Ever since it was accidentally invented by a Tibetan monk stretching to unscrew a bad light bulb, yoga has evolved into a vital modern-day fitness technique. Benefit from that development with today’s Groupon to Bend Yoga & Movement Studio. For $50, you'll get a 10-class pass (a $120 value), plus the seven consecutive days of free classes. Head to Bend's charming location on Damen in Ukrainian Village to make your own muscle-taffy. In addition to Bend's many yoga classes, this Groupon is good for kids' yoga classes and any of Bend's dance classes, such as Zumba and cardio hip-hop. Because there's no limit per person for this Groupon, you can stock up on a few to boost your wellness long-term, or cleverly tell your favorite train conductor that he needs to be more flexible.
Bend Yoga & Movement Studio has classes to suit every lifestyle, including those of expecting mothers, harried mail carriers, or horse trainers who use the "natural" technique. Every day, it offers traditional practices such as Hatha and Ashtanga, as well as Hatha/Vinyasa blends and classes for parents to take with their toddlers, babies, or unborn embryos. Check out Bend's schedule for a complete and updated list of class times.
Bend's friendly, enthusiastic instructors are fully certified and know 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.
Nine Yelpers give Bend Yoga & Movement a perfect five stars, saying:
- …I took a community class with Charity. It was incredibly relaxing yet challenging. She was in tune to the energy of the group and created a class that everyone seemed to melt into… – Anne M.
- This is probably the best yoga experience I've had. Mellow, helpful--I was the only one who showed up for class and Sharon did it anyway. Clear, easy instruction and a great challenge for a beginner… – Megan K.
- The space is intimate and cozy, and parking is a cinch in the neighborhood. – Paul L.
Bend Yoga & Movement Studio
Rachel Ladd was born to move. The former dance major started strutting her stuff on the ballet and tap floors at the tender age of 2, and by the time she got to the kinetic classrooms of Columbia College Chicago, she'd already garnered experience teaching jazz, tap, and ballet for all levels. When injury diverted her from the dance floor, a series of acupuncture and massage treatments ignited a new interest in holistic wellness that led her to seek certification in everything from massage and reiki to Pilates, sports nutrition, and Zumba. Today, she and her instructors lead classes that she hopes will inspire students to respect and care for their own bodies, sharing the physical and mental benefits of yoga with everyone from pregnant mothers and kids to consummate athletes and the stiff cats lounging in Chicago's back alleys. Styles ranging from Vinyasa and Forrest yoga to Hatha yoga for beginners comprise the studio's schedule, which boasts classes every day of the week.
906 N Damen Ave.
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