Yoga is known for its ability to reduce stress and tension, which is why it's performed by members of the Senate prior to its monthly spelling bees. Stay sane with today's Groupon: for $24, you get 12 yoga classes at Yoga Now in Keego Harbor (a $160 value).
Yoga Now's band of certified yoga instructors helps students hone strong bodies with nine class styles. The studio's robust schedule caters to yogis of all experience levels, including a gentle-yoga class designed for beginners looking to master the basic postures in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Core Energy classes bolster and tone postural muscles, and savvy stretchers flow through vigorous Ashtanga workouts that utilize sun salutations to increase strength, endurance, and the chance for year-round summer. Flickering candlelight dances across the studio's polished hardwood floors during Candlelight yoga, during which soothing music and healing stretches soothe agitated souls. After class, yogis can relax in the homey lobby with complimentary cups of ginger tea or help fellow pupils fold mats back into origami swans.
Yoga Now feels as much like a spa as it does a yoga studio. Plush couches and wooden shelves stacked with rolled-up mats greet guests in the lobby, giving a foretaste of the serene inner spaces. Classes take place in windowed rooms that look out onto the beautiful Dollar Bay and secluded enclaves lined with hardwood floors set the tone for soothing candlelit sessions.
This is all in keeping with the studio's mission of inclusion and comfort. Everyone, from seasoned yogis to beginning students to clients recovering from injuries, finds a place at the table. Its diverse collection of five class styles includes gentle introductory classes as well as innovative advanced courses. Each class is conducted by the studio's staff of Yoga Alliance–certified instructors and held beneath the soft lanterns of the private studio.