Yoga teaches people how to sustain poses while still breathing, a skill most yogis use to live undetected in wax museums. Trick a tourist with today’s Groupon to Kneading Hands Yoga & Massage in Southbury. Choose from the following options:
- For $39, you get a 5-class pass (an $85 value).
- For $69, you get a 10-class pass (a $150 value).
- For $99, you get a relaxation package (a $225 value), which includes the following:
- 10-class pass (a $150 value)
- One-hour massage (a $75 value)<p>
Kneading Hands Yoga & Massage’s band of experienced holistic healers combine their wealth of knowledge across a spectrum of yoga and massage modalities with a passion for wellness to hone students’ minds and bodies. The studio’s diverse collection of classes ranges in style and level of difficulty to accommodate practitioners of all experience levels and stretchiness preferences. Patient teachers acquaint amateur stretchers with foundational yoga poses during Power Yoga Basics, where students learn to link flowing postures together with deep, mindful breaths to build strength, flexibility, and endurance. An experienced yogi also guides students during Restorative Yoga sessions which calm and relax senses in a warm cocoon of 85-degree air. The studio temperature bumps up to a detoxifying 95 degrees during Detox Flow Yoga classes that help the body sweat out impurities as muscles twist and fold with the precision of birthday balloon animals.
Alternatively, students can combine the physical and mental benefits of yoga with the relaxation-boosting power of massage. The studio’s resident massage therapists employ nine different kneading modalities to address a range of physical and emotional ailments, from clients with sports-related aches to stressed out professional sudoku players.
Kneading Hands Yoga
Marianne Chapin, owner of Kneading Hands Yoga for the past 10 years, takes a well-rounded approach to stress relief and wellness by marshalling years of yoga teaching experience. To help her run the studio, she has assembled a team of eight certified instructors who bring a wide range of skills to yoga classes. Available classes, all of which take place in a spacious and clean studio, include relaxing and meditative Hatha yoga, strength and stamina boosting hot-yoga sessions where temperatures of up to 98 degrees render muscles more pliable, and Pilates classes that build core strength and focus.