A sun salutation, unlike a bath of corn flakes or a shouting match with the neighborhood rooster, is a healthy way to start the day. Learn to greet the dawn with grace using today's Groupon: for $25, you get five yoga classes at Center for Yoga (a $95 value). Choose between the following locations: Ann Arbor Campus or Ann Arbor Stadium.
Center for Yoga's peaceful army of inspirational yogis steers beginning and experienced pupils through an array of classes to hone minds and bodies. Students of all abilities find respite from stress and harried routines during the studio's classes, learning to match breathing patterns to enhance form, achieving fluid posture flow rather than deflating whoopee-cushion-like into child's pose. Backed by upbeat music, Vinyasa classes translate pent-up energy into body heat by encouraging the class to flow through postures together and then slipping into individualized paces to enhance body awareness and meditative thought. Slowburn classes emphasize relaxation and internal focus, ideal for novices or yogis and yoginis who prefer a gentler, spiritual practice. Sequences advance progressively to allow students to individually explore their own boundaries and expressions.
Though yoga’s physical challenges allow pupils to tap into a deeper spirituality, busy schedules may demand that their third-eye harnessing take place as early as 8:30 a.m. or as late as 8:15 p.m., a need the studio conveniently accommodates with a flexible schedule of classes. Pristine showers and meditation rooms help keep both minds and bodies extra clean.
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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.