This Groupon gently stretches your muscles and joints, a pleasant sensation sought after by every bungee cord, Laffy Taffy, and Stretch Armstrong. For $45, you get to drop into five yoga asana classes at Unity Woods anytime before December 20, a $100 value. Unity Woods is a prestigious 30-year-old yoga center with clean, spacious studios in four DC-area locations; this Groupon is good at all four: the Bethesda, Woodley Park, Tenleytown, or Arlington studios.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Bikram Yoga Ann Arbor?s instructors, certified by the technique's creator, Bikram Choudhury, sculpt lean frames with strengthening postures performed in elevated temperatures. They lead patrons of all skill levels through 90-minute Bikram-yoga classes, bathing bodies in hot air, which helps to loosen limbs for deeper stretching and coaxes out beads of sweat to flush out toxins and internal snowmen. The 26 postures pair up with two breathing techniques to awaken slumbering organs and keep veins coursing with oxygen-rich blood as students bolster balance, strength, and flexibility. Recently remodeled, the studio is now 75 percent bigger, includes more showers, and boasts new locker rooms.
There’s something a bit different about Sun Moon Yoga. While most students walk in expecting the standard hardwood floors and mirrored walls, they’re instead greeted by décor that takes its cues from Eastern temples. Faux archways and cork floors lead them to the main practice room, where an instructor sits upon a pillow-strewn platform . Perhaps unsurprisingly, the staff’s approach to yoga also strays from the modern-day standard, with classes that focus on the mental effects of yoga just as much as the bodily benefits. The classes embrace all types of practice, from the swiftly flowing poses and breaths of Spirited Yoga to the slow, intense postures inherent to Kripalu and elderly acrobats.