Yoga awakens the body and spirit, allowing yogis to forecast weather, traffic patterns, and unwinning lottery numbers, such as “four” and “peanut.” Tune and tone your body with this Groupon to Hiking Yoga, with locations in Central Park and Prospect Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get two hiking-yoga classes (a $40 value).
- For $149, you get a private yoga hike for a group of up to 15 people (a $300 value).<p>
During Hiking Yoga’s classes, yogis of all skill levels pause to pose, flex, and stretch as they push themselves to complete a cardio-intensive 90-minute hike. Students and instructors journey up the hilly trail at a sustainable yet calorie-searing 3 miles per hour, regularly making yoga pit stops to take in scenic sights such as city skylines, landscapes, and clouds shaped like clouds. Unlike most standard yoga classes, the public yoga hikes feature an outdoor, interval-style workout fueled by fresh air and executed amid the natural elements that inspired many of the principles and poses of yoga. Up to 15 friends embark on a 90- to 100-minute trek during private yoga hikes. Throughout the sojourn, the instructor can snap photos of the sites and the stretches alike so that attendees can commemorate the excursion by creating an album or a pop-up book afterward. More guests can join the hike for an additional fee of $20 per person.
Its rapid rise chronicled in in Forbes, Men’s Journal, and a parcel of other press, Hiking Yoga has sent massive waves of invigorated bliss washing up and down the west coast since its 2009 founding. Each of its outdoor excursions melds the cardio workout of hiking with the stretching and measured breaths of yoga. Certified instructors lead pupils through scenic vistas, or, in early-morning sessions, impressionistic dreamscapes, as they alternate between heart-pumping strides and yoga breaks suitable for neophytes and the pretzel-capable alike.