Harried minds have a habit of releasing bitter fumes when overwhelmed by difficult crossword-puzzle clues or the effort of remembering spouses' names. Clear your head with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a 21-day meditation program and one ticket to Yoga on the Parkway from One Yoga Philly (a $141 value). Yoga on the Parkway takes place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 21 on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at Riley's Memorial.
One Yoga Philly trains bodies and minds toward inner peace with personalized instruction for students of all levels. Designed primarily for home use and all levels of experience, the 21-day meditation program encourages serenity seekers to meditate for at least 21 minutes a day for 21 consecutive days. An astute instructor prescribes a meditation guide to students, complete with worksheets that help them integrate meditation into their day-to-day lives. One Yoga Philly also delivers fresh inspiration to inboxes and brain-implanted phones via a daily email packed with tips and additional brief exercises. Augment at-home meditations with four one-hour sessions in One Yoga Philly’s studio or outdoor urban zen garden, depending on weather and layout of the class, where yogis may respire in unison and commit to their practice together. For studio sessions, One Yoga Philly provides mats and all necessary equipment.
During the Yoga on the Parkway event, crowds of peaceful warriors and downward dogs will gather on the grassy field of Riley’s Memorial to stretch and balance as the scents of the azalea garden waft into waiting noses. Participants must provide their own yoga mat or cushion for the event, and all levels of experience are welcome.