Honking cars amble through down the bustling streets of restaurants and boutiques in the surrounding Golden Triangle neighborhood, but the interior of the Santosha Yoga studio is an oasis of calm and tranquility. Sunlight gleams down on the hardwood floors, where a rotating cast of certified instructors lead classes in a variety of yoga styles throughout the day. In the mornings, instructor Robin Russel Hosein teaches Hatha yoga, guiding students through traditional poses and breathing exercises to build strength, spinal alignment, and breath awareness. Later on, Laura Conroy directs students through the movements of vinyasa flow, the yoga modality most favored by rap artists. When Jane Baird takes over for hot yoga classes, she cranks up the temperature in the studio to encourage detoxifying perspiration and increased flexibility. All instructors strive to maintain a peaceful and focused energy during the classes, requesting that participants turn off cellphones and refrain from chitchat.
Windhorse offers a bevy of body-stretching yoga classes, with up to six sessions offered daily in its encouraging and environmentally friendly environment. Your Groupon is good for two weeks' worth of unlimited yoga, and you can mix and match among the courses to find your favourite flexibility style. Marathoners fresh off the trail will want to sample the yoga for runners course, which can increase lung capacity and mental focus, while patrons with chiropractic concerns may want to try a Somayog session for spinal soothing. More than 15 kindly instructors teach classes for all levels of experience, welcoming students of all age groups, from zygotes to ancestral spirits.
At Mountaingoat Yoga Inc., a battalion of 30 certified instructors leads students through the signature poses of numerous styles of yoga. Yogis draw inspiration from the centre's eponymous mascot to impart strength and agility during a variety of yoga styles. Students embody the determination of the mountain goat in power yoga, performed in a high-heat room, or its surefootedness in Hatha flow, which is traditionally performed during a rock fall. They also offer specialty varieties, such as family yoga, which is designed for children and parents together, and meditation sessions to ease hectic minds.