Inner peace is like the Sasquatch—many people claim it's real, but most remain skeptical until the moment it seizes them while they're meditating on a mountaintop. Bring the bliss with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a five-class punch card for drop-in yoga classes, including initiation fee, at Yoga Montclair (an $80 value).
Learning the methodology of Anusara yoga in Yoga Montclair’s welcoming studio, students flex and bend their way to balanced bodies and minds under the watchful eye of veteran instructors. Situated cozily in Upper Montclair Village, the yogarie focuses on alignment and inner serenity and also fosters body- and heart-enhancing principles of posture, breathing, and flexibility. Trained Anusara teachers assist novices and pros alike in various classes designed to aid the quest for a leaner core, calmer mind, and stronger prehensile tail. Alleviate the difficulty of fitting a workout around everyday demands with a flexible schedule.
Bodily alignment can help create order in the mind and heart as well, according to Omni Kitts Ferrara, the professional dancer who owns Yoga Montclair and sister studio Yoga Morristown. At the Yoga Alliance approved 200 RYS and 500 RYS studios, she and her team of Yoga Alliance–certified teachers shepherd students toward the peace and goodness that lie within using flowing movements and moments of meditation. They welcome students of all experience levels and walks of life, inviting them to stay "as long as the conversation intrigues [them]." To cultivate physical and metaphysical strength, classes pair inspirational words with poses as playful as a puppy fetching a red clown nose. Instructors begin each session with a mind-centering exercise before launching into stretches, balances, and breath work that melt stress and bolster flexibility. Basic and Gentle routines teem with beginner-friendly poses and alignment guidance, and Level I/II classes ready students for intermediate-level backbends, headstands, and handstands.
51 Upper Montclair Plz.
Monclair, New Jersey 07043