Though sweat indicates a great workout, inward sweating denotes an athlete with true humility. Go for your inner gold with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a fitness package at Real Life Yoga in Quincy (a $122 total value). The package includes the following:
- 10 yoga classes (a $100 value)
- 1 drop-in tai chi class (a $10 value)
- 1 drop-in Inspirational Power Hour with Abs! boot-camp class (a $12 value)<p>
Real Life Yoga’s instructors lead students of all skill levels through hot and cool yoga classes, meditative tai chi sessions, and fast-paced boot camps. During heated Vinyasa yoga classes, students move carefully from pose to pose, repeat sequences to deepen stretching, and torch calories in the 85- to 90-degree practice space. Attentive instructors teach beginners to control their breathing during Basic Hatha yoga, where a gentle series of stretches boosts flexibility. During certain evening classes, periods of meditation can take place by candlelight, or by the glow of attendees’ happy postworkout faces. Alternatively, tai chi jump-starts inner energies with guided meditation and a series of slow, mindful movements. Boot-camp classes combine abdominal workouts and weightlifting with yoga poses and geography flashcards to create a well-rounded exercise regimen for the entire body.
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.