A sun salutation, unlike a bath of corn flakes or a shouting match with the neighborhood rooster, is a healthy way to start the day. Learn to greet the dawn with grace using today's Groupon: for $24, you get a five-class punch card to Studio Shakta in the heart of the Santa Fe art district (a $48 value).
Studio Shakta's dedicated, experienced instructors lead yogis of all levels through strengthening yoga classes. Pop into the schedule's Flow class, where music and themes help the body to connect with the mind during carefully structured poses, or try the 75-minute Foundations and Fundamentals session, which teaches basic yogic postures and breath movements, beginning with Sudden Inhalations 101. Bend-and-stretchers can advance their practice with the intense Flow 2/3 class, focus on alignment in an Align & Flow session, or incorporate meditation and visualization into a yoga routine in the Anjali Restorative class.
Housed in an art studio, Studio Shakta welcomes students to a funky space with jewel-toned décor. Colorful, eye-catching art blossoms against the walls, a boutique encourages after-class browsing, and a taffy-pulling machine in the lobby gives live flexibility demonstrations.