Inner peace is like the Sasquatch—many people claim it's real, but most remain skeptical until the moment it seizes them while they're meditating on a mountaintop. Brings the bliss with today's Groupon: for $20, you get 20 yoga and meditation classes (a $200 value) at Hanuman Center, located in the Castro District.
Emphasizing the healing powers of exercise, Hanuman Center flexes bodies and expands minds with a selection of classes that span a broad range of fitness and experience levels. The friendly, certified instructors hail from diverse backgrounds and form a qualified teacher team that limbers limbs and mends broken meatsuits. Stretch toward bodily benefits by sampling the center's various yoga styles, which include Hatha, Vinyasa, and Kundalini, or examine other offerings such as the multidimensionally empowering chakra trance dance or the bamboo exercise, an ancient practice that teaches you to keep your cool when someone chops down your favorite bamboo tree. Click here to view the day-to-day schedule.
A third-generation spiritist, certified yoga teacher, and Thai yoga therapist, Archimedes de Leon strives to bring his students to a realization of their inner selves, talents, and ultimate essence through spiritual and physical discovery. By achieving a state of self-awareness, he believes that people become compassionate stewards of their planet, whether it is Earth or Krypton.
Archimedes named his studio after the god of physical culture. The studio owner explores the forces of mind and body by offering yoga instruction and hosting local art at the Hanuman Center art gallery. In addition to leading daily fitness classes, he helms a series of workshops that further explore the art of healing and self-awareness through methods such as acupuncture, yogic breathing, and Reiki.