Sometimes our dreams are within reach, but more often, those dreams are on the highest shelves, behind the BB gun and the cupcakes "for tomorrow." Reach that shelf with today's Groupon: for $19, you get four group Hatha yoga classes (a $46 value) at Free Spirit Yoga Studio in the Western Avenue district. Classes (available every day except Sunday) include 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. options on Tuesday and Thursday; beginner classes at 6 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday; and more advanced classes from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Besides increasing strength, boosting flexibility, detoxifying the body's swamps, and raising the body's defense against telepathic manipulation from creepy white-haired British children, yoga releases stress and relieves pain. Free Spirit's owner and operator, Dee Mathis, discovered this in 1993 when she used yoga to overcome her own struggles with stress, ill health, and depression. Since then, she has gone on to register with the National Yoga Alliance. Dee's goal is to teach others to achieve the same level of health, well-being, and inner peace from within her peaceful practice space on Villa Avenue. Your four Hatha classes will focus on the flow of yoga poses, or asanas, ranging from downward-facing dog to sideways-sauntering salamander to unreliable narrator, with a few tree poses, cobras, and cobra commanders thrown in for good measure.
Free Spirit's progression of poses will shake and stretch loose the blobfish weighing down fatigued souls and unblock dammed channels of energy, much like blowing on a Nintendo cartridge, so that you can finally relax and just have fun running through the obstacle course of attacking turtles, conveyor belts, bottomless pits, and floating platforms that is life.
Two Citysearchers give Free Spirit Yoga Studio five stars:
- Anyone wanting to improve their flexibility and decrease pain should come to this studio. Ms. Dee is especially gifted in instructing students with physical problems (back, knee, elbow, shoulder) as well as beginners. – Dixie Hendrix
Here is a testimonial from Free Spirit Yoga's website:
- To say that Dee 's classes have changed my life is an understatement. I have lost over 45 pounds, smile a lot more, have met some wonderful fellow yoga students and just feel like I'm closer to the person I used to be and want to be. – Laura Fought
Free Spirit Yoga Studio
Yoga is an ancient discipline long practiced for its health and healing benefits. So it's only natural that Free Spirit Yoga Studio would follow this discipline to its core. To do so, the studio specializes in healing hatha yoga and meditation yoga.