People holding yoga poses typically seek self-discipline and control, whereas those holding yoga posters just want Sting's autograph. Find peace while standing still with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a five-class pack at Metrowest Yoga (up to a $70 value). This Groupon is valid at the Worcester and Westborough locations.
Metrowest Yoga's fleet of flexible instructors help students melt stress and strengthen sinews with an extensive schedule of inventive, restorative, and hot yoga classes. In the Worcester studio, aspiring yogis unfurl mats ($2 for a rental) onto rich hardwood flooring amid calming pastel tones. The brainchild of Shawn Shaw, Metrowest Yoga's owner, MYoga Hot Hatha guides pupils through sustained postures to build endurance and challenge more fidgety scarecrows. Taut sinews loosen as students hold asana poses for up to one minute in temperatures as high as 95 degrees. During more varied MYoga Flow Yoga sessions, elements of Vinyasa, Bikram, and Ashtanga styles build up cores as participants vigorously sweat out toxins. To accommodate students with limited mobility due to injury, arthritis, or too-snug suits of armor, Gentle/Restorative patiently stretches limbs, easing chronic aches and fostering flexibility in relaxing, warm temperatures. Yogis can cultivate consciousness in Open Meditation as intensive breathing and seated postures banish anxiety more effectively than building a barricade out of stress balls.
Although Metrowest Yoga sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
On a recent birthday, Shawn Shaw reflected on her life. There had been lessons learned about love, happiness, and the inherent beauty of life that is present even amid disappointment. For Shawn, a dedicated practice of yoga and meditation was the wellspring for many of the lessons learned. The teenage Shawn kept fit as a distance runner, first picking up yoga as a supplementary form of exercise and stretching. It wasn't until a few years later, amid a storm of personal struggles and a battle with cancer, that she discovered the healing properties of daily practice. Today she credits yoga with transforming her physical and emotional health and cultivating a peaceful attitude. Moreover, her newfound clarity and mental presence become something Shawn had to share. She opened her own studio, Metrowest Yoga, in 2005. Now with two locations in Westborough and Worcester, the curriculum includes Shawn's own invention, Myoga Hot Hatha, which is grounded in stillness and allows students to hold poses longer than usual as they make peace between breath and body.
Metrowest Yoga's studio focuses on building a strong healthy body and cultivating a calm, peaceful mind. The styles offered are mostly vigorous in a heated room but some gentle restorative classes are offered too. Regularly scheduled classes include Vinyasa or Flow, Hatha and Ashtanga styles. Beginner’s classes or a 6 week Brand New Beginner’s course are also offered.