Yoga, like sword ownership and sleeping, is an ancient practice whose benefits are just now being appreciated. Reap the rewards of ancient ways of life with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a three-class yoga pass at Elemental Om on Montgomery Road (up to a $39 value).
The staff at Elemental Om strives to help students of all skill levels and body types find physical, emotional, and spiritual balance. Housed in an old flower shop, the Montgomery studio was completely renovated and now boasts soul-nourishing natural light and levitation-friendly bamboo flooring. Both fledgling yogis and limber-limbed masters alike benefit from the bending and breathing of the gentle yoga class, and seasoned sun salutationers get grounded in the Hatha class. The Yin yoga class, suitable for all levels, focuses on dark, quiet movements designed to open hips and equip practitioners with the flexibility essential for hiding comfortably in violin cases.
Before or after a tension-melting class, students can center themselves on Elemental Om’s cozy couch with the help of a hot cup of tea and a borrowed book, both courtesy of the studio. Inspect the schedule for times and dates.
Elemental Om offers a discount on classes to yoga instructors and instructors-in-training, but this Groupon still represents the best deal for everyone.
Pamela Quinn is a deep well of advice on emotional and physical well-being. Her Elemental Om website brims with tidbits such as, "Do one thing a day that is only for yourself…meditation, quiet walking, a bath, a nice meal or a nice inspirational read." She's compiled her insights in her book, The Elemental Cleanse, and incorporates them into both her regularly updated blog and wellness curriculum at Elemental Om. There, fledgling yogis and teachers benefit from the bending and breathing of gentle yoga atop levitation-friendly bamboo floors. Clients may also tap into Pamela's know-how by way of her signature Elemental Cleanse detox program or a specialty holistic certification.