Holding a yoga pose builds strength, discipline, and immunity to motion-sensor devices. Outwit your backyard floodlights with today’s Groupon to Yoga Desha in Montclair. Choose from the following options:
- For $35, you get a 5-class punch card (an $80 value).
- For $59, you get a 10-class punch card (a $150 value).
- For $60, you get a one-hour private yoga session (a $120 value).
Well-versed in myriad yoga modalities, Yoga Desha’s passionate instructors patiently awaken students to Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Kundalini techniques in supportive yoga classes. The studio’s flexible schedule dishes a hearty smorgasbord of inedible stretch sessions seven days a week. Within the airy practice room, pupils stretch atop glossy hardwood floors bathed in natural light from overhead skylights. During Open Level Vinyasa classes, students of all levels mindfully vogue through fluid poses as measured breathing, helpful modifications, and handheld props dissolve tension and loosen taut joints. Kundalini Yoga lessons seek to soothe bodies holistically with sustained postures and intensive meditation to rid the mind of daily distractions, such as wondering whether you left the EZ-Bake oven on after dinner. For expectant mothers and new moms, prenatal yoga gently fuels flexibility and combats muscle aches in a supportive setting.
Alternately, pupils may meet one-on-one with studio founder Rebecca Bergstrom for a one-hour private yoga session. With extensive experience helping students cope with emotional and physical pain, the flexibility aficionado tailors poses, meditation, and breathing techniques to craft a fitness regimen more personalized than a pair of yoga pants crocheted by hand.
Yoga Desha's founder, Rebecca Bergstrom, is no stranger to struggle, and has long turned to yoga whenever she finds herself in need of physical and spiritual uplifting. Her interest in the mind-body connection began when she was just a teen and fueled her studies in human biology and psychology at Stanford University, as well as her time spent dancing at the Martha Graham School. Her search for spiritual healing took an entirely new direction, however, when she suddenly lost her young husband while expecting their first child. Finding her prenatal yoga practice to play an integral part in healing her emotional ails, she soon decided to become a yoga teacher herself and dedicate her life to helping people from all walks of life heal from their own mental, physical, or spiritual traumas.
She has since earned the 500-hour teaching certification from the Yoga Alliance––the highest possible certification from the program––and compiled a team of instructors that leads classes seven days a week. Classes range from pre- or postnatal yoga and beginner's Vinyasa to sessions that emphasize alignment and focus.