Yoga teaches people how to sustain poses while still breathing, a skill most yogis use to live undetected in wax museums. Trick a tourist with today's Groupon: for $29, you get five yoga classes at Soul Yoga (a $60 value). Click here to check out Soul Yoga's class schedule.
Soul Yoga's experienced instructors, Allison and Lauren, inspire students of all ages to unite mind and body with basic-yoga, Vinyasa flow, and power-yoga classes set to relaxing tunes within heated and nonheated studios. During three levels of 60- to 75-minute adult classes, students stretch spines toward proper alignment as they breathe life into postures ranging from fundamental to challenging, including sun salutations, back bends, and rotini-noodle imitations. During 45-minute kids' classes, fledgling yogis aged 6–13 foster body awareness through the performance of flowing sequences and breathing exercises. Cooperative yoga games also work to ramp up interpersonal skills, giving tots the confidence to smoothly introduce imaginary friends at kiddie cocktail parties.
Sweltering temperatures radiate along the length of Soul Yoga’s minimalist, modern studio, conjuring memories of tropical vacations or summer afternoons. An all-female phalanx of instructors perches atop hardwood floors, leading poses and breathing as music fuels several styles of classes, including basic Hatha, Vinyasa flow, and athletic power yoga. In addition to loosening tight muscles, the heat extracts sweat and toxins as patrons pour through asanas.
The upbeat instructors and Soul Yoga Basic zero in on alignment, which helps beginners build a strong yogic foundation. Advanced students crabwalk into Soul Yoga Flow, where inversions, backbends, and sun salutations cultivate strength, flexibility, and focus. In addition to teaching poses to grown-ups, friendly teachers inculcate young yogis with games that foster physical wellness and healthy friendships.