Sun salutations are a necessary ritual that keeps our solar body from growing angry and burning libelous graffiti on the Hubble telescope. Help keep cosmic peace with today’s Groupon to Albemarle Pilates and Yoga. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get 5 yoga classes (a $45 value).
- For $35, you get 10 yoga classes (an $85 value).
- For $45, you get two private yoga sessions (a $90 value).<p>
Nestled within the reconfigured walls of an historic area home, Albemarle Pilates and Yoga hosts eclectic sessions that vary in style and intensity. The studio’s schedule includes deep-stretch classes that incorporate mindful breaths and supportive props into a series of held postures that lengthen pupils’ telescoping limbs until they can tie their shoelaces in a crowded elevator. Slow flow yoga introduces a controlled dynamism as students link basic postures, or asanas, with cascading transitions. For heated-yoga sessions, instructors warm the practice space to temperatures from 85 to 100 degrees, then lead a physically demanding sequence of poses while the radiating heat loosens joints and herds bodily toxins off into the nearest sunset. Alternately, during each private yoga session, attentive instructors spend 60 minutes refining individuals’ technique and alignment, tailoring the instruction to match fitness levels with the studio’s alignment-honing arsenal of straps, blocks, and antique corsets.