Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cold Weather Calisthenics

My husband and I just got back from an amazing resort wedged into the middle of nowhere. They offer a natural setting, extreme hiking, locally grown food and yoga every single day. I was happy to see that if we want to stretch our stretch back into Stamford, we have some nice options.

In particular, I was pleased to see that the Stamford Nature Center is featuring a Winter Yoga Series from now until March 21st. Hosted from 6:30 to 8pm in the main building (Bendel Mansion) on Monday nights, the yoga classes are conducted by Mary Green who trained in India. Her yoga style is called Kundalini (which sounds more like a pasta than a position), and her class is designed to "work[] the physical body so the body will work for you." That sounds pretty fabulous to me. The Center recommends bringing a mat and blanket if you have one. Each class costs a very reasonable $15 for members; $20 for non-members. To sign up, contact Mary at 203.613.2779 or

Want more options? Here are some other local yoga studios you may want to try:

- Shamatha Yoga (838 High Ridge Rd) - Yelp gives this one rave reviews!

- Dew Yoga (923 High Ridge Rd) - Their website has a cool hippie vibe.

- Yoga Spirit (87 Ridge Park Ave) - They offer an online coupon giving you a 5% discount on purchase of 10 classes or more.

(photo from stevendepolo,

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