According to outdated thinking, fitness regimens should be exclusively comprised of thing-lifting, running, and dodging hooks from pop-up books penned by gentle George Foreman. Knock out the George with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a 10-class package at Almaden Yoga (a $120 value). This Groupon is valid for new students only.
Almaden Yoga's variety of classes infuse the ancient exercise into the lives of first-timers and seasoned yogis alike. Yoga-free sailors may find it difficult to ignore introductory classes endorsed by alluring sirens, such as yoga basics, introduction to Hatha yoga, and flow. Other specialized classes—medicine yoga, Iyengar flow, and prenatal yoga—enable students to challenge both their bodies and minds. Those seeking a true test in the yoga arts can attend introduction to power yoga, which places a concentrated demand on all muscles in order to improve overall tone and essential dodgeball agility.
As a welcoming and communally conscious destination, Almaden Yoga provides mats for individuals who don't have their own, free of charge. Likewise, the studio's cool wood floors and serene plants aid in creating an atmosphere that mirrors earth's actual atmosphere, only without all the airplanes hogging all the air.
Ten Yelpers give Almaden Yoga a five-star average:
- I have practiced at many studios all over the bay area and this studio is an extremely friendly place to practice. Many of its members attend classes regularly so you will pretty much always see a familiar face. – Christi B., 2/3/11
- Brand new in February 2010, there's a beautiful wood floor and a wall of mirrors so you can check your alignment throughout the class. – Rachel H., 8/17/10
At Almaden Yoga, owners Ron Victor and Anuja Chaudhri work alongside a team of instructors to reach out to those who have always wanted to practice yoga but never thought they could. Targeting the mind and body, their classes ensure that everyone, from beginning pupils to experts to expectant mothers, can find a course that suits their needs.
Aside from a way to stay in shape and lengthen limbs, the instructors see yoga as a philosophy for navigating the world. They believe that a combination of postures, focused breathing, and meditation is a method for discovering calmness in any uncomfortable situation, be it an all-night study session or a postapocalyptic decade trapped in a fallout shelter. Their life-changing approach has extended to charity events, such as a sun-salutation event to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and their positive influence on health and mental wellness made them a Talk of the Town winner in 2012.
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