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$35 for 15 Yoga Classes (Up to $195 Value)
The schedule of classes hosts 15 varieties, including the 75-minute Yin yoga classes, which benefit beginning students and savvy stretchers alike with longer-held poses that target the body's connective tissues, ligaments, bones, and joints. The studio temperature increases during heated detox Hatha, where breathing exercises and twisting help detoxify the body. In Yoga Tone classes, encouraging teachers combine elements of traditional yoga with core-centric Pilates floor exercises to help flexperts hone the lean muscles and strong coordination skills needed to manipulate sweaty sticky mats into origami swans.
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.