Yogis, like campers, usually end the day in Corpse pose to evade unwanted hugs from overzealous grizzly bears. Hone necessary life skills with this Groupon to Raja Yoga of Philadelphia. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get 10 yoga classes (a $120 value).
- For $45, you get 25 yoga classes (a $315 value).<p>
Raja Yoga’s team of certified yoga instructors helps students of all abilities build a safe, well-rounded practice with instructional lessons and meditation. The studio’s modest schedule of 75-minute yoga classes accommodates a broad community of practitioners, from curious and inexperienced newbies to postpartum stretchers looking to introduce their infants to yoga. Gentle Hatha sessions ease beginners and hyperactive three-toed sloths into yoga with a slower pace, emphasizing stretching and strengthening with longer-held poses and helpful guidance from instructors. Flowing sequences and sun salutations infuse challenging Vinyasa sweat sessions with a cardiovascular element, and its more advanced poses help tone muscles, improve flexibility, and hone realistic cobra impressions, complete with forked tongue. Meditation classes help students of all abilities focus on centering the mind through mantras and mindful-breathing exercises, increasing the amount of seated meditation as students gain experience.
Yoga beginners may borrow the studio’s mats for their first visit to Raja Yoga, but for following sessions should bring their own to establish the precious bond between down dog and sticky mat. Mat rentals are available for $2.
Raja Yoga roughly translates as "the royal path," a reference to the full eight branches of the practice sprouting from its Himalayan roots. Beyond simple stretching, yoga in its original incarnation encompassed breathing exercises and philosophical thought. Raja Yoga's yogis explore all aspects of the ancient workout through Hatha yoga and Vinyasa yoga.