Many yoga poses were inspired by common animal actions, such as a snake’s slither, a locust’s flight, and a human’s reach for a cookie jar. Bring out the animal within with today's Groupon: for $55, you get a 10-class package at Santosha Yoga (a $110 value). This package is not valid for Tai Chi, children's, or private classes.
Santosha Yoga enlists an entourage of passionate staff members who escort body benders of all skill levels along the path to limberness through an assortment of 60- to 90-minute classes. Work on posture alignment and rhythmic breathing in the Vinyasa class, or strengthen essential connective tissue in the hips, pelvis, and lower spine with Yin Yoga. The detoxifying effects of a challenging flow team up with a high-heat environment in the Power Vinyasa class, helping beads of sweat escape their fleshy prisons.
Sportspersons seeking a leg up can partake in Yoga for Athletes to improve their overall strength, flexibility, range of motion, and ability to freeze a baseball in midair. Varying from session to session, Accessible Meditation takes participants on an explorative journey through various meditative traditions including yogic pranayama, zen silence, and mantras. Students are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats to classes, though Santosha Yoga offers loaners for mat-less yogis or softness-obsessed mat stackers.