A flexible body has better circulation, is less likely to sustain injuries, and is more likely to keep a job when an office-wide firing spree comes down to limbo. Ensure body balance and job security with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a six-class yoga card at băl•ance yoga lounge in Ankeny (an $80 value). This deal is valid for Hatha yoga classes on Thursdays at 7 a.m., Saturdays at 8 a.m., and Sundays at 5 p.m. in July, August, and September.
The instructors at băl•ance yoga lounge align bodies and minds to increase total body flexibility and fitness. Fledgling yogis can slip comfortably into posture practice with the Hatha yoga class, which features gentle stretching and basic poses to relieve stress and prepare bodies for advanced ventures into Vinyasa. Certified teachers aim to strike a crucial balance between the physical, spiritual, and ethereal aspects of yoga, ultimately creating brains and bodies that are in harmony with each other and with waterskiing squirrels. Though this Groupon is only valid for the Hatha style at the designated times, băl•ance yoga lounge also offers a variety of stretching styles for continued study, including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, hot yoga, and Yogilates. The studio is also home to the only Yoga Alliance–approved yoga-teacher-training program in central Iowa.