People holding yoga poses typically seek self-discipline and control, whereas those holding yoga posters just want Sting's autograph. Find peace while standing still with today's Groupon: for $45, you get one month of unlimited yoga and Pilates classes at Anahata Movement Arts in Riverside.
Hailing from diverse yoga backgrounds, the instructors at Anahata Movement Arts team up to cover styles ranging from Hatha and Kundalini to Iyengar and Anusara. During Hatha flow, students bend and twist through a series of poses while employing a synchronized-breathing technique to improve cardio function. Deep-stretch sessions enlist props to help body-benders hold muscle-extending positions, and Pilates classes entail exercises that can tone limbs, tighten cores, and improve the flexibility required to slip through prison bars. Most classes begin or end with incantations of the om chant, a practice that expresses the spirit's inarticulate yearning for an omelet. Though the studio recommends familiarity with yoga poses for certain advanced classes, the majority of sessions are open to stretchers of all skill levels, and there's even a designated beginners yoga class to help newcomers master the basics.
Yogis stretch and shuffle in a hardwood-floored studio where natural light streams through large windows, brightening the atmosphere of the pale yellow room. Like the horizon's digestion of the sun, classes take place seven days a week. Check the schedule for a full list of days and times.
Anahata Movement Arts
Amid the feng shui décor of Anahata Movement Arts’ sunlit studio, limbs twist and muscles tone during an abundance of yoga and movement classes held throughout the week. Experienced instructors lead Hatha- and Kundalini-style yoga classes for a range of ability levels and delve into alternative forms of cardio during belly-dancing and Pilates sessions. Massage therapists employ reiki techniques to heal tense bodies and frazzled minds, and inner peace blossoms during free weekly meditation sessions. The yoga masters can share their expertise individually with students during private sessions or bring classes to company offices to reduce workplace stress and build camaraderie among coworkers or rival circus troupes.