The more flexible one becomes, the easier it is to Rockette-kick volleyballs into space and limbo past height restrictions on children’s carnival rides. Achieve premium pliancy with today’s Groupon to Center for Yoga's locations in Ann Arbor, West Bloomfield, and Birmingham. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get five drop-in classes (a $95 value).
- For $334, you get a full conference pass to the 2011 12th annual Midwest Yoga Conference in Bloomingdale, Illinois, on May 19–22 (a $669 value).
Center for Yoga maintains a tranquil, judgment-free environment in which yogis of all skill levels can synchronize mind, body, and spirit with a class schedule starting as early as 6 a.m. and ending as late as 8:30 p.m. every day. A diverse assortment of classes lets body benders greet the morning with a sun salutation during the newbie-friendly postures of slow burn basics or sweat out the day's toxins—such as office coffee and a pet cobra's love bites—with the upbeat music and energetic pace of Vinyasa in the center's hot studio. The one-hour Yin yoga targets hard-to-reach connective tissues by holding seated postures for five to seven minutes, roughly the time it takes to become enraged by a caricaturist. Come evening, the center's dedicated instructors fill the room with flickering candles for Candelight Vinyasa, an atmospheric transcendence of muscular tension that culminates in a long resting pose.
More dedicated yogis and yoginis can revel in unfettered access to the 2011 12th annual Midwest Yoga Conference, held in Bloomingdale, Illinois, on May 19–22, where presenters pack a full day with intensives, followed by three days of varied workshops. David Romanelli pairs Vinyasa flow with a tasting of Vosges chocolate, and international kundalini yoga instructor Shakta Kaur reveals how yoga and meditation can improve more than a dozen different sexual encounters between singles, couples, or bored action figures. All special events are included, and all classes can be applied toward Yoga Alliance Continuing Education.
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As early as 6:30 a.m., students of all skill levels gather at each of Center For Yoga's two locations, prepared to wake up muscles and minds with stretches and meditation in a variety of yoga classes. During Vinyasa-style classes, the Center's dedicated instructors lead groups through a sequence of poses, linking one to the next with continuous movement and mindful breathing. Students looking for deep stretching flock to Yin yoga classes, in which they hold poses for five to seven minutes at a time to relax the body's connective tissues and fool confrontational T. rexes’ movement-dependent eyesight. Members of the studio's teacher-training program lead Saturday community classes, in which patrons can revitalize their minds, bodies, and spirit animals with a complimentary slow-flow session suitable for newbies and students nursing injuries. Meditation rooms help yogis shift back into their daily routines after their mind-body practice.