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: for $20, you get two outdoor fitness classes from Hiking Yoga (a $40 value), which has locations in Woodside, Los Gatos, the East Bay, and San Francisco. Exercise and physical balance come together during these jaunts for scenic batches of soul-stretching yoga.
Hiking Yoga's founder, Eric Kipp, assembles a group of spry yogis in South Bay, East Bay, and San Francisco multiple times per week. The South Bay’s Woodside hikes begin at Wunderlich Park outside the horse stables, and Los Gatos hikes commence on St. Joseph’s Hill. East Bay hikes depart from Oxford Street and Frank Schlessinger Way in Berkeley, and metro San Francisco ventures meet at the Ferry Building in the Financial District. Students join Eric and other skilled teachers for rousing cardio, strength building, and flexibility training while hiking the hills and stopping in scenic spots to do yoga. Hiking Yoga's lineup of weekend classes and evening sessions on weekdays gives you the flexibility to schedule around your time-consuming door-to-door mustard-packet business. You’ll behold lesser-known views of the Bay area, jump-start your cardiovascular system, and peacefully pulverize stress with new meditative stretches.
With today's Groupon, you need merely go online to schedule the specific class dates you would like to attend; Eric will prepare yoga mats and staff for each class. While the Wunderlich hike is well shaded, the St. Joseph jaunt is mostly in the sun, so trekkers should consider wearing a hat or bringing along extra sunscreen. Achieve multi-faceted exercise in a brand-new environment that will prepare you for future fitness regimens when prankster wood-sprites spirit suburban homes into the forest wilderness.
While Hiking Yoga is new to San Jose and doesn't have many reviews, San Francisco Yelpers give it a perfect five-star average: