Yoga is unique in that it is the only medieval physical-fitness art that does not involve firing crossbows at a Grendel. Bend and stretch bloodlessly with today's Groupon: for $39, you get two consecutive months of unlimited yoga at Global Yoga in the Marina District, a $260 value. The two-month timer begins ticking following your first class.
Global Yoga offers visitors an opportunity to pursue whole-body fitness while improving flexibility and shedding stress. During classes, students strengthen and tone by climbing into a warm, Bikram-yoga cocoon before transforming into flexible, pose-flashing butterflies. A versatile schedule provides several daily yoga sessions for time-strapped patrons, giving breathing room to schedule around Civil War reenactment-group meetings. Leading each session is a talented staff of limb twisters led by Mary Jarvis, a renowned instructor who acts as the head of the Coaches Committee of the USA Yoga Federation and has trained seven World Asana Yoga champions. Students who have practiced with Mary Jarvis at Global Yoga have gone on to open 72 studios around the world, a testament to her teaching abilities and her protégés' architectural knowhow. Whether patrons want to stand taller, bend over backward, or open pickle jars taped to their backs, Global Yoga offers the means to any end. Embark on a stretchy journey filled with invigorating poses and sweaty stress shedding while becoming loose and limber, like a squirrel monkey after a glass of wine. Call ahead to schedule your first class.
Valid for new members only. Cannot split between people. A yoga mat and towel are required (available to rent for $1 each).
- During the next 90 minutes of this world famous sequence, we worked really hard. We sweated, laughed and learned the humungous internal benefits received from each posture. – YoYo Yogi
- Really like this Yoga studio. I recently bought a package to test the waters of Bikram Yoga. This staff and teacher are super friendly. – Sue W., Yelp
- The teachers seem to really want you to just have a fantastic class and so far all of my classes have been great! – Natalie J., Yelp
For Global Yoga's owner, Mary Jarvis, yoga wasn't a lifestyle choice—it was a life-saving choice. After a near-fatal car accident, Mary returned to the yoga studio to practice Bikram yoga, eschewing surgery to relieve chronic pain she suffered from herniated disks for the healing poses developed by Bikram Choudhury. More than 15 years later, Mary’s recovery displaysserves as living proof of yoga’s therapeutic power.
In the heated studio, yogis cycle classesstudents through Bikram's 26 poses, purging the body of toxins, calories, and the ghosts of old snowmen. In addition to boosting core strength, classes can difefuse tension created by everyday problems including job stress, overeating, bad posture, and aggressive lifestyles.