The more flexible one becomes, the easier it is to Rockette-kick volleyballs into space and limbo past height restrictions on children’s carnival rides. Achieve premium pliancy with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a pass for 20 hot yoga or room-temperature yoga classes at Samatva, with locations on Princess Street and Bath Road (up to a $270 value).
Samatva's instructors stretch students with multidisciplinary classes spanning two custom-built holistic centres. New participants fine-tune rubber impersonations in 20 drop-in hot and room-temperature classes, choosing from more than 60 sessions scheduled each week. Daily hot yoga classes introduce sweat-ready students to the 105-degree Fahrenheit heat of the Prana studio. Yogis dethaw stiff appendages through Ashtanga yoga's series of strength-conditioning poses, as Baptiste power yoga draws students of all experience levels though positions derived from various bending disciplines. Pupils should thoroughly hydrate before, during, and after each class to better benefit from hot yoga's potential to aid metabolic efficiency, detoxify sweat, and wash away evidence of strawberry jam fights.
The room-temperature Element studio surrounds pupils with earth tones, minimalist décor, and inspirational Twister mats. Hatha sessions school bodies on yoga basics, Hero's yoga eases timid muscles through a more powerful style utilizing bold Hero and Warrior poses, and Lunar yoga's hip openers and back bends contribute to the flow of a slower meditative rhythm. Specialty programs suit niche body benders with styles such as partner, teen, and pre-natal yoga. Sweat scholars may cross-practice at both locations in studios readied with all props and giant rubber band balls needed for optimal flexibility conditioning and with on-site saunas to further the lingering elasticity of each class.
Candles, plants, and flowing curtains channel a warm, relaxing vibe in Samatva Yoga's custom-built studios, where students of all skill levels practice ancient poses with a modern twist. To expose pupils to a range of yogic styles, more than a dozen seasoned instructors build an interdisciplinary class lineup that fosters experimentation and self-growth. The studio's signature classes stem from classical traditions such as Hatha and Ashtanga, whose poses and breathing exercises cultivate strength, flexibility, and focus. Many sessions take place in muscle-loosening 105-degree temperatures, which help pores eject body-bound impurities and books on tape lodged in the subconscious. In addition to teaching backbends and arm stands to groups, staffers guide individuals through assisted poses during Thai massages and dissolve energy blockages with reiki treatments. At the downtown Kingston location, a sauna invites students to unwind and detoxify after they stretch and balance in classes and workshops.