The more flexible one becomes, the easier it is to Rockette-kick volleyballs into space and limbo past height restrictions on children’s carnival rides. Achieve premium pliancy with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get 12 classes at Ethos Yoga in Holly (a $129 value).
Ethos Yoga promotes healthy living and nurtures the balance between mind and body through a collection of aspiring contortionist classes. Synchronize breaths in a Vinyasa session, during which experienced teachers untie twisted limbs with a flowing choreography of postures. For quick lunchtime workouts or drawn-out movie intermissions, the short form Ashtanga yoga offers a swift version of traditional Ashtanga with sun salutations, standing poses, body balances, seated stretches, and inverted rollycoaster spins.
Practicing what it preaches, the Ethos Yoga studio lives a green lifestyle by recycling paper products, retailing sweatshop-free clothing, and featuring instructors who wear solar-panel-enriched nail polish. Nestle into the cozy tearoom for pre- and post-body bending workouts, or peruse the humble yoga shop for travel mat bags and more.