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Rebecca N. ·
Reviewed April 11, 2012
The yoga instructor was so welcoming and the level one yoga really helped me relax after a busy day. In addition, the studio was both spacious and clean! I look forward to using my other classes!


Kathleen C. ·
Reviewed January 22, 2012
I've only taken the yoga 1 class, which was quite a beginner class, as the teacher warned me over the phone. It was, as many reviewers have already mentioned, a quiet and slow stretch class with the focus on breath. I loved it. I've been trying for years to begin a yoga practice, but the so-called beginner classes always stressed me out a bit. They are, to my mind, too much for beginners (since when are headstands a beginner move?), and too long, with not enough focus on breathing. There are plenty of classes with the focus on a good workout; I also need stress relief, a more spiritually focused practice, and I want to look forward to the class. So keep up the good work!


Catherine B. ·
Reviewed January 16, 2012
It is a wonderful place, but neither the company website nor the write-up mentions that these yoga classes differ from the rest by being primarily about stretching - not sun salutations or holding yoga poses to build flexibility and strength. I've been to two classes that have been 45-minute or 90-minute guided stretches alongside guided breathing and meditation exercises. The classes are relaxing and the staff are all friendly and supportive, but the classes are not what I expected.

What You'll Get

Inner peace is hard to come by, requiring complex negotiations between spleen and kidney. Find harmony more easily with today's Groupon: for $40, you get 12 yoga classes at The Peace School (a $110 value).

Starting in 1972, The Peace School's nonprofit studio has promoted peaceful minds, bodies, and spirits though inclusive yoga classes for students at every stage of life. Students gather for classes six days a week, honing yoga basics during 45-minute level-one classes under the watchful guidance of extensively trained instructors. More savvy stretchers can work at challenging postures during level-two and level-three sessions, stretching, posing, and easing stiff joints open. Instructors incorporate breath work and meditative techniques into each class to foster relaxation, leaving antsy spirit animals feeling as refreshed as their human counterparts.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 27, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for yoga. Classes are non-transferable. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About The Peace School

A nonprofit educational organization, The Peace School promotes tranquility of mind, body, and spirit through yoga, tae kwon do, and meditation courses that welcome students of all ages. Originally established in 1972 by Grand Master Myungsu Y.S. Kim, the school has been recognized by the United Nations, developed senior and nursing-home programs, and helped establish Peace Day, an annual Chicago celebration of peace and cultural institutions.

At the school, a coalition of experienced instructors—all of whom have trained for at least 10 years—leads students in three levels of yoga, traditional tae kwon do, and other exercises. Group practice, discussion, and lectures divulge the fundamentals of peace breathing meditation, while a hands-on self-defense for women class opens up discussion of attitude, confidence, and safety issues. Massage classes emphasize acupressure technique and deep breathing, while courses in infant massage can help babies sleep better.

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