A sun salutation, unlike a bath of corn flakes or a shouting match with the neighborhood rooster, is a healthy way to start the day. Learn to greet the dawn with grace using today's Groupon: for $15, you get 15 yoga classes (a $215 value) at Floo-id Yoga in Scottsdale.
Floo-id's collection of certified instructors teach a full schedule of hot-yoga classes designed to keep bodies lean, limber, and less likely to rust in place. Get soon-to-be-nimble feet wet in a 75-minute basics class, and become acquainted with traditional Hatha yoga poses, building a sturdy foundation and learning correct alignment for future practices. Room temperature is boosted up to 90 degrees in the hot-flow class to help bulky bodies stretch into beautiful limb bouquets, concentrating on building strength and balance by linking movement with breath, and dangling Ho Hos just out of reach. Or for the ultimate sweat session, challenge yourself with a 90-minute hot Hatha yoga class, a posture practice that works every part of the body to flush out the toxins that build up during the week and rearrange your sock drawer while you nap.
Floo-id's contemporary space boasts two yoga rooms with bamboo flooring, bathrooms, changing areas, and two showers, allowing midday mat mavens to clean up before heading back to their cubicles and morphing back into a cube. Mats, towels, and water are all available for rent or sale, though students are encouraged to bring their own posture pads from home and drink plenty of water before going on a balmy bender.
Floo-id Yoga's atmosphere radiates warmth in both the literal and figurative sense. Owner and certified yoga instructor Beth Beary takes a friendly and inclusive approach to each of her yoga classes. Whether they are performed in 97- to 105-degree heat or at room temperature, she welcomes students of all experience levels to hone their practice with her. During hot yoga and hot flow, the modern practice space warms up to help muscles melt deeply into stretches while preventing injury and detoxifying the body. The more gentle, slower-paced classes—such as restorative and yin yoga—utilize supportive props and a focus on meditation to nurture the body and mind while calming skittish spirit animals.