High levels of flexibility attained through Nia and yoga have enabled humans to achieve feats once thought impossible, such as successfully licking one’s elbow or winning break-dance battles with Shiva. Loosen your limbs and enlighten your senses with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get five Nia dance or yoga classes at The Center for Nia and Yoga (a $65 value). Students must create a profile and sign up online for each class before attending.
With three gorgeous and wide-open spaces in which to cultivate the seeds of spiritual well-being, The Center for Nia and Yoga mends the rift between mind and body with a schedule chock-full of Nia dance and yoga classes. Nia is an eclectic fitness and lifestyle program that incorporates dance steps, martial-arts movements, and funky grooves in a soulful expression of spiritual harmony. Trainer Casey Bernstein leads students through the joyful motions, boogying up the foothills of nirvana in classes that emphasize both community and personal restoration. Friendly yoga instructors make sure that wayward chakras stay in line with a litany of athletic and restorative yoga styles that range in intensity from gentle stretching to vigorous flows. Beginners and experts alike can rack up frequent-levitation miles in Vinyasa yoga flow or deep-relaxation classes, and pre-natal courses produce babies that mediate rather than whine. Occasional community dance jams and activities make this premier studio a superb place for students of all ages to practice asanas or train for upcoming Bollywood casting calls.
4 Central Ave.
Albany, New York 12210