Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Rinse yourself off with this Groupon.
$39 for a Beginner or Advanced Standup-Paddleboard Lesson for Two ($90 Value)
Instructors bring up to four students onto the water for 90-minute lessons. Beginners aged 11 and older ride out on 11-foot, 4-inch Bic ACS paddleboards with adjustable paddles and life vests to learn proper technique, how to knee paddle, and how to fall safely. Students who have paddleboarded a few times before and wish to learn new moves can attend an advanced lesson. Beginner and advanced lessons are available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Koha is the Maori word for gift, and Koha Yoga founders Whakapaingia Luke and Sara Laimon found the gift of each other by accident one fateful day. After playing Rugby in LA wreaked havoc on his body, Whakapaingia discovered the healing practices of yoga and Thai massage. One afternoon, he was out practicing yoga on Venice Beach, where Sara, who missed a flight and found herself stranded, would haphazardly stumble upon him. She had been a longtime practitioner of yoga, and decided to join him on a whim. This impulse on Sara's part led to the two falling in love and eventually melding yogic postures and acrobatics into what would become their signature flying-yoga style.
Today, they teach this revolutionary form of flying yoga—which involves one practitioner supporting an “airborne” partner with their limbs in a lying position and making jet-engine noises with their mouth —alongside Maori- and reggae-inspired mat classes, standup-paddleboard yoga lessons, and Thai-massage body sessions. Furthermore, the founders donate 10 percent of all class proceeds to help impoverished people around the world via Kiva.