Yoga teaches people how to sustain poses while still breathing, a skill most yogis use to live undetected in wax museums. Trick a tourist with today’s Groupon to Inner Power Yoga in Sterling. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a 5-class pass (a $70 value).
- For $49, you get a 10-class pass (a $130 value).
Inside Inner Power Yoga’s spacious and eco-friendly studio, a team of attentive yoga instructors lead classes that vary in difficulty to accommodate practitioners of all experience levels. Amid floods of natural light pouring through windows, flexers drop in for sessions throughout the week. Clients build a foundation during Basics classes, where teachers emphasize proper alignment while offering modifications to allow yogis to stretch and arch at their own pace. 90-minute Yin and Yang yoga classes commence with flowing poses and sun salutations sung in three-part harmonies to warm muscles before longer-held poses stretch the connective tissues to help increase range of motion and flexibility. Friday flows take mat mavens through a sequence of continuous postures set to upbeat music, working the cardiovascular system as bodies vogue from pose to pose.
Inner Power Yoga
Helmed by owner Ursula Cox, the staff at Inner Power Yoga guides yoga disciples through the poses of Vinyasa yoga, drawing on training that earned them Northern Virginia Magazine’s award for Best Yoga Studio 2012. Perched on bamboo floors in a studio with natural light and high ceilings, students stretch, bend, and twist as the 85- to 90-degree temperature assists in purging their bodies of toxins and chronic goosebumps. Ursula and the gang teach students of all skill levels, focusing on helping them link movement and breath. The instructors also hold private sessions for students who need more practice, and training sessions for students who aspire to master the ways of the yogi during teacher training.