Yoga challenges the mind and body without the violence and hurt feelings of full-contact chess. Steer clear of overaggressive pawns with today’s Groupon to Yoga One in Seekonk, Massachusetts. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get 5 yoga classes (up to a $70 value)
- For $59, you get 10 yoga classes (a $130 value).
Yoga One’s team of approachable yoga instructors shepherds students through heated and nonheated yoga classes designed to accommodate a range of athletic ability. The studio’s robust schedule presents stretchers of all skill levels with ample opportunity to learn or enhance their practice, including a Basic class, taught at 75 degrees, in which teachers elucidate foundational poses and encourage breath awareness and proper alignment to create mathematically accurate human triangles. Power Basic sweat sessions introduce fledgling flexbots to a more intense practice, in which balmy 90-degree temperatures help manipulate muscles into deeper stretches and rid bodies of toxins. Students with wrist or shoulder discomfort can benefit from the 95-degree Hot Hatha class, in which arm balances and plank poses are replaced with lateral stretches, lower-body balances, back bends, and challenging toe-knuckle pushups.
Before she took her first yoga class in 2003, Kelly O'Connell led a very different life than she does today. According to a story by Leigh Medeiros of Seekonk-Swansea Patch, O'Connell spent her days stretching herself thin as a principal in a stock brokerage firm before she decided to try a new kind of stretching: heated yoga. Through the practice, O'Connell found herself growing not only more physically flexible, but also more mentally adaptable. She told Medeiros, "I used to get lost in my emotions, but now there’s space between me and everything else that happens in the world. In that space there’s peace.”
To share the inner harmony she had discovered, O'Connell earned her yoga-instructor certification in 2008. She went on to complete several advanced trainings, including becoming a certified yoga life coach, a certified yoga personal trainer, and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) through Yoga Alliance. Today she owns and operates Yoga One, where she and her team guide adults and kids toward finding balance both in and out of the studio. They also host teacher trainings and events, including a book club, Reiki sessions, and meditation workshops featuring chocolate tastings that stimulate the mind and taste buds better than eating a haiku written in alphabet soup.
3 Progress St.
Seekonk, Massachusetts 02771