Sometimes our dreams are within reach, but more often, those dreams are on the highest of high shelves, beside the BB gun and the cupcakes "for tomorrow." Reach that shelf with today's Groupon to stretch your muscles and muscle your stretches into a month-long stretch of intense muscular moves: for $49, you get one month of unlimited Mysore yoga at The Yoga Shala (a $160 value). This Groupon expires four months from today's date, and you must begin your month of classes before the expiration date. The Groupon is good for Mysore classes only.
The 2,100-square-foot Winter Park yogarie specializes in ashtanga yoga, an easy-to-learn, 5,000-year-old discipline that combines physical postures with breathing techniques to connect the mind, body, and spirit. A type of ashtanga yoga, Mysore classes employ the methods and teachings of ashtanga yogi Sri K. Pattabhi Jois through one-on-one instruction within a group setting. Rather than leading a synchronized class, the dedicated instructors guide individuals to practice at their own pace, offering adjustments and encouragement to each student. The style makes classes accommodating for all levels. Offered throughout the week, classes are held in state-of-the-art facilities that feature two class studios, separate men and women’s locker rooms, a yoga boutique, and more.
Regularly practicing yoga can improve your quality of life by increasing muscle tone and flexibility, reducing stress, and stimulating weight loss. Recruit the guys from your sewing circle or the ladies from your crocodile-wrestling club to join you on your one-month journey across the yogaverse. Feed off the energy of friends to increase stimulation and add another friendly face into a sea of friendly faces.
This Groupon is for new students only. Mysore classes are not offered on moon days.
- The belief in the tradition of yoga coupled with the personal understanding for each student's abilities is what makes The Yoga Shala worth getting up early every day for! – Jen, Google Maps
The Yoga Shala
When Krista Shirley decided she wanted to seriously pursue yoga, she traveled the world to learn the craft, studying in Thailand, Scotland, and India. After multiple trips to India she was eventually certified there, then returned to Florida to open Yoga Shala. The ashtanga-focused studio primarily holds two types of classes: led ashtanga, wherein students of all levels follow instructors through a series of postures, and Mysore ashtanga, for which students are given one-on-one instruction in a group setting. True novices might consider starting with the two-week Beginner Intro workshop, which gives more in-depth instruction on individual poses.