What You'll Get
Yoga makes the heart grow stronger, the tibialis anterior grow longer, and rarely affects the growth of money trees or lollipop bushes. Keep your eye on the unprickly, physical prize with today's Groupon: for $36, you get six yoga classes (a $72 value) at Yoga Darsana Studio in Alhambra.
Yoga Darsana Studio delivers students to bendable bliss through careful instruction in the Iyengar yoga method, which uses body alignment as a stepping-stone toward strength, flexibility, and mental clarity. In level one classes, eager pupils master the key poses, called "asanas," learning standing, sitting, and forward extension positions and testing out shoulder-stands and relaxation techniques. More advanced yogettes deepen their command of these movements during the level two sessions, which also incorporate head balancing, backbends, and basic potato juggling. The slower-paced gentle yoga and relaxation sessions are recommended for seniors, and eventual seniors ages 5–12 can exercise in a non-competitive environment during the children's classes.
Because yoga bridges both backs and cultural divides, Yoga Darsana Studio teaches classes in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Like oxygen, the studio's classes are available seven days a week (schedule here).
Three Insider Pagers give Yoga Darsana an average of four stars:
- Yoga Darsana is a wonderful place to learn and practice yoga. The teachers are trained in the Iyengar method and share a strong commitment to teaching their students correct alignment, as well as philosophy. – Monica R.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 16, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must sign waiver. New clients only. Classes are transferable. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Yoga Darsana
As if reflecting yoga's universality, the teachers at Yoga Darsana come from all over the globe: Germany, Peru, Asia, and the US. Although their yoga journeys have varied, today they each embrace the form known as Iyengar. This philosophy emphasizes individual growth over universal standards, thereby making the practice accessible to people from every background. Students don't have to be ultra flexible or ultra fit to benefit from Iyengar classes; first-time practitioners can gain grounding in the fundamentals of breath control, focus, and relaxation.