Basic yoga classes teach adherents the skills needed to turn into human pretzels, but only the most advanced courses impart the secrets of salt and mustard application. Build delicious flexibility with today's Groupon: for $20, you get 30 days of unlimited yoga at Namaste Yoga (a $40 value) on MacTurnbull Drive.
At Namaste Yoga, seasoned fitness instructor Linda Summers leads an array of body-bending classes designed to strengthen and balance students' spiritual and physical selves. The studio's schedule of 60- to 75-minute drop-in classes span a spectrum from mild to intense offerings. At one end, a slowly paced gentle yoga class incorporates props and modified poses to encourage proper alignment and comfort for beginners or athletes trapped in slow-motion reality, and vigorous power flow Vinyasa workouts aim to impart strength and flexibility through breath-synchronized movement. A Hatha class focused on posture alignment spotlights a calm flow variant. The studio's pursuit of tranquility announces itself in a colour scheme of warm earth tones, an Eastern-themed reception area, and an on-site orca that whale purrs on command.
Namaste Yoga Studio
Instructor Linda Summers strives to instill within each of her students the important life lessons that yoga has taught her—to slow down, celebrate each day, and embrace the goodness in every living thing. Linda has been carving out a healthy lifestyle for two decades through her work as a personal trainer, Pilates instructor, and spin instructor, but it's been her decade of yoga practice that has truly shaped her outlook on life. Over the years, Linda has studied under many notable yogis, including Twee Merrigan.
Now she shepherds aspiring yogis of all levels along the path of physical, mental, and spiritual discipline—which leads the traveller toward wisdom and away from the lies crooned by late-night infomercials—through small Vinyasa and Hatha yoga classes. During these classes, Linda teaches her students to marry controlled breath with a flow of athletic and remedial postures as she gently adjusts their forms. Her studio's earthy walls surround students in tranquility as she inspires them to feel the strength and vibrancy that yoga has taught her to realize within herself.