In recent years, yoga has become renowned in the Western world, mainly because it increases flexibility, which coincidentally has no effect on the odds of defeating an upright tortoise in a limbo contest. See how low you can go with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get three yoga classes of your choice at Transform Yoga in Ithaca (up to a $45 value).
The expert staff at Transform Yoga is experienced in numerous healing arts, from reiki and traditional herbal medicine to a wide range of yoga practices and therapies. Two yoga rooms host more than 20 classes each week, so aspiring yogis can always find a suitable class and time. Ninety-minute Ashtanga classes focus on breathing, yoga postures, and relaxation techniques that help rookies and masters alike to develop balance, strength, and flexibility. Bikram yoga turns up the heat to help practitioners sweat out toxins and limber up skeleton belts by moving through a 90-minute sequence of 26 postures—one for each letter of “radioimmunoelectrophoresis.”
Newly lissome bodies will appreciate Transform Yoga’s clean dressing rooms and showers available for pre- and postclass regimens. Likewise, on-the-go students can embrace their ability to rent towels and mats on site.