Yoga is unique in that it is the only medieval physical-fitness art that does not involve firing crossbows at a Grendel. Bend and stretch bloodlessly with today's deal: for $15, you get three yoga classes at Fig Garden Yoga Studio (a $45 value). Most classes combine two out of four levels of experience, ranging from slower-paced, beginner-friendly Gentle Yoga (paired with Level 1) to Level 3, a monthly offering for students with one or more years of yogarific experience (paired with Level 2). Levels 1 and 2 are offered most frequently, with several sessions meeting most days. Check the schedule and find the level that best caters to your ability to bend your spine into a Möbius strip.
Fig Garden's experienced instructors—all of whom are registered with the national Yoga Alliance or trained by independent schools in their areas of specialization—have been inching Fresnites toward enlightenment since 1998. The cozy, intimate studio focuses on the Iyengar style of hatha yoga, often employing props such as blocks, straps, and water-squirting boutonnières to aid participants of all ages and experience levels in maintaining poses suitable for Cubist figure-drawing classes. After a few classes, inflexible flexors will see an improvement in balance, an increase in core strength, and a newfound taffy-like bendability. In addition to stretching and burnishing a stiff soul-sack, hatha yoga focuses the mind and eases emotional tension caused by the continued inability to beat a cousin at pogs. Fig Garden's ongoing repertoire of small, drop-in classes ($15 each) ensure that greenhorn yogis and experienced gurus have many opportunities for individual attention.
Fig Garden suggests that core-strengtheners arrive 5–10 minutes before class and avoid eating one hour prior to their elastization session. Though the studio provides all necessary props, participants are encouraged to bring their own sensible mats to avoid contracting lovesickness from any heartbroken previous users of the studio's mats.
Though students of Fig Garden Yoga Studio have yet to write many reviews, six Citysearchers give it a perfect five stars:
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