Homeless butterflies must beg for pollen on municipal maples and rest their wings atop half-stomped gutter muffins unless someone's outdoor yoga pose offers them a temporary perch. Today's Groupon returns butterflies to their natural habitat for $10 with a Hiking Yoga class (a $20 value). Exercise and physical balance come together during these jaunts into the wild hills of San Francisco for scenic batches of soul-stretching yoga.
Hiking Yoga's owner, Eric Kipp, assembles a group of spry yogis every day beneath the clock tower at the Ferry Building or at Duboce Park before he puts more than a decade's worth of outdoor fitness experience to use. Students join Eric and other skilled teachers for rousing cardio, strength building, and flexibility training while hiking the hills of SF and stopping in scenic spots to do yoga. Weekend classes and evening sessions on weekdays (click here to view the schedule) make it easy to find time to witness some of the lesser-seen vistas of the city and achieve an impactful workout.
With today's Groupon, all customers need to do is go online to schedule the specific class date they would like to attend and Eric will prepare yoga mats and staff for each class. Achieve multi-faceted exercise in a brand-new environment that will prepare anyone for future fitness regimens when prankster wood-sprites spirit suburban homes into the forest wilderness.
Yelpers give Hiking Yoga a perfect five stars:
- Fun to learn about secret gardens, passageways, and stairs throughout SF, and finding spots with fabulous views. – Gillian M.
- Eric is super nice, and full of interesting tidbits for locals and tourists alike, as he also leads tours when he is not hiking and yoga-ing. He leads a vigorous, fast-paced workout that definitely kicked my butt! – Lex C.
- I'm a local and Eric and Megan took us to places I've never seen, beautiful gardens and high-up places with great views. The yoga was a great way to break up the hike inbetween [sic] destinations. – Jennifer C.
Its rapid rise chronicled in in Forbes, Men’s Journal, and a parcel of other press, Hiking Yoga has sent massive waves of invigorated bliss washing up and down the west coast since its 2009 founding. Each of its outdoor excursions melds the cardio workout of hiking with the stretching and measured breaths of yoga. Certified instructors lead pupils through scenic vistas, or, in early-morning sessions, impressionistic dreamscapes, as they alternate between heart-pumping strides and yoga breaks suitable for neophytes and the pretzel-capable alike.
One Ferry Building 200
San Francisco, California 94102Get Directions