Practicing yoga increases breath awareness, which is why yogis compose all barbershop quartets. Get in harmony with yourself with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get one month of unlimited yoga classes at Yoga Flow Pittsburgh (up to a $95 value). This Groupon is valid at any of the studio's three current locations, as well as at the upcoming South Hills once open. This Groupon is valid for new clients only.
Yoga Flow fosters an intoxicatingly tranquil atmosphere at its studio, voted Best Yoga Studio of the 'Burgh in 2010 by readers of Pittsburgh magazine for its ability to transport yogis to a relaxed, healing state of mind before challenging body and spirit with heated yoga classes. At all the studio locations, accessible instructors approach each session with a soothing and supportive philosophy, each teacher coloring a variety of Vinyasa-based classes with his or her unique style, experience, and fire-juggling repertoire. While individual class times vary depending on the studio, each Yoga Flow location hosts morning and evening sessions to fit any schedule. At all the locations, students enter a studio lush with scented oils and warm, relaxing lighting, unfurling their mats and embarking on a guided flow through flowering postures, boosting body awareness and relaxation with ujjayi breath techniques. Classes accommodate experienced yogis and curious beginners with a broad range, including basic posture flows, kids' yoga, and sessions during which difficult stretches require the assistance of a seasoned baboon yogi trained in Mumbai.
Dominique Ponko sits at the head of the class, leading yogis through muscle-lengthening postures with the steady flow of her deep, rhythmic inhales and exhales. It’s been a long journey for Dominique. She first sought out yoga at the age of 26 to help her cope with life-threatening seizures and a slow-growing brain tumor. Yoga comforted her through three difficult years, welcoming her into a space for healing spiritually before she was able to find the proper medicine to help her heal physically. Though still a little shaky, Dominique has triumphed and opened four yoga studios—voted Best of the ‘Burgh in 2010—to inspire her students to ease their ailments, build strength, and find inner peace.
During her studio's heated Vinyasa-flow classes, an enthusiastic and supportive instructor guides students through a series of strengthening postures that work to increase flexibility and build muscles. Warm, balmy air courses through the studio, pricking beads of sweat on brows to help detox bodies and loosen stiff muscles into deep, soothing stretches.