Practicing yoga helps practitioners to discover hidden sources of internal stress and tension more effectively than getting hooked up to a seismograph machine every morning. Keep track of emotional tectonics with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a five-week Introduction to Yoga course at Health & Harmony Center in Fort Myers (a $60 value). Check the online schedule for class times.
Health & Harmony Center's experienced instructors take care to impart the basic fundamentals of gentle Hatha-style yoga during an introductory course that enhances focus and mental awareness. Students of all ages and levels of fitness absorb the Iyengar method of yoga throughout the five-week progressive program, honing their spinal and limb-alignment skills as they twist and maneuver through a sequence of controlled postures and breathing exercises. Each session further arms pupils with the techniques of gentle, restorative Hatha yoga, which seeks to reconnect the disparate physical, emotional, and spiritual realms while bolstering the flexibility and stamina needed to play Duck, Duck, Goose on a bus.
Situated in the historic Olde Iona Schoolhouse, the Health & Harmony Center's yoga mavens recommend arriving to each session 5–15 minutes early and unencumbered by such distractions as jewelry, baggy clothing, or old college roommates.