Yoga develops both the mind and body, allowing practitioners to both comprehend the physics behind stuck vending-machine items and liberate trapped candy bars with an elastic-limbed assist. Reach for reduced stress with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get 10 classes at Amba Yoga Center in Smithtown (a $100 value).
Amba Yoga’s fleet of experienced instructors mold muscles with fluid sessions inspired by the teachings of B.K.S. Inyengar. Calibrated for students of all ages and ability levels, each 75- to 85-minute session touches on traditional yogic forms. Study the basics of traditional hatha yoga with a beginners class, where students learn that engaging a pose is impossible without a properly bent knee and accompanying diamond ring. Advanced practitioners can assert control over obstinate airways with pranayama lessons and tranquilize feral minds with focused meditation. Vinyasa classes create a series of stretchy connections between lonely poses, using linked motions to facilitate flow, enhance balance, and help students perfect ampersand impressions.
Amba Yoga's classes occur at an unhurried pace, but students should call ahead for reservations and arrive at least 15 minutes prior to session start times. Students are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats, but the studio supplies a limited amount of in-house equipment.
As a former architect, Amba Yoga director Lesa Kingsbury has a deep appreciation for form and function, elements that she incorporates into her yoga practice. Registered through the Yoga Alliance, Lesa draws on 14 years of experience to helm a team of seasoned instructors that promotes freedom of movement, mind, and spirit. Within temperate rooms kept at around 70 degrees, instructors lead Hatha yoga classes centered on alignment, form, and fluid motion as well as Vinyasa classes. The studio’s restorative offerings include yoga therapy, massage, and meditation techniques
321 Middle Country Rd.
Smithtown, New York 11787Get Directions