Some people practice yoga as a regular wellness ritual, like eating healthy foods or living inside a bottle of multivitamins. Experience more convenient healing with today's Groupon: for $39, you get 10 classes at Abhyasa Yoga Center in Brooklyn (up to a $150 value).
J. Brown and the teachers at Abhyasa Yoga Center guide students through the practice of breath-centered Hatha yoga with the goal of easing ailments of the body and calming the mind. Each 75–90 minute drop-in class welcomes an average of 10–12 yogis of all ability levels, with Basics sessions instructing fundamentals and working safely around specific conditions, such as sciatica, tendonitis, or opening too many pickle jars. Open classes move more vigorously through a greater number of postures, but still welcome first-timers, and a handful of pre- and postnatal courses teach mothers the one-handed diaper-changing asana. The studio rents mats for $1 each, but students should come bearing their own towel and water bottle.
Abhyasa Yoga Center
Before opening his own studio, owner and passionate yogi J. Brown spent more than a decade working as an independent yoga instructor. He credits this experience with creating Abhyasa Yoga Center's personal and inclusive atmosphere that welcomes students of all experience and skill levels. Each of the studio's 15 certified yoga instructors have been trained by Brown, resulting in a cohesive schedule of classes practiced in a therapeutic, breath-centered style. Though yoga's physical postures can help students increase strength, flexibility, and patience when training wild spirit animals, Brown and his fellow yogis encourage patrons to perform each pose at their own level of difficulty and link their movements with Ujjayi breathing techniques to sync the body and mind.
628 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11211