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 $60, you get one month of unlimited yoga classes at Jai Yoga (a $145 value) in Braintree.
Jai Yoga’s body bending buffs guide students through a wide range of yoga classes inside a newly refinished fitness and tranquility haven. The beginners' flow course—an introduction to Vinyasa flow that focuses on individualized instruction—lets namaste novices dip toes into a metaphorical seas of yoga before learning how to scratch foreheads with them. Increase strength, balance, and flexibility by partaking in more difficult advanced flow courses or opt to explore the curative benefits of restorative yoga, a form of limb limbering designed to induce a sense of well-being while creating an inner sanctuary from the stresses of life. Alternately, the lunch flow is an energetic class that moves quickly through poses and ends with a 10-minute meditation session. Jai Yoga provides plenty of parking behind the studio and in the Citizens Bank parking lot across the street so customers don't have to worry about hunting for a spot or learning the intricate art of sedan levitation.
If you had asked Brian Culkin years ago what he planned to do after an injury brought his professional basketball career to an end, he probably wouldn't have mentioned yoga. Culkin had graduated as the all-time leading scorer in the history of the Skidmore College basketball program, and he went on to play in the European circuit before returning to his native Boston to heal and recover his American accent. But despite success as the founder and CEO of a commercial and residential mortgage firm, Culkin felt unfulfilled. He abandoned his career in finance and moved to the renowned Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, where he studied meditation, yoga, and gestalt therapy from 2008–2009.
Inspired by what he had learned, Culkin then worked as a consultant and trainer leading workshops at the OpenMind Training Institute. He traveled the globe to speak on topics such as peak performance, creativity, and human potential, and opened Jai Yoga to share his vast knowledge with others.
In addition to relaxing Hatha sessions and heated power Vinyasa flow classes, Culkin and his team offer age-appropriate yoga classes designed specifically for kids and teens. They also lead strength and conditioning classes, fusion-style barre classes that combine ballet and yoga, and meditation sessions that promote self-awareness better than an afternoon spent trapped in a house of mirrors.
871 Washington St.
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