Sun salutations are a necessary ritual that keeps our solar body from growing angry and burning libelous graffiti on the Hubble telescope. Help keep cosmic peace with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a 10-class pass to Dancing Mind Yoga in Falls Church, Virginia (a $150 value).
Dancing Mind Yoga's team of certified instructors specializes in Baptiste Power Vinyasa yoga, honing the strength and endurance of students in a balmy 90- to 94-degree studio. Polished hardwoods and wall-spanning windows that overlook treetops create an inviting atmosphere in which yogis of all skill levels bend through a full schedule of classes. During 90-minute Power Yoga Basics classes, beginners focus on foundational postures, proper alignment, physical conditioning, and constructing artful mat origami. Savvy stretchers deepen their practice in vigorous Level II classes that utilize challenging headstands, arm balances, and backbends to sculpt toned physiques. The Power Hour's 60-minute session provides a modified version of the workout for yogis who are busy balancing their superhero and alter-ego schedules.
In a newly renovated fitness center with polished hardwood floors and expansive windows, the exercise experts at Dancing Mind welcome students of all ages and fitness levels as they combine physical practice with meditation to strengthen bodies and minds. Here, students have more than 100 weekly classes to choose from, including empowering yoga, sweat-kindling cycling classes, and body-sculpting CrossFit sessions. Yoga classes practice inside a studio equipped with special athletic flooring and heated up to 95 degrees Fahrenheit, which helps detoxify the body and keep sinews limber for safer stretching. Students of every age, background, and experience levels are sure to find a yoga class to suit them: from Power Yoga, to the cardio- and weight-infused yoga of PowerSculpt, to the deep stretching and meditation of Yin Yoga, to Little Pretzels, a yoga class designed for young children. While instructors lead inspiring classes, assistants offer supportive adjustments to help students gain a better understanding of their bodies and poses.
Meanwhile, CrossFit classes gather in their own dedicated gym to challenge one another to the practice's high-intensity, functional movements—each one universally scalable to any fitness level or ability—in order to build strong, chiseled bodies. Cycling instructors get students' hearts pumping in the center's fully equipped studio for 45-, 60-, and 75-minute classes filled with invigorating music and carefully choreographed workouts. After class, guests can cool down in brand new showers and locker rooms, or lounge with new friends by the fireplace.