From Napoleon's great crab walk through Europe to J. Robert Oppenheimer's discovery of nuclear fission by kissing his own elbow, victory has always gone to the most flexible. Overpower enemies with today's Groupon: for $29, you get one month of unlimited yoga at Iron Lotus Yoga in Mission.
Iron Lotus Yoga offers daily classes ranging from disciplines that focus on the self to disciplines that work on flexibility, alignment, and a full body workout. Offering up to 18 classes a week including Kundalini yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Hatha yoga, and hot yoga, indecisive yogis have the freedom to find the class that fits their exercise style and pre-written memoir the best. Classes are led by certified instructors and range from 60–90 minutes in length, so students can opt for increasing class lengths as they build their endurance and improve flexibility and muscle strength. The inviting studio is built primarily from reused and recycled materials and includes eco-friendly aspects such as a rainwater collection system.
Iron Lotus Yoga
When Laura Sigurdson was a teenager, her equestrian instructor encouraged her to strengthen her core by practicing yoga. Nearly a decade later, after losing her job, Laura turned to yoga to decrease her anxiety, and soon realized that opening a yoga studio was the rebound she had been seeking. She purchased an old garage and converted it into Iron Lotus Yoga. The facility was built primarily with recycled and reused materials, and its bathroom sink rests on an old fallen tree. Rainwater collected on the roof powers the toilets’ flushing.
During Iron Lotus Yoga’s classes, which take place six days a week, instructors help students build strength and flexibility through styles such as Vinyasa, restorative, and rooftop yoga, where students test their balancing skills while rooftop pigeons coo Enya. Alternatively, guests at the facility can soothe sore muscles with myofascial massage therapy administered by registered massage therapist Linda Sangwine.