Yoga soothes and relaxes the body through bends and stretches, making it an anathema to stress, which ties the stomach into unprofessional sailor knots. Get bent into shape with today's Groupon to The Ayurvedic Path in Herndon. Choose from the following options:
For $40, you get a choice of four group yoga classes (a $100 value).
For $32, you get one 60-minute personal yoga session (a $75 value).
For $40 you get one 60-minute Ayurvedic mind-body profile (a $125 value).
Helmed by calming captain Michelle Fondin, The Ayurvedic Path offers a variety of small-group course options, including meditation, prenatal, senior yoga, and power-yoga styles. Classes train practitioners in the art of Hatha yoga, a system of postures and breathing championed by Dr. Deepak Chopra. Prenatal yoga classes help to ease the aches and stresses of expectant mothers, and power yoga incorporates cardio training to stimulate weight loss and unemployed sweat glands. Classes are kept to a minimal size to keep all students on the same page. For more individualized training, well-versed instructors also administer 60-minute personal-yoga sessions, which target individual tensions and tone and limber up the body.
The 60-minute Ayurvedic mind-body-profile consultation considers a patient's physical, mental, emotional, psychological, spiritual, and environmental health to help to target imbalances and regain equilibrium. Unlike the daily dose of marshmallows prescribed by cereal mascots, the assigned profiles instruct patients to follow a daily routine that includes yoga postures, meditation, an individualized diet, and herbal treatments to help to ease symptoms of their ailments. At the close of the one-on-one consultation, the client is led through a guided meditation.
The Ayurvedic Path
For Michelle Fondin, yoga is just one component, albeit an important one, to achieving inner and outer peace. She incorporates the ancient practice into the Ayurvedic system of holistic and meditative practices designed to cultivate overall wellness and address mind and body problems. When she meets with a new client for an Ayurvedic consultation, she seeks to determine the true cause of their ailments, discussing health concerns alongside the stuff of life, which may include anything from relationships to career paths. In addition to helming these in-depth consultations, Ms. Fondin and her team lead hatha yoga classes and meditation sessions within a spacious, sunny studio where glimpses of critters from the forest below are not uncommon sights. “There's this instant unplugging from the crazy hectic world into a serene setting,” explains Ms. Fondin.
Ms. Fondin hopes that The Ayurvedic Path not only equips her clients with new tools for achieving balance between mind and body, but also helps foster a sense of community. To that end, she keeps her classes limited to 13 students and makes an effort to get to know every practitioner.
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