Yoga is a much easier way to exercise both mind and body than testing Einstein’s theory of relativity by racing a beam of light. Travel at lithe speed with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $52 for one month of unlimited classes (a $150 value)
- $62 for a 10-class pass (a $150 value)
With a brigade of certified yoga instructors on staff, Dharma Yoga is able to pack its schedule with classes every day of the week. Sessions range from the athletic Vinyasa flow, in which continuous postures are linked together with mindful breaths, to the studio’s signature Dharma yoga classes, which infuse meditative practice with Buddhist themes and moderate Hatha-yoga poses. Practitioners of all experience levels are welcome.
At Dharma Yoga’s recently erected, 2,400-square-foot studio, flickering candlelight gives the earth-tone hues and gleaming hardwood floors an inviting glow. Like stumbling into a lounge-singer convention, the studio’s comforting vibes relax the mind with calming music as the band of certified instructors gently guides students of all experience levels through a series of healing physical postures. Though classes vary in style—ranging from vigorous early-bird Vinyasa flow to relaxing end-of-day Dharma nightcaps—each session explores traditional Indian yoga and Buddhist practices, referring to itself as an "awareness-based mindfulness and relaxation practice." Between the original Dharma Yoga and the new Dharma Yoga East Side, students can choose from 50 weekly classes, held throughout the day.
In the course of more than a decade of teaching and practicing yoga, Dharma Yoga founder Keith Kachtick, an Austin native, has served as the senior instructor with the Lineage Project, a nonprofit that offers meditation and yoga practice to prisoners in the New York City area. Keith has also contributed his yogic philosophies to publications such as Yoga Journal, Newsweek, and the New York Times. His codirector, Camilla, has a master’s degree in social work and a background as a clinical therapist. These experiences fuel her nurturing teaching style, especially in yoga-therapy sessions, which are designed to help to release physical, emotional, and mental tension.