Like comedy, yoga exercises one's deepest core muscles and requires participants to meditate on unanswerable koans such as "What is the deal with Gilligan's Island?" and "Am I right, ladies?" Practice both at once with today's Groupon: for $30, you get an eight-class punch card to The Healing Space on Main in Menomonee Falls (a $65 value). Check out the calendar of events for details and times.
A registered InWellness provider, The Healing Space on Main gives stretchers of all fitness levels a serene atmosphere where they can practice two unusual yoga styles: gentle yoga and laughter yoga. Led by The Healing Space cofounder and licensed therapist Beth Boeck, gentle yoga keeps stiff-limbed beginners off the floor with manageable poses performed either sitting or standing, while props—such as blocks and the briefcase from _Pulp Fiction_—aid in balancing. The Healing Space limits these 45-minute classes to seven people so that nobody gets lost in the crowd like they did during Clone Prom.
Laughter yoga, on the other hand, requires no pretzeling or postures or even a knack for knock-knock jokes. After starting with breathing exercises, students will move about the room and interact with each other—exercising each other's abs, heart, and lungs by inducing deep belly laughs. Past laughter yogis have reported lower blood pressure, boosted immune systems, better sleep, and an increased awareness in how airlines give you such small bags of peanuts. Laughter yoga classes can be scheduled on an individual basis by request or may be scheduled as group options throughout the year.