Unlike many ancient traditions, yoga techniques are never practiced in togas and do not incorporate kegs into the standing poses. Enjoy flexible benefits sans hazing with today's deal: for $45, you get six drop-in classes at Laughing Buddha Yoga Center in Bayside (a $110 value).
Laughing Buddha's broad battery of yoga disciplines accommodates both beginning benders and wayward yogis returning to the flexible fold. The studio's classes contain a broad-spectrum sampling of the yoga-style frequencies, with challenging and encouraging sessions designed to coax a tiny love of posing out into the open, where it can grow into a full-fledged warrior. Hop in on hot yoga to sweat your way through a chain of 26 poses in more than 100-degree temperatures or start out with a gentle Vinyasa course to establish a sound foundation on which to build knowledge. Students hoping to sculpt and tone their bodies while improving mental focus can drop by for Pilates-inspired Inside Out! classes, which focus exercises on the core, hips, arms, secret arms, and back. View the full schedule here. Students can bring their own mats or rent one for $2.
Laughing Buddha's experienced instructors strive to provide the best-possible environment to foster the introspective and meditative environment essential to yoga—cool down before or after class with a shower, take in views of Long Island Sound from the studio, and learn from the staffers' nonjudgmental, enthusiastic devotion to all things yoga.
After falling in in love with not only yoga's physical benefits but also its total body and mind conditioning, co-founders Donna Janeira and Claudia Lanzetta helped establish Be Yoga. The studio's location overlooks Long Island Sound, reflecting the peacefulness of the rippling water with glowing burnished-wood floors. Students work at their own pace before sleek mirrors to further their yoga or fitness training. Students can also choose to pursue the studio's ample non-yoga classes, which include barre workouts wherein students learn to perform muscle-lengthening stretches while supporting themselves with a ballet barre.
208-52 Cross Island Pkwy.
Bayside, New York 11360Get Directions