Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Rinse yourself off with this Groupon.
- $39 for a standup-paddleboard lesson for two (a $90 value)
Instructors bring up to four students onto the water for 90-minute lessons. Beginners of all ages ride out on 11-foot, 4-inch Bic ACS paddleboards with adjustable paddles and life vests to learn proper technique, how to knee paddle, and how to fall safely. Lessons are available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Koha is the Maori word for gift, and Koha Yoga founders Whakapaingia Luke and Sara Laimon found the gift of each other by accident one fateful day. After playing Rugby in LA wreaked havoc on his body, Whakapaingia discovered the healing practices of yoga and Thai massage. One afternoon, he was out practicing yoga on Venice Beach, where Sara, who missed a flight and found herself stranded, would haphazardly stumble upon him. She had been a longtime practitioner of yoga, and decided to join him on a whim. This impulse on Sara's part led to the two falling in love and eventually melding yogic postures and acrobatics into what would become their signature flying-yoga style.
Today, they teach this revolutionary form of flying yoga—which involves one practitioner supporting an “airborne” partner with their limbs in a lying position and making jet-engine noises with their mouth —alongside Maori- and reggae-inspired mat classes, standup-paddleboard yoga lessons, and Thai-massage body sessions. Furthermore, the founders donate 10 percent of all class proceeds to help impoverished people around the world via Kiva.
97% of 184 customers recommend
“Really amazing experience, instructors were super friendly and helpful. Quick to learn, and then lots of time to go explore on your own. Great bonding experience for...”
“Really amazing experience, instructors were super friendly and helpful. Quick to learn, and then lots of time to go explore on your own. Great bonding experience for couples! Lots of laughs, smiles, and fun. We will be back!”
“Loved every minute of it! Excellent instructions!”
“Whaka was a fantastic and patient teacher for my 8 year old and I. The wind kicked up and he got us back to shore safely and having fun the whole way. We will be back!”