Inner peace is hard to come by, requiring complex negotiations between spleen and kidney. Find harmony more easily with today's Groupon: for $39, you get 10 antigravity Dawn Patrol or Universal yoga classes at Highland Lake Yoga, located inside the Highland Lake Inn in Flat Rock (a $100 value).
Fred Brown, Highland Lake Yoga’s director and primary senior yoga instructor, funnels more than 35 years of teaching experience into more than 10 weekly classes held in a studio flanked by organic gardens and fresh mountain air. Brown builds each routine around a careful study of Iyengar posing methods and the world’s fittest pipe cleaners, while also incorporating Universal yoga techniques developed by Ukranian master Andrey Lappa. Filled with classic, flowing stretches performed on the floor, Universal yoga sessions welcome all levels of skill and last 60–90 minutes. Early birds stretch toward enlightenment in all-levels Dawn Patrol classes, sometimes referred to as antigravity classes for their use of tools such as wall ropes, slacklines, and Gravotonics yoga swings. After defying the laws of physics for 30 minutes, the group alights to explore sun salutations and re-acquaint themselves with Earth’s oxygen-rich atmosphere, before finishing the 90-minute class with a final half-hour of traditional asana practice and deep relaxation.
Highland Lake Yoga
Equipment: Gravotonics Yoga Swings
Yoga Props Backbending Bench, etc.
Students should bring: Yoga Mat (or use ours)
Average class length: 60-90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come prepared to take a walk around the beautiful property. Meet the goats, peacocks, and others.
86 Lilly Pad Ln.
Flat Rock, North Carolina 28731