In its constant attempt to stay fit, humanity has given in to such unfortunate workout trends as livestock lifting, Spazzercise, and mixed-martial charades. Embrace a body-and-mind fitness craze that has stood the test of time with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a five-class pass to Harmony Yoga (a $65 value).
Named the Best Yoga Studio by the Pacific Northwest Inlander in 2010 and 2009, Harmony Yoga offers a tranquil, fully equipped studio to sweat, stretch, and re-center under the expert guidance of experienced instructors. Students of all skill levels are winsomely courted by a diverse assortment of classes, including Yoga 1, Prenatal & Birth Prep, Restorative Yoga, and Yin/Yang Yoga. The 75-minute Kundalini Yoga & Mediation class cultivates peace between quarrelsome bodies, minds, and souls by combining Kriya yoga, breath work, chanting, and meditation. Sign up for any of the classes scheduled throughout the week. Classes are held in a clean studio warmed by wall-to-wall wood flooring and dotted with pleasantly posed bodies, yoga mats, and the occasional yoga-mat fort.
Alison Rubin first discovered yoga when she moved across the world, leaving England behind for sunny Southern California in 1972. She fell, or steadily posed, head over heels for the ancient exercise form, eventually earning her teaching certification in 1984 when she moved to Spokane. Now, with 40 years and myriad certifications under her belt, she leads a dedicated troupe of instructors who teach Hatha-style classes within a cozy studio, winning Best Yoga Studio by The Pacific Northwest Inlander in 2009 and 2010.
They lead a lineup of classes that accommodate a spectrum of skill levels, ranging from newcomers to Twister world champions.