Star athletes thrive during the peak of heated competition, which is why most Super Bowls are held in volcanoes. Stretch the limits of your limbs with today's Groupon: for $30, you get 10 classes at Lhotse Yoga in Meridian (a $110 value).
At Lhotse Yoga, experienced instructors shepherd students through poses inside a studio heated to between 85 and 100 degrees to keep muscles loose and post-session Pop-Tarts warm. During the hot yoga session, students flow through a quick procession of poses set to relaxing tunes. The beginners class teaches pupils the basics of terminology, etiquette, and postures. Long-held poses and poetry lull bodies into relaxed reverie during the gentle yoga flow class, and the vigorous power yoga session builds both strength and flexibility, much like lifting a refrigerator while doing the splits. Stretch this link with your cursor hands to view the studio's schedule, which offers classes seven days a week.
Mother-daughter duo Lee Wilson and Jenn Stevens founded Lhotse Yoga because they believed the benefits of yoga were too great to keep to themselves. Both Lee––who works a full-time job as a massage therapist––and Jenn––a mother of three––saw a boost in their energy levels thanks to the practice, while their waistlines shrunk 25 and 60 pounds, respectively. At Lhotse, they've created a yoga curriculum that includes the heated and nonheated styles that helped them reach their current state of well-being. Beginning yoga takes place in a nonheated or low-temperature studio so that students can focus on alignment and breathing, and hot yoga sends studio temps soaring up to 100 degrees in order to loosen the muscles for easier posing. Unlike traditional Bikram yoga classes that follow the same series of 26 postures, Yoga Alliance-certified instructors keep a quicker pace with more dynamic moves, keeping participants on their toes and preventing tree poses from putting down permanent roots.
3055 E Fairview Ave.
Meridian, Idaho 86342