Sun salutations are a necessary ritual that keeps our solar body from growing angry and burning libelous graffiti on the Hubble telescope. Help keep cosmic peace with today’s Groupon to Sabeena Yoga in Coral Springs. Choose from the following options:
- For $25, you get 5 yoga classes (a $70 value).
- For $45, you get 10 yoga classes (a $140 value).
- For $80, you get 20 yoga classes (a $280 value).
With more than 25 years of yoga experience, owner Shelli August dedicates her studio to the practice of Sivananda yoga, a centering style that fosters holistic health with strengthening poses, calming breaths, and wholesome dietary philosophies. Accommodating students of all skill levels with occasional beginners classes, the studio’s patient instructors guide pupils in the 12 basic asanas of Sivananda yoga—including shoulder stands and twists—and introduce additional variations when appropriate. Students work through invigorating poses during each class, loosening taut muscles around the spine while clearing away any traffic jams in the body’s superhighways of inner energy. Meanwhile, a series of measured breathing exercises helps to focus thoughts inward by asking students to concentrate on filling and emptying lungs to complement posture progressions. Warm tones surround students as they enter the practice space, the yellow walls and gleaming wood floors never belying their former lives as Lincoln Logs.
Acceptance and empowerment take center stage at Sabeena Yoga, where experienced yogi and studio owner Shelli August helps others unite a healthy mind, body and spirit. August encourages her students to follow Swami Vishnu-devananda’s five points of yoga: proper exercise, proper breathing, proper relaxation, proper diet, and positive thinking and meditation. During hatha and raja yoga classes, she and her team of yogis help students of all ages and abilities boost flexibility, strength, and balance. They also hold meditation sessions and Kirtan meetings, which incorporate singing and chanting, and reiki sessions, which promotes spiritual healing, stress reduction, and relaxation.