I took one yoga class years ago and was so bored I swore it off forever. Then Groupon entered my life and I started buying all sorts of coupons for things I didn’t need. Luckily though, this one coupon for 5 classes at I.Am.You Yoga Studio came along and has since changed my life. Seriously. Lauren, the instructor, who has an incredible back story you can read here, is warm and friendly, but also tough and bad ass enough to push you to do your best. I sweat more and concentrate harder than I have in a workout in a long, long time (and I just did a marathon in February!).
Not only is the loft awesome in its own right as you can see above, but it’s in the heart of Little Italy so you can get a great slice of Napoletana Pizza right after class if you’re in the mood. It’s a fast paced class set to the dance beats her DJ boyfriend has mixed together so you never get bored. And there’s just the right amount of chanting and meditating to clear your mind, but not freak you out if you’re not into that stuff.
Takeaway: If you think you don’t like yoga, try a class here and you may change your mind. I leave feeling stronger in body and lighter in mind, and who doesn’t need more of that in their life?!