Yoga, like sword ownership and sleeping, is an ancient practice whose benefits are just now being appreciated. Reap the rewards of ancient ways of life with thisGroupon.
$39 for Two Months of Unlimited Bikram Yoga Classes (Up to $300 Value)
Held in a room heated to 105 degrees, each 90-minute class works to develop stamina, concentration, and flexibility in students as they work through 26 poses, or asanas. Instructors replace hands-on corrections with verbal instruction and demonstrations, allowing students to master the poses at their own pace.
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Yoga Factory Pittsburgh
Though he has studied, practiced, and taught yoga in such far-flung locales as Mexico and Southeast Asia, Zeb Homison counts his childhood living room in western Pennsylvania as the site of his fondest yoga memory. That's where, as a tottering pre-kindergartener, he worked through poses alongside his mother. After studying dance and theater, Homison—now the owner of Yoga Factory Pittsburgh— moved to San Francisco, where he rekindled his relationship with yoga while working at a hot yoga studio.
"When studying yoga, you have to be patient with yourself," says Homison, echoing the philosophy that his staff repeats to encourage students to take their time learning the practice. Together, the team works with patrons, inspiring them through bouts of frustration. "Yoga can be a lifelong process," Homison says, "and you just have to be open to it."