Yoga, like sword ownership and sleeping, is an ancient practice whose benefits are just now being appreciated. Reap the rewards of ancient ways of life with today's Groupon: for $25, you get four yoga classes to be used within one month at Indra’s Grace located in Weatherford (a $55 value).
Certified by Yoga Alliance as a RYT-500 Instructor, Sandra Vanatko teaches an updated form of classical Hatha yoga at her small, locally owned yoga and meditation studio. Classes cater to any type of yogi, from kids to seniors and rigid rookies to elastic experts. Students will learn breathing techniques for reducing stress, a plethora of postures to build strength and improve flexibility, and meditation for concentration, focus, and visualizing a majestic pet centaur. Classes are held Tuesday through Saturday, with morning and evening availability.
Thousands of years before yoga became a fitness craze, healers used it as a preventive form of physical therapy. The yoga instructors at Indra’s Grace still tout the practice’s healing effects through Hatha-style classes. Hatha takes a slow, meditative approach to yoga that links asanas with breathing. The postures stave off stress, pain, and depression as bodies strengthen and participants lengthen from head to toe, as if they were dangling from monkey bars with two kids grasping their ankles. The uplifting practice works best when coupled with holistic-nutrition counseling, which promotes natural, well-rounded eating habits. For those struggling to overcome a specific health issue, private yoga therapy can help alleviate afflictions such as arthritis, headaches, asthma, and the inability to stop barking.