Westerners frequently adopt elements of Eastern culture to enrich their lives, including yoga, sushi, and Steven Seagal. Work your ponytail with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a five-class pack to Black Lotus Yoga in Cambridge (up to an $85 value; single drop-in classes range from $14–$17 each).
Black Lotus Yoga soothes and stretches students with a selection of strength-improving, mind-clearing classes that range from Hatha flow yoga to core power. Experienced instructors heat the studio to an average of 75 degrees with 50% humidity during classes, including the fast-paced Hour of Power class that employs a rigorous Vinyasa-style routine that aims to build strength. Level 2 Iyengar yoga challenges experienced flexperts with at least six months of experience to push their earthly vessel into back bends, handstands, and mat juggling, and the Mom and Baby class gives new mothers and their tiny charges an opportunity to bond and relax together in the studio's airy cork-floored space. The weekly wind-down session encourages a calm mind and body with meditation, pensive postures, and a slideshow of the teacher's recent Hawaiian vacation.
91 Sidney Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139