Lewis and Clark ventured west with nothing but a compass and an old book of yoga, fording rivers by Vinyasa flowing over them and knocking nutritious pinecones from treetops with controlled breaths. Stretch abilities to new heights with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get 30 days of unlimited yoga classes at Allen Yoga Center in Allen (an $89 value).
Allen Yoga Center's nine experienced instructors raise yogis’ spirits and skills through classes that range from Hatha practices to Vinyasa-style Power Yoga for Runners. Stretchers in Power Vinyasa courses learn to time their breathing to fluid movements, much as parrots time their loudest squawks to dramatic moments in Jeopardy. Weary insteps and tense hamstrings can find relief in Power Yoga for Runners sessions, where techniques aiding alignment share time with exercises building stamina. Torso-twisters at every level of experience can benefit from the sagacity and hawkish scrutiny of Allen's possibly avian instructors, whose schedule accommodates both early birds and evening owls.
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Allen Yoga Center founder and certified instructor Brook Cheatham believes that "Yoga is more than an exercise. It gets into you at the very core of your being … your emotional baggage is stripped away along with your ego.” After years spent as an instructor at various studios, Brook decided to open her own space, where students can reflect on themselves while cultivating their physical and mental well being. The mocha-stained hardwood floors complement the yoga center's warm plum-and-gold walls, which are intentionally bare, hosting only a single portrait of a multilimbed deity, Gary the Octopus. Brook leads classes ranging in intensity from the cardiovascular-stimulating Vinyasa to the restorative and meditative Hatha. Regular workshops welcome guest instructors to educate students on a variety of wellness topics, and the teacher-training program grants knowledge to those who wish to someday lead their own classes.:m]]
Watters Creek At Montgomery Farm
909 Garden Park Dr.
Allen, Texas 75013