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Reviewed March 21, 2012
Reviewed March 21, 2012
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What You'll Get
Ever since Descartes' fear of secret conspiracies among the toes led him to posit a strict mind/body divide, it's fallen to aikido and yoga to reunite them. Harmonize your dual nature with today's Groupon: for $20, you get 20 yoga and aikido classes at North Valley Aikikai in Granada Hills (up to a $240 value).
The specialized instructors at North Valley Aikikai teach students of all skill levels the poses and concentration-honing techniques of Vinyasa-style yoga classes or challenging and noncompetitive aikido. The studio’s schedule offers ample opportunities for students to explore one or both modalities throughout the week. Yoga classes help keep desk-job workers, athletes, and aikido foe flippers in optimum physical and mental shape. Vinyasa Flow yoga leads pupils through a series of difficult, but accessible, poses. Students transition from one position to the next with smooth, balance-testing movements that rival the majestic grace of a Mount Rushmore–shaped jello mold. Inside the soothing yoga studio, students’ bodies fill with calm as they soak in the japanese mat floors, natural wood accents, calligraphic artwork, and scattered bamboo carvings of ballerina swans.
Aikido blends martial arts and pacifist philosophy, imparting defensive skills in a noncompetitive, beginner-friendly environment. Instructors teach students both self-defense basics and techniques for redirecting others’ aggressive advances to prevent injury to both parties, not unlike shooting a bear with a honey splat gun. Aikido also promotes a holistic approach to fitness and peaceful conflict resolution for students from ages 5 to adult by concentrating on throws and arresting joint locks.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 12, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Must redeem classes in full by 7/11/12. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About North Valley Aikikai
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? North Valley Aikikai offers Aikido, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Iaido classes in unique settings of highly aesthetic and serene Dojo surrounding, and a caring and nourishing community, under the finest instructors.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? My vision was to build a community center in which members can train body-mind-spirit in life disciplines, such as Yoga and martial arts. A center with classes for everyone in the family, from toddlers to seniors. North Valley Aikikai has evolved to realize this vision, and now hundreds of members benefit daily from a better well being.
What do you love most about your job? I love seeing the change members create in their lives. The practice seeps into every aspect of life; members improve their relationships at home, at work, and mainly create a more grounded and peaceful within their bodies and minds. This is the true fuel that keeps us going, all of us growing and evolving together!
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? "Yoga saved our marriage", "The Doctor said my health condition I had for years is gone!", "I am a happier person now", "Aikido had changed my life!", "My kids have grown in so many ways since they started training here"... and there are many more.