Inner peace is like the Sasquatch—many people claim it's real, but most remain skeptical until the moment it seizes them while they're meditating on a mountaintop. Bring the bliss with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for 10 yoga classes (a $90 value)
- $49 for 20 yoga classes (a $200 value)
The schedule of 60- to 75-minute classes offers courses suitable for all ability levels and ages, including seniors. Teachers focus on the meditative properties of yoga practice during iRest Yoga Nidra and lead low-intensity routines in gentle yoga. In a series of flow classes, the instructors work to stimulate heart rates with constantly moving postures, and during dance-yoga sessions, they combine traditional postures with Latin choreography. They provide blocks, straps, bolsters, and blankets. Although they also supply mats, it is strongly encouraged that students bring their own.
Niroga Yoga Studio
In Sanskrit, the word “niroga” means “freedom from disease.” Staying true to their business' namesake, the instructors and healers at Niroga Yoga Studio strive to guide students down a path of mental, physical, and spiritual healing. The aforementioned path takes on a literal form in the palatial exercise space—students lie on mats beside a path formed in the floorboards that leads to an image of a blossoming lotus. Beneath spheres of soft light, teachers walk about to offer modifications for poses or inspirational shadow puppets. They hold classes that are meditative, therapeutic, or fitness oriented, and regularly offer separate workshops on stress management and the physiological benefits of yoga practice. There are also yoga therapists and massage therapists that can further aid in healing and finding peace of mind.
The nonprofit Niroga Institute, which specializes in transforming the lives of incarcerated youth, underserved high-school students, and cancer survivors, operates Niroga Yoga Studio.
1808 University Ave.
Berkeley, California 94703