The first master yogis bent themselves like twist-ties around their enemies, smothering them with relaxing vibes. Today's deal lets you subdue stress with similar ease: for $50, you get one month of unlimited yoga classes at CuraYoga (a $140 value). Today’s deal is valid at both the River Oaks and Heights Arts District locations.
Formerly enlightening bodies and minds as JennYoga, CuraYoga continues the tradition, tutoring beginning benders and masters of malleability alike. Employing a combination of meditation, concentrated movements, and music, the pliant professors lithely lead students through an array of classes designed to align body, mind, and spirit in perfect Rockapella-like harmony.
Hatha yoga teaches newly pliable practitioners basic structure and alignment, and Vinyasa flow heats the body with controlled breathing and undulating movements set to music and the sounds of your own breath. Churn up a medley of om and cardio with the Red Hot Yoga Vinyasa—a form of power yoga using heart-pumping moves and caloric arson. Or, make an appointment with the torso doctor with Vinyasa Healthy Hips & Backs, a session of stretches intent on lengthening the hamstrings, promoting spine strength, and opening the hips to new ideas. In addition to these styles, CuraYoga also offers specialty classes for kids, and for pregnant women looking to bond and bend with their belly boarder.
During yoga, different poses unblock corked channels of energy, and deep breathing empowers a fatigued spirit with renewed vigor, just like blowing into a Nintendo cartridge. Finally become flexible enough to eat your SpaghettiOs with your feet and touch your earlobes together simultaneously. Both studios carry classes seven days a week several times throughout each peacefully circulating day, so be sure to check out the online schedule before registering at your location of choice.
CuraYoga, formerly known as JennYoga, placed fifth on CityVoter for Best Yoga Studio 2009. Though reviews are still growing for the Spring Street location, three Citysearchers give CuraYoga on Westheimer Road five stars, and nine Yelpers give it 4.5 stars.
- If you are looking for a way to improve you [sic] health for you body, mind and spirit this is the place to go. – Deedlebug, Citysearch
- Her flows are extremely challenging, and just when you think your body is going to give up and your muscles can't take it anymore...I've become stronger and pushed myself – Allie N., Yelp, 8/6/09
Jennifer Buergermeister is very flexible. She not only moves from job to job—she's an entrepreneur, independent filmmaker, and spiritual healer—but also from pose to pose while teaching yoga. She teaches three undergraduate courses and yoga classes at Rice University and is the founder and director of the Texas Yoga Conference and the Texas Yoga Association. Jenny has created two yoga DVDs and has a third coming out in November. She's also the owner of Jennyoga, where she works with a deep bench of fellow yoga teachers, offering a variety of classes for all levels. These include Sunrise and Awakening, Hatha Flow, and Deep Relaxation and Restorative yoga classes.
The team at Jennyoga strives to make coming to the studio easy. They built a Jennyoga app for mobile devices that allows students to schedule classes on the fly. And they run an in-house store, where visitors can pick up any yoga gear they might need before heading into one of the studios. They even made a short film to inspire attendance, a sort of narrative commercial about the beneficial effects of yoga in our noisy, modern world where neighbors rev motorcycle engines and fire alarms scream in delight whenever you get home.