Yoga is a much easier way to exercise both mind and body than testing Einstein's theory of relativity by racing a beam of light. Avoid a science-related sprain with today's Groupon: for $30, you get five yoga classes at Inner Strength Studios in Watertown or West Roxbury (a $75 value).
Using ancient breathing techniques, heated rooms, and traditional yoga postures, Inner Strength Studios' instructors transform students into more stretchable and spiritual beings. Inner Strength's 60-, 75-, and 90-minute flow classes concentrate on focused breath and movement, providing some of the best cardiovascular conditioning possible without playing a bagpipe while competing in a triathlon. Skilled stretchers lead burgeoning yogis through a succession of asanas, pointing out easier variations on challenging poses for neophytes and showcasing the most approachable asanas in Fundamentals of Flow classes. A heated studio aids stretching, making bodies as malleable as a child's understanding of derivatives trading.
Inner Strength Yoga Studios
At Inner Strength Yoga Studios, seasoned instructors such as E-RYT 500 instructor Roman Szpond lead vinyasa yoga sessions for beginners, experts, and kids as young as five. Classes ranging from 60 to 90 minutes are held in heated rooms within Inner Strength's Boston studios, which were recently renovated after the Watertown location suffered fire damage. Aspiring teachers can take Inner Strength's 200-hour training program, which instills advanced yoga knowledge through classes, workshops, and a rollercoaster ride through a giant lotus. The studios also provide a slate of other services, such as personal training and massage therapy sessions.