Yoga helps its students find their center by clearing the mind, encouraging focus, and drawing a line precisely across the midsection. Map your spiritual topography with today's Groupon to Prana Yoga in Coral Gables. Choose between the following options:
* For $29, you get a five-class pass (an $80 value).
* For $49, you get a one-month pass for unlimited yoga classes (a $185 value).
The knowledgeable teachers at Prana Yoga lead an accommodating schedule packed with accessible, challenging 90-minute classes focused on centering minds, stretching limbs, and strengthening balance. Each expert instructor guides classes of 10–30 students (though, like a yo-yo dieter's belt, classes can expand to 100 students), while maintaining instructor support to ensure each student receives beneficial posture adjustment and morale-boosting encouragement. Students new to yoga benefit from learning breathing, asanas, and the other yogic ABCs in the basic class, and reap the rewards of introspection with the guided relaxation, pranayama and meditation class, which imparts breathing techniques and methods for pinpointing the radio frequency where inner thoughts are broadcasted. More advanced yogis challenge themselves in the gentle glow of simple flames during the intermediate candlelight classes, bringing along their trusty mats to support flowing postures or picking up a rental ($2) to use alongside the studio's other accessories, including blocks, straps, and blankets, available for free as a bird out on parole.
Origin Stories: Yo-Yo-Ga, It's Magic!
Dona Piza left her life as a New York stockbroker behind when she used yoga to rehab herself from a terrible car accident. She opened Prana Yoga in Miami on the first of the new millennium, eager to impart the healing powers of yoga to an area where yoga studios were a rare species. The most fulfilling part of her job is observing how yoga transforms students mentally and physically, as was the case with a dear friend with cerebral palsy who—through regular practice of yoga—gained the ability to walk.
Dona Piza left her life as a New York stockbroker behind when she turned to yoga to rehab herself from a terrible car accident where she almost lost her leg and had to have her foot reattached. Though doctors said she would never walk again without assistance, her yoga practice transformed her life, enabling her to walk without a cane and feel healthier than ever. She moved back to Miami in 1998 to open Prana Yoga and share those teachings with a Miami community where yoga centers were scarce. Now going on 20 years in operation, Prana Yoga has been a steady force in the yoga community, offering a variety of authentic yoga classes.