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: for $39, you get 30 days of unlimited yoga classes at The Ayurvedic Path in Herndon (a $160 value).
The Ayurvedic Path is helmed by founder and certified yoga instructor Michelle Fondin, who seeks to spread wellness through a blend of yoga, meditation, and Ayurvedic mind-body medicine. Students with 30 days of unlimited yoga can drop into any of the studio's classes, which bend bodies and synchronize the breath with Hatha yoga. Classes typically last 60 minutes and range from beginners’ yoga to women-only sessions to hybrid formats combining meditation and yoga.
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.
443 Carlisle Dr.
Herndon, Virginia 20170