From Napoleon's great crab walk through Europe to J. Robert Oppenheimer's discovery of nuclear fission by kissing his own elbow, victory has always gone to the most flexible. Overpower enemies with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a yoga workshop of your choice at Lifesource Yoga (up to a $40 value), located in Fairlawn.
Lifesource Yoga, voted Akron-Canton's Best Yoga Studio by CityVoters in 2009, offers up core-centering curriculum with a variety of classes and workshops. Workshops covered by this Groupon are:
Yoga 101—Beginners will be introduced to the philosophy and history of yoga while also discovering breathing techniques, how to use props, and how to modify poses to suit your body's third elbow ($40).
Pre-Natal Yoga—Learn how yogic breathing and postures can facilitate bonding between the mother and the unborn child while also preparing the mother for childbirth and teaching her how to regain her pre-pregnancy shape after the baby's birth. Along with a basic introduction to yoga and breath work, this workshop teaches modifications, such as blocks, straps, and bolsters, that the bun-bearer can use in a group class, solo practice, or hospital room flex-off. Feel free to attend this class with your partner ($25 for an individual, $40 for a couple).
Advanced Postures—Take the next step in the yoga journey with this workshop, breaking advanced postures down into manageable parts to show how consistent practice can lead to moves such as the party-trick favorite, padangustha dhanurasana. Students will learn how to build strength, flexibility, and balance while opening up hips, hip flexors, and shoulders. This workshop doesn't require prior knowledge of advanced postures ($40).
Intro to Power Yoga—This workshop takes students through an introduction to breathing, posture alignment, and linking breath with movement, later combining these techniques into a challenging but recharging vinyasa sequence. Unlock reservoirs of sweat dammed up in your glands while also flicking the switch on your much-rumored-about smile. Bring a towel and water for this workshop ($40).
All workshops are two hours. Lifesource Yoga's spacious, inviting studio, featuring parquet floors, earth-toned walls, and billowing curtains, provides an ideal ambience for mindful movement. Supplement your collection of yoga poses, or learn peaceful sweating skills that will melt your muscles into saltwater taffy with a workshop from Lifesource Yoga.
Each Groupon is good for one workshop. You can rent a yoga mat from the studio ($2) or bring one from home. These workshops begin on August 9. Contact Lifesource for specific dates and times.
- The best place to get yourself centered in a hectic world. Knowledgeable, friendly staff...beautiful atmosphere. – southpawsitter
- These are some very, very special yoga people. A great team. The [sic] go the extra mile to make the customer feel like a part of their yoga family. And they don't mess around: this yoga will make you fit! – Nicholas K.
- Hands down, the BEST Yoga studio around! Fabulous instructors, inviting atmosphere, & wonderful staff! – Gretchen B.