Like infiltrating a canine poker game, yoga requires careful concentration and the ability to pose as a downward-facing dog. Bend your way into any situation with today's Groupon: for $52, you get a 10-session punch card at Yoga State in East Lansing and Okemos (opening in August) (up to $105 value).
Yoga State helps new and experienced yogis increase flexibility and reduce stress through the dynamic practice of Vinyasa yoga. Limber up during a yoga basics class, which teaches beginner body-benders the basic poses, concepts, and anatomy of Vinyasa yoga. For more seasoned stretchers, Yoga State offers Vinyasa-yoga sessions, during which students flow through a series of different postures and breathing exercises. Tranquil lighting illuminates Yoga State's spacious, cozy studio, accented by soothing green walls and rich cork floors. Like a glass of water in a gym located on the equator, participants are likely to perspire and are advised to bring a towel. For sanitary reasons, mats are not provided and customers are encouraged to bring one from home; however, first-time yogis may rent one for $2 or purchase one from Yoga State. The studio opens 15 minutes before each class, giving students the opportunity to meditate and learn their first yoga pose, the silent salutation. Groupon holders can prepare for their 10-class adventure by checking the class schedule here.