From Napoleon's great crab walk through Europe to J. Robert Oppenheimer's discovery of nuclear fission by kissing his own elbow, victory has always gone to the most flexible. Overpower enemies with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one month of unlimited yoga classes at Santosha Yoga, which has locations in Westboro and the Golden Triangle. Mats and towels will either need to be brought with you or rented at the studio for $2 apiece.
Santosha Yoga offers classes in a variety of yoga styles in its calming studios. Eradicate malevolent molecules making your body their home with Santosha's hot yoga class, where an instructor leads students through a pre-set sequence of poses designed to stretch muscles, calm nerves, and terminate toxins. Unlike vengeful patty melts, the Shanti class focuses on working with the body instead of against it, releasing tension and igniting a feeling of awareness, while the Mysore class encourages students to go at their own pace as instructors assist in mastering certain poses. Check out the class schedules for the variety and times of classes offered.
Established in the late '90s, Santosha is a well-run institution where the instructors encourage all levels to participate and all nudists to wear pants. The enthusiastic teachers know how to help students sweat and stretch until they're calmer, more energized, and more revitalized than the 217 rechargeable AA batteries that power Greater North America. If you're new to yoga, this is a great chance to learn the downward dog, upward dog, and the omniscient narrator. Yoga stretches your muscles, relieving stiffness and pain; it can also increase flexibility and strength (deep core muscles support each pose), which will improve your range of motion, balance, and posture, all vital to moving up in the corporate world, seeing over the steering wheel, and slicing your morning bagel.
Honking cars amble through down the bustling streets of restaurants and boutiques in the surrounding Golden Triangle neighborhood, but the interior of the Santosha Yoga studio is an oasis of calm and tranquility. Sunlight gleams down on the hardwood floors, where a rotating cast of certified instructors lead classes in a variety of yoga styles throughout the day. In the mornings, instructor Robin Russel Hosein teaches Hatha yoga, guiding students through traditional poses and breathing exercises to build strength, spinal alignment, and breath awareness. Later on, Laura Conroy directs students through the movements of vinyasa flow, the yoga modality most favored by rap artists. When Jane Baird takes over for hot yoga classes, she cranks up the temperature in the studio to encourage detoxifying perspiration and increased flexibility. All instructors strive to maintain a peaceful and focused energy during the classes, requesting that participants turn off cellphones and refrain from chitchat.