The more flexible one becomes, the easier it is to Rockette-kick volleyballs into space and limbo past height restrictions on children’s carnival rides. Achieve premium pliancy with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get three aquatic-yoga classes at H2y0ga (a $40 value). After using this Groupon, customers can receive a 15% discount on subsequent class packages ($40–$125).
H2y0ga's well-versed yogini, Sue, guides students as they hoist hand-weights and limber up muscles during therapeutic water yoga classes. A heated saline-therapy pool loosens taut sinews as aspiring yogis vogue their way through a series of Vinyasa poses in the Flows Afloat course, bending into tree and child poses, gaining flexibility and the competitive edge against twister-playing mermaids. During Power H2y0ga, protégés sculpt firm abdomens with challenging poses and measured breath, and Rockabye H2y0ga splits its time between a strength-building sequence of asanas to gentler, relaxing movements. Detox Aloft strives to clean out sub-dermal structures and engender tranquility more effectively than a hot tub filled with hand sanitizer. The studio's schedule accommodates early risers and extremely early risers with morning and evening classes.
A passion for holistic health is in Sue Gisser’s blood. She is the daughter of a nutritionist, and even as a toddler she would go with her mother to yoga classes. She discovered a passion for teaching yoga when she moved to LA and woke up spiritually, but still she wanted more. This passion drove her to develop H2Yoga—a style of aquatic yoga informed by her extensive training in yoga, gymnastics, and physical theatre.
H2Yoga uses dynamic sequences of traditional yoga poses in tandem with water weights and pool noodles to increase each student’s flexibility and fitness. The technique also takes advantage of water’s buoyancy, which reduces the pressure of gravity and facilitates participation for those with physical limitations. In the Lenny K. Swim Academy salt water heated therapy pool, Sue familiarizes students of all levels with her technique through seven class styles. Classes may focus on vinyasa-style yoga, bottom-toning workouts, synchronized breathing and movement, or strength training, which gives students the skills to guard an incarcerated dolphin.
5870 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90036