What You'll Get
In its constant attempt to stay fit, humanity has given in to such unfortunate workout trends as livestock lifting, Spazzercise, and mixed-martial charades. Embrace a body and mind fitness craze that has stood the test of time with today's Groupon: for $20, you get 20 yoga classes from Flying Yoga (a $180 value) in Oakland's Temescal District. You must use all 20 classes within two months of your first session.
Flying Yoga offers a variety of yoga classes to students of all skill levels in a warm, welcoming environment. Their flexible schedule provides an abundance of opportunities to bend and stretch, following along with experienced instructors and shutting out untrained mind voices. Choose from hatha, ashtanga, vinyasa, yoga basics, and more to improve flexibility and strength, releasing a spray of bubbly bottled tension after each rejuvenating session.
Award-winning yogini and circus aerialist Laura Camp leads a knowledgeable team of yoga professionals inside this sparkling new studio, a serene environment much more open to posing practice than your roommate’s full-length mirror, which merely emits a constant stream of backhanded compliments.
New students only. Mat rental is $1.
Flying Yoga was named Best Airborne Ashtanga by editors of the San Francisco Bay Guardian and instructor Laura Camp was named the Best Yogini/Circus Aerialist by the East Bay Express, with more than 15 Yelpers giving the studio a perfect five-star average rating.
- Trapeze or not, Camp's classes are worth checking out, and pretty soon you, too, will be floating those poses with the greatest of ease. – East Bay Express
- While there are multiple classes with a not-so-beginner curriculum, the studio does offer options for every level. Just wear something airy and be prepared to soar. – San Francisco Bay Guardian
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 22, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may purchase up to 2 additional as gifts. Must activate pass by 07/21/11, remaining classes expire 2 months from activation. Reservation req'd for each class. New students only. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Flying Studios
Flying Studios owner Laura Camp draws on her experience with contemporary dance, circus aerials, and various yoga modalities to create her studio’s curriculum, incorporating elements from a number of strength disciplines to ease students into a new practice or push seasoned exercisers to the next level. Laura cultivates a noncompetitive, judgment-free atmosphere where guests can feel comfortable trying their hands, arms, and legs at Ashtanga- and Vinyasa-style yoga poses, engaging Zumba dance steps, and muscle-sculpting body-weight exercises while hanging safely from a TRX suspension system.
Throughout each class, instructors encourage pupils to modify techniques or utilize the center's posture-aiding blocks and straps to accommodate physical limitations or injury. Inside the recently renovated and expanded studio, instructors keep students engaged in workout sessions by playing music during class or ratcheting the temperature up to 90 degrees, which helps to purge bodies of toxin-laden perspiration and parasitic ice sculptures.