Yoga is unique in that it is the only medieval physical-fitness art that does not involve firing crossbows at a grendel. Bend and stretch bloodlessly with today's deal: for $20, you get five drop-in yoga classes at Yoga Home of Therapeutics (a $55 value). Sara Alavi, instructor and owner of Yoga Home of Therapeutics, assembles a collection of classes that harness the healing, restorative powers of yoga, with many sessions geared toward beginners. Bodies more brittle than peppermint bark learn to stretch in a Yoga Wall class, which makes use of supportive ropes, or blend gentle, tension-releasing poses and strengthening, vogueing poses in a Level I yoga lesson. To inaugurate a day of Nessie-hunting, take Yoga on the Lake, a silent stroll to Lake Hefner that combines Asana, Savasana, and a 10-minute meditation. Yoga Home of Therapeutics also offers special-focus yoga, meant to boost the immune systems of people who have arthritis, Parkinson's disease, MS, fibromyalgia, and other conditions. Sara Alavi's belief in yoga's curative capacities imbues Yoga Home of Therapeutics' classes with compassion that rumbles through the sleek hardwood floors and up the key-lime-pie-colored walls in search of pain to put out of commission, like a ladybug eating aphids. Check out Yoga Home of Therapeutics' rules before heading to class.
Yoga Home of Therapeutics
One could say that 1996 was one of the worst years of Sara Alavi’s life. Within the span of months, she lost sight in her left eye, was diagnosed with MS, and developed a heart condition. Any one of those conditions could have debilitated her spirit, but Sara always lived by the mantra of “gratitude toward the gift of life and being grateful for our loved ones' lives.” That devotion to celebrating life led her toward the mind-calming and body-strengthening practice of yoga. After continued dedication to the ancient art, her eyesight returned and her health began to skyrocket.
Now a certified yoga instructor herself, Sara uses her earth-toned studio to host the bodies and minds of her students. Her yoga classes aim to improve bodily health by increasing blood flow and releasing muscle tension while stimulating the mind for sharper concentration and funnier Mad Libs. In the studio’s flower-curtain-lined healing room, Sara performs the raindrop massage: a combination of essential oils and reflexive therapy. She balances disrupted energy flows with reiki healing and assists at-home meditation with a guided relaxation CD.
Yoga Home of Therapeutics offers a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program, starting August 22 and accepting registration now. They are are a Yoga Alliance registered school and regulated through the Oklahoma Board of New Vocational Schools.
5801 W Britton Rd.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73132Get Directions