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 $37, you get five classes at Bija Yoga (a $75 value).
Bija Yoga tunes bodies and minds of all ages and yogic abilities to stretchier, more serene frequencies with a medley of limb-limbering classes. Peace-seekers can practice poses in traditional Hatha yoga, coax reluctant muscle bundles with a gentle yoga class, or meditate away couch-sitting fat cells with hypno-yoga weight loss, which blends poses with directed hypnosis to ease tension, promote weight loss, and quell subconscious urges to recklessly split infinitives. Bija's talented team of twisters leads multiple classes daily, and most stretchable sessions have multiple levels to challenge both rigid-bodied neophytes and master yogis alike. Check out the schedule for class times and dates.
Patrons plant palms and heels into the wood floors of Bija Yoga's cozy, neutral-toned studio, growing into seasoned yogis as certified instructors lead them through ancient postures. It's this sense of planting and flourishing that Jamie Shane, the owner and one of the instructors, hopes to evoke with the studio's name—the Sanskrit word for seed. She leads her classes with a similar fluidity, whether she's introducing an ever-changing variety of poses during Go Flow—a Vinyasa-style class that links breath to movement—or opening up the floor to encourage practitioners to follow their own yogic lights in Your Flow. Other classes drag yoga into the new millennium, incorporating kickboxing moves in rigorous Kick Asana classes, or robot boxing moves in Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Asana.