Holding a yoga pose builds strength, discipline, and immunity to motion-sensor devices. Stay still with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get five drop-in yoga classes at YogaMed (a $50 value).
YogaMed’s procession of veteran instructors helps train newbie and experienced yogis alike in stress-relieving and muscle-promoting body bending. As one of the largest yoga studios in Omaha, YogaMed holds more than 40 classes per week in multiple yoga styles. Bikram yoga includes a series of 26 postures preformed in a 105-degree room that heats muscles from the inside out, making them as pliable as weak-willed taffy. Beginners can drop into a Hatha yoga class and take advantage of specialized props to achieve correct pose posture and facilitate rousing improv sessions after class. YogaMed also arms moms-to-be with Prenatal yoga sessions, which pay special attention to hip stretches and help alleviate the strain of carting around a perfectly formed, tiny adult.
YogaMed’s brand-new facility, complete with specially heated Bikram room and large bamboo-floored studio space, provides students with ample room to perfect sun salutations, warrior poses, and soft-shell-crab walks. Men’s and women’s lockers rooms are available for changing, hot showers, and dusting off any leftover pretzel salt after contortions.
Imagine for a moment that, less than three months before planning to hike the Grand Canyon, you fall 20 feet out of a tree and break your back. Eight weeks of rest and physical therapy helps, but you're nowhere near as recuperated as you'd hoped. What do you do? For one individual, the answer was simple: hot yoga at Yogamed. The studio adapted their program to this actual individual's sensitive condition, with stunning results—the student's spine showed signs of complete healing, and the hike went off without a hitch. The testimonial serves as a particularly dramatic illustration of Yogamed's motto: "Yoga is Medicine."
That philosophy is put into practice every day at Yogamed's studio - one of the largest in Omaha - which hosts 45 weekly classes in a variety of forms. Attendees can reap the benefits of each particular style, whether they seek the deeper stretches provided by hot yoga sessions or the flowing sequences of vinyasa yoga. Combining Western medicine with traditional yoga, Yogamed even has a board-certified internist on staff to provide assessments. But Yogamed is equally dedicated to the second half of its moniker—massages provide stress relief, and regular workshops educate students on how yoga can help combat joint pain, backaches, and even symptoms of breast cancer. The inner and outer healing takes place in a spacious venue built with eco-friendly materials, such as bamboo floors and signs politely asking pandas to refrain from snacking on those floors.
11915 Pierce Pl.
Omaha, Nebraska 68144