Yogis require great powers of concentration to train capuchin monkeys to scratch itches that arise while sustaining poses. Put mind over matter with today’s Groupon to Asali Yoga in Harlem. Choose from the following options:
- For $29, you get 5 yoga or Pilates mat classes (an $85 value).
- For $49, you get 10 yoga or Pilates mat classes (a $160 value).
- For $89, you get 20 yoga or Pilates mat classes (a $300 value).<p>
Asali Yoga’s director, Erica Robinson, guides a staff of passionate instructors in leading Vinyasa-based yoga and Pilates mat classes. During yoga sessions, students learn to link a dynamic sequence of limb-lengthening stretches together with balance-challenging transitions while the instructors, much like balloon-animal critics, ask students to focus on each inhalation and exhalation. Throughout each class, the studio’s speakers pulse with inspiring music and recordings of motivational speeches played at double time to get blood pumping. Pilates mat instructors help attendees firm up their abdominal muscles with smoothly controlled floor exercises, which use body weight and lead-lined headbands to generate additional resistance.
In the heart of Harlem, just a block away from the St. Nicholas Park meadow, Asali Yoga director Erica Robinson and her troupe of passionate instructors lead Vinyasa-based yoga classes that link body-strengthening poses with purposeful, healing breaths. Most classes are set to an inspiring mix of soothing songs. Dedicated students interested in deepening their practice can also enroll in the studio’s uplifting workshops and retreats to destinations such as Jamaica.