Ever since it was accidentally invented by a Tibetan monk stretching to unscrew a bad light bulb, yoga has evolved into a vital modern-day fitness technique. Benefit from that development with today’s deal: for $45, you get five yoga classes (an up to $100 value) at Pierce Yoga Program in Virginia Highland. Pierce Yoga offers classes every day of the week—check its schedule for details.
Pierce Yoga offers a range of yoga courses, but is particularly well-known for its popular pre- and post-natal yoga courses, which help baby-laden women adapt to the tidal wave of hormones and progress through each stage of their pregnancy by improving their breathing, flexibility, endurance, and mental focus. The benefits of yoga can continue after your offspring joins the world with Pierce's mother/baby yoga, where mothers can strengthen their emotional bond with infants 7–12 months old. The class will also gently stimulate baby’s mind and body before it has a chance to discover reality TV and Cheetos. For the unimpregnated and impregnable, Pierce also offers classes from beginning techniques to intermediate, along with more specialized sessions such as yoga with free weights and the Pranayama course, which focuses on breathing.
As Atlanta’s oldest yoga center, Pierce has been stretching out limbs and putting minds at peace since 1973. The instructors have undergone extensive study with renowned Yogi T. K. V. Desikachar and continue to train with the studio’s founder Margaret Pierce, who developed the Pierce Pregnancy Program in 1975 after becoming a mother herself. They'll work to adapt their teaching to clients’ individual needs, even if that need is to de-pretzel yourself from your ill-advised attempt to teach yourself yoga.
- The prenatal classes are wonderful and really helped prepare for labor by learning new calming and breathing techniques. – allieschell, LilaGuide
- Great instructors and it is very easy going. They have you go at your own pace. – Chrissy404, Kudzu
- I loved the post-partum yoga class. It was wonderful to get to do something with baby. – One mom on 1/25/2005, LilaGuide