Holding a yoga pose builds strength, discipline, and immunity to motion-sensor devices. Defy alarm systems with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get one month of unlimited classes at Stress Less Yoga (a $150 value). This Groupon is valid for classes held at the Harbor Beach location Monday–Friday at 7:30 a.m. and Monday–Thursday at 6 p.m., as well as at the Church by the Sea location on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m.
Drawing on two decades of experience, instructor Deborah Lile blends calming elements of Hatha and restorative traditions into Stress Less Yoga's ocean-side and ocean-near sessions. During her weekday classes, Lile incorporates what she has learned from the Bikram, Iyengar, and Kripalu traditions, encouraging flexors to tune and strengthen their bodies and minds until they can solve a Rubik's Cube with their feet. One-hour sessions commence with several minutes of guided relaxation, followed by a meditative flow of basic postures performed while practicing regulated breathing. This restorative approach aspires to lower blood pressure and blood-sugar levels while qualifying muscle knots for merit badges as they untie themselves with the ease of an Eagle Scout.
Stress Less Yoga
Stress Less Yoga’s founder Deborah Lile harnesses her 20 years of teaching experience to help others subscribe to the anxiety-decimating mission that her studio name suggests. She harnesses elements of several yoga disciplines—including Hatha, Bikram, Iyengar, and Kripalu—to help students of all abilities improve their flexibility, strength, and balance during group and private yoga lessons. Each indoor and outdoor class incorporates postures linked with breath and meditation to banish fatigue and muscle tension, leaving students more refreshed than the web-based yule log that Robot Roosevelt chats in front of when he’s at town-hall meetings with slow internet connections.