Though it can power most cars, appliances, and house-droids in its gaseous form, stress still tends to be a largely unwanted and overabundant substance in modern life. Recycle that surplus of stress into positive energy with today's Groupon to The Mindfulness Center. For $38, you get any five fitness, wellness, or meditation classes (an up to $150 value). Conveniently located two blocks from Bethesda Station, The Mindfulness Center is a sanctuary where you'll learn tons of practical movements, breathing techniques, and mind exercises to dispel your stress, boost your confidence, and renew your corporeal strength.
Begin by exercising your mind at the Mindfulness Center's guided meditation class or by deepening the unspoken bond between you and your partner with a couples meditation class. If your job as a declowner leaves you feeling anxious and stressed, sample the stress-management or group acupuncture class, where you'll learn the causes of stress, its effects on the body, and techniques for relaxing even under the most hair-frazzling conditions. Once you've attended to your mind, switch your focus to the body with a mix of core-toning yoga and Pilates classes, or give your physical creativity a healthy outlet with the fun, musical, total-mind-body workout of Nia. For a more serene approach to fitness, the yoga fusion class's combo of Qi Gong, yoga, and trance dance will release the tension that's taken up residence in your corporeal and mental nooks. If you haven't worked out in a long time, you might want to start with the Easing into Workout class, which will get you back in shape to get back into shape. Check out The Mindfulness Center's scheduler for a complete list of classes and times.
The Mindfulness Center's handsome, open studio is the lungful of fresh air your inner stranded astronaut craves. Smooth wood floors are perfect for barefoot movement, while the wall-to-wall mirrors ensure correct form as you dance, stretch, and breathe, much like the mirrors on your bedroom ceiling. Large windows surround the studio and flood it with energizing natural light. Because the studio is on the second floor, you can enjoy lovely views of the street below and will be free to exercise without a lot of gawking passersby.
This Groupon excludes the Diabetes Awareness class, and couples will need to purchase one Groupon per person for the Couples Meditation course.
Though it is still a new business, this Facebook fanatic has nothing but praise for The Mindfulness Center:
- Finally tried Nia - LOVED it! Nothing feels better than moving your body through space not worying [sic] about who's watching or what you look like, and I didn't have to be in a crowded club to do it! I don't know if I was more excited about the dancing or the 600 calories I burned without even noticing! Goodbye thighs, hello NIA!!! – Lauren Mickey
The Mindfulness Center
The Mindfulness Center presents people with classes and therapies that take a holistic approach to well-being, complementing—and sometimes eliminating peoples’ need for—more traditional health-care options. These empowering treatment modalities encourage the body’s natural healing processes, using everything from yoga and tai chi movements to reiki therapy and acupuncture. Collectively, the center’s extensive and highly trained staff members can help correct energetic balances while relieving the physical aches and pains caused by daily stress or nightly dreams about Olympic powerlifting.