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 similar chance to defeat work-related stress with today's Groupon. For $29, you get a five-class pack at Southtown Yoga (a $65 value). This inviting studio mixes a playful attitude with a respect for yogic traditions, earning it a Best Yoga Studio title from the Riverfront Times in 2008.
Laidback, certified instructors and warm, friendly classmates make Southtown the yoga equivalent of a corner pub, though drink specials are usually limited to water, and happy hour is actually a high-energy, fast-paced class at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. The class schedule makes classes available for all levels from beginner to advanced. Newbies can master basic asanas such as sun salutation, mountain pose, cobra pose, and Cobra Commander pose in the Basics class. Mixed-level classes are open to all, making it easier to find a time slot that works for you, no matter your level. Specialty classes, meanwhile, let office workers get a quick stretch sesh in during Lunch Yoga on Mondays or a rejuvenating start to the workweek with Restorative Yoga on Sundays. Southtown offers classes throughout the day. Check the schedule for times and full descriptions.
Yoga is a great way to stay toned and limber while temporarily storing worldly worries in a drawer with knick-knacks, spare change, and shrunken heads. Today's deal to Southtown Yoga lets you avoid common beginning yoga jitters such as a fear of looking awkward in your first downward dog or accidentally spelling out “YMCA” with your arms. Call ahead to reserve a spot in your first class.
- …Southtown Yoga is a yogi's dream: small classes and a wonderful fusion of yoga styles. Owner Brigette Niedringhaus says her approach is "down-to-earth and friendly, yet deeply rooted in ancient yoga traditions." – Riverfront Times
Having practiced since 1997, training under leaders in the field, and serving as the sole yoga instructor for the Kashi company in 2008, owner Brigette Niedringhaus opened Southtown Yoga with the goal of bringing a unique approach to the city yoga-studio concept. In doing so, Brigette built up a schedule replete with a variety of classes held in a warm and welcoming environment for students of all skill levels. The Riverfront Times recognized her efforts by naming Southtown Yoga its Best Yoga Studio in 2008. The staff that helped earned that award features 11 highly trained instructors who guide students through a series of poses during 45- to 90-minute group classes. Slow-paced Basics courses pave the way for Mixed Level sessions that expand on the fundamental concepts, and rooftop classes enable students to mix up the workout scenery, like lifting weights in a phone booth. Classes are available seven days a week, with some sessions beginning as early as 6:30 a.m. and as late as 7:30 p.m.