When The Beatles returned from India, they brought with them tranquility, sitars, and the ability to stretch their hair past their shoulders. Test the limits of your flexibility with today’s Groupon to Body Techniques in Alameda. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get 10 drop-in yoga and fitness classes (a $120 value).
- For $35, you get 20 drop-in yoga and fitness classes (a $240 value).
Body Techniques began as a corporate-wellness advocate, bringing a roster of relaxing services to tense employees before opening a stationary center with a schedule of eight different yoga classes. During Hatha Flow sessions, stretchers hold poses for extended periods while concentrating on the cadence of their breaths so they can catch their lungs trying to escape. Raja Yoga’s playful, faster-paced series sparks internal energy reserves, and Yoga Heal's regimens work on improving movement in a different part of the body each week. The open-door policy during Yoga Weal allows noontime stretchers to enter class at any time and stay as long as they’d like, the in-class bell system chiming every half hour to help students keep track of time and teach them to speak alarm clock. Continued yoga practice can level moods, improve concentration, mute body aches, and straighten posture.
Inside private rooms bathed in earthy hues and filled with simple furnishings, Body Techniques' staff treats patients with holistic services designed to soothe the body and mind. The studio's massage-therapy sessions, acupuncture treatments, and stress-management programs aim to reduce stress and bolster bodily health without relying on medications or itchy cybernetic implants. Body Techniques' owners draw on more than 30 years of industry experience as they personally interview, screen, and train each staff member. The clinic's healing hands can travel to corporate clients and offices to conduct onsite massages, lead health-education classes, and imitate ocean-wave sounds for noontime naps.