Taken from Sanskrit, yoga means "to yoke or bind the union of all," which explains why many couples replace traditional wedding vows with the downward-facing dog pose. Marry your mind and body with today's Groupon: for $45, you get one month of unlimited yoga at Pacifica Yoga in Pacifica (up to a $130 value).
Pacifica Yoga’s accommodating schedule of more than 20 classes per day facilitates improved flexibility, strengthened muscles, and stress-shedding in practitioners of all levels. A cabal of limb whisperers helps students to practice proper posturing as they cycle through the 26 asanas of 90-minute Bikram yoga classes, which are tuned in temperature to warm and stretch ligaments and tendons like taffy at a July state fair. Sweat out calories with a 60-minute hot-yoga flow class that is arguably hotter than a quickly passed potato. Stretch scholars should bring their own yoga mat, towel, and water or rent a mat and towel ($2 each) from the friendly facility, which also provides water refills ($2), convenient parking, and free smiles.
Inside a heated studio mere blocks from the beach, Pacifica Yoga welcomes guests of all backgrounds to brave the heat of its Bikram and hot yoga flow classes that meet seven days a week. Its certified teachers run through Bikram yoga's 26 postures and two breathing exercises during morning and evening sessions, which emphasize personal growth over fast-paced posing. The team cultivates a silent studio atmosphere to lend students the opportunity to reflect inwardly, as well as to reenact old Fritz Lang movies where workers take over yoga factories.
In addition to espousing inner peace, the staffers at Pacifica Yoga also commit to sustaining the environment. They polish surfaces with Biokleen products and shine up mirrors and windows with an earth-friendly water-and-vinegar solution.