People holding yoga poses typically seek self-discipline and control, whereas those holding yoga posters just want Sting's autograph. Find peace while standing still with today's Groupon: for $45, you get 10 yoga classes at Iam Yoga (a $160 value).
The passionate staff at Iam Yoga guides students of all levels through a packed schedule peppered with 22 flavours of hot yoga classes. Along the bamboo floors of a spacious room glittered by sunlight and heated to detoxifying temperatures, instructors guide students deeper into postures during a Jivamukti class, which works to link breath and movement. Core Flow uses techniques and sun salutations to strengthen abdominals, and the Back Body Flow class hones in on the back, hamstrings, and calves, ensuring jetpacks can be donned with minimal discomfort.
The classes pose myriad benefits, such as limbering up muscles, helping the body sweat out toxins, and erasing memories of tongues stuck on flagpoles. After class, practitioners can shower off in Iam Yoga's commodious changing rooms or trade tips for stretching toward burnt-out light bulbs with fellow yogis while reposing on handmade Indian furniture in the studio lounge.
The Greek word iam means "to be present," and the instructors at Iam Yoga encourage this mental state. They draw from dozens of forms of ancient and modern exercise, including Yin meditation, Hatha yoga, and Pilates. The mélange of influences leads to a roster of class styles that, like a lazy ferris wheel, rotates daily, staving off the boredom of repetition and encouraging pupils to stay mentally present. Frosted glass windows filter blue-tinged sunlight across the studio's polished bamboo floors. In contrast to the cool colour scheme, heated rooms summon detoxifying sweat and loosen muscles for deeper stretches during more than 22 styles of yoga each week.
661 Yonge St.
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Z9