Sometimes our dreams are within reach, but more often, those dreams are on the highest of high shelves, beside the BB gun and the cupcakes “for tomorrow.” Reach that shelf with today’s Groupon to CuraYoga. This deal is valid for the Heights Lower Washington and River Oaks studios. Choose from the following options:
- For $30, you get 5 yoga classes (a $70 value).
- For $60, you get 10 yoga classes (a $130 value).
- For $90, you get 15 yoga classes (a $240 value).
CuraYoga’s team of approachable instructors tap into their diverse array of backgrounds in music, sciences, and athletics to guide students through an eclectic schedule of classes. Mainly composed of challenging, pose-focused Vinyasa-style yoga, the studios’ classes include numerous Vinyasa Flow sessions, integrating them as seamlessly as Easter eggs in a ball pit. Vinyasa Flow synchronizes breath-linked pose transitions with the rhythmic ebb and flow of soothing music to rejuvenate mind-body connections. Power Vinyasa Flow for more advanced students encourages the development of lithe musculature with a physically intensive sequence of asanas, while the studio’s thermostat approaches 80 degrees to facilitate the extradition of bodily toxins out the nearest sweat gland. As a display of their dedication to yoga as a therapeutic practice, instructors stage Vinyasa, Healthy Hips & Backs sessions that lengthen and strengthen the tightly woven loom of core muscles that are so vital for maintaining pain-free spinal stability and free-spinning hula-hoops. Although most attendees simply employ their levitation abilities, the studio does rent yoga mats cushion arching backs ($1).
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.