Sometimes our dreams are within reach, but more often, those dreams are on the highest of high shelves, beside the BB gun and the cupcakes "for tomorrow." Reach that shelf with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a five-class yoga package (up to a $75 value) from Beth Martens, with classes held on Walmar Avenue and Lindenwoods Drive West.
Beth Martens, a yoga instructor with nearly 20 years of experience and cancer survivor, specializes in helping to bring the body back to its natural healthy state of balance so that the mind can focus. Classes (drop-ins $15 per class) blend Ashtanga Vinyaasa and lyengar-style yoga into a fusion of safe, flowing, and precise movements, all performed to Beth's live meditative music, a form of singing called kirtan. Try your hand at the Beginner or Restorative classes, with alignment instruction and pose discussion to teach spines how to posture properly, or twist through the Power Flow Level 3 session, if putting on earrings with your toes already sounds eminently do-able. Yogis can pop into a Beginner Flow class, advance in the Moderate Flow Level 2, or arrange your loved ones into a pretzel formation during a Family and Beginner Flow experience.
Classes last between 60 and 75 minutes, and Beth leads meditation, quietly offering adjustments and tips for better practice. Both the Lindenwoods Community Centre and the Norwood Community Centre boast lofty ceilings and a spacious area to let chakras soar, like carrier pigeons finally freed from the confines of spandex leggings.