Yoga challenges the mind and body without the violence and hurt feelings of full-contact chess. Steer clear of overaggressive pawns with today’s Groupon for yoga classes at Ashtanga Michigan in Royal Oak. Choose from the following options:
- For $25, you get 5 group yoga classes (a $75 value).
- For $39, you get 10 group yoga classes (a $150 value).
- For $59, you get 2 private yoga sessions with Matthew Darling (a $160 value).
Ashtanga Michigan’s founding instructor Matthew Darling preserves the roots of Ashtanga yoga through private, individually paced Mysore-style classes. Students unfurl their own mats and spend 45-minutes linking continuous Ashtanga postures with calm breaths and visualized Twister mats. Open class times allow students the freedom to arrive and practice until progressions are complete at any point during the 2.5-hour session. Suited for all levels of practitioners, yogis devise their own individual posture flow during each session, while the expert instructor supervises, offering postural adjustments as needed to ensure students get the most out of their practice.
Though students in group classes are welcome to gradually learn progressions through daily practice, two private sessions can help all levels of practitioners establish the foundation for extricating every benefit from the ancient practice. Classes run six days per week, allowing students and werewolves to rest on Saturday as well as new and full moons.