The Nitty Gritty
- Expires in 90 days from date of purchase
- Register online, then bring photo ID to first class to redeem deal
- Must be a new student or have not taken a class in over 12 months
- Cannot combine with other offers
Whether you're seeking balance, flexibility, or simply the ability to switch off your internal monologue for an hour, one thing's for sure: the benefits of yoga and meditation are boundless. (No, really: it's science!) But we'll be the first to admit that embarking on the path of an ancient practice can be intimidating. Heck, even choosing the right pants for the job can be a tricky quest. Lo, there is hope even for those of us who can barely muster a simple toe-touch: a place where yoga is about so much more than nailing a perfect crow pose. With fifteen years of practice and 2,000 hours of training under her belt, Rutu Chaudhari and her group of certified teachers at All Life is Yoga have dedicated themselves to helping students learn and experience the benefits of the practice throughout all aspects of life, no matter what your skill level may be.The studio, which recently relocated from Cabbagetown to a clean, spacious, softly lit Inman Park space, is beloved by its students for its focus on building a healthy, safe practice from the ground-up. "We spend a lot of time developing the foundations," Rutu tells us, for which we newbs couldn't be more grateful. Here, the goal of each practice isn't to see who can whip out the coolest yogic party trick—it's to seek out a happy, healthy, strong body and disciplined mind. That's thanks to the studio's focus on Purna yoga, a holistic discipline that focuses on applying yogic philosophies to the whole person and all aspects of their life. That's why, at this studio, meditation, breathing, and centering are given just as much emphasis as posture, alignment and poses. Rutu describes meditation as "indispensable" when it comes to taking your yoga practice off the mat and into your daily life, which is precisely why each and every class begins and ends with a time for pausing, reconnecting, centering… and, in Rutu's words, taking a moment to remember why the heck you're doing all of this to begin with. Rutu sums it up thusly: "It's about figuring out what it takes to enjoy your life. Sign us up.