When the Beatles returned from India, they brought with them tranquility, sitars, and the ability to stretch their hair past their shoulders. Test the limits of your flexibility with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get three yoga classes at Swan River Yoga (a $42 value). This Groupon is valid at the Mid-City Center, Magazine Street Shala, and Marigny Studio locations.
At Swan River Yoga, students stretch sinews and fortify cores with a flexible schedule of focused yoga classes led by certified yoga instructors. The studio’s attentive gurus guide pupils of all skill levels through sustained postures centered on fostering alignment and balance at a gradual pace. Students in Swan River's basic lessons arm themselves with fundamental yoga poses to improve flexibility and intimidate park statues. Rocksana yoga underscores the flowing movements of Vinyasa yoga with reverberating rock 'n' roll music, and restorative yoga incorporates supportive bolsters and blankets with guided meditation to ease injuries though a series of seated or lying poses. Expectant mothers can relieve tired backs and maintain emotional balance during prenatal yoga, which readies moms-to-be with poses tailored to prepare them to hold babies and scratch their own backs simultaneously.
Swan River Yoga
Yogi Michele Baker began teaching yoga at a New Orleans athletic club in 1998. Ten years later, after Hurricane Katrina forced Baker to evacuate her home, she started writing a yoga-instruction training manual. She soon put it to use, using it as a guide to lead her staff at Swan River Yoga, which she opened with business partner Keith Porteous. Today, the yoga center helps pupils practice yoga and guides aspiring instructors as they hone their craft and nurture the third eye that sprouts from their forehead.
Yoga classes are suitable for a variety of skill levels, and range from prenatal and beginners’ yoga to Anusara yoga—a class that focuses on flowing movements and proper alignment. Swan River Yoga also provides holistic services such as massage, reiki, and acupuncture.