Holding a yoga pose builds strength, discipline, and immunity to motion-sensor devices. Increase your stability with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one month of unlimited yoga classes at Elements Yoga & Wellness Center in Darien (a $195 value). This Groupon is valid only for new students.
Elements Yoga & Wellness Center's experienced staff strengthen minds and bodies amid the yellow walls of the airy studio, which earned the title Best Yoga Studio from Greenwich Magazine's Best of Gold Coast 2005-2010 Readers’ Picks poll. A prodigious schedule with more than 25 classes per week, including men's yoga, creates opportunities to hone postures that stretch aching muscles and foster the flexibility needed to take a midflight nap inside of an overhead storage bin. Drop in on an Anusara class or a gentle session, both of which combine various yoga approaches with essential stretches. A Vinyasa, or flow yoga class, challenges more experienced muscle manipulators with a body and mind workout more intense than bench-pressing a set of Encyclopædia Britannicas. Classes are generally 60–90 minutes in length. Bring a mat or rent one for an additional fee at the studio.
Elements Yoga and Wellness Center
Before founding Elements Yoga and Wellness Center, Bruce Bassock and Donna Kuebler practiced poses and breathing exercises to battle the stress of careers in stock trading and event planning. They left behind the daily grind to found the studio and since then, their award-winning studio has been featured in Yoga Journal and the New York Times.
Students of all levels participate in Align and Musical Flow classes, where they stretch and bend to a mix of popular tunes that help dissolve anxiety. Seasoned instructors also lead one-on-one yoga training and a 10-week prenatal course that shows moms how to pose while holding a baby or chasing a runaway Radio Flyer. After a challenging mind-body workout, students can soothe their muscles with massage therapy and reflexology, which are available by appointment.