In yoga, it's important to pay attention to what your body is telling you, such as "I can hold this pose for another 45 seconds, tops" or "You just put my hand down on a candle." Listen to your body with this Groupon.
$49 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes ($109 Value)
Customers can opt to attend any combination of classes on the schedule. During Mad Yogi Flow classes, which accommodate all skill levels, instructors lead dynamic Vinyasa sequences that harmonize breath with movement. Power Flow classes pick up the speed and intensity, and Bikram-style Hot Detox Yoga raises the temperature to around 95 degrees. Alternatively, Power Sculpt sessions mix sun salutations with aerobic strength workouts enhanced by small hand weights.
The instructors at Kaivalya Yoga believe that, like yoga practitioners themselves, the rules of yoga should be highly flexible. They pioneer fresh approaches to Vinyasa techniques inside their University Square studio with the aim of inducing kaivalya—a state of freeing personal enlightenment. Heated and nonheated classes cover fluid posture transitions that synchronize breath with stretching rather than having students take one long breathing break halfway through class. Each session aims to eradicate the body's toxins and boost mental clarity, whether students are attending a free beginners workshop or hefting small weights during Power Sculpt.
Many of the teaching staff joined the yoga movement to combat physical ailments, such as slipped disks or chronic migraines, and now they deepen their practice through Kaivalya's inventive curriculum. They inject posing sequences with pieces of individual flair—Hally Marlino's classes embrace freestyle Vinyasa set to music, and director of teacher training Alex Pfeiffer leads groups through spiritually focused, dance-like routines. Certified massage therapists are also on hand to work muscles into an even noodlier state with Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports modalities.
Kaivalya Yoga's central location is no accident. Owners Dave and Tim met at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1998 and maintain ties with the school as an employee and a graduate student, respectively. They've engineered their venue and schedule to suit the student population: classes provide a meditative escape close to home, scheduling never interferes with Wisconsin Badgers games, and the boutique carries chic headbands, T-shirts, and hoodies from their exclusive Mad Yogi clothing line, ideal for moving from dorm to dining hall to yoga studio in comfort.