From Napoleon's great crab walk through Europe to J. Robert Oppenheimer's discovery of nuclear fission by kissing his own elbow, victory has always gone to the most flexible. Overpower enemies with today's Groupon: for $30, you get five hot-yoga classes at Baptiste Power Yoga (a $70 value) in Cambridge and Brookline. First-time students also get one consecutive week of unlimited classes. Yoga mats are not included, but rentals are available for $4.
Baptiste Power Yoga offers stretch-seeking visitors an opportunity to practice limbering postures in a sudorific environment without rolling out a mat in a steamy submarine engine room. Within stretch-inducing, 90-degree confines, participants will downward dog their way to core-tightening and silhouette-slimming fitness under the supervision of experienced instructors. Just like jogging through the jungle in a gorilla suit, Baptiste’s power Vinyasa yoga sheds stress and buckets of calories while motivating participants in a friendly, anaconda-free atmosphere. New students can partake in a full consecutive week of unlimited walk-in classes, and all students will be able to select five classes from the Cambridge or Brookline schedules.
Yoga is a great way to stay toned and limber while temporarily storing worldly worries in a drawer with knick-knacks, spare change, and shrunken heads. Whisk away stress like a sweat squeegee and acquire top-shelf-reaching elasticity with today’s Groupon to Baptiste Power Yoga. Towels and water are highly recommended. For additional questions, customers can refer to Baptiste Power Yoga's FAQ.
Baptiste Power Yoga is hot in the press, and the Boston locations have earned specific mention. The Cambridge location was featured in Boston magazine's Best of Boston 2009 and the Globe. Yelpers give the Brookline location 3.5 stars:
- Expect to lose about a gallon of sweat—though not your shirt—in the center's heated environs. – Boston
- When Santibanez first started practicing yoga, "I was 25 pounds heavier," he said. "I wanted to experience it, but I didn't know if I was going to fit in to the group." He did more than fit it; he thrived. He lost weight, he felt other changes in his body overall, and says his yoga training "is really helping me to become a mature person." Diane Daniel, Boston Globe
Baptiste Power Yoga
Baron Baptiste's signature brand of yoga has transformed lives. It has optimized the performance of the Philadelphia Eagles and empowered impoverished youth in Nairobi. It has lifted the spirits of war veterans and counseled gang members in Los Angeles. On a day-to-day basis, it has improved the physical health and mental acuity of Bostonians, who can practice the discipline under the tutelage of Baron Baptiste himself.
At his eponymous studios in Brookline and Cambridge, Baptiste joins a team of instructors who promulgate his teachings through classes, teacher-training programs, and workshops. Classes take place in 90-degree studios that boost detoxification and flexibility. In addition to fitness-centric classes, the studio offers guided meditation classes that establish the focus and clarity of mind required to read the entire Gutenberg Bible while riding a rollercoaster.