A sun salutation, unlike a bath of corn flakes or a shouting match with the neighborhood rooster, is a healthy way to start the day. Learn to greet the dawn with grace using today's Groupon: for $15, you get three 90-minute yoga classes from The Yogi Coach in Liverpool (a $36 value).
The Yogi Coach’s certified instructor Jeff Phelan guides students through 90-minute group classes that blend techniques from Hatha, Kripalu, and several other yoga styles to create a workout that is both challenging and relaxing. Classes meet Tuesday evenings in tranquil St. Matthews Episcopal Church, while Thursday-night benders meet at 4 Seasons Pilates, flexing together to improve balance and strength with stretches, poses, and full-body demonstrations of the windsor knot. Each class is divided into three sections, starting with a centering to sync the body and mind before shifting into asanas and vinyasas (poses and sequences of poses) that promote strength and flexibility, and winding down with a calming-yet-energizing relaxation. Aside from promoting stress reduction and a sturdy core, classes emphasize meditation and breathing techniques to encourage self-awareness, proper postures, and waking dreams about incredibly focused bagpipers.
When not busy reuniting students with their ankles, The Yogi Coach spends time participating in and initiating extensive volunteer and community-building projects such as organizing Samaritan dinners to feed hungry bellies, fundraising for community parks and playgrounds, and providing physical therapy to pipe cleaners with sports-related injuries. Click here for a list of class times and check out common FAQs regarding practice.