Yoga is a much easier way to exercise both mind and body than testing Einstein's theory of relativity by racing a beam of light. Avoid a science-related sprain with today's Groupon: for $39, you get one month of unlimited yoga and Pilates classes at mang'Oh (a $110 value).
Mang'Oh's experienced instructors revitalize students with more than 140 yoga and Pilates classes every month, designed to aid devotees along their journeys toward health and happiness. A busy schedule flaunts restorative and fitness-based classes for yogis at any level, along with meditation and basic-pose sessions. Pop into a Sunrise Yoga class to invigorate a morning without caffeinated orange juice by using wake-up poses and high-energy Vinyasa-flow postures, or wind down a day with the gentle, spirit-refreshing movements of the Candlelight Yoga sessions. Students can strengthen cores in the Mat Pilates classes, incorporate soup thermoses as props in the Lunchbox Yoga hour, or drive away worries in the energizing Happy Hour Yoga or Pilates sessions.
The light-filled urban sanctuary oftentimes plays host to yoga-related events, geared toward creating healthier and bendier lifestyles. Deep-teal walls and breeze-catching curtains allow New Yorkers to escape the city without ever leaving Manhattan. Students should either bring their own mats or rent one for $1 per session.
Before sisters Erica Whalen and Cynthia Rayner purchased mang'Oh yoga, it was a fledgling yoga studio struggling to find a following. But with determination, a focus on community, and no help from either of their fairy godmothers, the duo transformed it into a haven for Hatha Vinyasa yoga. Now, students practice asanas on its sunlit floors, strengthening their cores as they sync their breath with flowing movements.
These practitioners are not just fortifying their bodies. In keeping with the goal of the studio, they immerse themselves in a holistic approach to health, feeding their minds and spirits through classes and workshops. They can even give back by becoming instructors themselves, thanks to the studio's yoga teacher training.