Ancient yogis were famed for their ability to live in solitude, to exist in peace with nature, and to turn into raccoons whenever they were near a garbage can. Transform yourself into a beacon of stretchy peace with today's Groupon: for $29, you get 10 yoga classes at Bay Area Yoga Center (up to a $105 value), plus 15% off yoga merchandise. Bay Area Yoga also offers four free yoga basics classes to introduce inexperienced students to yoga fundamentals, and ease them into more challenging class routines.
At Bay Area Yoga, a medley of moldable mentors, all nationally registered with the Yoga Alliance, are on hand to help beginner benders and flexperts alike. Nirvana newbees looking to build on their basic abilities will benefit from the self-paced beginner class, which focuses on developing strength, flexibility, stamina, and concentration. More dexterous disciples can opt to flex an already malleable muscle in the advanced course, which combines precision of alignment with an awareness of the breath-body connection, or quiet a mind traumatized by work, school, and Gilbert Gottfried–narrated audio books in asana breath meditation. Loose-limbed guests stuck in rigid routines will appreciate the flexible class schedule, and Bay Area Yoga happily supplies students with any necessary class props such as mats, straps, blocks, and cupcakes carefully positioned just out of reach.
Bay Area Yoga was founded in 1994 by its current director Kathleen Kelly-Hoffman, a Green Bay native who has been teaching yoga in the Vinyasa tradition for more than 17 years. The friendly, peaceful studio boasts two separate classrooms, with high ceilings and warm cork flooring used to protect practitioners from the occasional pose-ruining wine geyser. Customers who nab today’s Groupon can also take advantage of a 15% discount on helpful yoga merchandise such as mats, props, and inspirational pretzels. New students should plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before class, and may want to consider bringing water and a small towel.
Though Bay Area Yoga Center sometimes features a discounted price for students and seniors, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.