The leg-twisting shape of the lotus position is the inspiration for sourdough pretzels, midshipman’s knots, and the U.S. highway system. Map out your personal road to peace with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get four drop-in yoga classes at Yoga Vita in Teaneck (a $72 value).
Yoga Vita provides a comforting haven for students of all levels to find their centers and a renewed sense of healthfulness. Yoga Vita’s schedule offers 90-minute sessions, held Tuesdays through Sundays and on leap days lost in the space-time continuum. The drop-in classes are divided into three levels to help beginners gradually learn the tricks of the trade and for regular yoga practitioners to maintain their routine. Classes focus on asanas (yoga postures), guided relaxation, and pranayam (breathing techniques) and are led by instructors Debra Lauren and Christopheray, who both bring years of yoga experience and humor to students to relieve stress and coax muscles into thinking they are composed of bungees. Yoga Vita attempts to keep class sizes small to focus on the individual needs of each student.
Yoga Vita seems to be made of sunshine. Glowing paper lanterns and golden-yellow walls greet all who enter, awakening the senses while melting the day’s stresses. Amid lush, green plants, new and seasoned yogis cultivate strength and focus with lengthy poses, controlled-breathing exercises, and guided meditation. To help students to align their bodies properly, instructors such as studio director Debra Lauren incorporate straps, blocks, and other supportive props. Debra has amassed a deep understanding of Iyengar yoga during repeated trips to India, which have refined her teaching skills and earned her enough frequent-flier miles to book passage to Jupiter.
1150 Teaneck Rd.
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666Get Directions