Yoga is one of the world's oldest forms of exercise, second only to holding the earth on your shoulders. Practice ancient athleticism with today's Groupon: for $39, you get 10 yoga classes at Westside Yoga (a $120 value).
Westside Yoga's dedicated instructors nurture holistic wellness with a flexible schedule of inventive yoga classes. Pastel walls and glossy hardwood floors envelop aspiring yogis as they ease into basic body bending during beginners yoga classes or unroll their mats, towels, or sheets of deli meat in preparation for Vinyasa yoga sessions, in which students employ measured breathing to smoothly transition through exhilarating asana poses. To accommodate seniors and pupils with limited mobility, chair yoga boosts balance, improves endurance, and helps reunite yogis with long-lost laps through a series of seated postures. Alternatively, students can limber mind and body with Poetry in Motion, which encourages free self-expression by melding yoga and creative writing under the guidance of author Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. Helmed by clinical psychologist Dr. Rita Joy Stucky, Yoga for Meditation creates an oasis to clear minds of emotional stress and catchy polka tunes with tranquil mind-body exercises.
Though Westside Yoga sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Sunlight streams in through Westside Yoga's floor-to-ceiling windows, bathing the studio in light as expert instructors lead small groups through relaxing and tranquil yoga classes. Views of swaying, outdoor prairie grasses inspire students as they bend to elongate and strengthen muscles through various poses and deep-breathing exercises atop the room's smooth bamboo floors. Gentle yoga classes couple traditional postures with holistic ideas of aligning and grounding the body for those more interested in yoga's relaxing and restorative properties. Intermediate and advanced classes explore more rigorous routines designed to challenge students and their notions of what a cobra would look like with arms.
Passionate about creating a sense of community, Westside Yoga also offers yoga camps for kids from preschool to high school, welcoming them to stretch and grow in playful, age-appropriate sessions. Instructors also lead family yoga classes for all ages and seniors yoga specifically for guests over age 55.
4935 Research Pwy.
Lawrence, Kansas 66047