Holding a yoga pose builds strength, discipline, and immunity to motion-sensor devices. Stealthily stalk fitness goals with today's Groupon: for $40, you get 10 yoga classes (a $100 value) at the Ananda Center for Yoga and Massage in Winter Garden. This Groupon is for new clients only and applies to classes on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., Thursdays at 7 p.m., and Saturdays at 9:45 a.m.
The Ananda Center for Yoga and Massage—helmed by Ramona Crabtree-Falkner, a certified yoga teacher and Reiki master—helps guests relax their way to physical health and mental clarity. Each 75-minute group class practices a series of postures, each of which hones the intense focus required to chop onions tearlessly. Class types rotate; Tuesday morning benders may enlist in Gentle Morning Yoga, which works to renew bodies and spirits with restorative poses and stress-relieving exercises. Meanwhile, students in beginner and intermediate level yoga learn how to breathe mindfully and meditate during raucous drum solos.
Inside the studio, a ying-yang tapestry reminds yogis to strive for balance in their physical and spiritual endeavors. Meanwhile, a midnight-blue curtain and house band of chirping chickadees lend the stylish, relaxed aura of a secluded barnyard speakeasy.
Ananda Center for Yoga and Massage, LLC
Quiet is the first stop on the road to inner peace, according to Ramona Crabtree-Falkner, owner of Ananda Center for Yoga and Massage, LLC. At her tranquil studio, clients engage in active modes of relaxation such as yoga and passive forms such as massage therapy and reiki. During private and group yoga instruction, students venture inward by pairing deep breathing and meditation with ancient poses that stretch and strengthen the body. One-on-one sessions propel yogis toward specific goals such as weight loss and injury recovery, and group classes build community while releasing recently acquired stress and eye rolls stored up since high school. Bodywork services spotlight therapies from around the world, including the long, gliding strokes of Swedish massage and the stretches and acupressure of Thai foot reflexology.
16 Joiner St.
Winter Garden, Florida 34787