People holding yoga poses typically seek self-discipline and control, whereas those holding yoga posters just want Sting's autograph. Find peace while standing still with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a one-month unlimited class pass to Divine Yoga (up to a $70 value).
Divine Yoga's KRI-certified instructors aid students in cultivating a healthy inner and outer being through the practice of Kundalini yoga, one of the original schools of yoga practice. The goal of Kundalini yoga is to channel and fine-tune the body's energies through a combination of mental focus, breathing techniques, and physical postures. Gongs and other mantras create relaxation through sound vibrations to ease attendants into a meditative state, and practitioners hold mudras (practiced hand positions) to prepare for second jobs as a museum statue. Each Kundalini class bestows therapeutic lessons that challenge experienced students and includes easy-to-follow modifications for beginners. Soon-to-be moms can ease stress and teach almost-borns to substitute kicking for well-practiced chants with the studio's prenatal-yoga classes on weekend mornings, and post-birth parents can improve their strength and focus in the standard Kundalini yoga sessions scheduled throughout the week.
Divine Yoga shares knowledge from its yoga-fixated codirectors, Amrit Kaur Khalsa and Mhan Rishi Singh Khalsa, who are both members of the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association and have taught this ancient style since 1994 and 1976, respectively. Gardens and trees shade the welcoming studio, where natural sunlight reflects off polished red-oak floors to illuminate an elevated platform for instructors to demonstrate postures and perform scenes from Death of a Salesman. Divine Yoga also has workshops and events with the next one coming on September 11.
After passing through Divine Yoga’s entrance, the hot Texas sun fades into lush, flowery gardens. Inside, a swaying porch swing greets guests before they reach the airy studio, where the earthy aroma of a natural oak floor kindles memories of swimming in a vat of red wine. Seated on a stage framed by lavender walls and wafting white curtains, KRI-certified instructors lead students through Kundalini yoga classes that aim to increase physical and spiritual energy through various postures, breathing techniques, and gong meditation.