This Groupon gently stretches your muscles and joints, a pleasant sensation sought after by bungee cords, Laffy Taffies, and Jamie Farr. For $40, you get two months of unlimited classes at Marbles Yoga Studio (a $120 value).
A prime location (five minutes from downtown and 120 seconds from St. Louis University) and an inspiring décor (Marbles plays host to monthly exhibits from local artists) make the space an extra special stretching spot, even more special than the spot where you stretch your arm into the vending machine to pilfer Krackels. Yoga rookies can brush up on basics at Yoga for Beginners, while advanced enthusiasts will appreciate the ashtanga-based power yoga. Or try Lunch Yoga for a midday relaxing stretch session. Classes are offered seven days a week; view the fall schedule here.
Marbles’ friendly, enthusiastic instructors are fully certified and know how to help students sweat and stretch until they're calmer, more energized, and more revitalized than the 217 rechargeable AA batteries that power Greater America. If you're new to yoga, this is a great chance to learn the downward dog, upward dog, and the Mississippi steamer. Yoga stretches your muscles, relieving stiffness and pain; it also increases flexibility and strength (deep core muscles support each pose), which will improve your range of motion, balance, and posture, all vital to moving up in the corporate world, seeing over the steering wheel, and slicing your morning bagel.
Note: You must complete your two months of unlimited classes before your Groupon expires.
- Best Yoga studio in St. Louis. Super friendly staff, awesome space/ location. Great prices. – ruby66, RateItAll
- Marbles Yoga Studio offers excellent, affordable classes for neophytes and near-yogis alike — and if you have any doubt where you fall along that spectrum, the online class catalog (or any of the instructors) will guide you to the sweet spot, whether it's the body toning of power yoga or the mindful breathing of kundalini. – Riverfront Times
Poetry of the Body
In addition to being great for you physically and mentally, yoga is also an art of self-expression, paralleled only, perhaps, by the limerick. The real magic, however, happens when the arts of yoga and limerick come together:
There once was a flexible gal,
Whose yogic skills never did fail,
When forgetting her keys,
She just pulled in her knees,
And squeezed through the slot for the mail.
Genevieve’s yogic technique,
Was in serious need of critique,
But her clumsy half-lotus,
Made classmates take notice,
And to her, they chose not to speak.
There was an old Yogi of note,
Who was heard to have said, and I quote,
“It is better to bend,
In the presence of friends,
Barring friends, one could use a small goat.”
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