It's important to make your mind and body work together, lest your mind create a spiteful kissing phobia and your body spoil the end of every murder-mystery novel by sitting on it. Keep your brain and your body in balance with today's Groupon: for $29, you get five drop-in classes at Cherry Blossom Yoga in Spring (up to a $75 value; $15/usual drop-in rate, $8/pranayama and meditation).
More than 20 weekly yoga classes taught in a variety of styles helped earn Cherry Blossom Yoga a spot in the top five of Houston's best yoga studios in 2010. Customers stepping into the expansive, sunlit space find classes that provide both peaceful meditation and heart-pumping workouts. Similar to falling asleep on a treadmill, Vinyasa flow keeps the body constantly moving in a streamlined and graceful manner, and vigorous Ashtanga styles forge fitness and satisfy power-hungry hearts. Restorative-yoga classes fuse breathing techniques with meditation and gentle stretching to help ease aches, pains, and the stress of weekly home-moat renovation.
Customers should wear comfortable clothing and bring water, a hand towel, and a yoga mat, although rental mats are available for an extra charge of $1 and 43 cereal-box tops. Cherry Blossom Yoga also offers donation classes every Friday from 5:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m. where customers pay what they please, and Groupon customers can attend these classes without interfering with their original purchase.
Cherry Blossom Yoga
While many neuroendocrine physiology scientists are up to their elbows in hypothalamus, Sara Turk uses her scientific credentials to foster a more holistic approach to wellness. She traded in her lab coat for a pair of yoga pants and spent the next phase of her life studying under celebrated yogis such as Ashtanga Yoga guru Tim Miller and Sadhana Yoga Chi founder Doug Swenson. Boasting an understanding of yoga's many forms as well as a penchant for mediation, nutrition, and cross-training, she became a teacher and opened Cherry Blossom Studio with her sister. Turk's hard work and passion eventually earned her the opportunity to serve the community, volunteering her teaching skills with Expedition Balance, a local non-profit supporting Veterans with PTSD.
Turk and her seasoned team of instructors cater to students from all fitness levels within a spacious studio replete with gleaming hardwood floors and tranquil, green walls. Patrons who'd like to extend the peaceful notions discovered during their yoga practice can swing by the studio's boutique, where they'll find ecofriendly soy candles, eye pillows, and organic cotton leashes for spirit animals.