The more flexible one becomes, the easier it is to Rockette-kick volleyballs into space and limbo past height restrictions on children’s carnival rides. Achieve premium pliancy with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get 30 days of unlimited classes at Shiva Shanti Yoga School in Rutherford (a $108 value).
Shiva Shanti Yoga School inspires students of all skill levels to flex their bodies, minds, and spirits with an array of classes focusing on alignment and Vinyasa-style yoga. Guests twist and tone seven days a week in the firehouse-turned-yoga den, connecting breath to movement in classes such as Vinyasa Yoga Level 1 and 2, and Shiva Shanti Yoga Restorative and Meditation. The school also offers a Pilates mat class, as well as Core Yoga, which integrates strengthening Pilates principles with traditional yoga poses. Every class at Shiva Shanti is taught by a dedicated and knowledgeable instructor, well-prepared to offer advice and correct downward-dog poses with too much tail wag.
Shiva Shanti Yoga School
During Shiva Shanti Yoga School's Vinyasa-style yoga classes, founder and advanced-certified jiva mukti teacher Felise Berman guides students toward inner peace with outward expressions of love, joy, and gratitude. Known as Shivadasi to her pupils, she draws upon studies at India's Bihar Yoga Bharati Institute for Advanced Studies to fill multilevel routines with ancient poses and meditation exercises. Most sessions begin with Shivadasi's signature sun salutation, which unites 24 asanas that warm the muscles and focus the brain. As the class progresses, deep breaths weave movements into a graceful flow. In addition to hosting Vinyasa classes, Shivadasi and her teaching team lead yoga nidra sessions, which relax the body as the mind explores lucid dreams.