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 $35, you get one month of unlimited yoga classes at the Integral Yoga Institute (a $108 value). This Groupon also includes a one-time 20% discount at the Integral Yoga Shop, Integral Yoga Natural Foods, and Integral Yoga Natural Apothecary.
At Integral Yoga Institute, which was founded in 1966, certified instructors limber up learners with a weekly schedule of more than 100 yoga classes. Classes take place in six studios, high ceilinged-spaces bathed in pastel hues perfect for attaining inner peace or meditating on a favorite sherbet flavor. Classes run the gamut from introductory level-one classes, which incorporate steady flows and relaxation between postures, to advanced-level yoga for rigorous practices that invite inversions and sustained poses. During deep relaxation yoga sessions, spirits are soothed through 45 minutes of stretching and inwardly focused energy; a one-hour morning yoga session resets internal clocks, forcing coffee to return to its old job of staining parchment to create fake Declarations of Independence. The Institute also offers specialty yoga classes for war veterans, the unemployed, and HIV-positive participants to soothe specialized concerns with customized and calming yoga practices.
Integral Yoga Institute New York City
"Truth is one, paths are many." This was the principle by which the late humanitarian and author Sri Swami Satchidananda Maharaj lived, and by which the people behind Integral Yoga Institute New York City abide today. A part of the global Integral Yoga organization founded by Swami Satchidananda in 1966, the New York location continues his legacy of peace, balanced living, and selfless service one student at a time. The staff—which consists of two swamis and many experienced full- and part-time instructors—challenges students to explore their self-awareness and improve their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health via the practice of authentic Hatha yoga, with an emphasis on meditation and breathing. The caring team nurtures its community in other ways as well, offering free or deeply discounted classes for military veterans, 9/11 first responders, and people with disabilities.
The New York institute began in a large apartment building on the Upper West Side before relocating to its current home, a brownstone building in historic Greenwich Village. In six soothing spaces painted in colors such as lavender, aqua, and rose, guests of all skill levels participate in yoga classes and devotional chanting sessions known as Kirtan. Instructors wishing to further their development or actors studying to play yogis on TV attend the center's world-renowned teacher-training program. Patrons can supplement their healthy lifestyles with books from Integral Yoga Shop, vegetarian treats from Integral Yoga Natural Foods store, and vitamins from Integral Yoga Natural Apothecary, or head to the Integral Yoga Wellness Spa for spiritual counseling or relaxing massages.
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