Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish pose and he'll easily evade dangling lures with his increased flexibility. Hook yourself on fitness with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a four-class card to Green Yoga House (a $56 value), with locations on Grand Avenue and in Clive and West Des Moines.
Green Yoga House offers prospective pretzels an abundance of stretch sessions, from pre- and post-natal to hot Vinyasa, inside its two spacious studios in Clive and West Des Moines, as well as lunchtime yoga classes in the skywalk on Grand Avenue. Owner Lily Hou has been practicing yoga for 14 years and teaching since 2003, and was voted the Best Yoga Instructor in Des Moines by Cityview in 2009. Learn bendy basics at the West Des Moines location, mastering foundational poses, breathing techniques, and meditation practices. Build body and mind muscle at the Clive location by bringing hand weights to the Yoga with Weights class, designed to increase strength and endurance while generating energy flow, improving balance, and moisturizing parched yoga mats.
Weights are also combined with simple yogic techniques in Kundalini yoga. These Friday sessions help nurture the spirit by reducing stress, balancing emotions, and flushing out toxins that build up over stressful workweeks, making room for the more pleasurable weekend toxins. Yogis who practice at Green Yoga House are asked to arrive early, bring their own mats, and upon leaving, to avoid showing off elasticity by tucking themselves inside file cabinets.