Yoga is one of the world's oldest forms of exercise, second only to holding the earth on your shoulders. Practice ancient athleticism with today's Groupon: for $45, you get 10 yoga classes at Crossroads Yoga (up to a $100 value).
Crossroads Yoga's close-knit crew of yogis draws upon backgrounds in fitness and massage therapy to help students foster holistic balance in 50- to 90-minute classes good for all levels. Amid the spacious asana room's warm lighting and indigo accents, instructors lead novices through fundamental postures and relaxing breathing exercises in beginners Hatha lessons. During Svaroopa classes, supportive poses assuage spinal tension resulting from stress or wearing a backpack stuffed with a complete set of encyclopedias. To toughen up cores, dynamic Yoga for Abs sessions tone tummies with asanas that focus on abdominal and back muscles. The studio's flexible class schedule accommodates pupils busy training for headstand marathons with an assortment of morning, evening, and weekend stretch sessions.
In keeping with its name, Crossroads Yoga acts as a meeting place for yoga practitioners of all backgrounds, ages, and skill sets. The certified instructors believe that devotion to yoga is an ever-evolving process that benefits from new experiences and styles. They draw upon their diverse training backgrounds, which include extensive traveling and lessons from yoga experts, during private and group classes. They also invite guest teachers to present a range of disciplines during workshops. Practice takes place atop hardwood floors within a picturesque pink-and-white house whose porch bears seasonal decorations.