In its constant attempt to stay fit, humanity has given in to such unfortunate workout trends as livestock lifting, Spazzercise, and mixed-martial charades. Embrace body and mind fitness that has withstood the test of time with today's Groupon: for $27, new students get 5 drop-in classes (up to a $63 value) at Yoga Village, which has locations in Scottsdale and Fountain Hills.
Yoga Village's expert team of tendon stretchers instructs budding benders and experienced yogis alike within a community-oriented, inclusionary environment. With a series of 5 drop-in classes, you can practice groundwork to pose upon or hone preexisting abilities until you're able to use your toes to open the pickle jar that's taped to your back. Mix and match six class types, from beginning stretches and restorative relaxation to advanced stances and core-strengthening regimens. Classes last an hour or more, and the accommodating schedules at the Scottsdale and Fountain Hills locations contort to fit around day-to-day worries, such as picking the kids up from school and returning your neighbor's car before they notice you borrowed it.
Yoga Village teaches in the Anusara technique, which concentrates on the flow of breath and life while properly aligning the body, mind, and heart. Devotees notice a more flexible exterior and a more tranquil interior, free of stress and able to solve a flotilla of Rubik's cubes while submerged in a pool of multicolored Jell-O.
Though online reviews are still growing for the Fountain Hills location, more than 10 Yelpers give Yoga Village in Scottsdale a perfect five-star average:
- I LOVE Yoga Village. The classes are FABULOUS, the teachers are AMAZING and best of all when I finish a class I feel WONDERFUL! – Marci S., Yelp, 7/9/10
- If you're a beginner or an advanced practitioner there are classes just for you with skilled and experienced teachers,..delighting in your yoga moments! – Marlene B., Yelp, 6/14/10
With locations in Scottsdale and Fountain Hills, Yoga Village is something of a fixture in the greater Phoenix community. It doesn’t hurt that the studio emphasizes building relationships almost as much as it does helping people get in shape through yoga. Specializing in Anusara yoga, certified instructors teach nearly 60 classes per week, meaning that everyone from experienced yogis to absolute beginners can find a suitable class conducted at normal, warm room-temperatures. Restorative yoga classes help release chronic tension, while flow styles combine yoga sequences with fluid movements designed to generate body heat. When students aren’t arching their backs and barking ferociously in downward dog poses, they can attend the studio’s monthly workshops and teacher trainings.