Professional bobsled teams shave seconds off their times by breathing in unison and weaving their limbs together to cut down on drag. Master the techniques necessary to turning into four-person pretzel with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a month of unlimited yoga classes at Karmany Yoga in Fort Worth (up to a $112 value if you attend an average of four classes per week, according to Karmany's suggested fees).
Karmany Yoga offers an eclectic variety of classes for yoga students of all experience levels. Allow one of Karmany's nimble teachers to lead you through an Iyengar Level 1 class, in which students use props such as blankets, blocks, and belts to achieve the best results from basic poses, smoothing out crooks and rehabilitating peace thieves hiding deep within connective tissue and muscles. Power Flow classes focus on breath and flowing movement in a more vigorous format, set to up-tempo music and featuring optional modifications and intensifications to hasten your eventual laser-defying museum heist. Karmany stocks its schedule with 27 class options throughout every day of the week.
Classes take place in a coolly colored, spacious, and open studio. Use this welcoming environment to harness the power of meditation and yoga, which can lead to decreased stress, mind-reading capabilities, and the ability to universally find remote controls.
- Daily classes range from power yoga to Iyengar, and the practice room—with its picture window and high ceilings—is cheerful and inviting. – D Magazine
Karmany Yoga's three studio locations, 14 instructors, and seven days a week of class are impressive, but the numbers alone didn't earn it D magazine's award for Best Yoga Studio. That honor belongs to the teachers' passion. They all came to yoga from diverse backgrounds, having worked as fashion-magazine editors, full-time moms, or high-school band conductors. As different as their outside interests are, they share one main quality—a great drive to aid others in discovering the balance that yoga helped bring to their lives.
They teach three primary forms of class. Slow flow gently coaxes the body toward greater feats of flexibility. Power flow, taught in the style of Baron Baptiste, challenges athleticism with a much faster-paced series, best performed in a movie montage leading up to an incredible victory that defies all odds, and restorative classes meant to take you into deep relaxation.