Power yoga differs from regular yoga in a few key ways, most notably its dedication to the destruction of evil through extreme muscular flexion. The wide range of class offerings ensures pliable posers of all levels can find a suitable challenge. Greenhorns can get started with a New to Yoga course, while veterans of powerful yogic posturing can up their yogame with the Power Flow 90, a 90-minute workout designed to infuse power yoga poses directly with DNA, creating the fitness version of Jurassic Park. Consult the schedule for a full lineup, and plan on arriving 5 to 10 minutes before a class is scheduled to begin. Bring a towel and water bottle to wipe away and replenish exercise tears.
To program director William Brashear and his team of teachers, yoga is a spiritual journey that begins within while a person is creating a bond with humanity. They inspire students of all ability levels to seek this inner peace in their classes, which cover a variety of styles. Options range from Mysore—a meditation-focused discipline—to power yoga—a vigorous Vinyasa-based course—to gentle yoga—a slower-paced rehabilitative class. To zero in on students' specific areas of concern, they lead one-on-one sessions, helping them master their techniques and learn Sanskrit words such as, "asana" which means "pose," or more commonly, "Can you please help me? My leg is stuck behind my head."
In addition to yoga, the school provides healing services, including Ayurvedic Thai yoga massage, in which a trained practitioner gently pulls arms and legs and twists torsos and shoulders in an effort to loosen the muscles and release stress. It also hosts yoga- and meditation-centric events and organizes calming retreats to locales such as Leeland Valley.
Though the contraction "it's" was originally invented by disheveled British men to herald the arrival of flying circuses, today's deal uses it to herald something completely different. For $25, new clients get five yoga classes at It's Yoga (a $55 value). Bring your Groupon to the studio above the Ludlow Garage on Ludlow Avenue and attain the same limber happiness that runs through the branches of your happiest miniature bonsai trees. Choose your classes from a full schedule of yoga sessions, which run from morning through evening and extend into the late evening on hectic weeknights.
YogahOME helps clients shed stress while nurturing strength and balance thanks to its practice of Vinyasa yoga, which matches body movements with inhalation and exhalation. Classes coordinated by experienced teachers are offered throughout the week and feature varying degrees of difficulty, such as gentle Vinyasa, moderate Hatha, hot Vinyasa, and many others. Though there are classes for different ability levels, no class is too difficult, since participants determine their own pace and level of pose extension. Since you can purchase up to two of these Groupons, mix and match six different classes to find your perfect center and qi. Mats and props (blocks and straps) are also available for rental.
The mood and pacing is constantly shifting at Yoga ah, as students of all ages lay out their mats for their class and prepare to harmonize body and mind. The students start young here, beginning, even in utero with prenatal classes. Adult classes follow an Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow, led by instructors who guide students through challenging poses. Intense moments occur during Rocket yoga—Ashtanga yoga classes, with a Pilates twist that aim to get students into inversions, arm balances, and outer space.
Eastside Wellness Connections boosts overall health with dozens of weekly fitness classes that develop strength, flexibility, and body awareness. Quadriceps seekers saddle up to 40-minute spinning classes, where Lycra-clad students charge along on stationary bikes while an instructor creates vivid mental pictures of a challenging outdoor workout, such as cycling the rim of the Grand Canyon, zipping through a lush forest, or delivering packages in New York City by unicycle. Students adjust the intensity of the workout to their own skill levels by modifying the settings on their bike or swapping out rubber footwear for leaden sneakers. Cyclers torch up to 600 calories during this fat-burning session and increase lower-body strength and foot-to-pedal coordination.