Inner peace is hard to come by, requiring complex negotiations between spleen and kidney. Find harmony more easily with today's Groupon: for $55, you get 10 heated yoga classes at Lakeview Yoga in Kenmore (a $110 value). All 10 sessions must be used within 60 days of the first session.
Lakeview Yoga hosts hot and power yoga sessions in a heated practice space that encourages deep stretching and detoxification as students gaze out on Lake Washington. The studio's weekly class schedule gives pupils ample opportunity to loosen tightly spooled muscles and ligaments within invigorating waves of heat. Hot-yoga classes challenge attendees with 90 minutes of sturdy postures intended to imbue bodies with strength, flexibility, and the confident balance of a tightrope walker sprinting across a bridge. Power yoga similarly heats the space before the instructor leads pupils through a flowing sequence of asanas, encouraging students to use the seamless transitions, standing poses, and floor work to focus their minds on controlling the movements and switching their handedness. Although the studio advises attendees to bring their own yoga mats and towels, rentals ($2 each) are available to guests who pass the mandatory background check.
Lakeview Yoga and Wellness Center
One has been a martial artist for more than 35 years; the other has been a bus driver for almost as long. Instructors at Lakeview Yoga and Wellness Center, Vidal Bitton and Joyce MacFarlane know what it's like to balance a busy schedule with the demands of staying healthy. Vidal's approach to yoga incorporates his knowledge of tae kwon do, hapkido, and tai chi, especially as to how physical exertion can lead to painful injury. Joyce also practices yoga with a mind toward healing—her years behind the wheel of a school bus have resulted in several spinal injuries. By juggling a demanding job that can take physical tolls, Joyce's empathy and spirit shine through in each class she teaches.
Along with the other instructors, Vidal and Joyce bring their distinct backgrounds to hot and power yoga classes that strengthen muscles and boost flexibility. The mind and spirit are considered just as vital; on-staff wellness practitioners augment the effects of yoga with services such as massage, acupuncture, personal training, and therapy.