Practicing yoga increases breath awareness, which is why yogis compose all barbershop quartets. Get in harmony with yourself with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a pass for five yoga classes at The Lotus Centre (a $60 value).
After 17 years under the tutelage of a guru at an Indian ashram, owner Meranda Squires now runs The Lotus Centre, where yoga classes with a spiritual backbone are taught in bright and spacious accommodations. Offering a medley of classes in practices that include the gentler Soma yoga, the flexibility-increasing Hatha yoga, and the graceful Lotus Yoga Flow, The Lotus Centre accommodates both pretzely master yogis and beginners alike. The discipline fosters muscle strength and flexibility while encouraging the student to centre the mind amid the studio’s serene ambience and open-minded staff. Friendly, enthusiastic instructors help students sweat and stretch until they're calmer, more energized, and more revitalized than the 217 rechargeable AA batteries that power Germany. Check The Lotus Centre's yoga schedule for drop-in class times.
The Lotus Centre
The Lotus Centre’s focus on yoga and meditation reflects founder Meranda Squires’ extensive study of holistic health in India. In 1983, Squires travelled to the birthplace of yoga and stayed for 17 years, immersing herself in the practice’s basic tenets. Now, she shares her wisdom during Soma and Hatha yoga classes, each with gentle flows that build strength, agility, and enough flexibility to pat yourself on the head after strapping yourself into a straitjacket. In addition to leading classes, teachers meet with students for one-on-one yoga-therapy sessions that focus on individual challenges, and administer Thai yoga massages that reduce muscle tension through guided stretching. The Lotus Centre also offers retreats that combine yoga with meditation to help participants find inner clarity and direction.