Yoga challenges the mind and body without the violence and hurt feelings of full-contact chess. Steer clear of overaggressive pawns with today's Groupon: for $30, you get five yoga classes at Harmony Yoga (a $65 value).
Harmony Yoga’s instructors lead Hatha-style yoga sessions with a dedication that earned the studio the Pacific Northwest Inlander’s award for Best Yoga Studio in 2009 and 2010. The studio hosts morning, afternoon, and evening classes, including introductory Yoga 1 classes, which methodically stretch students’ hamstrings, hips, and spines with alignment-focused standing poses. Yoga 2 and 3 sessions test students' skills by incorporating sustained stretches, inversions, and slow-motion somersaults. Gentle Yoga walks attendees through a leisurely paced sequence of poses, ensuring that pupils achieve each pose with the help of supportive blankets, blocks, and straps. Kundalini & Meditation injects calming breath work and group chants into a series of mild exercises, soothing minds and bodies more effectively than bathing in a tub full of stress balls.
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.