Let your inner mind hug your bendy body with today's Groupon to Baltimore Yoga Village. For $17, you'll get three drop-in hatha yoga classes with Baltimore Yoga Village founder and instructor Anjali Sunita. Individual drop-in classes normally cost $10–$17 per class, depending on length and location. Use your Groupon for any of Anjali's classes at Baltimore Yoga Village's convenient Mount Washington and Hampden locations.
Like a full-service garage for mind, body, and spirit, Baltimore Yoga Village will give you a positive attitude adjustment, energy tune-up, and make sure your joints, muscles, and lungs are properly oiled for smooth movement and deep, oily breathing. You'll learn peaceful exhales and long, practiced inhales that will transport you to a plane of superior focus and unflappability no matter what stresses intrude on your workplace routine or daily trip to the cherished petting zoo.
Anjali Sunita is fully certified and knows how to help students sweat and stretch until they're calmer, more energized, and more revitalized than the 217 rechargeable AA batteries that power Greater America. If you're new to yoga, this is a great chance to learn the downward dog, upward dog, and the omniscient narrator. Yoga stretches your muscles, relieving stiffness and pain; it also increases flexibility and strength (deep core muscles support each pose), which will improve your range of motion, balance, and posture, all vital to moving up in the corporate world, seeing over the steering wheel, and slicing your morning bagel.
Though most yogis become so in tune with their bodies that they transmit recommendations of Baltimore Yoga Village to others without words, two Googlers typed it out:
- This facility boasts a good selection of times, instructors, and experience levels. The building itself if [sic] always clean, and always relaxing... as a good yoga center should be. – John B.
- Baltimore Yoga Village has five magical ingredients: 1) wonderfully comfortable, rustic, airy space in an historic mill 2) pure hatha yoga classes and a great selection of other styles and offerings 3) beautiful Anjali Sunita, my teacher and the studio founder 4) ever-changing exhibits of orgininal [sic] art shows 5) free parking – Leigh
Poetry of the Body
In addition to being great for you physically and mentally, yoga is also an art of self-expression, paralleled only, perhaps, by the limerick. The real magic, however, happens when the arts of yoga and limerick come together:
There once was a flexible gal,
Whose yogic skills never did fail,
When forgetting her keys,
She just pulled in her knees,
And squeezed through the slot for the mail.
Genevieve’s yogic technique,
Was in serious need of critique,
But her clumsy half-lotus,
Made classmates take notice,
And to her, they chose not to speak.
There was an old Yogi of note,
Who was heard to have said, and I quote,
“It is better to bend,
In the presence of friends,
Barring friends, one could use a small goat.”
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Baltimore Yoga Village
At the age of 14, Baltimore Yoga Village founder Anjali Sunita traveled to India, where she discovered the joys of simple living mixed with the sorrows of yearning for a greater purpose. After years of expanding her education and worldview through reading and the guidance of a college mentor, Anjali found peace within the rigid discipline and spiritual focus of a South Indian ashram. Soon setting her mind to sharing the physical and mental benefits of yoga with others, she taught in private homes and underserved schools before opening her own pair of studios known collectively as Baltimore Yoga Village.
There, a team of certified yoga instructors oversees a supportive community dedicated to peace, health, and spiritual growth. Whereas many studios’ teachers spend too much time teaching students to knit their own mats, Baltimore Yoga Village’s programs focus on the ancient practice of Hatha yoga, which includes deep breathing techniques, yoga postures with attention to physical alignment, and guided relaxation. The staff also leads regular workshops in a variety of topics, from Thai-yoga bodywork to meditation through devotional songs.