Before lycra, yogis were restricted by non-stretch cotton and forced to exercise using ineffective poses such as the Frozen Cobra, the Frontward-Facing Dog, and the Sitting Gingerly. See what stretch pants can do with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a 10-class pass to Breathing Room Yoga & Movement Studio (a $100 value) in South Portland.
Breathing Room’s talented yoga instructors bend, stretch, and twist tired, stressed-out soul sacks into refreshed and radiant bodies during a variety of yoga classes geared to all skill levels. A 10-class pass unlocks the studio's 25 weekly classes, ranging from entry-level Flow for All classes––which focus on Vinyasa yoga basics––to the deep-stretching, advanced Flow II––in which students can explore more complicated movements and alignment. Restorative yoga classes, such as Restore and Renew, keep bodies lithe and limber with gentle stretching. During every class, skilled instructors shepherd small groups of students through poses, ensuring that any wayward members achieve the proper positions. The wide selection of classes accommodates all types of potential yogis, including out-of-commission athletes, expectant mothers, busy professionals, and unemployed contortionists.
Dig deep and find your center of gooey caramel at Breathing Room's plush studio, outfitted with light wood floors, teal yoga mats, and comfy vintage furniture. Complimentary tea makes after-work yoga sessions a luxuriously refreshing detour on the way home.
Breathing Room Yoga & Movement Studio
When registered yoga teacher Carissa Ciuca discovered the ancient art, she was searching for a physical activity that would free her from the restraints of her daily routine. She found that the mental and spiritual breakthroughs it inspired were what truly liberated her and helped to center her life. After training under Seane Corn—an internationally celebrated yoga teacher—among others, she realized her dream of opening her own yoga studio, then closing it once in a while so she could go home and sleep. Now, Carissa and her large, highly trained team of registered instructors strive to create a sanctuary where students of all abilities can achieve individual growth, celebrate community, and foster self-awareness.
The staff helps students unite mind, body, and spirit through the flows and postures of Vinyasa, gentle yin, and postnatal classes. They created this curriculum to help students let yoga’s lessons stir change in their current lives and not in their past, for which time travel yoga is notorious. When they are not immersed in their own practice, these motivating instructors empower students to reshape their lives with a comprehensive teacher certification program, which emphasizes the Vinyasa style.
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