Professional bobsled teams shave seconds off their time by breathing in unison and leveraging flexibility during turns. Master the techniques necessary to defeat hardened gangs of bobsled criminals with today's deal: for $40, you get five yoga classes at North Shore Yoga, which has locations in Northfield and Evanston. The friendly benders at North Shore Yoga strive to create a community-oriented spiritual sanctuary where all levels of yogi can challenge their appendages. A variety of vigorous class types are available, and each helps balance the mind and muscle matter with pranayama (breath control), chanting, meditation, and readings. The Ashtanga course calms sentient action figures with breath exercises and a sequence of standing postures, called the Surya Namaskar A & B (sun salutations), over the course of 75 to 90 minutes. Achieve rubbery bliss at your own pace in the Mysore class, where an encouraging teacher instructs each student individually in the relaxed method pioneered by Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois. The demanding courses, knowledgeable staff, and mixture of movements help clear the mind and place your corpus in positions and kitchen cabinets you never dreamed possible. Each of the two convenient locations has a warm, calming atmosphere free of spooky fog. Check the Northfield and Evanston schedules and read up on the practice guidelines to plan your classes.
North Shore Yoga
Instructors at North Shore Yoga and therapists at Integrated Healing Center promote holistic well-being with a one-two punch of movement-based classes and salutary bodywork sessions. Owner Sharyn Galindo honed her yogic talents over 10 years of dedicated practice, including occasional sojourns to Mysore, India and Thailand where she studied Ashtanga techniques while accumulating enough frequent-flyer miles to vacation on Jupiter. Under her tutelage, North Shore Yoga instructors emphasize Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga styles, helping students deepen stretches by heating rooms up to 84 degrees for the majority of sessions. To augment a lifestyle of physical wellness, Integrated Health Center's therapists dole out healing bodywork and alternative treatments, including acupuncture and massage sessions that can help address clients' individual needs by incorporating aromatherapy or organic, herb-infused oils.