In its constant attempt to stay fit, humanity has given in to such unfortunate workout trends as livestock lifting, Spazzercise, and mixed- martial charades. Embrace a body and mind fitness craze that has stood the test of time with today's Groupon for yoga classes at Dharma Studio in Coconut Grove. Choose between two options:
- $35 for one month of unlimited classes (a $150 value)
- $17 for your choice of five classes (a $70 value)
Voted Miami's Best Place to Meet Single Women by the Miami New Times and open seven days a week, the Dharma Studio offers a hearty helping of hobnobbing, flexible flirtation, and drop-in hatha yoga classes for beginning benders and savvy stretchers alike. Anusara yoga emphasizes the Universal Principals of Alignment, and all instructors are trained and certified by the movement's founder. Couch potatoes can take a commercial break from their sedentary lifestyle to celebrate the joy of movement with Funyasa yoga, whereas mothers-to-be can release the stress of carrying another person inside of them with a soothing Mamaste prenatal yoga class inside an inviting studio filled with candles, oak floors, paintings at the entrance, music, and natural light. Meditate on the schedule before selecting a class suitable to your timetable and the mating season of your spirit animal.
Regularly practicing yoga can improve your quality of life by increasing muscle tone and flexibility, reducing stress, and stimulating weight loss. The dedicated instructors at Dharma Studio bring years of experience and buckets of motivation to guide your body and mind overhaul. Recruit the guys from your sewing circle or the ladies from your crocodile-wrestling club to join you on your one-month journey across the yogaverse. Feed off the energy of friends to increase stimulation and add another friendly face into a sea of friendly faces.
Although reviews of Dharma Studio are limited, it was voted Miami's Best Place to Meet Single Women by the Miami New Times, was featured on Univision, and has a perfect five-star average from four Citysearchers.
- Not to mention that ladies often travel in packs, so guys must first penetrate the often jaded BFF posse before getting to their lady of interest. So why not approach a woman when she is alone, calm, and in tune with her inner-single self? At Coconut Grove's new yoga locale, Dharma Studio, start with the Gentle Stretchy Yoga class if you're a beginner, or the Vinyasa Yoga class if you're feeling brave and limber. – Miami New Times
Dharma Studio co-owner Loree Shrager discovered the healing power of yoga after suffering from severe scoliosis and back pain. Through gentle stretching and gradual strengthening, she was able to carve out periods of relief in her life. Today, she uses her PhD in clinical psychology, her work as a therapist, and her experiences as a mother to inform her teaching. Clients can choose from a variety of classes, which range from lighthearted Funyasa to challenging yet deeply relaxing Hatha Yoga sessions. The studio promotes a family and community vibe—their children's program was featured on Univision's Primer Impacto, and the walls display the work of local artists.
To make guests comfortable, Dharma Studio has compiled a team of compassionate instructors and imbued the studio with a warm ambiance devoid of air horns. The Miami New Times said that the "quaint one-room studio exudes peace, from walls accented with paintings of Buddha to soothing, lingering aromas of incense," and even named it the Best Place to Meet Single Women in 2010. The studio may have earned the title thanks to events such as a Saturday-night Dharma After Dark class, during which live musicians serenade students with guitars, violins, and melodic crystal bowls.