Yoga emphasizes seamless transition between poses, a skill set adopted by the Navy to teach cursive flag semaphore to its sailors. Spell out serene stances with today's Groupon: for $29, you get 10 yoga or fitness classes at Stroga (a $140 value). As an added perk, Groupon customers who use their first class by 9/7/11 can purchase another 10-class pack for $39.
Stroga's passionate yoga and fitness instructors hone strength and poise with a flexible schedule of yoga, cardio, and strength-training classes. Early-morning Sunrise yoga classes employ fluid Vinyasa poses and measured breath to rejuvenate and awaken aspiring yogis like a holistically balanced alarm clock. Meanwhile, restorative yoga incorporates blocks and blankets to conjure therapeutic relaxation, and Ashtanga classes twist, flip, and invert more advanced students through a set of dynamic postures.
Group strength-training classes torch calories and improve mobility with fast-paced, functional movements in a spacious 4,500-square-foot studio. Students can also tone torsos for washboard band auditions, improve core stability with pendulous exercises in Stroga's intensive kettlebell classes, or work to tighten tummies through group AB-domination classes. All classes convene in Stroga's turn-of-the-century building, which gleams with hardwood floors, decoratively molded ceilings, and chandeliers that have maintained a downward-facing-dog pose since Theodore Roosevelt's administration.
Stroga Strength and Yoga
Stroga Strength and Yoga is the perfect name for Doug Jefferies’ fitness studio, as his goal is to help clients reach optimal levels of wellness through a combination of strength conditioning and yoga. They offer numerous classes for all skill levels, from fundamental and hatha yoga to fitness classes such as group strength training, TRX, cycling, Zumba, and kickboxing.
The studio sprawls out within the L'Aiglon building, an early 20th-century construction accented by stained-glass windows and extensive woodwork. Inside the immense yoga space, ivory chandeliers drip from an intricately carved ceiling of the same hue, and periwinkle walls alternate with floor-to-ceiling windows that bathe up to 100 yogis in natural light. An azure ceiling painted with puffy white clouds tops the open-concept fitness area, which accommodates group classes for up to 20 students or up to one massively over-stuffed teddy bear.
1808 Adams Mill Rd. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20009