The proprietors of Nirvana Yoga are fully aware of how essential it is to offer their patrons an appropriate physical and mental environment. They do so not only by requiring all entrants to remove their shoes beyond the threshold, but also by requesting quiet while classes are in session and by providing a neutral, sparsely decorated space for yoga practice. The small Buddhist altar in the corner of the room and the heap of purple mats in the corner opposite are the only indication that this is a place where patrons practice varying yoga techniques.
The Classes: Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga (Power Yoga for those seeking something a bit more challenging) classes abound, and Nirvana offers 45 minutes of lunchtime flow yoga on certain weekdays, perfect for anyone seeking a midday pick-me-up.
Class fees vary, and customers can choose from a variety of payment options. Drop-ins will pay $10-$15, depending on the length of the class, but there are also five- and 10-class packages available, and for $150 a month you can take all the yoga you can fit into your schedule. Full-time students get a 10-percent discount.
Extras: Nirvana's massage therapy is a must-do. Skilled practitioners use deep tissue and Thai massage techniques to soothe aching muscles and restore a sense of wellness and serenity. And with options of 30, 60 or 90-minute massage sessions, there's a suitable time and price for everyone. And for those in need of (or intrigued by) a colonic, colon hydrotherapy is available for $65/session.
Centerstage Reviewer: Jenny Seay