In its constant attempt nurture its corporeal aspect, humanity has given in to such workout trends as livestock lifting, Spazzercise, and mixed-martial charades. Embrace body and mind wellness that has withstood the test of time with today's Groupon to The Studio. Choose from the following options:
- For $30, you get a five-class yoga pass (a $65 value).
- For $40, you get an hour-long Thai Yoga or table massage (an $80 value).
The Studio teaches Hatha yoga, which helps people increase flexibility, strength, stamina, Seger-like vocals, and circulation through a series of postures and breathing techniques. The class schedule includes a flexible spread of styles such as lunchtime yoga express, powerful Vinyasa flow, punk-rock yoga, fluid-dynamics yoga, and more. The Studio's traditional Thai Yoga massages follow Ayurvedic principles that originated in ancient India and combine acupressure, energy work, and yoga-esque stretching. No oil or cinnamon-flavored melted butter is used, and recipients remain completely clothed throughout the massage. Thai massage is traditionally performed on a mat on the ground to allow for optimal stretching and flexing, but a variant can be performed on a table. Call ahead to make an appointment.
The Studio Cleveland
To fulfill her mission of physically and spiritually transforming the individuals in her community, licensed massage therapist Sarah Cheiky transformed a high-ceilinged warehouse space into a health-and-wellness oasis. She and her staff splashed the rooms with sunny shades of yellow and orange, hung artwork from local artists on the walls, and warmed the floors with intricate rugs, successfully creating the holistic haven known as The Studio. Within this cozy domain, the team leads a variety of restorative sessions that focus on whole-body wellness, including yoga classes taught by certified instructors, massage sessions performed by licensed therapists, and traditional energy work to keep chi in check and life force from accidentally turning into magnetic force. Clients put aside the dowsing rod to seek their center during guided meditation classes, and footbaths and infrared saunas draw out toxins from all areas of the body. After emerging from private treatment rooms, clients can refresh themselves in the showers and don superhero costumes in the changing rooms before returning to the real world.