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: for $30, you get a four-session yoga-basics course (a $90 value) and one partner-yoga workshop (a $25 value) at YogAsylum (a $115 total value).
YogAsylum’s hatha-based basics course is perfect for anyone looking to bend his or her way onto the yoga train without kidnapping the conductor. Taking place once a week for four consecutive weeks, the course teaches basic breathing techniques, low-impact postures, and relaxation methods along with the origins of the hatha style. Classes are comprehensive and non-intimidating, paying special attention to individual students and answering any questions that flutter in newbies’ bellies. Partner yoga is a one-time workshop taken with a friend, spouse, child, smart-aleck panda sidekick, or whomever you’d like to connect with on a deeper level. You'll explore partnered yoga poses and soothing Thai bodywork techniques.
One of the largest yoga studios in the state of Wisconsin, YogAsylum provides a home for the rainbow of yoga styles and systems. The studio is a founding member of the Green Yoga Association and takes pride in being environmentally friendly. Basics classes are held Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Friday at 10:30 a.m.; check the schedule for upcoming sessions. Those who take advantage of this Groupon will get free parking and a free mat to use.
- Their staff is there to serve the students with the utmost care and concern for their health and well being. They have a delightful sense of community amongst their staff and students that feels like a second home each time I'm there. – embodyingrace, Citysearch
- Great atmosphere and instructors. – Edna W., CityVoter
- The teachers are very experienced and knowledgeable. The studios are large, clean, and beautiful! – Dee L., CityVoter
The most practiced students at YogAsylum are not the ones who can touch their toes—they’re the ones who know how far they can safely reach. Fueled by the belief that yoga is an individual experience, the instructors prioritize personal exploration of physical limits over the competition. They put this principle into action while leading classes that accommodate guests of any experience level and cover styles such as Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin. Using provided props, bolsters, and blankets, they help students ease their bodies into more challenging poses. Because they advocate a holistic approach to spiritual health, they offer more than drop-in classes—they provide energy healing and spiritual counseling in addition to therapeutic massage in their wellness center. They also hold musical events, special workshops, and a registered Yoga Alliance teacher training program that has been approved by the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board.
YogAsylum was consciously created with Green construction, earth elements, and Feng Shui Design. Its cork floors diminish joint discomfort in students stretching beneath energy-efficient bulbs, and movable walls can easily resize the space to accommodate bigger groups and alter the difficulty of life-size games of Pong.