A sun salutation, unlike a bath of corn flakes or a shouting match with the neighborhood rooster, is a healthy way to start the day. Learn to greet the dawn with grace using today's Groupon: for $59, you get a 10-class card to Yoga Mandali in Saratoga Springs (up to a $120 value).
Yoga Mandali's certified instructors guide students toward increased flexibility and inner strength, challenging posers of all abilities with three class levels. A daily schedule of 60- to 90-minute morning and evening classes offers a balanced variety of mind-and-body-balancing opportunities, ranging from deeply meditative sessions to sweat-generating reenactments of the famed yoga battle between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. Ideal for beginners, Gentle Yoga Flow limbers up lackadaisical muscles with an alternating series of slow postures and meditative stretches, and distracted minds reconnect with their corporeal surroundings during Vinyasa Flow, which unites a flowing sequence of postures with uniform breathing. Or, sustain more prolonged poses during Alignment Focused Vinyasa Flow, deepening concentration and bolstering mental focus enough to complete crossword puzzles in permanent marker.
Prime toes for their starring roles in Yoga Mandali’s barefoot classes and arrive in comfortable clothing that allows the body to move freely. Though mats are available, the studio recommends that students bring their own for sanitary reasons, though owners should be certain that any towels brought from home are up-to-date on their shots.
Natural light pours in through the studio's floor-to-ceiling picture windows as students perform the unified breathing and poses of Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Iyengar yoga. Classes are held seven days a week, supplemented by private sessions and special events such as kirtans and meditations. Past-event guests have included Gaura Vani, Bhagavan Das, Shyamdas, Dave Stringer, and David Newman. In addition to imparting students with the principles of yoga practice, Yoga Mandali is a yoga school registered with Yoga Alliance offering 200- and 500-hour certifications.
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866