A sun salutation, unlike a bath of corn flakes or a shouting match with the neighborhood rooster, is a healthy way to start the day. Learn to greet the dawn with grace using today's Groupon: for $49, you get a one-month unlimited class card at Florence Yoga (up to a $90 value).
Florence Yoga’s experienced staff of pliable pros aim to make Ashtanga yoga accessible to everyone by compassionately shepherding students through classes catering to skill level. The practice of Ashtanga focuses on aligning the breath with a fluid series of poses, producing intense internal heat that may help cleanse muscles and organs, improve circulation, calm internal turmoil, and open minds to receive celestial gossip whispered by the universe’s gabby wife. Sign up for the Mysore session, a group class, 40–90 minutes long, that guides you through the rituals of traditional Ashtanga while offering personal one-on-one feedback from in-the-know instructors. Additionally, the 75-minute beginners course offers a slower pace for namaste novices, and the 90-minute All Levels class throws students of all abilities together for a restorative and encouraging session of group growth.
Florence Yoga’s 950-square-foot space boasts a wood-floored and warmly painted studio, housed in the Florence Community Center, a renovated elementary school still buzzing with the energy and concentration of spelling bees. Students should bring a yoga mat and water, and arrive without any perfumed lotions, deodorants, or distracting Tamagotchis.