Lexicographers have long been stymied by the word funky, given the breadth of potential definitions, which range from "outlandishly vulgar," to "exceedingly flexible." Today's deal exemplifies the latter: for $25, you get 25 Bikram yoga classes (a $290 value) at Funky Door Yoga Polk Street.
Funky Door Yoga Polk Street's impassioned instructors employ pliable poses from the Bikram tradition, bestowing strength and flexibility while priming the different organs of the body to awake and do their groovy thing. Classes take place in a wide-open, heated studio, infusing each move with additional penetrating power, while protecting the body from injury. In addition to inspiring perspiring, the high temperatures elevate metabolism, making it easier to burn fat. Each class lasts 90 minutes, during which time toxins are flushed from the body system like eternally sleeping goldfish. The studio offers a flexible schedule, with morning, afternoon, and evening classes during the week and on weekends.
Funky Door Yoga Polk Street's brightly painted storefront gives some hint of the studio's philosophy, which is to encourage lifelong health and wellness through fun. The workouts are deep and rigorous, but the environment is upbeat and humor inspired so that practicing yoga never feels like a chore on par with taking out the trash, reading, or practicing yoga in an un-fun environment. The classes are for beginners and advanced students alike, and first timers are welcomed with open, perspiring arms. Grab a Groupon and prepare to shed all the stress, tension, and reality television your skin has absorbed over the last decade.
- Funky Door Yoga is a cool little place that I went with a friend with one time. I found the atmosphere to be a lot younger than a lot of other yoga places, meaning that they had a concerted effort to make this more of a hip spot than just any other yoga establishment. I liked it. I liked it a lot. – Pia S., Insider Pages
- I love Funky Door Yoga. Their studios have the best teachers and I've seen a lot of teachers in my seven year practice. They teach a good solid Bikram class and made me feel welcome from the moment I walked in...I moved to SF recently and had heard of Funky Door in New York and they had a good reputation and I was'nt [sic] disappointed. – nangirl, Citysearch