Yoga is a much easier way to exercise both mind and body than testing Einstein's theory of relativity by racing a beam of light. Avoid a science-related sprain with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a five-class pass from Yoga with Sylvia (a $60 value).
Yoga with Sylvia's eponymous owner and instructor leads her increasingly flexible clients through anxiety assuaging, senior-compatible Kripalu yoga with the help of more than 4,000 hours of yoga-teaching experience. Tiered courses offer accessible asanas to every level of yogi and interweave bodily awareness into exercises that help activate life forces without rejoining two halves of an enchanted scarab beetle. Gentle yoga features slow, flowing movements geared toward beginners, and Dynamic yoga notches up the pace for students ready for accelerated flows and postures. Three morning and two afternoon sessions at Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church pepper the schedule with convenient installments, including chair yoga, which helps rehabilitate less ambulatory clients.
Yoga With Sylvia
Before finding her calling as a yoga instructor, Sylvia taught biology, Earth science, and general science for more than 25 years. Throughout her years in the classroom, she practiced yoga as a way to calm her mind and balance her body. In 2005, she switched gears—she trained for more than 1,000 hours and earned her E-RYT 500 certification. She specializes in Kripalu-style mindfulness yoga, which emphasizes self-acceptance and consciousness of the interplay between life and yoga. Although she primarily teaches multi-level classes, some sessions, such as chair or adaptive yoga, are intentionally geared toward those with limited mobility. At the beginning of class, she occasionally reads inspirational passages or practices levitation.