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: for $25, you get a five-class pass to Barefoot Yoga Studio in St. Peters (a $53.78 value).
At Barefoot Yoga Studio, certified yoga teacher Jennifer Kasper guides limb twisters toward physical and mental enlightenment with a full slate of 75-minute drop-in yoga classes. Each illuminating open-level session caters to greenhorns and gurus alike as newcomers mimic instructed maneuvers, and more experienced yogis work to perfect traditional poses and euphonic wolf howls. In order to help students meet their personal goals, the instructor demonstrates postures in a multitude of variations. Classes emphasize the development of strength, flexibility, and body relaxation in pursuit of peaceful minds and Oscar-worthy inner monologues. The newly built facility boasts a mirror wall that runs the length of the brightly lit room, as well as stained hardwood floors to provide a level landscape that fitness seekers and clumsy shadows can practice on. Barefoot Yoga recommends that students bring their own water bottle, towel, and mat, but the studio does have a water fountain and a limited number of mats available upon request.
From the moment students walk through Sacred Movement's french doors and into its expansive practice space, they find themselves immersed in serenity owed to soft lighting, gleaming hardwood floors, and the noncompetitive attitude fostered by owner Jenn Kasper . Along with her team of fellow certified yoga instructors, Jenn leads inclusive yoga classes suitable for all experience levels and grounded in the Vinyasa and hatha yoga traditions.
In addition to yoga, Sacred Movement also offers instruction in American Tribal Style belly dance. Offered in six-week sessions, the classes lead dancers through the belly-swaying basics, including lessons on posture, group maneuvers, and where to find office-appropriate crop tops.
7519 Mexico Rd.
St. Peters, Missouri 63367