As far as activities that combine mental relaxation with physical exertion go, yoga is second in effectiveness only to power shopping. Get centered with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a five-pack of classes at YamaYoga (an $80 value).
YamaYoga helps students stretch and strengthen toward greater fitness and health with a variety of daily yoga classes. Gumbys-in-training can let the exhales of their inner gurus carry them on gusts of enlightenment with an inspiring roster of class offerings fit for all levels. The Divine Alignment class, with strong standing sequences and core-strengthening moves, as well as the Gentle Balance class, which marries breath work and restorative poses, welcome both beginning and advanced participants. More advanced yogis can sweat out impurities in a heated room with a routine of flowing postures and detoxifying breath in Hot Vinyasa Flow.
In small, 20-student sessions, experienced instructors gladly work with individuals' needs and abilities to help them achieve the best yoga experience possible. Amongst the many boutiques, restaurants, and galleries of the fashionable Third Ward, YamaYoga stays true to the design of the warehouse in which it is housed with sleek hardwood floors and exposed-brick walls. The warm, inviting space presents an industrial backdrop for warming up hamstrings with a downward dog or stretching triceps with an upward fist pump.
YamaYoga's team of more than 20 instructors leads an array of yoga classes, which are available seven days a week in the studio's warehouse space. The varied classes range from conventional Flow yoga to Vinyasa yoga in a heated room. They help prepare participants for a busy day during morning classes, help loosen stiff bodies during afternoon classes, and help de-stress wired minds during evening classes.