Yoga places a strong focus on breathing, an emphasis that's assuredly lacking in other activities such as underwater basketball, lunar jogging, and hot dog eating contests. Take in the breadth of fresh care with today's Groupon: for $30, you get six yoga classes at Real Life Yoga, with locations in Quincy and Holbrook (a $65 value). Groupon clients who redeem at the Quincy location will also receive one complimentary tai chi class (an additional $10 value).
Expert instructors and a cornucopia of classes create a calmness-cultivating climate in Real Life Yoga's studios. The pose professionals lead attendees through strengthening, centering, and soothing exercises capped off by peaceful meditation. The Yoga and Tone class employs hand weights and a slow, streamlined approach designed to tone muscles and strengthen bones, giving shy skeletons the power to outrun packs of neighborhood dogs. Yogalates conjoins hatha yoga with Pilates to sculpt straight backs and svelte cores, while Vinyasa yoga turns up the heat to puttify tendons and increase blood flow. Class offerings may vary by location, so be sure to check the schedule for the Holbrook and Quincy locations in advance.
Those who take up yogic residency at Real Life Yoga's Quincy location will be eligible to participate in one complimentary tai chi class. The class is taught by Master Tony McAlear, who highlights finer points of the ancient oriental exercise, helping his students boost their balance and soothe any and all of their stressed-out extremities.
Groupon not valid for belly-dance classes, boot-camp classes, or specialty workshops.
- The beautiful cherry wood floors, calming music and fragrant incense offer a peaceful respite from the outside world. – Shaunna Gately, Patriot Ledger
- Absolutely wonderful. A great non-sweaty workout for the body, mind and soul that left me feeling wonderful. – Blue B., Quincy location, Yelp, 10/22/10
Real Life Yoga
Yoga can instill its practitioners with inner strength and peace, and Real Life Yoga helps students capture these qualities through more than just sun salutations. The studio conducts its classes in an environment designed to be non-competitive, welcoming, and lighthearted. Owner Dee Lyon and her team of accomplished teachers welcome brand-new students as well as yoga aficionados, providing mats to those without. The certified instructors encourage safe, healthy sessions, suggesting modifications that can ease stress and prevent discomfort, injury, or getting stuck that way. They offer non-yoga classes, too, including tai chi, self-defense, and a high-energy combination of boxing, dance, and Pilates.