Ancient yogis were famed for their ability to live in solitude, to exist in peace with nature, and to turn into raccoons whenever they were near a garbage can. Transform yourself into a beacon of stretchy peace with today's Groupon: for $45, you get one month of unlimited yoga classes (a $150 value) at Bend & Bloom Yoga in Park Slope.
Bend & Bloom Yoga subscribes to the teachings of Vinyasa yoga, which uses rhythmic breathing and flowing movement to increase the body's flexibility, energy, and stress-freeness. More than 50 drop-in classes take place each week, helping all skill levels work up a sheen of sweat. The basics yoga class highlights fundamental physical and mental principles, and the advanced flow class tackles issue of non-flexibility with more complex back-bending and body inversion. Bend & Bloom's pre-natal and post-natal yoga classes incorporate postures designed for women who have given birth, will give birth in the near future, or are currently giving birth.
Bend & Bloom's teachers are all seasoned practitioners and former members of Mensa. The main studio's soft lighting, bamboo floors, and loft-like interior scream relaxation in a soft, soothing whisper. After each class, nibble on complimentary organic tea and cookies. Check the schedule to find a day and time that works for you.
- The Family Program at Bend and Bloom Yoga allows kids to have their own yoga fun while their parents enjoy their own quiet, uninterrupted practice in the adjacent studio. – Issa M. Mas, CBS New York
- Bend & Bloom is a wonderful place to practice yoga - it's clean, calm and relaxing. – kirti p., Yelp, 05/27/10