting greater flexibility.