Much like ballet, yoga builds lean figures, emphasizes graceful movement, and necessitates the use of spandex. Stretch into shape with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a 10-class pass (a $130 value) at Yoga Now in Dedham.
Yoga Now invites yogis of all ages to take invigorating, calming, and strengthening yoga classes in a variety of traditions. The 10-class pass entitles asana enthusiasts to take drop-in classes, offered seven days a week. The basics class, offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, illuminates the universal principles of alignment eschewed by competing studios that teach the Picasso model. Saturday's prenatal-yoga class caters to mothers-to-be, and Friday afternoon serves up yoga for kids ages 6–12. Those without their own mat can borrow one from Yoga Now's supply, and the studio advises potential practitioners to wear fitted clothing, to abstain from eating for two to three hours before class, and to avoid ingesting unitards.
Intent on sharing the physically, mentally, and spiritually rejuvenating benefits of yoga with students of all experience levels, the instructors at Yoga Now offer an eclectic schedule of classes that draw inspiration from many different styles. The sustained, powerful stretches of Forrest-inspired yoga and the seamlessly flowing asana sequences of Vinyasa yoga offer a more physically challenging, rigorous experience. On the other end of the spectrum, the gently paced Restorative classes emphasize relaxation. Regardless of the style, every class at Yoga Now is intended to help students improve their mind-body connection.