Yoga is one of the world's oldest forms of exercise, second only to holding the earth on your shoulders. Practice ancient athleticism with today's Groupon: for $39, you get 10 drop-in yoga sessions at Sanctuary Yoga in Okemos (a $100 value).
Sanctuary Yoga's experienced instructors settle bodies bound by stress and minds fraught with tension by choreographing relaxing programs for beginner and veteran yogis. A schedule of 60-minute classes, hosted mornings, evenings, and weekends, allows benders to align their bodies after dropping the kids off at school or before donning a mask and fighting crime. Sanctuary's founder and apt pupil of the Iyengar and Vinyasa disciplines, Beth Baldwin Mackowiak, ushers apprentices into the soft golden hues of the studio, where focus is paid to breathing techniques and posture recognition. Bodies gracefully stretch across the supple wooden floors as students enter the triangle pose and minds slip into an inner sanctum devoid of nagging concerns about whether a lunchtime cupcake was or was not stolen from a coworker's cubicle.
Center for Yoga and Yoga Sanctuary
Inside Center for Yoga and Yoga Sanctuary, students take part in a slew of classes that range from 60 to 75 minutes. The schedule features classes divided into levels: Level 1 suits all participants, and Level 2 and beyond welcome those with experience in yoga. The studios also offer specialized classes, including yoga tailored to relieving anxiety, neck and shoulder tension, and more.
2160 Hamilton Rd.
Okemos, Michigan 48864Get Directions