Yoga challenges the mind and the body without the violence and hurt feelings of full-contact chess. Steer clear of overaggressive pawns with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $69 for 10 yoga or Pilates classes (up to a $138 value)
- $99 for 20 yoga or Pilates classes (up to a $252 value)
Instructors challenge students through limb- and mind-bending Ultra Vinyasa or traditional mat Pilates, which bolsters core muscles. For more relaxing sessions, the studio hosts Yoga and Meditation classes or traditional Hatha yoga. See the Amherst and Easthampton schedules.
Mama Nirvana's New Yoga
The mama of Mama Nirvana's New Yoga—co-owner Ruth Anne Lundeberg— draws on her experience as a dancer and a devoted student of Theravadin Buddhism to helm a staff of seasoned instructors along with her partner and husband, Joshua Schumer. Together, they impart yogic skills in students with a focus on safety that earned the studio the Best Place for Yoga title in the _Valley Advocate_’s 2010 readers' poll. The Amherst and Easthampton schedules brim with daily classes for all skill levels, including calming Hatha sessions ideal for brand-new yogis and fast-paced Ultra Vinyasa routines that summon more sweat than a sauna heated by burning romance novels. Deep, focused breathing knits Flow classes’ poses into a graceful, choreographed sequence that cultivates strength and flexibility. Filled with moves that isolate and fortify the core muscles, mat-based Pilates workouts can bolster balance and posture without aggravating injuries.