Practicing yoga builds mental flexibility and the ability to hold difficult poses for hours, both essential in keeping rivals in check during human chess matches. Bend like Bobby Fischer with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a pass for five classes at North End Yoga (a $75 value).
North End Yoga creates a supportive atmosphere where attentive instructors draw on international experience studying the art of limb-bending. Classes put students on the path to greater flexibility with Hatha yoga techniques, a traditional style that employs focused poses and breathing to improve core strength and Magic Eye-decoding ability. Vinyasa classes guide pupils of all levels through a sequence of moves to create a harmonious balance of physical and mental states. During Mysore Ashtanga sessions, groups of students explore at their own pace during pose-holding jam sessions, practicing orders of positions with teachers selecting individual adjustments and instructions. Men and women attend Pilates and Pilates Fusion classes designed to develop strength without gaining bulky muscle mass, and expectant mothers take prenatal classes to find internal balance, ensuring babies aren't born with uneven shoe sizes.
Complementing the meditative techniques learned in class, North End Yoga's bright studio bathes bodies with light reflecting off stained hardwood floors, colorful walls, and polished tin men offering to check out mats and towels for a dollar.
256 Hanover St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02113Get Directions