Siddhartha is said to have achieved enlightenment by sitting under a bodhi tree for 49 days, after which he suddenly sprang up, pointed to its roots, and declared: "A chair would be more comfortable!" Attain spiritual comfort with today's Groupon to Jivamukti Yoga School. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get five drop-in classes (up to a $100 value).
- For $49, you get 10 drop-in classes (up to a $200 value).
Jivamukti Yoga School’s spiritual yoga style challenges both body and mind to awaken and strengthen the spirit. As students flow through the postures and meditative exercises typical of Hatha yoga, Jivamukti's teachers incorporate an educational element to broaden pupils’ understanding of yoga. Through commentary, Sanskrit chants, and music ranging from Bob Dylan to trance to Miles Davis, instructors help students to explore the philosophy and spirituality behind yoga practice, drawing from ancient Sanskrit scriptures such as the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and its extensive margin doodles of anthropomorphized lotus flowers.
Beyond the standard 95-minute open sessions, Jivamukti Yoga School hosts a variety of additional classes, from daily group meditations to accessible crash courses on yoga fundamentals. The one-hour Spiritual Warrior class follows the same set sequence of chants, poses, and meditations in every session, and its international counterpart transports students to a different country each weeknight, with instructors leading classes in Russian, German, Japanese, and Elvish, among other languages.
This Groupon is valid for any of Jivamukti Yoga School's classes, though some classes only ask for a donation to the center. Click here for a complete schedule.
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