Yoga's spine-lengthening poses can unlock practitioners' full height, which has resulted in skyrocketed sales for Nerf's foam ceiling fans. Bump your head into stuff with today's Groupon to Stratusphere Yoga Studio in Vaughan. Choose from the following options:
- For $30, you get a five-class package (up to a $101.70 value, including HST).
- For $45, you get a 10-class package (up to a $203.40 value, including HST).
- For $65, you get a 15-class package (up to a $305.10 value, including HST).
Overseen by fitness phenom Trish Stratus, the instructors at Stratusphere Yoga Studio lead beginner through advanced classes inside a 5,200-square-foot yoga centre built with the environment in mind. Three multidisciplinary studios dubbed Spirit, Shape, and Strength each host classes themed around its moniker. Spirit emphasizes gentleness, hosting prenatal yoga and restorative classes that ease the pains of existence with passive stretching. Shape extends through intermediate sessions such as the energetic flows of Ashtanga, and Strength classes satisfy advanced practitioners with sessions that include hot flows facilitated by radiant heat panels and warmth imported from the souls of local grandmothers.
The schedule is speckled with 60- and 90-minute classes every day of the week, starting as early as 9:30 a.m. and as late as 8 p.m. Before and after sessions, yoginis can socialize, pick up a read, contemplate the expansion of the universe, or enjoy tea at the yoga lounge. Those new to yoga can get comfortable by checking out Stratusphere's tips on getting started.
Stratusphere Yoga Studio
If Trish Stratus had continued to pursue her dreams of becoming a doctor, would she have ever performed a flying leg drop from the top turnbuckle? Maybe on her lunch break, but that wasn’t the way things played out for the seven-time WWE champion. While studying biology at York University, an unforeseen faculty strike indirectly led Status toward her wrestling and modelling career. After several years in the athletic and entertainment businesses, she eventually retired in 2006, discovering that her pursuits left her with a herniated disc. While seeking rehabilitation, Trish re-discovered yoga. It was this ancient practice that allowed Stratus a way to keep the pain at bay before finally giving it the boot for good.
Today, Stratus shares that discovery with others within the earthy-hued walls of her 5,200 square foot eco-friendly facility. She divides her sleek space into three separate practice areas specifically designed for each level of her three-tiered program, entitled spirit (beginner), shape (intermediate), and strength (advanced). She and her team of passionate yogis lead these classes atop joint friendly cork floors and ensure a clean practice space by regularly sanitizing the studio with biodegradable cleaning products. Click here for a virtual tour of the facility.
In addition to taking yoga classes, visitors can partake in Zumba and Pilates classes or stop by for regular workshops that focus on topics such as meditation and kids' yoga. Guests may also spend some alone time in the lounge where they can kick back and read a selection of material from the yoga library.