The first master yogis bent themselves like twist-ties around their enemies, smothering them with relaxing vibes. Get a similar chance to defeat work-related stress with today's Groupon: for $49, you get one month of unlimited yoga classes (up to a $149 value) and a $25 gift card at any one of five YogaWorks locations in Irvington and throughout Manhattan (up to a $174 total value). Today's Groupon is valid for Pilates mat classes but not for any other Pilates classes.
The calming classes at YogaWorks vary from location to location, but together yoga practitioners can stretch through more than 100 sessions a week, some as early as 6 a.m. and others as late as 7:45 p.m. YogaWorks' impassioned, experienced, and quadruple-jointed instructors remix pliable poses from a variety of styles, mingling well-known traditions such as Ashtanga and Vinyasa with samples from lesser-known paths to lithe enlightenment, such as Iyengar. Different poses can unblock dammed channels of energy while deep breathing suffuses the fatigued spirit with renewed vigor, allowing participants to finally become flexible enough to eat their food with their feet and touch their earlobes together.
Gift cards can be used to increase the amount of yoga accouterments on your pack camel in the studio's boutique, which offers mats ($46+), layerable clothing, and DVDs to continue lessons from the comfort of home ($10.99+). The cards can also be used to extend the month of blissful bending with additional classes. Each location offers complimentary showers so that sweat-swaddled rubberbodies can hose down after their lessons.
Although YogaWorks sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Guided by a mission of embracing every student's quest for personal growth, the team at YogaWorks offers programs for all ages and walks of life. Harnessing a minimum of 500 hours of Yoga Alliance training, expert instructors build lean muscles with traditional Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Vinyasa flow classes enhanced by inspiring music, ambient candlelight, meditation, and props. Their fitness classes further the body-shaping results of yoga, strengthening core muscles with Pilates, increasing endurance and lean muscles with TRX classes, and building stamina with resistance-based SculptWorks.
Instructors also host exotic yoga retreats, which marry the excitement of travel to far-away locales with the benefits of yoga to bestow students with the confident grace required to approach a foreign yoga mat without startling it. Those in search of further training can access online videos by subscribing to myyogaworks.com, which offers a free, 14-day trial for new users. Students can search for videos by workout duration, skill level, and the targeted area of the body.