In its constant attempt to stay fit, humanity has given in to such unfortunate workout trends as livestock lifting, Spazzercise, and mixed-martial charades. Embrace body and mind fitness that has withstood the test of time with today's Groupon: for $19, you get one month of unlimited yoga at Gaia Flow Yoga, with locations in Addison and Dallas (a $140 value).
Gaia Flow Yoga entices serene seekers with its innovative, stretchy blend of yoga classes suitable for all levels and abilities. Led by a legion of experienced instructors, the studio's five classes blend the techniques, poses, and elaborate choral arrangements of Hatha, Raja, and Bhakti styles, creating an energizing, fiber-stretching brew of yogic practice. Beginning benders can stretch their retractable wings with the Desert Practice and Gentle Waves classes, which focus on intentional movement and breathing, while calming the mind and its many frenzied ferrets with meditative exercises.
More advanced students can take on the Ocean class, a high-intensity interval workout that utilizes Vinyasa flow to strengthen ticking tockers and stimulate lagging metabolisms, or the Mountain practice, whose slow movements, arm balances, yogic high-fives are paired with deep breathing and long poses to build strength, focus the mind, and increase discipline. Gaia also offers a Weekend Warrior class to get stretchers sweating with its hot-yoga environment and constantly erupting volcanoes. Check out the schedules for class times and dates.
Eight Yelpers give Gaia Flow Yoga's Addison location a perfect five-star average:
Gaia Flow Yoga
Chrystal Rae and Andres Illera became best friends practicing yoga together, so it's no surprise that love is a fundamental tenet of Gaia Flow Yoga, their shared studio and registered yoga school. When describing the tenets of love-based yoga, Chrystal says that the practice hinges on the opening of the heart, which allows the spirituality of ancient yogic practices to blend with modern Western mindsets. So far, Chrystal and Andres have coaxed open the cardiovascular doors of more than 300 yoga teachers through their school, reaching exponentially more students and students’ imaginary friends along the way. With 36 active instructors and three locations, they teach an endless stream of classes that combine the ideas of Hatha, Raja, and Bhakti yoga.