Yoga teaches people how to sustain poses while still breathing, a skill most yogis use to live undetected in wax museums. Trick a tourist with today's Groupon: for $35, you get either 5 anytime classes or 10 daytime classes at Sutra Yoga and Wellness Center (up to a $108 value). Daytime classes include any session before 1 p.m. and Sunday classes at 5:45 p.m.
Sutra Yoga and Wellness Center's passionate instructors lead students of all skill levels through classes designed to boost physical and mental development. The robust schedule of sessions includes Prana poses, controlled breathing exercises, and repeated mantras as temperatures hover around 85 degrees, the ideal temperature for both muscles and casseroles. Gentle Flow Stress Reduction sessions incorporate meditation into a sequence of deeply held stretches to release tension and leave joints as stress-free as a warm bath in a tub of nighttime cold medicine. After stoking each furnace until the practice space reaches 90–95 degrees, Surya Yoga guides attendees through powerful poses to strengthen cores and limbs and measured breathing exercises that develop the focus needed to inflate a beach ball in one breath.
Sutra Yoga and Wellness Center
Amber Tande and Colin Patterson—the brains behind the vegetarian restaurant Sutra—also pour their passion for healthy living into their bhakti-style studio, Sutra Yoga and Wellness Center. They make it easy for students to join them, too, since their seven-day-a-week schedule consists of more than 20 classes in three yoga styles: Surya yoga, a heated yoga class that focuses on strengthening the core; Prana Vinyasa, a flow yoga class that incorporates chants and breath work; and gentle flow stress reduction, which is just a bunch of people smashing a junked gramophone with hammers. Students can also join in mantra-and-vocal-toning sessions—evening classes designed to bring peace to the mind and spirit—or opt for Swedish massages or myofascial-release sessions with resident therapist Sarah Wottlin. Sutra offers all-ages childcare during certain classes and even hosts events such as monthly organic dinner parties at Sutra restaurant.
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