Ananda Shala


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Certified yoga & Pilates teachers help students sculpt & tone physiques daily during more than 50 weekly beginners & advanced classes

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Promotional value expires May 9, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must activate by 5/9/12, classes expire 90 days from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability. New clients only. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Yoga is one of the world’s oldest forms of exercise, second only to holding the earth on your shoulders. Practice ancient and contemporary athleticism with today’s Groupon for yoga and Pilates to Ananda Shala in Frederick, Maryland. Choose between the following options:

  • For $25, you get 5 yoga or Pilates mat classes (up to a $65 value).
  • For $49, you get 10 yoga or Pilates mat classes (up to a $120 value).<p>

Ananda, meaning bliss, and Shala, meaning a place of learning, has a band of certified yoga and Pilates teachers who help students sculpt, tone, and stretch mind and body during a variety of yoga and Pilates classes within a studio made serene by cream walls, large windows, and meditative sculptures. The studio’s schedule boasts classes that range in style and difficulty to accommodate practitioners of all experience levels, including newbies, who can get acquainted with foundational Pilates moves during beginners Pilates mat classes. During Pilates sessions, students perform a sequence of efficient floor exercises to help tone limbs while toughening cores into sturdy organ armor. Hot-yoga classes reach heated temperatures above 90 degrees to help muscles sink into deep stretches and promote the eviction of unhealthy toxins, and Friday evenings’ energizing, flow-based classes infuse yoga practice with upbeat music to prepare bodies for weekend revelry.

Though Ananda Shala sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.

Shala Wellness Center

Shala Wellness Center says they have "classes and instructors to meet the needs of everyBODY," and with their range of offerings, they can back up that claim. The full-spectrum mind-body center offers yoga classes, Pilates, VBarre, TRX, meditation, workshops, teacher training, private sessions, and healing services that include Yoga Therapy, massage, and Reiki. Open seven days a week with over 50 classes, workshops, and training sessions per week, they can cater to bodies at any point on the journey to health.

During private sessions, instructors help students work on individual needs or master a specific technique such as folding laundry with their feet. Corporate workshops help business people soothe their minds during stressful situation, and special events such as yoga parties and classes for kids and teens explore yoga in a fun environment. The overall goal is to remain on the forefront of integrative health care and share in-depth knowledge to empower individuals toward personal health and wellness.

Customer Reviews

Thank you for providing your place to learn and grow!
Jacquelynn D. · May 23, 2012
Diversity of class options, educated teachers, beautiful and peaceful space, great setting in downtown Frederick City for coffee or tea afterwards!
Janice W. · January 22, 2012
Shala offers a wide variety of classes (e.g. Tai Chi "light", several yoga disciplines, and Pilates), taught in intimate settings by expert, passionate instructors. Unlike many studios, Shala provides yoga mats free of charge, and offers complimentary water and tea. The staff is friendly and very helpful, the location (right downtown!) is walkable, and they offer training opportunities too!
Joanne P. · March 24, 2017
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    34 S Market St.

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