Yoga emphasizes seamless transition between poses, a skill set adopted by the Navy to teach cursive flag semaphore to its sailors. Spell out serene stances with today’s Groupon to Anuttara Yoga Shala in Deerfield Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get 5 yoga classes (an $85 value).
- For $45, you get 10 yoga classes (a $130 value).<p>
Anuttara Yoga Shala’s varied schedule of classes plunges students into a physical exploration of the contrast between forceful Yang yoga and its passive Yin counterpart. The studio’s certified yoga instructors guide students with care and individualized attention during each session, including warm Vinyasa yoga, in which intermediate to advanced yoga students progress through seven sequences that incorporate rigorous sun salutations. Warm Yoga Flow’s moderate movements gradually limber novice appendages, and the smoothly choreographed current of Vinyasa Krama accommodates all levels with pose modifications of varying complexity. During Raja yoga sessions, instructors align pupils into unhurried positions while channeling them into deeply meditative states with verbal cues and slideshows from a recent beach vacation.
Inspired by the design of an Indian temple—replete with vibrant fabrics dangling from the ceiling—Anuttara Yoga had no trouble catching the attention of New Times Broward-Palm Beach, which hailed it as the Best Yoga Studio of 2012. The studio encompasses nearly 8,000 square feet, including two 1,600-square-foot yoga rooms that accommodate a variety of heated and un-heated class types.
The recently remodeled Kula Room, with its spacious floor plan, minimal decor, and infrared heat lamps, stays at a balmy 85 degrees during nonheated classes such as yoga barre. The dimly lit Grand Tapas Hall, however, facilitates deeper stretching with a thermostat set to a sweat-inducing 95 degrees. This higher temperature loosens muscles, expels toxins, and thaws ancestors preserved in ice during 90-minute hot-yoga classes.
When they aren’t teaching yoga classes, the studio’s 25 certified instructors pass on their knowledge to apprentices in training rooms and a well-stocked library. Other amenities include spa-like bathrooms with showers and a boutique area lined with yoga accessories and apparel.