Yoga, like sword ownership and sleeping, is an ancient practice whose benefits are just now being appreciated. Reap the rewards of ancient ways of life with today's Groupon: for $29, you get unlimited yoga classes for 30 days at Yoga On York on York Road.
Yoga On York's schedule brims with a pliant plethora of classes, with options for veterans as well as fledgling flexiles. Introductory classes ease rookies from a slouching prostrate pooch to an alert downward dog, and intermediate courses employ a faster pace and less explanation of each position. Relaxing gentle yoga sessions, ideal for all ages, emphasize breath work and meditative stretching, and the 90-minute yogalates class and one-hour yoga for athletes course focus on strength training, inspirational montages, and muscle toning. The studio also offers a selection of specialized groups for young adults, expectant mothers, and seniors.
Jayne Bernasconi, the studio's co-owner, possesses more than 30 years of experience in modern dance and yoga. She incorporated both skills into the creation of aerial yoga, a fusion of high-flying dance techniques and yoga poses that utilizes a hanging swing. Along with being Baltimore's only purveyor of aerial yoga, Yoga On York also provides swings, mats, and chakra transplants for all patrons when necessary, as well as a myriad of massage services not redeemable with this Groupon.
Yoga on York
While all of us spend each day moving, it takes an analytical awareness of self to become a movement expert like Jayne Bernasconi. The owner of Yoga on York leads a double live as dance faculty member at Towson University and an Aerial Dancer. She combined the aerial silks of her dance career with the asana of yoga, debuting her newly invented aerial yoga at the Aerial Dance Festival in Colorado in 2002. Her original creation represents but one of nine types of yoga taught at her studio, and stands alongside classic sequences, yoga and Pilates fusion classes, and yoga for kids.