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. Return butterflies to their natural habitat with today's Groupon to Hiking Yoga in Griffith Park and Pacific Palisades. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get two hiking-yoga classes (a $40 value).
- For $99, you get three yoga hikes and a 14-day cleanse (a $270 value).
Exercise and physical balance come together during these classes, wherein students join skilled teachers to hike the hills of Los Angeles, stopping in scenic spots for yoga and roundtable discussions on what the color blue tastes like. Hiking Yoga's 90-minute workout combines cardio, strength, and flexibility training, and allows students to witness some of the lesser-seen vistas of the area. Weekend classes and weekday evening sessions make it easy for yogis to practice the dolphin-plank pose in its intended natural setting—in front of a sunset atop a sleeping bear's back. The 14-day cleanse bolsters sustainable and holistic eating habits with a comprehensive program pairing detoxifying foods with social support. For two weeks, dieters purify their bodies with nutritious, seasonal fare on one of three levels of intensity that range from beginner-level cleanse all the way to full-blown vegan. Each pack includes recipes, a grocery-shopping list, daily videos and email support, a private Facebook group, and meal logs to track how many squirrels stole your lunch money.
Hiking Yoga’s cleanse and classes achieve multifaceted 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.
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.