Unlike pipe cleaners, humans are not born with an innate flexibility or the patience to help little kids craft for an entire afternoon. Acquire meditative malleability with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get one month of unlimited yoga classes at Abhaya Yoga, located on Jay Street in Brooklyn (a $150 value).
Abhaya Yoga instructors guide students through a range of Hatha yoga classes that remain accessible to beginners even as they challenge veterans with zen-inducing postures and fitness-producing sequences. Basic classes move at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on foundational poses for a start as strong as a muscle-builder’s handshake. Bhava Fridays showcase a rotating cast of live musicians, DJ’s, and kirtan singers for an energetic beginning to the weekend, while the Evening Flow class encourages participants to sink into dynamic stillness and focus on the present moment. Evening Flow might not be ideal for beginners, but an appropriate challenge for spatially aware practitioners, those with experience in conscientious breathing and sentient saltwater taffy. Quick lunchtime classes and living-meditation sessions afford ample opportunity to practice the craft of everyday peace.
Check the online class schedule for class times and availability. New students can take advantage of the free week of yoga in addition to this Groupon’s one-month pass, yielding five weeks of classes, stress relief, and muscular merriment.
In Brooklyn, close to the banks of the East River, there's a sanctuary from city life. It's called Abhaya Yoga, and once you step inside, you'll likely find it hard to hold onto stress and anxiety. Intricate sculptures decorate the tranquil studio, and large windows frame sweeping skyline views. Natural light gleams on polished hardwood floors.
Within these peaceful quarters, devoted yogis guide visitors through restorative poses. They practice a dynamic style of Hatha yoga, drawing on Anusara and Vinyasa techniques that align the body, relax the mind, and dislodge any over-played radio songs that may be stuck in students' heads. They also lead classes through chanting, breath-work, and moments of guided contemplation.