Sun salutations are a necessary ritual that keeps our solar body from growing angry and burning libelous graffiti on the Hubble telescope. Help keep cosmic peace with today’s Groupon to Yoga Village, with locations in Fountain Hills and Scottsdale. Choose from the following options:
- For $40, you get 10 yoga classes (up to a $130 value).
- For $50, you get 15 yoga classes (up to a $200 value).
- For $55, you get 20 yoga classes (up to a $220 value).<p>
Yoga Village’s instructors imbue classes with their enthusiasm for the principles of Anusara yoga, a passion that earned the studio Arizona Foothills Magazine’s Best of Our Valley award for Best Yoga Studio in 2011. Yoga Village, which combined with Zenergy Yoga in March 2011, welcomes students of all skill levels to an array of yoga styles offered more than 50 times a week between the two studio locations, including flow and basics classes. Signature Anusara sessions begin with a brief group chant followed by a national anthem selected at random before diving into a combination of static poses and controlled movement, all of which students practice with meticulous postural alignment. During restorative-yoga classes, students allow gravity to pull them into deep stretches to release muscular tension, and flow sessions challenge more advanced students with a heated practice space and distracting studio dance-offs.
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.