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What You'll Get
Yoga is a much easier way to exercise both mind and body than testing Einstein's theory of relativity by racing a beam of light. Avoid a science-related sprain with today's Groupon to Studio 11. Choose between the following options:
• For $30, you get a five-class pass card for yoga or Pilates (a $62.50 value).
• For $60, you get ten-class pass card for yoga or Pilates (a $120 value).
The certified yoga and Pilates instructors at Studio 11 twist torsos and guide limbs into meditative poses during a full schedule of classes that practice a variety of disciplines. Kundalini yoga classes for all skill levels begin with breathing awareness exercises before advancing to a series of rhythmic maneuvers designed to strengthen circulation while clearing the mind of stress and illegally downloaded content. Students in the classical Hatha yoga class focus their bodies on accurate alignment to gain strength, flexibility, and alignment, while
Ashtanga yogis combine powerful postures and rhythmic breathing to strengthen the nervous system. Those seeking sleeker physiques can shed calories during the Pilates classes with an array of more than 500 control and balance exercises that tone muscles so participants can fit in their favorite jeans or Jiminy Cricket’s cummerbund.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 24, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must activate by 12/24/11, classes expire 30 days after activation date. Not valid if services used within the last 12 months. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Studio 11
History pulses through Lemko Hall, a turreted brick building in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. Over the past century, it has served as a saloon, a ballroom, and a movie set where stars Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken filmed a scene for The Deer Hunter in 1978. Nowadays, one of the space's tenants, Studio 11, channels an even older legacy: the yoga tradition of ancient India.
The studio's seasoned teachers impart moving meditations that have been passed down from generation to generation via careful instruction and epic games of telephone. Classical Hatha poses help yogis of all levels cultivate strength and flexibility as they learn to center their minds and control their breath. Students steep their minds in yoga's meditative qualities during flowing, breath-focused Vinyasa routines or explore the practice’s athletic side during Ashtanga sessions teeming with dynamic poses and vigorous thumb-wrestling bouts. Those seeking a more private yoga experience can engage in a Thai massage, in which a trained practitioner guides the body through assisted poses and stretches.
Yoga-inspired Pilates sessions revolve around centuries-old isometrics that promote balance and help chisel the core. Students seeking a full immersion in yogic history can enroll in studio-sponsored trips to India, which pair yoga classes with sunset meditations and spiritual discourses.