Yoga is a much easier way to exercise both mind and body than testing Einstein's theory of relativity by racing a beam of light. Avoid a science-related sprain with today's Groupon to Ayurveda Health Retreat in Alachua. Choose between the following options:
- For $22, you get five yoga classes (a $45 value).
- For $49, you get one month of unlimited yoga classes (a $99 value).
The experienced instructors at Ayurveda Health Retreat help students relax minds and limber limbs in a variety of yoga classes. Five weekly Vinyasa Flow sessions teach tyros to synchronize their motions with their breath, and gentle Hatha Yoga classes use posture, breathing practices, and dabs of Krazy Glue to help unify the body and the spirit. Richard Masla, the retreat's director, incorporates the ancient Indian teachings of ayurvedic medicine into his Monday-morning Intro to Yoga class, which typically begins with a devotional song. Sessions can help students of all experience levels gain flexibility, strength, and the ability to remove tension, anxiety, and unnecessarily memorized commercial jingles from their minds.
Inside Ayurveda Health Retreat’s yoga studio, housed in a light yellow restored vintage home, a wall mural depicts tranquil forests illuminated by either a sunrise or a very well-lit Kmart. Although not included in today’s Groupon, the holistic health center also cossets bodies with a variety of ayurvedic spa services.
Ayurveda Health Retreat
Ayurveda Health Retreat aims to be an oasis in the middle of a hectic world. Whether you're coming in for a single treatment, a day-long retreat, or a week of calm and self-care, the retreat's skilled practitioner works to send you out the door feeling balanced and at peace. Abhyanga massages, which incorporate medicated herbal oils, place patrons beneath the steady hands of the massage therapist, who helps to improve circulation and rid the body of toxins, while Nasya (a nasal therapy) can open and cleanse nasal passages and sinuses, potentially easing allergies. Yoga and meditation sessions further enhance inner calm, and vegetarian meals soothe hungry stomachs.