Charlestown Yoga's expert instructors train bodies to bend, balance, and breathe in classes spanning a diverse range of yoga styles for every age and experience level. All teachers are chosen for their expertise and spirit, ensuring that they have a wealth of training and technique as well as an approachable demeanor. Classes meet on either the outdoor deck or in a spacious studio adorned with a kaleidoscope of symbolic art to cover styles varying from Beginner Yoga and Gentle Yoga classes to vigorous Vinyasa Flow classes, fusing postures, breathing, tickling, and dynamic movement for a heart-pumping fitness session. Cardio-centered Power Yoga takes place in a heated room to engage circulation systems and to practice the ancient art of extreme sweating, and specialty classes include Prenatal and Baby & Me classes—for mothers-to-be or those with newly hatched humanlings—as well as There & Back Again, a special yoga program for veterans. Classes take place during many hours of the day, allowing early risers, lunch-hour limberers, and stressed-out vampires alike to find a class time that suits their schedule.
North End Yoga creates a supportive atmosphere where attentive instructors draw on international experience studying the art of limb-bending. Classes put students on the path to greater flexibility with Hatha yoga techniques, a traditional style that employs focused poses and breathing to improve core strength and Magic Eye-decoding ability. Vinyasa classes guide pupils of all levels through a sequence of moves to create a harmonious balance of physical and mental states. During Mysore Ashtanga sessions, groups of students explore at their own pace during pose-holding jam sessions, practicing orders of positions with teachers selecting individual adjustments and instructions. Men and women attend Pilates and Pilates Fusion classes designed to develop strength without gaining bulky muscle mass, and expectant mothers take prenatal classes to find internal balance, ensuring babies aren't born with uneven shoe sizes.
Jen and Jay, the brother and sister duo behind JFit 360, have different backgrounds but one unified goal—to help their clients incorporate fitness into their circle of well-being and health. Jay, a US marine sniper and MMA fighter, and Jen, a marathon runner and certified personal trainer, both lead classes that include personal training with specialties in boxing, MMA, kettlebell training, yoga, and running. They also conduct group personal-training sessions that offer the same one-on-one benefits of personal training but in a fun, supportive group atmosphere.
Bow Street Yoga instructs yogis in the ancient art of bending, flexing, and introspecting, offering classes in Vinyasa, restorative, and Yin yoga styles. All classes are conducted in a studio heated to 75–90 degrees, warm enough to encourage muscles and joints to soften and flex, but not so hot as to turn students into a soaking-wet pile of yogi. Pop into a beginner's Vinyasa class to learn the slowed-down basics of the strenuous style, which emphasizes proper alignment, breath control, and core strength, or treat limbs to a Yin yoga session, with lengthy hold times geared toward profound muscular relaxation. The meditative, healing practices of restorative yoga offer a reprieve from active lifestyles and recovery from injuries with props, long posture times, and a focus on absolute stillness.
Today's Groupon gets you two weeks of unlimited mind-body classes at Exhale Spa for $50. This deal is like trying out a one-month membership (a $190 value) for two weeks, getting you unlimited access to your choice of yoga and core classes, normally $20 and $24 for a drop-in. Plus, this Groupon entitles you to 20% off select Exhale spa services, 10% off all retail products, and access to all spa amenities and facilities.